Kingston home to Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, hugs the shoreline of Lake Ontario

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By Ilona Kauremszky


Q: I will be taking the family to Kingston for a weekend trip. Do you have any helpful suggestions to make our trip easier

A: This historic town, once the capital of Canada and home to Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, hugs the shoreline of Lake Ontario and makes a fascinating trip anytime of year.

Steeped in heritage and culture, be sure to make stops at such landmarks as the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Built in 1879, the house today is part of Queen's University and houses an art gallery of nearly 14,000 objects. Hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.

One money saver is the Visitor's Day Pass that allows one adult and two children (12 years and under) to ride the bus for one full day. The $5 day pass is available at City Hall and the Tourist Information Bureau.

The Tourist Information Bureau is located at 209 Ontario Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.

For a list of family fun attractions, log onto the Kingston Economic Development Corporation's web site, www.kingstoncanada.com for full family listings. You'll find "family fun" under the Attractions sublink. Here you can choose from such attractions as the Kingston Archeological Centre to Kingston Family Fun World to other attractions.

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