Kingston Things to Do

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    The little ones being soldiers
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    Looking east as the swing bridge opens
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  • 1. 1000 Islands

    We made a long approach to Kingston on the 100-km (62-mile) Loyalist Parkway, which starts near Trenton and takes a scenic route along the Lake Ontario coast via the isthmus of Prince Edward. It was a...

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  • 2. Fort Henry

    Fort Henry was originally built during the War of 1812, but the existing Fort bears no resemblance to the one today. It was reconstructed in 1832 - 1837. The British Army garrisoned Fort Henry until...

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  • 3. Bellevue House National Historic Site

    Bellevue House was once home to John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister. Its serene gardens, whimsical Italianate architecture, and beautiful interior are truly a sight to behold. It feels...

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  • 4. Murney Tower Museum

    Due to a a renewed threat of war with the United States in the early 1840's, it was decided to increase Kingston's defences and four stand alone redoubts (or Martello Towers) were built between 1846...

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  • 5. Royal Military College (RMC)

    The Royal Military College (RMC) opened its doors in 1876 to its first class of 18 young Canadians to be trained in all branches of military tactics. One of its most famous graduates, is the Canadian...

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  • 6. Historic Walking Tours

    We went on this tour put on by Kingston Walks and enjoyed it. It was less walking than we thought for a 45 minute tour, but we stopped along the way alot. The...

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  • 7. Haunted Walks

    The haunted walks of Kingston provide a special evening activity that you won't find just anywhere. As the original capital of Canada, Kingston has many...

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  • 8. Magnificent Collins Bay Institution

    One of the most impressive sights of the whole trip was suddenly confronting Collins Bay Institution, a 485-cell medium security prison located on 800 acres of...

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  • 9. The Murray Canal

    On our return drive from Toronto to New Brunswick, we decided to get off the busy 401 superhighway near Trenton to see what the pace of life was like in Ontario...

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  • 10. Historic small towns along the way

    The Loyalist Parkway passes through many small communities along its route, going straight through on the main streets of places such as Wellington, Rosehall,...

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  • 11. Canada's Penitentiary Museum

    A small yet fascinating museum looking at the history of Canada's federal penitentiary system. My personal highlight was the confiscated make-shift weapons made...

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  • 12. St. Mary's Cathedral

    This beautiful gothic styled cathedral was completed in 1848 and built from limestone quarried on the spot. It features ribbed buttresses and a central tower...

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  • 13. Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

    If you are interested in life on the Great Lakes and the art of shipbuilding, then you would enjoy spending a few hours at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes....

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  • 14. Sir John A MacDonald's Final Resting Place

    Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald immigrated to Kingston from Glasgow, Scotland with his family at the age of five. He grew up in Kingston,...

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  • 15. Kingston City Hall

    Kingston's City Hall was completed in 1844 with the intention of housing Canada's National Parliament. However, by this time Kingston was no longer deemed the...

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  • 16. Confederation Tour Trolley

    For $12, you can take a tour of historic Kingston aboard it's bright red trolley. The tour lasts about 50 minutes and will take you past the RMC, Bellevue...

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  • 17. Walk around downtown/historic Kingston

    The best way to really see and appreciate Kingston is to do it on foot. It's a lot of fun to walk down Princess Avenue and Ontario Street, and you can also...

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  • 18. Royal Military College of Canada

    Founded in 1876, the Royal Military College of Canada is located on Point Frederick, overlooking Lake Ontario, just east of downtown Kingston.The view, the...

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  • 19. Haunted Walk of Kingston

    The Kingston haunted walk takes you on a 90-minute walking tour of historic Kingston. The tour guides, who wear cloaks and carry a lantern, are excellent!...

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  • 20. The Pump House Museum

    The Pump House and steam Museum is very close to the Marine museum, close to the west end marina. It's worth a visit. Interesting machinery is displayed to the...

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  • 21. Considered one of Canada's Most Vibrant Downtowns

    Nowhere else can you spend a more enjoyable afternoon shopping, eating, and taking in the history.Our historic downtown has been the backdrop for major motion...

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  • 22. International Bridge (1000 Islands area)

    The bridge opened in 1938, it provides easy passage between the United States and Canada linking I-81 in New York State and Hwy 401 in Ontario, Canada. There...

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  • 23. 1000 Islands Skydeck (1000 Islands area)

    The 1000 Islands Skydeck is a unique tourist attraction, the only one of it's kind in the 1000 Islands. Running continuously, the elevator takes only 40 seconds...

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  • 24. Museum Ship Alexander Henry

    The Alexander Henry was built at the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company and launched in 1958. It provided ice breaking service on the upper Great Lakes until 1984...

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  • 25. Kingston City Hall Tours

    Built when Kingston was the Capital of Canada in 1841, City Hall is a magnificent museum and historic treasure chest.The Kingston City Hall Tour Guide Program...

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