Have you been to old Kildonan
Seen the Red with gentle sweep
Guard the little rude, God's Acre
Where the Selkirk settlers sleep

- John Mackay
- Opening verse of Old Kildonan

Kildonan Presbyterian is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Province of Manitoba. With a history spanning over 150 years, it is the final resting place for many of the founders and prominent citizens of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. It is tucked away, not far from the Red River, as you follow Main Street to the northern most reaches of the city. Entry is gained from John Black Avenue, named for John Black, the first Presbyterian minister who came to Kildonan in 1851 as religious leader for the Selkirk settlers. The settlers had arrived in 1812 and had been patiently awaiting the arrival of a minister of their own faith. In 1854 the spiritual centre of the community was completed in Kildonan Presbyterian Church, which still stands prominently in the graveyard. It was the first Presbyterian Church west of the Great Lakes.