Kingston is located on the north-east shore of Lake Ontario, equal distance from Toronto (Ontario's capital), Montreal, Ottawa (Canada's capital) and Syracuse, New York. In 1841 Kingston was the capital of Canada until shortly thereafter it was moved to Ottawa. Today, Kingston is still a very important city in Ontario and is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many historic buildings built from the local limestone.
There are many ways to travel to Kingston: Hwy 401, a 4 lane highway runs across the north-end of the city with several exits; VIA Rail trains stop in Kingston numerous times during the day; Norman Rogers Airport (YGK) provides air service; Coach Canada/Trentway-Wagar provides bus service daily; and by boat you can arrive by Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway or the Rideau Canal System. You can even arrive from the U.S. via the Wolf Island Ferry.
Tourism is a thriving industry because of Kingston's location both within Ontario and to the U.S. Border (30 minutes away). Kingston has a rich history, is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, there is Waterfron Access, Canadian Culture Centre, Festivals and Events, 1000 Islands, National/Provincial Nature Parks, Outstanding Culinary and Premier Accommodations. Kingston truly has it all.