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 that Fort Henry National Historic Site and Kingston Pen Tours have once again secured their place in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

This is the first year the Village has earned the guest feedback-based award, a testament to its commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences to guests.

This year, the awards are made even more meaningful by the heightened competition via the travel resurgence seen over the past year. SLPC extends gratitude to our valued guests whose support has contributed to the continued success of these attractions.

There is still time to experience these attractions during this award-winning season! Kingston Pen Tours are available until November 26, Fort Henry fall tours run until October 1, and Upper Canada Village fall tours run until September 28.

This Halloween season, Fort Fright returns to Fort Henry, turning Kingston’s 18th-century garrison and National Historic Site into one of the top haunted houses in North America, from September 29 to October 31. Fan-favourite, family-friendly Pumpkinferno returns for its third season in Kingston, ON, this time in a new home, Kingston Penitentiary, beginning September 29, 2023. At Upper Canada Village, the twelfth season of Pumpkinferno runs select evenings from September 29 to October 29, 2023.

Each year, SLPC welcomes 680,000 guests across their sites, generating an estimated $80-100M in economic spinoff in local communities and Eastern Ontario. Fall events like Pumpkinferno and Fort Fright play a key role in extending the tourism season and generating important economic spinoff for local communities and the Eastern Ontario region.

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Quick Facts
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates parks and attractions stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border. 

Fort Henry, built between 1832 and 1837, offers guests tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations.

Kingston Pen Tours offer an in-depth look at life behind the walls of Canada’s oldest maximum-security prison.

One of the largest living-history museums in Canada, Upper Canada Village invites guests to step back in time to 1866 and experience rural village life.

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities 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, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

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Katie Forrester
Communications and Media Relations
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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