WHERE IS THE EVENT
Most of the Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest activities will be taking place at CFB Kingston; which is located at 11 Navy Way in Kingston, Ontario. Activities will take place at the CFB Kingston Base Gymnasium, Sports Dome, the Field House and HMCS Cataraqui. Activities will also be taking place on the RMCC Sports Field, and the Air Shows main viewing area will be located at Fort Henry.
So, you have now have decided to attend our event- Great!
Now let’s make sure you know where you are going.
There will be parking available on the McNaughton Parade Square; which is located on Apprentice Street located just off of HYW #2. This is free parking and space is limited.
Kingston Transit will provide FREE transportation on all transit routes on the evening of the Family Fun Fest Community concert. Just show your concert ticket when boarding!
To reach the CFB Parade Square from the Downtown Transfer Point: Riders can board the Route 12 (Hwy 15) or the 602 from the Downtown Transfer Point. After the concert, riders can return to the Downtown Transfer Point via the Route 12 (Kingston Centre) or the 601.
To reach the CFB Parade Square from the north end of Hwy 15: Riders can board the Route 12 (Kingston Centre) or the 601. After the concert, riders can return to bus stops along Hwy 15 via the Route 12 (Hwy 15.) or the 602.
Various Park & Ride locations exist throughout the City, visit www.kingstontransit.ca for the list of locations.
VIA RAIL will have two of their mini VIA RAIL Canada Fun Express Trains on site which will provide shuttling services between some of the event attractions.
**Please note that Fort Henry Drive will be closed and that shuttles will be provided from Hwy#2 to the Air Show viewing areas from 1-4 pm.
Where should we park?
You may park for FREE at the CFB Kingston’s McNaughton Parade which is located on HWY 2 just East of HWY 15. There will be road signs directing you to McNaughton Parade Square. There will be Event Staff at McNaughton providing you with both assistance and direction.
Are there Shuttles going from McNaughton Parade Square Parking to the Garrison Family Fun Fest Event?
Yes, there are FREE shuttles to the Base Gym and all of the activities.
Route # 1 (Bus Route) – McNaughton Parade square to Base Gym
Saturday From: 0900-1630
Sunday From: 0900-1700
Can I bring a stroller on the shuttle?
Yes, we ask that the stroller that you bring is able to be compressed or folded to ensure it does not take up too much room and that it can be transported safely.
How often do the shuttles run?
The shuttles will run on a continuous loop from the McNaughton Hill to the Base Gym Footprint.
I have an Accessibility Parking Sticker- where should I park?
We do have accessibility parking available just off of the LaSalle Causeway to the west of the Kingston Military Sports Centre. There is a parking lot just on your left off of Navy Way that will accommodate you. We will have event staff assisting you and directing you to the appropriate parking lot.
I have an Accessibility Parking Sticker and I have a vehicle with a ramp for my wheelchair. Where should I park?
We have designated an area to ensure you have an appropriate amount of room to enter and exit your vehicle safely. There is Accessible Parking available for persons confined to wheelchairs who have vehicles with ramps or lifts in parking lot # 2 which is located at the back of the Constantine Arena. The back row has been reserved for you. All pathways leading to the events and activities are paved.
I want to watch the Air show- How do I get up Fort Henry Hill?
The Road to Fort Henry will be closed to all traffic for the entire weekend. We will have Event Staff at the base of the hill all weekend.
We will have shuttles running from 9 AM-4 PM to transport attendees up and down Fort Henry Hill. Signs will be posted to signal shuttle pick-up and drop-off locations. There will also be a section of roadway roped off for those who may wish to walk up the hill.
Vehicles with Ramps- For Air Show Access
If you are confined to a wheelchair and you have a vehicle with a lift or a ramp we encourage you to drive your vehicle up the hill. We have set aside a designated parking area for you as well as a special viewing area. We have also ensured that there are accessible washrooms available in close proximity to the Viewing area.
I want to ride my bike, are there bike racks?
Yes, we do have bike racks available. They are located outside of the Sports Dome. There are a limited number of Racks available; but the perimeter of the event will be surrounded by fencing; so feel free to bring a lock with you.
Can I walk from Downtown Kingston?
Yes, The Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest takes place at CFB Kingston which is located just to the East of the Causeway on HWY # 2. It is a fairly short walk from downtown Kingston.
Route #1 (Bus Route) – McNaughton Parade Square to Base Gym
Route #2 (Shuttle to Air Show) – Bottom of Fort Henry Hill to the top and back
Route #1 : 9:00am – 4:30pm
Route#2: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Concert Run (Bus Route #1): 5:00pm – 1:00am
Route #1 : 9:00am – 5:00pm
Route#2: 9:00am – 4:00pm
City of Kingston’s Park and Ride Locations
- Montreal Street & HYW 401
- INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road
- Kingston Gospel Temple
- Centre 70 Arena
- Innovation Drive