Econo Lodge City Centre
840 Princess St
Kingston, ON K7L 1G3
Phone: (613) 549-4546
Fax: (613) 549-7485
Bellevue House was the residence of the former Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Alexander Macdonald. Today, visitors can tour the entire estate along with the beautiful gardens and get a glimpse of yesteryear charm.
Located in downtown area, the Sydenham Street United Church was founded in 1852. This church welcomes one and all with open arms and spreads the message of peace and love. It organizes various outreach programs, prayer services, community events, workshops that cater to different age groups and members of the society. That's not it, classical and gospel music concerts are a regular feature here. The Sydenham Street United Church also has several halls and meeting rooms that can be hired for private events including weddings, receptions, fund-raisers and so forth. Call for details.
Built in 1858, the Frontenac County Court House is a splendid structure that draws inspiration from the neoclassical style of architecture. The building was commissioned in 1855 to contain the Parliament of Canada, when Kingston was almost made the capital of the nation. The impressive, old building that still sports a front bearing United Kingdom's Royal Coat of Arms, provides wondrous views of Lake Ontario that it overlooks. One of the finest examples of architecture and one of the most significant buildings in Kingston, the court house is definitely worth a see.
In the hustle bustle of the city life, City Park comes across as a oasis and tranquil zone. You can sit by the huge trees or simply stroll along the neatly carved out walking paths. For details, call ahead.
Established in 1835, Kingston Penitentiary or Kingston Pen used to be one of the oldest running prisons in the world. The maximum security prison was known to house infamous inmates who were doing time, including the high profile James Donnelly, the patriarch of the Donnelly crime family. With a capacity of more than 500 inmates, the Kingston Pen building now serves as a popular landmark although not in use since September of 2013.
Managed and maintained by the Kingston Historical Society, the Murney Tower is an important tourist attraction. This museum showcases objects and artifacts that were actually used by soldiers and locals in the past era.
Touted as the home ground of the Canadian Olympic Training Regattas (CORK), Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is Kingston's tourist destination as well. It was initially constructed in 1969, but was redeveloped for the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal. Following the Olympic games, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour has continued hosting various sailing competitions as well as local and cultural events. The harbor offers visitors a pleasant walk by the water in the cool sea breeze.
At the Ontario Street stands the famous and important Kingston City Hall. This city landmark is always abuzz with events and art activities. For more details, call ahead.
The CCGS Alexander Henry was a ship that was specially used for treading on waters covered with ice. Now a part of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, it is a seasonal bed and breakfast establishment-cum-gallery.
In 1847, the Shoal Tower was built overlooking Kingston Harbor to defend the city from its enemies. The beautiful defensive fort, known as martello, measures about 11 meters (36 feet) high and provides a gorgeous panorama with intense blue ocean laying ahead of it. One of the four Martello Towers in Kingston, and one of the eleven in the country, the Shoal Tower was deemed a National Historic Site of Canada in 1930.
The Lake Ontario Park is a beautiful park that offers great views of the Lake Onatrio. This public park features facilities like splash pad, play areas, a renovated event area and so forth. For more details, check website.
Fort Frederick is a military structure or fortification that was built during the Oregon crisis. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it nestled within the huge campus of Royal Military College of Canada.