06 Sep
Glowing pumpkins with carved faces.

Double Pumpkinferno is Back: Two Unique Experiences Running at Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village This Fall

Tickets on sale now for both Kingston and Morrisburg events Morrisburg, ON — As leaves begin to turn and kids head back to school, it can only mean one thing… the pumpkins are coming! St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to welcome back the fan-favourite Pumpkinferno event to both historic Fort Henry in Kingston and Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, beginning September 30, 2022. Starting today, September 6, 2022, guests can book their tickets for either (or both) experiences online. Pumpkinferno is a luminary experience for all ages, a…

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06 Sep

Pumpkinferno Returns to Kingston for 2022

Pumpkinferno at Fort Henry, Kingston runs nightly from Friday, September 30 until Monday, October 31 Kingston, ON — After a successful debut last year, Fort Henry is excited to announce the return of the award-winning, family-friendly Pumpkinferno event to Kingston for its second annual season beginning September 30, 2022. When the sun goes down, the regimentation of daily 19th century military life fades away and Fort Henry National Historic Site is transformed into an enchanted wonderland of brilliant pumpkin sculptures ablaze inside the limestone walls under the night sky. This…

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01 Sep
Top view of the Long Sault Parkway during fall

Summer Doesn’t Have to Be Over Just Because It’s Fall

St. Lawrence Parks Commission Keeps That Summer Feeling Alive with Fall Programming Running to the End of October Morrisburg, ON — As kids head back to school 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 7-18 from 9:30-5:00 p.m. Walking tours only daily September 12, 13, 19-30…

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31 Aug
Parks of the St. Lawrence student followed by a Fort Henry Guard drum major.

Summer’s Out for School: SLPC Students Wrapping Up the Season

Students Are a Vital Part of the Workforce Across St. Lawrence Parks Commission Parks and Attractions Morrisburg, ON — As the school bell tolls for students everywhere, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is preparing to say goodbye to a vital part of its seasonal workforce. Each summer season, SLPC proudly welcomes more than 300 students from across Eastern Ontario to work as retail associates, groundskeepers, fishing instructors, historic interpreters and many more positions that are critical to operations at its 10 campgrounds, six beach and day-use areas, three historic sites,…

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26 Aug
Upper Canada Village interpreter driving horse wagon

Celebrating All Things Horses at Upper Canada Village

Horse Lovers Weekend runs September 3-5, 2022 with special presentation September 4: RCMP Musical Ride From Saturday, September 3 until Monday, September 5, 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. On Sunday afternoon (Sept…

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28 Jul
Fort Henry Guard Firing Cannon.

Sunset Ceremonies Return to Fort Henry for Limited Run

Ticket sales open July 28 for two performances of the popular military precision demonstration on August 24 and 31, 2022 Sunset Ceremonies are making their return to Fort Henry with a limited run for the 2022 season, with two Wednesday shows scheduled: August 24 and 31. Rich with pageantry and performance and set against an awe-inspiring sunset, Fort Henry’s Sunset Ceremonies have become a must-see for both Kingston residents and visitors. Tickets for both shows are on sale as of July 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Sunset Ceremonies are an…

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20 Jul
8 Wing Pipes and Drums Military Band Performing at Fort Henry.

Additional Performers Added to Fort Henry Tattoo

Bands from Trenton and Windsor join annual military music showcase line-up on Saturday, August 20, 2022 Fort Henry has announced additional bands to the line-up for its Tattoo performance when it returns on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The Windsor Regiment Band from Windsor and 8 Wings Pipes and Drums from Trenton joining the previously announced line-up: Fort Henry Guard, host performers Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers (Kingston) Princess of Wales Own Regiment Foundation Pipes & Drums (Kingston) Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band (Hamilton) 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group…

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13 Jul
Fort Henry Guard in red military uniforms marching on the Parade Square.

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Reviews from millions of TripAdvisor travellers place Fort Henry and Kingston Pen Tours in the top 10% worldwide again! St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is proud to celebrate Kingston Pen Tours’ and Fort Henry National Historic Site’s newly awarded 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. This is the second year running that each site has received the guest feedback-based award. This 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. These awards are made even…

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06 Jul
Female holding lantern dressed in black clothing and clock

Ghosts of Upper Canada Village Walking Tours

Explore Upper Canada Village’s Haunted Past Friday and Saturday Evenings in July and August Ghosts of Upper Canada Village Walking Tours by The Haunted Walk return to Upper Canada Village Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August. These after-hour experiences take guests on an outdoor journey through Upper Canada Village’s darker past, exploring whether ghosts may still linger there today. Operated by ghost tour and paranormal adventure experts, The Haunted Walk, tours must be booked through The Haunted Walk and online ticket purchases prior to arrival are recommended. For…

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22 Jun
Three female dressed in 1860s dresses wearing hats sitting and painting

School’s Out!

Celebrate Summer at Upper Canada Village with Even More Family Friendly Activities Starting June 25 School’s out for summer and Upper Canada Village is launching additional programming just in time to address what parents everywhere want to know most: what to do with kids for all those long days ahead. And even better, the answer is both entertaining and educational! Starting Saturday, June 25 and running until Sunday, August 28 Upper Canada Village has daily interactive activities for kids at its Family Activity Centre. Here, guests of all ages can…

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