15 Feb

Cannonball Crush in Kingston Challenges Racers with More Obstacles Than Ever Before!

Early-bird registration for Fort Henry’s Cannonball Crush obstacle course opens February 15, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. Kingston, Ontario – St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to welcome Cannonball Crush back to Fort Henry in Kingston on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This year, Cannonball Crush racers will be challenged to a brand-new course route and new historic-themed obstacles, making for the most obstacles the race has seen before. Cannonball Crush is an exciting and limit-testing 5-km race with 20 formidable obstacles which take strength, determination, and team spirit to overcome….

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18 Dec

Alight at Night Festival to Reach Gleaming Attendance Milestone

Upper Canada Village’s Alight at Night Counts 750,000 Guests Enjoying More Than a Million Lights Over 23 Seasons Morrisburg, Ontario — The enchanting Alight at Night festival will proudly mark its 23rd season with a brilliant achievement – welcoming its 750,000th guest through the annual dazzling winter celebration. This milestone underscores the festival’s enduring charm and the lasting appeal for guests of all ages, who come together to rejoice in the spirit of the season under the warm glow of holiday lights. Since its inception in 2001, Alight at Night…

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12 Dec

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Presents Alight at Night Community Sponsorship to Upper Canada Village

Link to Photo Morrisburg, Ontario — A long-standing Upper Canada Village supporter, this year Ontario Power Generation (OPG) have generously sponsored both Pumpkinferno and Alight at Night festivals. In 2023, the 23rd edition of Alight at Night, OPG has provided $5,000 to back the Sound and Lights Show at Crysler Hall, a feature attraction of the winter festival. Earlier this month, Glen Denney (Operations Manager – Eastern Operations) and Matt Mulhill (Stakeholder Relations Advisor) presented the community donation to representatives of Upper Canada Village, Carli Smelko (Special Events Officer) and…

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01 Dec

Alight at Night Brightens Winter Nights at Upper Canada Village

Miniature Train Makes Its Return For the Alight at Night Festival, Beginning December 1 The weeks ahead will be merry and bright as the cherished annual festival  Alight at Night returns to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, ON, beginning tonight, December 1, 2023. A beloved tradition for many, Alight at Night transforms the historic village into a dazzling winter wonderland, creating a fun, festive, and family-friendly experience for visitors of all ages. The outdoor light festival with more than one million lights runs Thursday through Sunday until December 17 and will…

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27 Nov

Trio of Halloween Events Scares Up More than 75,000 Guests in Eastern Ontario

St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s Three Thrilling Halloween Experiences Boost Local Economies This Fall Morrisburg, Ontario — St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) ushered in the fall season with a thrilling trio of Halloween experiences, offering guests a range of options to celebrate autumn in Eastern Ontario. From pumpkin delights to terrifying frights, SLPC’s fall experiences in Kingston and Morrisburg attracted more than 75,000 guests, casting a spell of excitement and economic impact across the region. Pumpkinferno, a mesmerizing luminary experience featuring thousands of handcrafted, glowing pumpkins continues to be a family-friendly…

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02 Nov

Signature Holiday Experience “Alight at Night” Returns to Upper Canada Village for 23rd Season

 Tickets Available for the Enchanted Winter Wonderland Morrisburg, Ontario — The most wonderful time of the year returns to Upper Canada Village beginning December 1! 2023 marks 23 years of holiday tradition at Alight at Night, one of Ontario’s largest outdoor light festivals which features more than a million lights.  Alight at Night transforms the historic village into a captivating winter wonderland, providing a fun, festive and family-friendly experience for all ages. The multi-sensory experience creates a one-of-a-kind evening stroll through a picture-perfect postcard setting steeped in holiday magic.    This…

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29 Sep

Chills and Thrills!

Trio of Must-Experience Halloween Events Open September 29 With a legacy of crafting unforgettable Halloween experiences for over a decade, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is set to deliver three Halloween experiences this year with something for everyone. Beginning September 29, SLPC presents: the original Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Kingston’s newest Pumpkinferno by Kingston Pen Tours and the return of Fort Fright at Fort Henry in Kingston. The fan-favourite and family-friendly fall festive Pumpkinferno event returns this year to its hometown in Morrisburg at Upper Canada Village…

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18 Sep

St. Lawrence Parks Commission Celebrates Triple TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Reviews from millions of TripAdvisor travellers place iconic Ontario Sites Fort Henry, Kingston Pen Tours, and Upper Canada Village in the top 10% worldwide! St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) proudly announces the prestigious 2023 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards have been granted to its renowned attractions Fort Henry, Kingston Pen Tours, and Upper Canada Village. The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months. This is the third year running…

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01 Sep

Changing Seasons, Unchanging Fun

St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s Autumn Attractions Await Eastern Ontario — It may seem like summer is over, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of cultural and recreational experiences or family fun in Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) properties remain open after Labour Day with modified hours and programming: Upper Canada Village Open for regular programming Wednesday-Sunday, September 6-10 and September 13 to 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walking tours daily September 11, 12, 18-28 on the hour between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 1860s…

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30 Aug

Celebrating All Things Horses At Upper Canada Village

Horse Lovers’ Weekend runs September 2-4, 2023 From Saturday, September 2 until Monday, September 4, Upper Canada Village celebrates the integral role horses have played in Canada’s history since the 1600s with its Horse Lovers Weekend. All weekend long there will be demonstrations of horse-powered jobs performed by working horses, including the opportunity for horse-drawn rides around the Village by wagon, carryall or by boat. To make it a proper celebration, there will also be music and dancing. Horse-loving programs run all day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday,…

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