Illuminated night-walk unveiled in Kingston

Lumina Borealis combines digital lighting and audio effects with imposing structures to create a multi-level experience.



During the first ever Lumina Borealis event, Fort Henry is transforming itself into an illuminated, mythical, winter landscape. Like its spooky autumnal counterpart — Fort Fright — this night-walk combines digital lighting and audio effects with imposing structures to create a multi-level experience.

It follows the story of a mystical land where the spirit of winter has taken on the form of an ethereal wolf and then a deer. Visitors make their way through the fort and discover different sections like Snowman Alley, where local school children have built their own interpretations of the winter character. In another section, projections of whimsical creatures appear around a digital fire pit. When visitors step up and speak into a microphone on another level, their voices are transformed into music and colourful projections appear.

The night-walk is put on by Montreal entertainment company Moment Factory. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and kids under the age of 5 get in free. It is suggested that visitors buy their tickets online in advance. The walk generally takes about 45 minutes to an hour, with the last tour departing at 9:45 p.m. The event will be held until Feb.4

Fort Henry is located at 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ont. A free shuttle is available to take visitors up to the site from downtown Kingston’s visitor centre or the bottom of Fort Henry Hill.

For more information, visit luminaborealis.com

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