Kingston, Ontario – Episode 87

categories: canada travel

The Amateur Traveler talks to Tim from the Twisted Wrist podcast about Kingston, Ontario: Kingston History (the first capital of Canada).

We talk about fresh water sailing, wreck diving, penitentiary museum, hockey hall of fame, Queen’s University, nightlife, canoeing, portaging, the Thousand Islands, castles, poutine, a hostel in a ship, buskers festival

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Show Notes

Photos of Kingston from flickr
Kingston Ontario
Kingston Ontario Official Website)
Twisted Wrist podcast (Canadian motorcycle podcast)
Where is Kingston, Ontario on the map?
Fort Frontenac
Fort Henry
Rideau Canal
Sir John A. MacDonald (first prime minister of Canada)
Sir John A. MacDonald Grave Site
War of 1812U.S. invasion of Canada
Kingston, Ontario Seasonal Weather Averages
Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston (CORK)
Virtual Kingston – Virtual City Guide
Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
International Hockey Hall of Fame
Kingston Brewing Company review (A Good Beer Blog)
Wreck Diving in Kingston
Bars in The Hub
Frontenac Provincial Park
Gananoque Boat Line (Thousand Island Cruises)
Alexander Henry Marine Museum / Bed and Breakfast
Buskers Festival in July in Kingston (street performers)
Upper Canada
Lower Canada

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

One Response to “Kingston, Ontario – Episode 87”

Shelly Musyj


I loved this episode! being from Ontario myself (but the north western part), I love hearing about different places I haven’t been (I don’t know if you’ve looked at a map of Ontario lately, but its HUGE!).

I just had to comment on the poutine part, I almost died laughing when:
1- you said you’d never heard of poutine (thats almost blasphemous here!); and
2- that you thought poutine was ‘Putin’!

Thanks for another great podcast (I am working through all the ones I’ve missed), this one just made my day!

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