Travel up the north coast of Lake Ontario to visit some of Ontario’s most exciting destinations. The largest is Kingston, built at a watery cross roads, where the southernmost end of the Rideau Canal meets Lake Ontario at the source of the St. Lawrence River. Kingston is also known as the western gateway to the Thousand Islands. Rich with heritage, Kingston was the first capital of united Upper and Lower Canada. Famous Fort Henry, a majestic 19th Century British Military Fortress, features performances by the famous Fort Henry Guard, complete with canon fire, guns, and the music of the fife and drum. The City of Kingston is renowned as the fresh-water sailing capital of North America and prides itself in being a major port for scenic entertainment cruises of the breathtaking Thousand Islands. Culture and the arts abound, along with fabulous shopping, dining and outdoor recreational experiences.
Further northeast up the coast from Kingston is Gananoque, a must-see for anyone visiting eastern Ontario. This picturesque town is small in size, but world famous for scenic boat tours, historic buildings, museums, parks, an acclaimed theatre company, dining, shopping, accommodations and hospitality; all in a scenic location.
To the southwest is the town of Belleville. The famous Belleville Waterfront Festival transforms the usually tranquil Bay of Quinte shoreline with music, water-ski shows, hundreds of boats and ethnic delights from food to dance.