In a land not too far away from Toronto, there exists a magical place where the spirit of winter shines for all to see.
Fort Henry in Kingston Ontario has been transformed into an enchanted world called Lumina Borealis. It is a winter wonderland illuminated with dazzling light shows and glowing art installations that you can explore.
Part of the festival involves walking through a magnificent 1-km trail that meanders through a forest inside the fort and the outdoors. Along the way, you'll come across beautiful sights and sounds that showcase the immense beauty of winter.
The path takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete, and there are also casual dining and snack options available on site. It is open from 5 pm to 11 pm on select nights from December 1, 2016 to February 4, 2017. The last tour time is 9:45 pm.
Entrance fees are as follows:
- Adult / Senior (13 years or older): $12
- Youth (6-12 years): $10
- Child (5 years and under): Free
Here is the tale of Lumina Borealis:
A long time ago anyone could see the beauty of winter. But as the greater world became distracted with greater stories, only children kept a warm heart for the cold season. Left out in the frost, the spirit of winter found shelter in Fort Henry.
One night, as winter transformed into a wolf howling at the moon, the wind asked why it was crying. “My beauty is invisible to most humans” said winter. “What is your beauty?” the wind asked. “Only a warm heart can see it” the spirit responded.
That night the spirit of winter found a new purpose. It decided never to leave Kingston and to take all its beauty to Fort Henry. Transformed into a deer, it whispered a spell at the wind, concealing behind a magic veil all the secret wonders of the cold season. “Only those who keep a warm heart will be able to lift this veil!” said the spirit as he waited for guests to arrive.
Will you be able to break the spell and reveal the secrets of winter’s beauty?
Find your path into another world, across a frozen landscape: once you unlock the magic of Lumina Borealis, winter will never be the same…
For more information, visit Lumina Borealis' website here.
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