Emma and I had the pleasure of taking the Time Travel Trail tour in downtown Kingston.
*The Time Travel Trail, a subsidiary of The Haunted Walk of Kingston, allowed Emma and I to take a tour for free so I could create this review. All opinions are those of myself and/or my daughter.*
The Time Travel Trail is a wacky adventurous tour in the heart of downtown Kingston. It embodies the history of Kingston with a fun and wacky tour guide, and a fair bit of audience participation.
This tour is a new addition to the Haunted Walk family of tours. This summer is the third year the Time Travel Trail tour has been offered. The tours run every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer season.
Time travel requires some creative equipment and a bit of imagination. I had a great time interacting with our tour guide, Fritz Mireno, and the rest of our tour group.
As far as the “walking tour” part goes, this tour has less walking than the Original Haunted Walk tour. The elapsed time is about 90 minutes and it covers less ground, though much more history.
The tour guide starts us on the side steps of city hall, and from there we go way back in time and explore some of Sir John A MacDonald’s timeline. We experienced the burning of the harbour area, and learned about an interesting hanging – acted out by our very own fellow tourists!
To book your own Time Travel Trail tour, click here. It’s a family friendly fun walking tour of the downtown core.
If you’re interested is reading my review of the Original Haunted Walk, click here. These two tours are very different. I would recommend both, though the Time Travel Trail tour does not have the spookiness that may frighten a few younger children (like my Rose.)
Emma, who is approaching 9, enjoyed both the tours, though she did tell me she liked the Original Haunted Walk better. I think that’s because we had a female tour guide for that one. No offence, Fritz Mireno!
Have you been on the Time Travel Trail tour? What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments. And if you’ve done other family friends attractions around town, let me know about those too!
Check out all the photos from our tour below. If you are interested in having me review your business or event, visit my Work With Me page and contact me for more information.
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That sounds like so much fun! A great way to learn and get in some fresh air and exercise at the same time. I will have to see if there’s something similar by me when my little one is older. 🙂
It was a lot of fun. I hope you find something similar to do near you Lexie!
That sounds like a blast!
It was. Thanks for visiting!
Hey Jess! That sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon. Glad you and Emma had a nice time 🙂
Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week x
We sure did. This company does tours in other towns as well. Maybe next year I’ll try reviewing one of those!