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Accommodations

Queen's University Accommodations

These are on-campus accommodations. The prices listed are for two-bedroom units. The bedrooms are connected by a shared bathroom and each bedroom has a double bed. Maximum occupancy is 4 people (two per bedroom). A limited number of units are reserved for the conference.

Special rate: $124/night or $129/night for a 2-bedroom unit

Book by: May 23

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Kingston Market Square Hotel

This downtown hotel is a 13-minute walk to the Biosciences Complex. A limited number of rooms are reserved for the conference.

Special rate: $249/night

Book by: May 24

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Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

This downtown hotel is 19-minute walk to the Biosciences Complex. A limited number of rooms are reserved for the conference.

Special rate: $229/night

Book by: May 23

Additional instructions once on hotel website:

  1. Click "BOOK NOW" located in the top right hand corner - this will slide the page down to a search for dates. OR, scroll down to this section.
  2. Enter in the group dates - under check in, select the dates on the calendar. By choosing these dates, you will see the group code generated just below the date information. Hit SEARCH.
  3. The rooms available will open with the option to select a room type for booking.
  4. Hit select rate; it will then take you to the reserve page, where you will fill out the appropriate information.

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Getting Here

VIA Rail

Kingston is a stop on the VIA Rail Quebec City-Windsor corridor and trains arrive in and depart from Kingston every day. The train station is located at 1800 John Counter Blvd, a 10 minute drive from Queen's University and downtown Kingston. For train trips to/from Kingston between 21 June - 30 June 2024, use the following discount code:

VIA Rail Code
Visit the VIA Rail website for schedules and fares.

Bus

The Kingston Bus Terminal is located at 1175 John Counter Blvd, a 10 minute drive from Queen's University and downtown Kingston. Multiple routes operate to and from Kingston with connections to cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Windsor, Mississauga and more. Bus carriers serving Kingston include Megabus and Flixbus. Some Megabus routes will also stop at the Queen's campus. There are also regularly scheduled Megabus routes that go from Toronto Pearson airport to the Kingston Bus Terminal and/or Queen's.

Air Canada Flight Discount Code

For Air Canada round-trip flights from anywhere to Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa between 17 June - 4 July 2024, use the following discount code:

Air Canada Code

Google Map

Google map of the Kingston area:

About Kingston

Kingston, Ontario, is a vibrant and historic city located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. With its picturesque waterfront, charming downtown, and numerous parks and green spaces, the city offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from far and wide. Home to prestigious institutions such as Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston enjoys a dynamic academic community. Additionally, its proximity to the beautiful Thousand Islands region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration. Kingston is home to Ontario's oldest public market and a very live music scene in a bustling downtown filled with restaurants and outdoor patios.

  • Fort Henry

    Fort Henry, a national historic site, is a 19th-century British military fortress a short bike ride from downtown Kingston. Visitors to the fort enter the realm of 19th century military life, experience guided tours, scenic views, musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard.

    forthenry.com

  • 1000 Islands

    The 1000 Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-US border in the Saint Lawrence River. Cruise from downtown Kingston into the heart of the Admiralty Islands, home to the highest concentration of small cottage islands and picturesque channels in the 1000 Islands.

    1000islandscruises.ca

  • Kingston Penitentiary

    The Kingston Penitentiary is a former maximum security prison a short walk from Queen's University. Guided tours give guests the opportunity to visit many of the highlights of the institution, including the North Gate, a cell range, the canteen and social services area to hear about the 1971 riot, and more.

    kingstonpentour.com

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