Kingston was named the first capital of the United Province of Canada in 1841. The city is full of historic places.
Barriefield, the Market Square, and Sydenham are all historical districts which the city of Kingston has sought to preserve.
Heritage buildings, landscapes, and resources both existing and to be found are all considered. Kingston has a rich and compelling past; it is one of the oldest European settlements in Ontario and it carries a legacy of First Nations contact.
As such, its heritage resources play a key role in the identity, way of life, and economic prosperity of the region. There are several ways to engage with these historical sites, see the Kingston website for tourist info.