Inside the Kingston Penitentiary

Written By Yula.ca

On April 12, 2020

Date Visited:  July 29, 2019

Thousand Islands National Park

Well, it’s our 29th day on the road and we are back in Ontario, far from the ocean, and we both decided it’s about time to head home.  We just have a couple of places more to visit.  First we head to Ottawa to visit a friend that I’ve been missing.  Second, we have often talked about seeing Inside the Kingston Penitentiary.  On our way to Kingston, we take our time passing through Thousand Islands National Park.  We see many little islands scattered here and there.  This is a park we would definitely want to return to, and spend more time here.

Inside the Kingston Penitentiary

We booked a 1.5 hour tour to see Canada’s oldest and most notorious maximum-security prison, which was home to many of Canada’s most dangerous and notorious criminals. The tour guides were very knowledgable and told us about the history of the jail, and stories of riots and escapes.  All along the tour there were additional guides, most of who worked there as guards in the past.  They had more stories, and quite interesting to meet.  It did feel somewhat uneasy, especially being in the jail cells.  All in all, a very interesting tour.

On the final night of our trip, we settled in a little park in Kingston, Ontario where overnight parking was allowed.  It was quite a busy park with many people around late into the evening.  There were not many other options in the area, so we stayed here for the night.  We found this spot on the iOverlander app.

 

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