Kingston: Part of your community
It’s a greeting you’ll hear when you arrive for the first time on campus – and you’ll hear it again when you return with your friends as alumni.
Quite simply, Queen’s and Kingston become your home away from home during your university years.
Small-town feel, big city convenience
Described by Queen’s students as both “quaint” and “eclectic”, Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of a larger city, and small enough for our students to instantly feel comfortable and at home.
Fun things to do in Kingston
- Run, cycle or blade along the waterfront parks
- Learn to kiteboardwindsurf or sail
- Cross Lake Ontario on the free ferry and visit Wolfe Island
- Take a Haunted Walk of the city and explore the city by night
- See the world-famous Thousand Islands on a river cruise
In a recent poll, Queen’s students were asked the best word to describe Kingston. The number one response? “Home”
By the numbers
19: Museums and galleries
- 1673: The year Kingston was founded
- 2: The number of film festivals held each year
- 3: The number of minutes it takes to walk from most Queen's residences to the shore of Lake Ontario.
- 10: The number of minutes it takes to walk from campus to the heart of Kingston's vibrant downtown core.
- 25,000: The number of students - from Queen's, the Royal Military College, and St. Lawrence College - that call Kingston home.
- 2.500: Acres of green space. Kingston boasts one of the largest per capita green space areas in the province.