Kingston is located in an area of the province known as Southeastern Ontario. The area resembles a large triangle, with the Ottawa River and Quebec border forming one side and the St. Lawrence River forming another side. Highway 401, Ontario's largest and busiest highway, runs through the southern portion of the region, connecting communities along the St. Lawrence to the Quebec border.
Southeastern Ontario is a mix of farmland, rural areas and urban communities. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, and the surrounding National Capital Region are part of the area. The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO world heritage site, links Ottawa to Kingston along the Rideau Heritage Route.
Other Southeastern Ontario cities and towns, some of which have their own immigration web portals (see For More Information below):
- Carleton Place
- Smiths Falls
Also referred to as eastern Ontario, the region has one of the largest concentrations of French-speaking residents in the province.
For More Information
Detailed road maps for 11 geographic areas in Southern Ontario, including a distance calculator between cities and towns.
A brief history of Kingston, Canada’s first capital and one of Canada’s most historic cities.
Information about Kingston for visitors, residents and potential employers. Includes maps, visitor services, and a calendar of events.
A visitor’s guide to exploring the city of Ottawa and eastern Ontario, including information about special events, places of interest and travel tips.
The main website for the city of Ottawa, with maps, events calendar, latest city news and frequently asked questions.
Official website for the city of Brockville east of Kingston. Includes maps, tourist information and links to the Brockville arts centre, airport and museum.
Detailed information about people, places and events in Ontario, including an events calendar, travel recommendations and links to cities and towns.
The official website of the town of Gananoque in the 1000 Islands. The town is a 20-minute drive east of Kingston.
An online tool that can be used to find detailed information about communities in every province and territory of Canada.
Another newcomer’s web portal. Available in English only; alternate languages are provided through Google translate.
Description of the Rideau Canal and the associated buildings and forts (ie: Fort Henry and the Kingston Fortifications) that form the UNESCO world heritage site. Available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Information on Canada’s 14th World Heritage Site from Parks Canada.
Canadian government website with information and links about Canadian society, government, land and economy. Includes maps, weather forecasts, statistics, Canadian symbols, images of Canada, the national anthem, and information about the flag and travelling.
A visitor’s guide to exploring Ontario, including South Eastern Ontario, Land O’ Lakes, Cornwall and the Seaway Valley, and Prince Edward County. Includes information about special events, places of interest and travel tips for the Kingston area and many areas nearby.