Equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it's been named one of the top seven most intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum. Didn't even know there was such a thing!!
Here is what the official website says:
"Here Ontario and the United States meet… their cultures blending in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lake Ontario. The native peoples called this region the “Garden of the Great Spirit.” Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Others will tell you its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes the 1000 Islands a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul."
We were privileged to visit the 1000 islands and take a cruise on the St.Lawrence waterway.
We also visited a few tourist places in Kingston like the Marine Museum and the Penitentiary museum.
Here are some pictures from our trip with explanations.
Definitely a worth while stop on your way to Ottawa or Montreal from Toronto or vice versa. Nature at it's best!!