21 May

Upper Canada Village Unveils New Permanent Black History Exhibit

Honouring and sharing stories of Black history in 1860s Upper Canada. Morrisburg, ON – Upper Canada Village is officially opening a new permanent exhibit that focuses on local Black history of what was then Upper Canada in the 1860s. The exhibit shares the context of the area’s Black population and tells the personal stories of some of the prominent Black figures who helped shape the Upper Canada region. It is a celebration of Black History, Black Heritage, and Black Achievement. Admission to the Black History Exhibit is included in Upper…

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02 May

Upper Canada Village Opens This Weekend

Every visit to the 1860s Village is a different experience Morrisburg, Ontario – Upper Canada Village opens May 4 for the 2024 season and runs 7-days-a-week until September 15. 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 and steam power, the Woolen Mill, Grist Mill and…

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30 Apr

Discover Spring at Upper Canada Village

With flowers starting to bloom, sunny weather approaching, and birds singing, it is the perfect time of year to take a leisurely stroll through Upper Canada Village’s heritage buildings, winding roads and what life was like in the spring of the 1860’s all while taking advantage of our spring general admission promotion. Between April 2, 2024, to May 3, 2024, each purchased general admission ticket is eligible for a free general admission ticket for visits during the spring season, May 4, 2024, to June 16, 2024. Here are a few…

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04 Apr

History-in-the Making This Weekend at St. Lawrence Parks Commission Heritage Sites

Solar Eclipse Weekend: Programming Updates and Safety Tips Morrisburg and Kingston, ON – On April 8, 2024, parts of North America will experience a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event. St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) historic sites, Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry and Kingston Pen Tours, fall along the path of totality which will experience two to three minutes of total darkness at the height of the event. To celebrate this history-in-the-making, SLPC’s historic sites are running weekend programming and eclipse viewing opportunities from Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8, 2024….

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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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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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