As one of Ontario’s oldest cities, not only is Kingston steeped in historic architecture, but it is a favourite for history buffs hoping to connect to Canada’s roots. We were first settled in the 1600s on First Nation lands named Katarokwi before eventually being named Kingston in 1788.
Downtown is proud to be home to several historical experiences. Enjoy a pint in Ontario’s oldest brewpub or a meal in the old Kingston Fire Hall. Experience Canada’s first capital while walking through the iconic limestone architecture that makes Kingston truly original.
Respectfully acknowledging that downtown Kingston resides on land which is the traditional territory of the Huron Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee, we work towards deeper understanding by engaging in relationship and teaching.