Welcome to Kingston, Canada's first capital, and known as the limestone city. Kingston is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, and is at the gateway to the 1000 islands and the UNESCO world heritage designated Rideau Canal. The city is conveniently located between Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal. Kingston is a mid-size city often described as quaint and electric and has a population is 120 000 with a student population of 30 000 from three instituions: Queen's, St. Laurence College, and the Royal Military College. In 2013, the BBC listed Queen's as one of the five top University towns in the world.
Visitors to Kingston typically enjoy the many museums and attractions. These include Canada's Penitentiary Museum, Fort Henry, Wolfe Island, Kingston's Public Market, the Pump House Steam Museum, and the Bellevue House National Historic Site. There are also guided tours and haunted walks of the city.
Due to the city's location, it is one of the most consistently windy cities in Canada. Temperatures have been know to reach -30 degree Celsius range in the winter and in the +30 degree range in the Summer. Typical summer days see ranges of 16-25 degrees Celsius.