Provincial recognition and new attractions for parks commission in 2016

Provincial recognition and new attractions for parks commission in 2016

The parks commission is launching Skywood Eco Adventure Park on the 1000 Islands Parkway between Brockville and Gananoque.  Skywood will be Ontario’s largest zipline and canopy adventure park in Ontario.

CORNWALL, Ontario – A pair of popular outdoor attractions in the Cornwall area have been listed among the province’s best.

Festival & Events Ontario (FEO) named Pumpkinferno and Alight at Night, both events located at Upper Canada Village, as Top 100 Events in Ontario for 2015. 

FEO Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry.

“Our teams at Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village are honoured to receive this recognition,” said St. Lawrence Parks Commission general manager Darren Dalgleish. “Events continue to be an important part of our business strategy and they are significant drivers of visitors to the region. 

“In 2015, combined these events hosted more than 100,000 visitors and generated an estimated economic impact of more than $10 million.”

The parks commission is launching Skywood Eco Adventure Park on the 1000 Islands Parkway between Brockville and Gananoque.  Skywood will be Ontario’s largest zipline and canopy adventure park in Ontario.

“I’ve been witness to the high level of time, energy and creativity that goes into the crafting and redesigning of each event,” said  Geoff Waycik, manager of historic sites with the parks commission. “The annual challenges of keeping these important community events aligned with the customer’s desires is obviously paying off.

“This will be a very positive beginning to our 2016 event season.”

Upper Canada Village will open for the 2016 season on May 5.

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