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GPS Co-ordinates for Kingston, Ontario.   N 44º 13' 52.22" W 76º 29' 9.43"

Location: Kingston is located on the north-east shore of Lake Ontario, equal distance from Toronto (Ontario's capital), Montreal, Ottawa (Canada's capital) and Syracuse, New York.

Canadian Currency: Canadian dollar is made up of 100 cents. Coin denominations are 5, 10, and 25 cents; also a 1-dollar coin (called a Loonie) and a 2-dollar coin (called a Toonie). Paper bill denominations are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Please carry some small bills as some businesses will not accept $50 or $100 bills.

Driving: Kingston is located along Canada's busiest Highway, #401 ( Exit interchanges 611, 613, 615, 617, 619 or 623 ) - see Driving Distances below.

Bus: Kingston Bus Terminal: 613.547.4916
Greyhound Bus: 1.800.661.8747. Greyhound Web Site
Trentway-Wager Bus: 1.800.461.7661

Boat: Located at the convergence of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the Rideau Canada, you can travel to Kingston by boat. The city is serviced by 3 marinas (listed below) which offer day and short-stay docking slips.

Ferry: Arrive from the United States via Wolf Island and the Wolf Island Ferry (free of charge). Click here for Ferry schedules.  Message Line: 1.800.268.4686 ] . . . . . arrive at Wolf Island from the United States on the Horne's Ferry (May to October). THIS IS A TOLL FERRY from Cape Vincent, New York.

Air: Kingston Norman Rogers Airport: 888.247.2262 /

Train: Train: 1.888.842.7245. Via Rail Web Site   Please use the VIA Rail Canada Booking Engine below to plan your trip today!

You can reach Kingston via the Rideau Canal System

Legal Holidays: Banks and government offices (such as the post office) are closed on the following public holidays. Some additional businesses may have adjusted hours or be closed on these days.
  • New Year's Day : January 1
  • Family Day: 3rd Monday in February
  • Good Friday: Friday before Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday: Monday following Easter Sunday
  • Victoria Day: Monday before May 24
  • Canada Day: July 1
  • Civic Holiday: 1st Monday in August
  • Labour Day: 1st Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving Day: 2nd Monday in October
  • Remembrance Day: November 11
  • Christmas Day: December 25
  • Boxing Day: December 26

Kingston Transit: 613.546.0000

Confederation Basin Marina (city of Kingston): 613.544.9842
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (city of Kingston): 613.544.9842
Collins Bay Marina: 613 - 389 - 4455

Amey¡äs Greenwood Taxi Ltd: 613.546.1111, 613.634.7578
Kingston and Amherst Taxi Co: 613.384.7000, 613.542.3333
Modern Taxi Cab Limited: 613.546.2222

Driving Distances To Kingston From
Ottawa 190 118
Belleville 82 51
Toronto 267 166
Montreal 290 180
Syracuse 217 135
Rochester 355 221
Albany 486 302
NYC 743 462
Cleveland 755 472
Buffalo 455 284
Boston 797 495
Philadelphia 771 482
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US Border Crossings

  • Ivy Lea Bridge 45 km (25 miles)
  • Niagara Falls 415 km (250 miles)
  • Buffalo 430 km (260 miles)
  • Detroit 640 km (380 miles)
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  • Start a list of things to take and things to do well in advance of your trip. If you travel quite often keep the list handy and add to it as you travel more and more.
  • Make up a first aid kit with bandaids, antibiotic cream, scissors, gauz, sunburn remedy, etc..
  • Take your spare set of eye glasses.
  • Take enough medication for the trip.
  • Leave valuable jewelry at home; it only attracts attention.
  • Don't forget medical insurance.
  • Find out if you need disease protection in the form of shots or pills. Find out any side-effects.
  • Call your embassy or visit their web site to learn of any warnings.
  • Make sure someone knows where you are going and where you plan to be each day with addresses and phone numbers.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and proper footware.
  • Don't forget bug repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Carry your camera and purse securely at all times. Don't set things down or leave them unattended.
  • Know where you are going and how you are going to get around before setting off for the day.
  • Drinking bottled water is a good habit.
  • Don't accept food, drink, or medication from strangers.
  • Before going out after dark ask where to go and where to avoid.
  • Keep your passport and airline tickets in the hotel safe or securely on you at all times.
  • Don't give out your hotel or room number to anyone.
  • Use a carry on to hold all the things you can't do without or couldn't buy if your luggage was lost.
  • Never put valuables, money, passports, credit cards, traveller checks, etc. in the luggage you are checking in at the airport, bus terminal, or railway station. Thieves work everywhere.
  • Keep your valuables safely on you, not in your carry-on bag.
  • Make sure you can identify your luggage. Tie a ribbon, pomp pomp, or something to make your bags stand out from the dozens of others that look like yours.
  • Don't put your name and address on the outside of your bags. This alerts people to the fact of where you live while you are away.
  • Keep the kids occupied and happy during the long flight and drive. Plan plenty of activities to keep them occupied both going and returning.
  • If your flying a baby will need something to suck on during take-off and landing as a baby cannot know when to swallow to equalize ear pressure. For older children have gum to chew.
  • Where possible take the child's pillow and favorite blanket . . and take your pillow for a better nights sleep.
  • Bring plenty of kleenex and handy wipes.
  • Have plenty of snacks and bottled water.
  • Pay all your Bills in advance incase you want to stay longer or something happens to delay your return home.
  • Have someone pick up your mail while you are gone and check your home. Insurance companies may not pay if your home is not checked daily. Have them change around any lights you leave on so the same lights in the same rooms are not always on.
  • Arrange for someone to cut the grass, water the plants, open and close the curtains daily, and shovel the driveway.

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