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Queen's University

Kingston: Part of your community       

In a recent poll, Queen's students were asked the best word to describe Kingston.  The number one response?


Welcome home

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

             Ice rink in downtown Kingston Downtown Kingston

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 kiteboard, windsurf 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

By the numbers

  • Kingston City Hall

    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. 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000