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With our central location in Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and Rideau Canal and rich history as the first capital of a United Canada's, Kingston is a true destination city in Canada. Tourism investment in the community is essential to the delivery of year-round product offerings for the existing community and visitors.
The community boasts numerous assets to support the thriving tourism sector:
Core Attractors Include:
In 2007, 2.4 million visitors went to Frontenac County. Of these visitors:
The top trip-activities engaged in by overnight visitors to Frontenac County in 2007 were:
Same-day and overnight visitors spent $333,338,000 in Frontenac County on tourism-related expenditures/categories including lodging, food and beverages, transportation, entertainment, and retail during 2007.
The $333,338,000 million in spending by Frontenac County generated $262,525,000 in direct, indirect and induced contributions to gross domestic product (GDP), $163,030,000 of labour income and salaries and, 4,678 part-time, fulltime and seasonal jobs. Total taxes generated as a result of visitor spending in Frontenac County reached $144,085,000 including $8,511,000 in municipal taxes that accrue to Frontenac County. [Source: Statistics Canada]
Additional Tourism Statistics for Frontenac County can be obtained through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture's website.
|To learn more about Kingston's thriving tourism sector, please visit the Tourism Kingston website for an overview of industry offerings.
Tourism marketing and development activities focus on the position of Kingston as a destination of choice for visitors, sports events and businesses in the areas of: