# History travel
Kingston, Ontario: Reasons Why You Don't Want To Miss A Trip Here
Just take a few steps into downtown Kingston, Ontario, and you'll instantly know you are in a city filled with history. Originally a French trading post dating back to the late 1600s, Kingston later served as modern-day Canada's first capital city in 1841, although this only lasted three years. Today, the city's history remains palatable: City Hall sits across from a waterfront park packed with tourists looking across the water towards the Royal Military College of Canada and Fort Henry. But it is also a place with a youthful vibe about it. In this video, we show you spots you don't want to miss, like meeting the town crier, touring the inside of City Hall, exploring both the architecture and Fort Henry, and tasting local flavors. And when it comes to a place to stay, we are sure you will love the Frontenac Club Inn as much as we did.