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Bus Accessibility

The city transit system has a number of Easier Access Routes for passengers using wheelchairs, walkers, or with limited mobility.

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The following is a list of external resources on this website available in chart or table format. Some of these tools are interactive, and can include comparison or calculation charts.


Accessible Parking — City of Kingston
This page includes an explanation of accessible parking spaces in Kingston, how to obtain a permit, and fines for improper parking in an accessible space. Includes link to downloadable accessible parking map.

Canada’s Wind Chill Index
Environment Canada information on wind chill and frostbite. Includes explanations on what wind chill is and Canada’s role in developing the wind chill index, how to deal with wind chill, cold weather safety tips, and cold injuries. There is also wind chill value table and estimation chart, as well as an online wind chill calculator.

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
Kingston’s local conservation authority manages seven developed conservation areas located both in and around Kingston. These areas offer hiking trails, picnic areas, and other amenities, including summer and winter programming and activities. Also available on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, with a selection of videos featuring the conservation areas on YouTube.

Charleston Lake
About an hour’s drive away from Kingston, Charleston Lake Provincial Park has overnight camping, swimming, hiking, skiing, boating and other recreational opportunities. Park information is also available on Twitter and Pinterest.

Community Gardens — City of Kingston
City website page with a list of gardens, city community garden policy and partnership agreements, and other useful links and resources. Also includes a downloadable map of local community gardens: school gardens, non-vegetable gardens, and community gardens both with and without allotments.

Directory of CBSA Offices (Lansdowne)
Address for the Lansdowne office of the Canada Border Services Agency. It is the closest office to Kingston offering immigration services. Includes hours of operation and links to sites that offer other services.

Frontenac Provincial Park
A 30-min drive away from Kingston, this large provincial park and recreation area features year-round backcountry camping, over 100 kilometres of looped hiking trails, canoe routes through 22 lakes, swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wilderness skills training and many other activities. Park information is also available on Twitter and Pinterest.

Get Prepared (Government of Canada)
A three-step guide to understanding the risks facing different communities, making an emergency plan, and putting together an emergency kit. Includes safety tip service news feed. Includes family emergency kit and plan videos, a safety tip service news feed, an online Canadian Disaster Database and an Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs. Also available on Twitter, YouTube and by RSS.

Historic Walking Tours
Information on free walking tours in Kingston. Explore the city and different neighbourhoods, learn about local architects, follow in Sir. John A.’s footsteps, and investigate local Naval and War of 1812 historic sites. Includes downloadable maps and some audio tours.

Income tax rates in Canada
The federal government income tax rates. Includes a chart that can be used to manually calculate the amount of income tax.

Invest in Ontario — Business Resources
A variety of references and tools on Ontario's investment opportunities — from fact sheets to maps, to downloadable brochures, videos and information on government programs. Some publications are provided in alternate languages such as French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

Kingston Area Ferry Information
Detailed information about year-round schedules for six ferry boat services in southeastern Ontario, including the Kingston area. Has photos and large map indicating ferry routes. The listings include both those ferries that charge a fare and those that do not. Ferries listed are: Glenora/Adolphustown, WolfeIsland/Kingston, Amherst Island, Howe Island-County, Frontenac Islands, and Horne’s (Canada/U.S. ferry).

Kingston Economic Development
Information about Kingston for visitors, residents and potential employers. Includes maps, visitor services, and a calendar of events.

Kingston Economic Development (KED)
Information for businesses about the Kingston labour market, available properties, support services, programs and resources.

Kingston Public Market
Details on Kingston’s historic farmer’s market: the oldest market in Ontario and the oldest continually running market in Canada. Includes information on its location, Springer Market Square; hours of operation; market vendors, products and produce; and contact information.

Kingston’s Waterfront Pathway
An eight-kilometre (five-mile) path follows Kingston’s waterfront that takes about two hours to walk from end to end. Trail access points, including which ones have accessible parking and pathway access, are listed. There is also a downloadable brochure with a map available.

Lemoine Point Conservation Area
A heavily used and very popular large forested conservation area in the west end of Kingston. It offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including picnicking, swimming, hiking, cross-country skiing and opportunities for wildlife viewing. There is no fee for use.

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
This large conservation area in north Kingston is a popular year-round recreation area, offering skating, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing and other activities. Regular programs and events are also offered including the annual spring Maple Madness event and summer day camps for children over six years old. There is an entry fee for use.

Map Gallery — City of Kingston
More than 140 maps of trails, arenas, outdoor rinks, parks, electoral districts, neighbourhoods and other features of Kingston, many of them interactive. Also includes specialty historical maps, a downloadable Street Atlas, and a Data Catalogue of available datasets.

Off-Leash Dog Parks
Information about the leash-free dog areas in Kingston and maps of each park showing the off-leash area. Includes the city’s off-leash policy and dog park rules.

Ontario Trails Map
Ontario Trails Council online mapping tool listing various recreational trails across Ontario. Find a trail based on location and activity.

Parking — City of Kingston
A guide to parking in Kingston, including metered parking (Pay & Display), garages and lots, on-street permits, event and accessible parking, and related regulations. Includes various parking maps and online payment of parking tickets.

Parks & Trails
City parks and trails available for public use listed by type: area parks — which are large-area multi-use parks; walking trails — some of which are internal to Kingston, while others pass through; and specialty parks — offleash dog parks and skateboard parks. There is also a city parks map that provides an overview of all the city parks.

Rideau Waterway Land Trust
A charitable organization that works to preserve land and natural habitat along the Rideau Corridor linking Kingston to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.

Snapshot Kingston
City of Kingston dynamic online tool that shows how Kingston has grown and changed over time. Explore nearly 150 years of Kingston’s history using maps and images.

St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission manages recreational areas from Kingston to near the Quebec border. Includes links to Kingston’s Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village and the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Includes details on camping, beach and picnic areas as well as special events. The commission is also available on Facebook and has videos on the parks and various events on YouTube.

Statistics Canada: Tables by subject: Employment and unemployment
Tables and statistics about the Canadian labour market, including information on employment groups, average weekly earnings, labour force participation, part-time work, economic indicators and self-employment.

Maps and information about recreational trails in the Kingston area that are good for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, skiing and other recreational activities. Includes links to conservation areas, provincial parks, urban trails, trans-Canada trail, waterfront trails and on- and off-road trails. Also has a downloadable Kingston Cycle Map of in-city cycling routes.

Traveller’s Information
Detailed information about roads and highways in Ontario, including interactive maps that point out road closures, restricted areas, and current incidents. An official road map of Ontario can be downloaded from site.

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services
General information about school bus services to the English school boards in the Kingston area. Includes an online application form, school boundary map and eligibility forms, alerts, and news and announcements. Also available on Facebook, Twitter with informational videos on YouTube.

Weather and Meteorology
Environment Canada website with information on Canada’s weather and climate. Includes links to UV and ozone information, marine conditions (including Canada’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts, Artic waters, the Great Lakes, and the St. Lawrence River), lighting, the Canadian Ice Service, and the Canadian Hurricane Centre. Also includes links to weather tools: radar, satellite, lighting, air quality, and water interactive online maps and resources. Videos on how to best use the tools are often also available on the site and through Environment Canada’s YouTube channel, as are RSS weather updates and weather radio.

Winter Road Conditions
Information on road conditions all regions of Ontario (Kingston is area 7, Eastern Ontario ) during the winter months. Includes an interactive map with more details, including road closures due to construction.


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