Cast Off for Kingston: A Day of Marine History and 1,000 Islands

Ahoy, matey! If you hanker for a taste of the big water and crave a sailor’s life then, set a course for Kingston. Bounded on three sides by water, the city gained early prominence as a navy shipyard and commercial port. Today, Kingston is a centre for freshwater sailors from around the world. Join them for an enjoyable day on the waterfront.

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Morning

For an intriguing historical perspective, head for the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes on the lakeshore just west of downtown. Top-notch displays mak...

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Just down the street from the Marine Museum is the Kingston Pump House Steam Museum, in a great old, red brick building originally constructed to supp...

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Lunch

In a university town you just need to ask a passing student where to get a bite to eat and they're sure to point you to the Read More...

Afternoon

Drive west along Ontario and King streets to the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. The village of Portsmouth is ancient by Ontario standards, and some of th...

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Although Gananoque may be more famous for its 1,000 island cruises, there are several sightseeing boat tour options at the Kingston wharf. There is a ...

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Dinner

Walk along the waterfront on Ontario Street, then turn left on Princess St and walk a block to Chez Piggy, beloved by locals. Eat on the lovely patio,...

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Accommodation

Just steps from the wharf, Confederation Park, the Marine Museum, and the waterfront pathway, ivy-covered Frontenac Club is the perfect blend of downt...

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