It’s Opening Weekend!

Now in Season: Campgrounds and Beaches, Historic Sites, Golf Course and Marina

Aerial image of Upper Canada Village

As of this weekend, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is welcoming guests back to all its properties. With campgrounds, beaches, the marina and historic sites opening and Upper Canada Golf Course already 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 20 and reservations for campgrounds must be made online.
  • No reservations are required for beaches, which open Saturdays and Sundays starting May 21 from 9:00am to 9:00pm and then all days starting June 24.

Boating and Golfing

  • Crysler Park Marina opens Friday, May 20. To dock a boat (transient or seasonal spaces available), visit the website.
  • Upper Canada Golf Course is open now. Tee times can be made online.

Historic Sites (opening Saturday, May 21)

  • Kingston Pen Tours – first tour beginning at 10:00 am Wednesday-Friday and 9:00am Saturday-Sunday.
  • Fort Henry – 10:00am to 5:00pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm).
  • Upper Canada Village – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). Upper Canada Village has special entertainment and cake to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday on Sunday, May 22.
  • Tickets can be purchased online for all historic sites through our website. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

For more information on what to expect from SLPC’s parks and attractions this season, check out

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission operates parks and attractions stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border. We welcome guests to Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 9 other campgrounds and 6 day-use beach and picnic areas, including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

Media Contact

Heather Kearney
Manager, Guest Relations and Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission