1. City Hall
Classic Kingston starts downtown at the Springer market square in front of City Hall. The building, built in 1844, presents the iconic limestone architecture and looks out over the harbor and Lake Ontario.
2. Rideau Trail Waterfront Pathway
Walk along the waterfront trial through Navy Memorial Park and then past the Pump House Steam Museum.
3. Breakwater Park
This section of waterfront is one of Kingston’s most classic. The time statue stands in the middle of the sprawling grass and limestone shores.
The modern architecture of the Isabel center for creative arts and its counterpart, the Tett, are striking against the backdrop of lake Ontario.
5. Queen’s University Campus
The main campus is picturesque year round. Grand limestone buildings with vines creeping up there walls. Goodes Hall, Grant Hall, Stauffer Library, among others are beautiful buildings for photography.
6. St. Mary’s Cathedral
A grand roman catholic cathedral constructed between 1842 and 1848. It has been kept in excellent condition an even underwent 7 million in renovations between 1987 and 1995.
7. Portsmouth Olympic Harbor
The site of the yachting center for the 1976 Olympic games is nice place to stop for a photo or two. The Olympic urn statue and the break water pier walkway and great spots. You can also see the old penitentiary from here.
8. Lake Ontario Park
Lake Ontario Park is an expansive municipal park located on the east side of Cataraqui Bay on the shore of Lake Ontario. There beautiful trees and water access.
9. Fort Henry
The original fort was constructed during the War of 1812. It was then replaced by a much larger construction in the 1830's. It lies on the elevated point near the mouth of the Cataraqui River where it flows into the St. Lawrence River at the east end of the lake. It’s a National Historic Site of Canada.
10. Kingston Mills
Kingston Mills developed because of a series of falls, known as Cataraqui Falls, on the Cataraqui River. There are a number of locks under a train bridge, a neat place to explore. There are also some small rock cliffs off to the side.
11. Wolfe Island
The ferry ride takes about 20 minutes. It presents a nice view of Kingston’s waterfront and the Royal Military College.
12. Big Sandy Bay Beach
A scenic hike through the marsh lands of Wolfe Island preset beautiful beach access and a stunning look out. Although more remote this spot is worth a visit. Great for taking pictures of wildlife and waterfront.