BEAT THE WINTER BLUES AT LUMINA BOREALIS
Find your path into another world, across a frozen landscape; once you unlock the magic of Lumina Borealis, winter will never be the same.
Kingston, Ontario – Beat the winter blues and learn to love winter again with a visit to Fort Henry’s Lumina Borealis in Kingston. One of Canada’s most unique winter events, Lumina Borealis is a stunning, multi-media, night-time event inspired by childhood dreams and memories. Experience magical animations on the walls of the Fort. Activate the Frozzinator by singing or throwing golden snowballs and revel in a snowy finale.
Combat the chilly temperatures in expanded warming areas with more fire pits and warming huts and the new Lumina Borealis Bakery offering fresh-baked goods by Fort Henry’s baker Wanda Putnam. Specialities include soft pretzels (plain, cheddar & garlic or chocolate drizzle) baked in Fort Henry’s historic wood-fired ovens, cookies, cinnamon buns and more. Top it off with a hot apple cider, a Lumina hot chocolate or take the chill off with a Hot Toddy. Get creative at the Shadow Wall and Snow Sketch Hut.
Lumina Borealis is open Friday through Sunday plus special holiday nights from now until February 19, 2018. Self-guided tours operate with timed entry departures every 15 minutes. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as entry is for specified tour times with limited capacity. Check website for exact dates, times and to purchase tickets at www.luminaborealis.com.
Pricing: Adult/Senior $16, Youth $12. Children 5 years and younger are free. All prices are plus service fee and HST. Special Lumina Borealis overnight packages are available through participating Kingston accommodations. Visit www.visitkingston.com for more information.
Fort Henry has limited parking on site. Park downtown Kingston and take the free shuttle. Check www.luminaborealis.com, Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date shuttle times and locations. Visitors should plan to arrive at Fort Henry at least 15 minutes before the tour time indicated on the ticket.
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities in 16 municipalities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 13 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.
Susan Le Clair
Manager, Customer Service & Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL 613-543-3704 extension 2496