Perched on the water's edge where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario, Kingston is a town full of culture, great food, and neoclassical limestone buildings. Birthplace of Canadian rock star Bryan Adams, and home to former Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, this city has a rich history of hosting important Canadian icons, and a strategic military history evident in its famous Fort Henry. This vibrant waterfront hub can be enjoyed from the comfort of the Courtyard Marriott, Kingston - conveniently located just off Highway 401, halfway between Toronto and Montreal.
The best way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site is to climb aboard a 1,000 Islands cruise and survey the famous islands that spread out from the shores of Kingston and dot the serene beauty of the neighbouring St. Lawrence River. There are different cruises available that explore the many facets of the islands' splendor: drift amongst the popular cottage destination islands, view tranquil summer sunsets, or enjoy an historical interpretation of one of Ontario's oldest cities.
A staple of Kingston tourism, and a unique thing to do while visiting any destination, is the city's famous haunted walk. Established in 1995 this tour is designed to expose you to local ghost stories and darker history. Let the guides in period costume squire you throughout the limestone city, or check out the special Ghosts of the Fort tour that explores the ghosts of Fort Henry at night. Also worth checking out is the city's Playtrium, a place where it's "fun to be young" amongst the ball pits, slides, and numerous arcade games.
Rooms at the Kingston Marriott are decorated with comfort, style and functionality in mind. Comfortable bedding, a separate work area and plenty of space ensure that everyone can rest easy, and air-conditioning, complimentary high-speed Internet and in room coffee are available for your convenience. The hotel also boasts a pool, waterslide and fitness centre. Dining in Kingston is an exciting experience, and the hotel offers a Bistro on site in addition to recommending several restaurants all within an easy three miles, including Woodenheads Italian gourmet pizza, French bistro Le Chien Noir and steakhouse favourite The Keg.
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