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Kingston by Bike!
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Address: 21 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 2Y2

For quite a few years I have conducted informative and fun bicycle tours, taking visitors from all over the world cycling around Kingston during our tourist season. It is a real pleasure to be able to ride around the city on a beautiful summer day, explaining at intervals why Kingston is such a special place, one so full of history and beauty.

My Downtown Kingston bicycle tour is 3 hours in duration and over the course of our ride you will see many things of natural and cultural interest, including the Queen’s and Royal Military College campuses, parks and the lakeshore trail, harbours and prisons, as well as British Empire landmarks and other buildings of architectural interest. No one has ever had a problem with the 14-kilometre distance, as the route is pretty flat and the pace is leisurely, and I can promise you an enjoyable and memorable experience. The cost for this tour is $35 Canadian per person for groups of 2-3 people, $30 Canadian per person for groups of 4-8 people, tax included.

For those who are more adventurous, I also offer a half-day Kingston Mills Picnic tour that makes its way up to these very impressive first locks on the Rideau Canal, where a tasty lunch will be served as we enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage site. On our way back into town we will stop by Barriefield Village, Fort Henry and the RMC campus. The cost for this tour and picnic is $55 Canadian per person for groups of 2-3 people, $45 Canadian per person for groups of 4-8 people, tax included.

I am a nationally certified Can-Bike cycling skills instructor and have a lot of experience leading group tours. Cyclists wishing to take these tours are strongly advised to wear helmets and must be willing to obey the rules of the road.

To make an appointment for either of my bicycle tours, please e-mail Steve at fractals@kingston.net or contact Ahoy Rentals at ahoyrentals.com 613 549 4277. Rental bikes available.

Testimonials:

“Your bike tour was certainly a highlight of our stay in Kingston. Your personality and commentary really brought Kingston alive!! You live in a special part of this world, and your love for the area was contagious.”

Jackie from Cologne, New Jersey

“I did very much enjoy the sights, the history and the introduction to architectural heritage. Mostly, Steve, I enjoyed your enthusiasm for good cycling within the city, and your natural, relaxed approach. It was fun being with you and capturing your spirit.”

Lorraine from Kettleby, Ontario

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Address: 1 Avenue Road, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, P2A 2Z1

The Festival of the Sound Office is now home to this historic Canadian Pacific Train Station. In 1995, the building was recognized federally as a building of architectural, historic, and environmental significance by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada under the Heritage Railway Stations Protections Act. The Festival of the Sound is one of Canada’s premier destinations for classical and jazz music. The Festival is held annually from mid-July to mid-August at a variety of venues including the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts; The Island Queen Cruise Ship; Chippewa Cruise Ship; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian; Seguin Valley Golf Club and more. The Festival Office offers local tourism information, public facilities, space to lock bicycles(secure during office hours), historic sites, close up live train-viewing area(indoor and outdoor), architectural building, historic building, local history, arts gallery, gift shop and of course opportunity to purchase Festival of the Sound event tickets and more!