19 May

It’s Opening Weekend!

Now Open for the Season: Campgrounds, Beaches, Historic Sites, Golf and Marina As of this weekend, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is welcoming guests back to all its properties. With campgrounds, beaches, marina and historic sites opening and Upper Canada Golf Course now operational, it promises to be a busy long weekend, followed by another summer of historical, recreational and memorable experiences for people of all ages. For those looking to get out and get a taste of summer: Campgrounds and Beaches Campgrounds open Friday, May 19 and reservations for…

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12 May

Daily Kingston Pen Tours Start This Weekend

New Express Tour Offered Alongside Standard and Extended Tours Kingston, Ontario — Beginning this weekend, May 13, Kingston Pen Tours will be offered daily throughout the summer and fall, giving guests the opportunity to step behind the iron bars of Canada’s oldest prison all week long. This marks the earliest date in recent years that tours have been offered 7 days a week, creating greater availability for this popular experience. Daily tours, offered in English and French, give guests an inside look at what daily life was like at the…

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05 May

Upper Canada Village Opens for 62nd Season This Weekend

Road Trip Back in Time To Experience Life In The 19th Century Morrisburg, Ontario — Upper Canada Village opens May 6 for the 2023 season and runs 7-days-a-week until Labour Day, and Wednesday to Sunday until September 17. Every day, Upper Canada Village is brought to life by historical interpreters who use their unique skills to demonstrate daily life in the 1860s with activities like blacksmithing, tinsmithing, cabinet-making, printing, weaving, spinning, dressmaking and traditional food preparation and cooking. Farmers raise heritage breeds of livestock and run horse-powered machinery. Harnessing water…

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26 Apr

YGK Craft Beer Fest on Tap at Fort Henry June 10, 2023

Tickets on sale now for annual waterfront festival celebrating local and Ontario craft beer, music and the scenic views at Fort Henry National Historic Site in Kingston Local beers and bands will again be celebrated at Fort Henry this year when YGK Craft Beer Fest returns on June 10, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Starting April 26, guests can book their tickets online for this summer waterfront festival which pairs the impressive heritage and history of Fort Henry with Kingston’s dynamic cultural life. YGK Craft Beer Fest is…

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03 Apr
Kingston Pen Tours

Summer Time Travel Now On Sale

Tickets Available for Three of Eastern Ontario’s Most Popular Cultural Attractions: Kingston Pen Tours, Upper Canada Village and Fort Henry Morrisburg, Ontario — Beginning today, April 3 at 11 a.m., tickets for the Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village and Kingston Pen Tours 2023 seasons can be booked online. Located along the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario, Kingston Pen Tours, Upper Canada Village, and Fort Henry National Historic Site are among the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The historic sites, operated by St. Lawrence…

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06 Mar
Sunset view of Parks of the St. Lawrence campground.

Thousands Set To Enjoy Camping in Eastern Ontario This Summer

Parks of the St. Lawrence Camping Reservations Launch with More Than 6,000 Bookings Morrisburg, Ontario — It may be cold and snowy outside, but thousands of people are now holding on to a little promise of summer – their summer camping reservation at Parks of the St. Lawrence campgrounds in Eastern Ontario. The Parks of the St. Lawrence online reservations website opened for reservations at 9 a.m. on February 23 for the 2023 season. Campers were able to book for any time of the season at nine Parks of the…

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22 Feb

One More Sleep Till Parks of the St. Lawrence Campgrounds Reservations Open

Camping reservations can be booked online from 9 a.m. Thursday, February 23 Starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 23, 2023, guests will be able to book sites online for stays at all Parks of the St. Lawrence campgrounds any time through the 2023 season. The online booking process is fast, easy and the best way to secure a site this season. The payment processing capacity of the Parks of the St. Lawrence online reservation system has been dramatically increased this year addressing transaction timeouts experienced on reservation launch day…

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15 Feb

Cannonball Crush Races Through More of Fort Henry Than Ever Before!

Early-bird registration for Cannonball Crush opens February 15, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to welcome Cannonball Crush back to Fort Henry on Saturday, June 10, 2023. This year, Cannonball Crush racers will experience more of the race’s historic backdrop with five new obstacles and a revamped course that runs through more of the Fort than ever before. Cannonball Crush is an exciting and limit-testing 5 km race with more than 15 formidable obstacles which take strength, determination, and team spirit to overcome. Only…

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10 Feb
Roof before enclosure at Brown's Bay Beach during revitalization project.

Construction at Brown’s Bay Continues Despite the Winter Weather

Focus Shifts to Indoor Work to Maintain Progress Residents along the Thousand Islands Parkway who have been watching construction progress at Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area may soon notice that work is heading indoors as winter draws on. Next week, the structure-in-progress will be enclosed to keep construction work on the site moving forward, regardless of weather. As part of the multi-year revitalization project, Brown’s Bay will get a new bayfront building with accessible, gender-neutral washrooms and changerooms and food service. The new building will elevate the guest experience…

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30 Jan
Group of young children roasting marshmallows around a campfire.

Parks of the St. Lawrence Campgrounds Ready for S’more Reservations Starting February 23

Camping reservations can be booked online from 9 a.m. Parks of the St. Lawrence is pleased to announce that 2023 camping reservations for all campgrounds will open on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Starting at 9 a.m. guests will be able to book sites online for stays any time through the 2023 season. The online booking process is fast, easy and the best way to secure a site this season. High demand for sites is expected, so guests are encouraged to log on and make their reservations early! This year, the…

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