We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cataraqui Cemetery

Open Now: 08:30 - 17:00
Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Large cemetery

This is the cemetery that the first Prime Minister of Canada lays in rest. There are stories about... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Burlington, Canada
A must Visit

A very old cemetery with the burial site of our First Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald. Visited... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Frank M
Ontario, Canada
Read all 59 reviews
All photos (39)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
927 Purdy Mills Rd | K7M 3N1, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3N1, Canada
+1 613-546-6545
Reviews (59)
Filter reviews
58 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews resting place buried here sir john a macdonald prime minister burial site lots of history canadian history walk around stone gravesite confederation canada ancestors trees observe birds stories
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is the cemetery that the first Prime Minister of Canada lays in rest. There are stories about how he is placed in the cemetery. There is another leader of Confederation buried in this cemetery. This is one the largest cemeteries in Canada and a...More

Thank Mjbasmith
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A very old cemetery with the burial site of our First Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald. Visited family that are buried here as well

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 24 June 2018

There are many reasons to visit a cemetery and not always sad ones. Cataraqui Cemetery is a beautiful old cemetery filled with Canadian history and beautiful trees. Sadly, the city has encroached on this wonderful spot with high rise construction. I hope everyone will go...More

Thank lisama2015
Reviewed 15 June 2018

If you have time, you should try to visit. A lot of interesting graves and a good place to learn and get your kids interested in Canada history when visiting Sir John A. MacDonald resting place.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Cemetary is well kept but very low key. Lots of graves from the 1800's. We stopped by the main office and picked up a map and a pamphlet on some of the notable occupants.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went to see the final resting place of Sir John A and was surprised at the size of the cemetery its huge. Very interesting to walk around and you can go to the office and they will check your name to see if any ancestors...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful, well maintained cemetery on what was originally the outskirts of Kingston. The gravesite of Sir John A. MacDonald is clearly marked by signs throughout the cemetery. There are also many impressive memorial obelisks to other prominent members of the Kingston area,...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have visited Cataraqui cemetery on a number of occasions. Beautiful grounds they are immaculate. Lots of history here. Don't skip it because its a cemetery definitely worth a visit.

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is a fancy cemetery. Everything is well taken care off. It looks like a botanical garden with tombstones. Most of the people buried here have beautiful tombstones, but not so with our first Prime Minister of Canada. He was a humble man and he...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

While touring the Kingston area, stop by the cemetary and burial site of Sir John A MacDonald. The best way to see this site and have a full explaination of the burial grounds of the famous folks final resting place is by taking the evening...More

Thank Sunny1707
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 37 nearby hotels
Hilltop Motel
84 reviews
.27 miles away
Seven Oakes Motel
300 reviews
.49 miles away
Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre
4,299 reviews
.57 miles away
Travelodge Kingston LaSalle Hotel
238 reviews
.60 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 471 nearby restaurants
Smitty's Family Restaurant
222 reviews
.68 miles away
Cavelier Room
122 reviews
.60 miles away
Akira Restaurant
56 reviews
.97 miles away
Jiffy Grill
69 reviews
.76 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 158 nearby attractions
Marshlands Conservation Area
46 reviews
2.23 miles away
King’s Crossing Fashion Outlets
34 reviews
1.94 miles away
Riverhead Brewing Company Ltd.
9 reviews
1.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cataraqui Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines