Coined as the “Limestone City” because of the many historic buildings built from local limestone, Kingston has a reputation for being rich in history, culture, critically acclaimed attractions and cuisine. Not only is Kingston home to history and heritage but in recent years has developed a thriving artistic and entertainment lifestyle. The city hosts many festivals including the Limestone City Blues Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Fanfayr, the Kingston Buskers’ Rendezvous, Kingston Jazz Festival and many more! 

Notable features:

• Gateway to the Thousand Islands

• Rideau Canal is designated as a UNESCO heritage site

• Kingston is a well-known destination for fresh-water wreck diving. Some of Kingston’s wrecks can be classed among the best fresh water wrecks in the world

• Kingston’s economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments including health care, higher education, government (military), and tourism

• Although contested, Kingston lays claim as the birthplace of ice hockey

• Professional sports: Ontario Hockey League - Kingston Frontenacs

LocationHeart of Eastern Ontario, where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin
Distance from gateway airport200 km east of Toronto, 200 km south of Ottawa and 250 km west of Montreal
Gateway AirportToronto YYZ
RecreationParks and islands


REGION: Kingston - Where history and innovation thrive

Centrally located in the heart of Eastern Ontario, the Kingston region is steeped in history and tradition. Residents of the county enjoy the advantages of working, traveling and living in one of the most breathtaking parts of the province. Main attractions to this area include the simplicity of living, the urban nature of the city of Kingston as well as the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands. 

Outdoor Sports: Boating • Camping • Cycling • Fishing • Golfing • Hiking • Hockey • Horseback Riding • Ice Skating • Rollerblading • Rowing • Sailing • Skating • Skiing • Snowboarding • Snowmobiling

Recreation for students: Art Galleries • Coffee shops • Festivals • Libraries • Music concerts • Museums • Parks • Restaurants (formal and fast food) • Ski Resorts • Shopping malls & centres • Sports • Theatre • Youth recreational centres

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 Why Kingston Region?

• Culture, heritage and recreation

• Rural tranquility and urban bustle

• Safe and friendly community

• Home to heritage and tradition

• Ranked #4 as the “best place to live and work in Canada”


Programme durations available in this location:

10 months: September to June

5 months:  September to end January // February to end June

4 months:  September to end December // February to end May


    Main attractions

  •      Fort Henry
  •      Downtown Kingston
  •      Grand Theatre
  •      Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
  •      Thousand Islands
  •      Leon Entertainment/Sport Centre
  •      Many parks throughout the city
  •      Movie Theatres


  •      Cataraqui Centre
  •      Kings Crossing Fashion Outlet
  •      Many smaller shopping areas and boutiques