by Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg, Ontario on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 9:29am ·
Morrisburg - The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is changing things up at Upper Canada Village for 2012 lowering the adult admission rate by $6 to $15 (per adult, plus tax). The aggressive move is intended to make the heritage site more affordable for more people and to stimulate broader visitation. Plus, the parking fee introduced two years ago in 2010 has been lowered to $2 per car from $5. New event fees will be introduced depending upon the size and scale of the event and event programming is planned to increase with some exciting additions.
SLPC is also rolling out a brand new Reciprocal Program to increase cross visitation between its numerous attractions and by its diverse client base. The Reciprocal Program will work by giving visitors who purchase a gate admission at Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village or a SLPC day-use facility, a FREE ticket to visit the other heritage site or one of the day-use parks or beach areas absolutely FREE! The program is based on a Buy One Get One (BOGO) principle of equal or lesser value and will be valid for the regular day programs during the regular operating season.
Seasonal campers, Crysler Park Marina seasonal boaters and Upper Canada Golf Course members will also get in on the program. They will be provided with an Experience Pass that will give them admission for two to Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry and to any of the St. Lawrence Parks day-use beach facilities free all season long. Campers will also get benefits under the Reciprocal Program receiving two free passes valid for Upper Canada Village or Fort Henry upon check-in at any St. Lawrence Parks campground. The Reciprocal Program does not apply to special events such as Fort Fright, Sunset Ceremonies or Alight at Night. But they are valid for regular day program events such as Medieval Festival, Horse Lover’s Weekend and other themed weekend events.
The regular season operating dates during which the Reciprocal Program is offered:
Upper Canada Village – Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, October 7, 2012.
Open Wednesdays through Sundays from September 3 to October 7.
Fort Henry – Saturday, May 19 to Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2012
St. Lawrence Parks Day-Use/Beach Areas –
- Brown’s Bay Beach Day-Use Area – weekends – May 19 to 27; daily from June 2 to September 3
- Crysler Beach Day-Use Area – June 18 to September 3
- Glengarry Campground Day-Use Area – May 19 to September 3
- Long Sault Parkway:
- Woodlands Beach Day-Use Area – June 18 to September 3
- Mille Roches Beach Day-Use Area – May 19 to September 3
For information and reservations, call 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 (locally) or visit www.parks.on.ca.
“The Reciprocal Program will offer our customers added value and the opportunity to visit more of our attractions and broaden their experience in our region. With two new Discovery Centres, one at Upper Canada Village and the other one opening at Fort Henry this spring, this is a great time to plan a visit to St. Lawrence Parks’s attractions.”
- Bryan Mercer, Director of Marketing, St. Lawrence Parks Commission
“We recognize that the economy is presenting challenges for all business sectors including tourism... Our job as the largest tourism organization in Eastern Ontario is to innovatively lead and more importantly attract visitors to our world-class sites with programs and prices that deliver outstanding, quality and value.”
- Darren Dalgleish, General Manager/CEO, St. Lawrence Parks Commission