North Kingston Walk, Kingston

In the northern part of Kingston, you can visit several tourist attractions. There is a Hockey Museum, a beautiful historic church and a variety of monuments, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities. Take this self-guided tour to explore this fascinating section of Kingston.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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North Kingston Walk Map

Guide Name: North Kingston 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: 4.1 km
Author: vickyc
Anglin Bay Pottery

1) Anglin Bay Pottery

Anglin Bay Pottery is a center for the local community of painters, woodworkers, potters and other artists. Here you can find porcelain pottery and Kingston pottery, which is beautiful high-fired stoneware. Jane Thelwell, the owner of the shop, also designs some of the pieces on display. Both functional and decorative pottery is available.
Douglas Fluhrer Park

2) Douglas Fluhrer Park

Douglas Fluhrer Park is located along the banks of the Cataraqui River where you can enjoy picturesque views of the water and the city. There is also an important monument at the park, which is dedicated to the Irish Laborers who died during the construction of the Rideau Canal Waterway. The monument is of a Celtic Cross. The government of Ireland and the Kingston Irish Folk Club provided the funds to build the cross.
St John's Catholic Church

3) St John's Catholic Church

St John's Catholic Church is a historic Roman Catholic church. The church was constructed with limestone and is very large. It has a square tower topped with a cross and domed windows. Inside the church, you can admire the beautiful stained glass windows.
International Hockey Museum

4) International Hockey Museum

The International Hockey Museum is dedicated to the history of this fascinating winter game and its famous players. The museum's Hall of Fame is the oldest sports hall of fame in Canada. The museum was established in 1943 by an ex-president of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. On display are a variety of items and memorabilia related to the history of hockey, including uniforms and equipment from the early days of the sport. There is an international room that charts hockey's evolution around the globe. The second floor of the museum is dedicated to famous local hockey players.
Kingston Archaeological Center

5) Kingston Archaeological Center

The Kingston Archaeological Center was founded in 1986 by the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation. The museum specializes in the history of eastern Ontario from the prehistoric era to the modern age. The museum's collection includes historic maps, illustrations, artifacts and archaeological items displayed in chronological order.
Rej's Ceramics

6) Rej's Ceramics

Rej's Ceramics is a craft store where you can either buy finished pottery or paint it yourself. The store has a wide selection of ready-to-paint clay pieces, including cups, bowls, vases and more whimsical figures in the shape of Disney characters. This is a great place to find gifts for any occasion.

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.
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: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk

Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 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
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

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.