Kingston, the "Limestone City" is strategically located where 3 significant bodies of water meet; the Rideau Canal, the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, it was the centre of a vital supply route and ship building industry. Founded in 1673 by Count Frontenac, Kingston was the first capital of a united Upper and Lower Canada in 1844. Kingston boasts a vibrant and historic downtown core that is best appreciated on foot. Charming architecture awaits, Canada's oldest continuously run open air Farmers' Market, as well as an incredible array of eclectic shopping experiences. Experience a renaissance of the mind, heart and soul as you delight in this dynamic city on the water.