Things To Do In Kingston This Weekend

Ontario, Kingston Guide (B): Things To Do In Kingston This Weekend

You pass it on your way to Montreal, you pass it on your way to Ottawa and you pass it on your way back to Toronto.End of story. Yet, I have a colleague who raves about Kingston all the time and like most Torontonians who think Toronto is Canada, I politely give her that “Yeah, yeah I’ll visit it one-day” nod and smile.

But then two things happened since I last politely nodded and smiled. Kingston was on The Amazing Race Canada which made me excited and then the lead singer for the iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip, Gord Downie (Kingston native) passes away at 53 which made me sad. Out of their many amazing, songs, there is one song that gives me goosebumps every time I hear it and now more than ever. The song is called “Bobcaygeon” and its the type of song that when I’m listening to it I just want to be left alone so I can think, reminisce, write, plan the future or just daydream.

Kingston is a city in eastern Ontario, Canada. It is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River (south end of the Rideau Canal). The Thousand Islands tourist region is nearby to the east. Kingston is nicknamed the “Limestone City” because of the many heritage buildings are constructed using local limestone.Kingston was named the first capital of the United Province of Canada on February 10, 1841. While its time as a capital city was short (ending in 1844), the community has remained an important military installation. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things To Do In Kingston This Weekend
Guide Location: Canada » Kingston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Curry Original   Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront   Econo Lodge City Centre   Pan Chancho Bakery   Kingston City Hall   Confederation Park   Shoal Tower National Historic Site   Spirit of Sir John A. Canadian Pacific   St. George Cathedral   LaSalle Causeway   Fort Frederick   Fort Henry   Sir John’s Public House   Chez Piggy   CRAVE Coffee House & Bakery   Kingston Penitentiary   Bellevue House   Murney Tower   Queen's University Campus   Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse   Mio Gelato   Kingston Brewing Company  
Author: Christopher Rudder
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