Kingston Trolley Tours take you on an in-depth tour of Kingston's historic downtown and waterfront, stopping at all of the city's most well-known visitor destinations including Fort Henry, the Penitentiary Museum, and Queen’s University. Explore the history of Canada's first capital aboard a comfortable thirty-two passenger trolley. Hop on and hop off at any of the 8 stops along the route to visit different sites and explore what Kingston has to offer! Trolleys depart every 30 minutes.The GPS-triggered narration system in English, French, German and Chinese will complement your experienced English-speaking tour guide; together they provide an informative, engaging overview of Kingston’s more than three hundred years of history. The Trolley is the ideal way to enjoy Kingston’s history and attractions.Description
Hop On or Hop Off Trolley Route
Route Duration: 1 hour
Stops on the Hop On or Hop Off Trolley Route :
- 209 Ontario St - Trolleys depart from in front of Visitor Information Center, in the heart of Kingston’s historic downtown, across from City Hall. Stroll through Confederation Park, take a cruise, check out a festival, or explore Kingston’s impressive City Hall.
- 1 Fort Henry Dr - Fort Henry is Kingston’s largest museum and historic site, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of Canada’s most visited National Historic Sites.
- Springer Market Square - Kingston’s Market Square is in the heart of downtown: just steps away from City Hall, the Visitor Information Centre, Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, as well as shops and restaurants.
- City Park - The Trolley stops on King St. beside City Park, across the street the Pump House Steam Museum and within walking distance to Murney Tower.
- Bellevue House National Historic Site - Step in to the life of Sir John A Macdonald at the restored home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, or take a short walk to the waterfront to visit the Isabel Bader and Tett Centres for the arts.
- Kingston Penitentiary - The Trolley stops in historic Portsmouth Village, overlooking the Olympic harbor and the limestone walls of Kingston Penitentary. Take a walk through the village, or explore the Penitentiary museum.
- Agnes Etherington Art Centre - The trolley stops next to Agness Etherinton Art Centre located in the heart of Queen's University campus. Founded in 1841, Queen’s is among Canada’s most prestigious schools for study in medicine, engineering, and the arts.
- 110 Clergy St E - Princess St. Entertainment and Shopping District, St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Andrew's Cathedral
- Kingston Trolley Tours
Attractions on the Hop On or Hop Off Trolley Route :
Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises / Kingston City Hall / Royal Military College Museum / Fort Henry National Historic Site / Murney Tower National Historic Site / City Park / Bellevue House National Historic Site / Canada's Penitentiary Museum / Queen's University Archives / Miller Museum of Geology / The Union Gallery / The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning / The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts / Cathedral of Saint Mary / St. George's Cathedral / St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Operates: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (last departure), every 30 minutes, 8 stops along the way. Trolleys follow a figure-8 route that divides the route into two halves: you can begin with the east half of the tour, hop off at the Market Square stop to get lunch or take a cruise, then continue with the West half of the tour.Highlights
: Ontario, CanadaDuration
: 1 hour Voucher Redemption
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.