WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference

WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference
WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference

Touristic Attractions

Local Attractions in Kingston

  • Agnes Etherington Art Gallery AEAC QI

    Agnes Etherington Art Centre: A wonderful art museum on Queen’s University campus that houses 16,000 works spanning contemporary art, Canadian historical art, and Indigenous art. Photo credit: Queen's University.

  • Plants at the Farmer's Market in Springer Market Square QI

    Kingston Market Square: A beautiful public space in the heart of downtown Kingston. The Square is host to Ontario’s oldest market where one can buy local, fresh food. Photo credit: Queen's University.

  • Kingston lakeside in the summer QI

    Confederation Basin: A vibrant green space opposite to Kingston’s City Hall and in close proximity to the waterfront hotels and restaurants in downtown Kingston. Photo credit: Queen's University.

  • Murney Tower Museum QI

    Murney Tower: A defensive Martello tower built by the British in the 19th century that has been converted into a museum which houses collections of military and domestic artifacts of 19th-century Kingston. Photo credit: Queen's University.

  • Kingston City Hall viewed from Confederation Park QI

    Kingston City Hall: The administrative heart of Kingston housed in a 19th century building that is a nationally-designated heritage site. Guided tours available. Photo credit: Queen's University.

  • Bellevue House KAssOfMuseums

    Bellevue House: A popular museum that commemorates the mid 19th century home of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and his family. Guided tours available. Photo credit: Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites.

  • Fort Henry Tripadvisor

    Fort Henry: An authentic 19th century military fort built between 1832 and 1837 to defend the entrance to the Rideau Canal and the town of Kingston. Museum and guided tours available. Photo credit: Tripadvisor.

  • Wolfe Island (1000IslandsLife)

    Wolfe Island: Wolfe Island is the largest of the Thousand Islands and is situated at the junction between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Island is accessible by ferry (free) which launches regularly from downtown Kingston. Photo credit: Thousand Islands Life Magazine.

  • 1000 Islands Visit1000I

    Thousands Islands Boat Cruise: A boat cruise that tours the Thousand Islands on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The boarding pier is located in downtown Kingston at a 5-minute walk from the waterfront hotels and a 10-minute walk from Queen’s University. Photo credit: 1000 Islands International Tourism Council.

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Attractions Further Afield

Delegates are encouraged to explore a number of exciting venues in Eastern Ontario that includes the world famous Thousands Islands, the historic Rideau Canal System, and Prince Edward County known for its popular vineyards and acclaimed wines. For further information on these venues please follow the link to Tourism Kingston.

Kingston is also in close proximity to interesting Canadian cities and sites such as Toronto and Niagara Falls as well as Montreal and Ottawa. Delegates can easily travel from Kingston to these Canadian cities by car or by train.

Kingston is also a convenient point of access to travel to the northeastern United States. Destinations such as the cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington DC are all in close proximity to Kingston and easily accessible by car and train.