Something I learned over the past few years is that many people are not a fan of winter. From what I hear most people don’t like the cold, or dealing with the snow and ice. Others say it is an ugly season, everything is dead and bland.
Actually, winter is my favourite season. The ice and snow are so uniquely beautiful. I love the contrast of the pure white of snow with the stark blues, and violets that show up in the winter. The air is crisp, clean and fresh smelling, and things are quiet, sometimes to the point where all you can hear is snow blowing across the ice.
For the second year in a row Kingston’s Fort Henry is hosting Luminous Borealis, a celebration of winter. You can purchase tickets to walk around the historic fort enjoying depictions of winter scenes. Among many other themes there is an evergreen forest, and ice walkway, and colourful lights showcasing aboriginal art, which was a highlight for myself and my parents.
The entire walk around Fort Henry took just over an hour and it was a really nice experience. After you walk through the decorations you can play some games, and buy souveniers from the vendors.
Overall, my parents and I all really enjoyed the experience and it is likely that we will go back again the future. I certainly enjoyed seeing something so unique in my hometown and look forward to going again next year!