The Best Things to See and Do in Kingston, ON

The Best Things to See and Do in Kingston, ON

Scenically snuggled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston, ON is nearly equidistant to both Montreal and Toronto, and an easy drive from upstate New York, making it an ideal day trip spot. Kingston was the original capital of Canada, in part because of its location at the juncture of both Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and its importance in the trade economy. While the city’s tenure as the nation’s capital was short-lived (1841-1843) Kingston boasts a rich history, which means numerous attractions and points of interest for tourists.

10.  Kingston Trolley Tours

A great first activity after your arrival in Kingston is a tour aboard their Trolley Tour. This guided tour on an iconic streetcar (which is actually an open air bus) drives you around to all of the notable tourist attractions. It offers hop-on, hop-off privileges, and can act as your chauffeur between attractions. You can also use this tour around town to get your bearings and to help you decide which attractions you are interested in exploring further.

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