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Where history and innovation thrive

Where the St. Lawrence meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal; gateway to the Thousand Islands — Kingston is a city rich in history, culture, critically acclaimed attractions and cuisine. Kingston is the perfect backdrop to your next adventure.

The strategic location of the city made it an important spot for Canada's First Nations long before European settlers arrived. It was not only the first capital of a United Canada, but also an early stomping ground for the young country's first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. Kingston is home to Fort Henry and Martello towers, as well as other fortifications of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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