Fort Henry & Upper Canada Village Set to Welcome Back Visitors
St. Lawrence Parks Commission Announces Reopening of Historic Sites on July 1st
June 25, 2020 2:00 P.M. | St. Lawrence Parks Commission
MORRISBURG, ONTARIO — As part of a phased reopening, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is pleased to announce the opening of its historic sites, Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario and Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario beginning Wednesday, July 1st.
SLPC historic sites will continue to bring history to life so that visitors may learn from the past from a safe distance. Fort Henry will be offering Self-Guided Tours where the talented Senior Fort Henry Guard will be stationed throughout the Fort to offer interpretative experiences, while Upper Canada Village will be offering Guided Tours.
As SLPC adapts to new health and safety measures, the commitment to welcoming guests back safely remains a top priority. With updated protocols to reflect the latest best practices, clear guidance and training will be provided to staff and to help guests better navigate the historic sites during these changes.
"We have truly missed welcoming guests to our historic sites. Our teams have been hard at work preparing the grounds and adjusting programming to deliver safe experiences at these unique attractions. Although it will be different from past visits, the crowds will be smaller and tours will offer a unique approach to view our sites and create new memories for you and your family.” – Geoff Waycik, Director of Historic Sites.
“Ontario offers the world in one province, and Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village are world-class heritage experiences for all ages,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “As we move forward with reopening the province, I encourage everyone to safely explore Ontario’s one-of-a-kind historic sites, and immerse themselves in the rich heritage and history of our incredible province.”
Polish your boots, shine those buttons and follow the aroma of Village bread, SLPC is ready to welcome visitors back for the 2020 season.
What Guests Need to Know:
- Tickets will be available online at www.FortHenry.com and www.UpperCanadaVillage.com or via phone at 1-800-437-2233 to ensure touchless ticketing and the ability to maintain physical distancing.
- Map and program guide will be available digitally on above-mentioned websites.
- Programming has been modified to provide a touchless experience as much as possible.
- Visitors may bring their own personal protective equipment; gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant cleaning products if they wish.
- Signage onsite will communicate best practices so visitors continue to adhere to best health and safety practices.
- Enhanced cleaning practices throughout the tour route and restrooms.
- Keep in mind that upcoming visit will be different than in past seasons. Plan ahead and be prepared. Please see the FAQ for more specifics: www.parks.on.ca/covid-19-update/
About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
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); Kingston Pen Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 14 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.
To learn more, visit www.parks.on.ca
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