Weather and Environment

Students walking past snow-covered trees in winter.Boats docked near a grassy bank in the summer.

Kingston has a very diverse weather system, and some of the most consistent winds in all of Canada, making it one of the best fresh water sailing spots in the world.


  • Average winter temperature: -8C (17F)
  • Average summer temperature: 24C (75F)

Air Quality

Generally rated very good to good, with some summer days rated moderate in 2009, Kingston's air quality means healthy living. For current air quality reading, check the web site of Air Quality Ontario.