Religious Walking Tour of Kingston, Kingston (Self Guided)

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.
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Religious Walking Tour of Kingston Map

Guide Name: Religious Walking Tour of Kingston
Guide Location: Canada » Kingston (See other walking tours in Kingston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: vickyc
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St. James’ Church

1) St. James’ Church

St. James’ Church is an Anglican church located near Queen's University. It boasts a long history and remains an active Christian community. The church's architecture is magnificent. The building features a square tower topped with four spires.
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Chalmers United Church

2) Chalmers United Church

Chalmers United Church is a beautiful and impressive church in the historic heart of the city. It is located near the famous Queen's University on Clergy Street. This church was built in 1890 and is a Free Presbyterian Church. It was named after Thomas Chalmers. The building is charming with its domed windows and elegant balconies on the tower of the church.
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St. Mary's Cathedral

3) St. Mary's Cathedral (must see)

St Mary's Cathedral, built in 1842, is also called Kingston Cathedral. It is a historic cathedral located downtown. The cathedral has magnificent stained glass windows that depict biblical scenes, including the salvation of humanity by Jesus Christ. There are also beautiful icons at the cathedral that are true works of art. Be sure to see the cathedral's St. James's Chapel, which features sculptures of the first six bishops of Kingston.
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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

4) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church is located in the center of the city. The church has a rich history. Its first service took place in 1822. The building was reconstructed in 1889, although much of the original design remains. St. Andrew's has a number of beautiful stained glass windows. One of the most notable windows depicts the biblical story of St. Andrew. There is a small chapel that was built behind the church in 1967 where you can see more amazing stained glass windows.
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St. Paul's Anglican Church

5) St. Paul's Anglican Church

St Paul's Anglican Church is a historic church in downtown Kingston. The building was constructed in a simple, clean style. Molly Brant, sister of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant, is buried at the church. Molly was a brave Iroquois woman and a distinguished leader.
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First Baptist Church

6) First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is a beautiful church located downtown. It has domed windows and a small tower. The church boasts a number of magnificent stained glass windows that depict scenes from the Bible. The church was established more than 170 years ago.
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Sydenham Street United Church

7) Sydenham Street United Church

Sydenham Street United Church was built in 1852 and is a prominent city landmark. It is part of the United Church of Canada. You will recognize this church by its high spire. Inside the church is one of Kingston's finest concert halls. People come here to enjoy musical concerts and other events.
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St. George's Cathedral

8) St. George's Cathedral (must see)

St. George's Cathedral is where the Anglican Diocese of Ontario is located. The original church, built in 1792, was made of wood. The building that you see today was constructed from 1825 to 1828. It is a large and impressive building that earned the status of cathedral in 1862. The cathedral features a large, beautiful dome, an elegant entrance decorated with columns and a magnificent interior. There are also large stained glass windows that are true works of art. The church boasts excellent acoustics, and many musical concerts are held here.

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 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
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: 5 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 11.5 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.