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Cataraqui Cemetery

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Resting in memorial

Cataraqui cemetery is very very old and constantly increasing its land mass. It is truly a place to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kingston, Canada
Large cemetery

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

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Burlington, Canada
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927 Purdy Mills Rd | K7M 3N1, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3N1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cataraqui cemetery is very very old and constantly increasing its land mass. It is truly a place to visit so serene, beautiful and extremely well maintained on an ongoing basis. Great place to visit and feel truly peaceful while collecting your thoughts . Helps to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shirleybarber1938
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mjbasmith
Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frank M
Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 25 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Paul J
Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mojo3040
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 30 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robby G C
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