Kingston is located in eastern Ontario, where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River, about 200 km from Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, about 250 km from the centre of our provincial capital of Toronto, and about 300 km from Montréal, Québec.

Founded in 1673 on a First Nation site called Katarokwi, the settlement was eventually referred to as “the King’s Town” in honour of King George III, with the name shortening to “Kingston” by 1788. Kingston is also nicknamed the “Limestone City” because of the many historic buildings built with local limestone.

Amherst Island

  Amherst Island is located in Lake Ontario, 10 kilometres west of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Contrary to popular perception, Amherst Island is not one of the Thousand Islands. The island is part of Loyalist Township in Lennox and Addington County.  

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SIMCOE

Simcoe Island is a small island approximately six kilometres long, and one point five kilometres across at its widest point, in Lake Ontario, just off Wolfe Island, close to Kingston, Ontario, and Amherst Island. The island is almost completely farmland and can be reached by ferry from Wolfe Island.

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Kingston and South Approach

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Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte ( /ˈkwɪnti/ ) is a long, narrow bay shaped like the letter "Z" on the northern shore of  Lake Ontario  in the province of  Ontario, Canada. It is just west of the head of the  Saint  Lawrence  River that drains the  Great Lakes into the  Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It is located about 200 kilometers (120 mi)...

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Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island is an island at the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River in Lake Ontario near Kingston, Ontario. Wolfe Island is part of Frontenac County, Ontario and the Township of Frontenac Islands. It is the largest of the Thousand Islands. The largest community on the island is Marysville.

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Garden Island

Garden Island is an island in the municipality of Frontenac Islands, Frontenac County, in Eastern Ontario, Canada. Part of the Thousand Islands, it is located in the St. Lawrence Seaway, approximately 2 miles south of Kingston, northwest of Wolfe Island, and is approximately 65 acres in size.    

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Snake Island

Snake Island is a low bar of sand and bush off Simcoe Island's Four Mile Point. Vessels may find safe passage to Kingston from the Lower Gap either between Snake and Simcoe islands or between Snake Island and the mainland. Over the years, Snake Island has claimed more than its share of unwary vessels, not all...

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Cedar Island

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Howe Island

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Inner Harbour

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