Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk, Kingston (Self Guided)

Barriefield is a historic "village" in Kingston. It is connected to Kingston via a bridge across the lake. One of Kingston's greatest historic sites - Fort Henry - can be found in Barriefield. In addition to seeing Fort Henry, you can visit a museum, a church and an antique shop in this fascinating village. This tour will lead you to the most popular attractions in Barriefield.
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Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk Map

Guide Name: Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk
Guide Location: Canada » Kingston (See other walking tours in Kingston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Memorial Arch

1) Memorial Arch

The Memorial Arch stands at the entrance to the Royal Military College. It is the site of numerous college ceremonies. Cadets pass solemnly through the arch during parades. When it is dark, the arch is very beautifully illuminated. This arch was erected by ex-cadets in memory of graduates of the college who died in combat.
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RMC Museum

2) RMC Museum

The RMC Museum is the museum of the Royal Military College. Founded in 1962, the museum is located in the Fort Frederick Building on the college campus. The museum's collection relates to the history and development of the military college, and the exhibits are used to help train college cadets. Here you can see the Martello Tower and a number of old cannons.
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Royal Military College of Canada

3) Royal Military College of Canada (must see)

The Royal Military College of Canada is a historic institution founded by the Canadian Parliament in 1874. It is the only military university of its kind in Canada. A tall clock tower is the central feature of the college's main building.
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Fort Henry

4) Fort Henry (must see)

Fort Henry is a 19th-century British military fortress. The original fort was constructed in 1812, when Canada was a colony of Great Britain. The fortification that you see today dates back to the 1830s. In 1938 it was transformed into a living history museum. It is one of the most popular historic attractions in Canada. Visitors to Fort Henry can get a picture of military life in the 19th century. Military bands play concerts and marching demonstrations are held here.
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Barriefield Antiques

5) Barriefield Antiques

Barriefield Antiques is a large antique shop that offers a wide selection of collectibles. Here you can buy watches, paintings, ceramics and beautiful silverware. There are many other eclectic items, all of which are of the highest quality.
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Saint Mark's Anglican Church

6) Saint Mark's Anglican Church

Saint Mark's Anglican Church was built more than 150 years ago on a high piece of land. It is an impressive limestone building with a tall square tower. The church was named after John Marks, who donated part of his farmland as a site for the church in 1843. Inside is a beautiful organ chamber, altar and furniture made from dark oak. The main feature of the church is its stained glass windows. You can also see the church's original bell, which dates back to 1852.

Walking Tours in Kingston, Ontario

Create Your Own Walk in Kingston

Create Your Own Walk in Kingston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kingston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Tour of Kingston

Museums Tour of Kingston

Kingston is home to a fabulous array of museums, many of which are located along the waterfront. Visit the Great Lakes Museum, Murney Tower, and many other interesting museums. Take this self-guided tour to visit Kingston's most notable museums.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Religious Walking Tour of Kingston

Religious Walking Tour of Kingston

There are many places of worship in Kingston, including stunning cathedrals and historic churches. In addition to the many Catholic churches, there are also a number of other denominations represented. Take this tour to visit Kingston's most notable religious sites.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Art Galleries Tour of Kingston

Art Galleries Tour of Kingston

Kingston is a city with a rich artistic heritage, which is reflected in the city's numerous art galleries. Kingston has the third largest collection of art in the whole state of Ontario. Pieces on display are the work of local and regional artists, and most of the art is contemporary. Take this self-guided tour to visit Kingston's best art galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The historic city of Kingston boasts a variety of fascinating landmarks. You can enjoy the beautiful architecture of City Hall, tour Old Queen's University and visit parks that offer a picturesque view of the sea. Take this orientation walk to visit some of Kingston's most famous attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Kingston for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Kingston has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Kingston, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.