Nestled where the Rideau Canal and St. Lawrence River meet Lake Ontario, Kingston is a city built on a grand heritage and defined by an exquisite ability to blend the beauty of yesterday with the passion and sophistication of today.
Stroll through Kingston's endlessly diverting intricacies: from its urban heart, a bustling gathering place sparkling with a casual boutique and bistro vitality, to its meandering waterfront with a mix of historic neighbourhoods and breath-taking parkland.
All of this in a city that dazzles with soaring 19th century limestone architecture and the amenities of a major centre, but retains the fascinating allure of a small town.
Explore our history; immerse yourself in our vibrant culture. With so much to see and do in Kingston, there is a wealth of attractions to choose from, and each one unravels the secrets of our beautiful city.
Kingston Trolley Tours
The Kingston Trolley Tours offer tours of historic Kingston, Ontario, aboard a fleet of three comfortable thirty-two passenger trolleys. It’s the ideal way to enjoy Kingston’s history and attractions.
Our state of the art GPS-triggered narration system compliments your experienced tour guide: together they provide an informative, engaging overview of Kingston’s more than three hundred years of history. The Trolley route covers all of Kingston’s historic old town and shopping district, as far east as Fort Henry and as far west as the Kingston Penitentiary.
In the summer season the Trolley makes six stops in the heart of our most popular visitor destinations, including Fort Henry, the Penitentary Museum, and Queen’s University; you can hop off at any stop, stay for as long as you like, and then hop back on and continue your tour. Trolleys follow a circular route; a trolley passes each stop once every half hour.
One-Hour Tour Circuit:
Enjoy a one-hour tour with an experienced tour guide and GPS-triggered narration. Two, three or four departures per day from 209 Ontario Street. Call ahead to confirm hours and availability.
May 18 – September 8
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours:
Enjoy an extended tour with an experienced tour guide and GPS-triggered narration. Departures every half hour from 209 Ontario Street. Hop off the trolley at any of six stops:
1. Visitor Information Centre
2. The Royal Military College of Canada Museum
3. Fort Henry
4. Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
5. Queen’s University
6. Entertainment and Shopping District