The Outdoor Centre at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is a unique location to hold a business meeting or a special event. Easily accessible from Highway 401, it boasts spectacular views of nature, just minutes from downtown Kingston.
The Outdoor Centre is available for rental by businesses, organizations, and individuals. There are two large rooms, each accommodates up to 70 people depending on seating arrangements.
The West Hall offers your group a relaxed atmosphere with a panoramic view of the wetlands and surrounding forest. An adjoining snack bar and full kitchen allows for easy food service.
Our General Purpose Room is ideal for classroom style meetings or seminars. Audio visual equipment is available for rental on-site.
We offer easy access, free parking, and flexibility in adapting the food and decoration that you desire. Just give us a call to inquire about availability and rates at (613) 546-4228 ext. 222.
Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirements and other occasions are even more special in the intimate setting of our Outdoor Centre. While we are not able to accommodate large functions, we are ideal for those who are looking for something a little bit different for their special event.
The West Hall can accommodate 56 people for a sit-down meal, while the General Purpose Room can accommodate 64 people.
We offer complete flexibility in providing food and refreshments. You can supply your own food, have a potluck, or hire your own caterer.
Kingston is located within a two-hour drive of Toronto and Ottawa, three hours from Montreal and just 30 minutes from the USA border crossing, making it a central location for your get-together. Easy access from Highway 401 and lots of free parking make the Outdoor Centre a convenient place to host your special day.
Our special event package prices are shown below. Please note that our rates do not include GST or PST.
Special Event Rental Rates
|Event Package #1||One room – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.||$600.00*|
|Event Package #2||Both rooms – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.||$900.00*|
|Event Package #3||One room – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.||$425.00*|
|Event Package #4||One room – Noon to 1:00 a.m.||$575.00*|
|Event Package #5||One room – 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.||$525.00*|
|These rates are for special events held on weekends and evenings. Rates for business meetings are shown below.
*Rates do not include HST.
Rental rates include access to the kitchen, set up and use of our tables and chairs. Cleaning fees may be assessed for large events.
Things to Know About Planning Your Special Event
- You are responsible for obtaining your own liquor permit. Special occasion permit applications are available at any LCBO outlet.
- You must arrange for your own caterer, dishes, cutlery and table linens.
- Advance payment by VISA or Mastercard is required.
For more information or to book your special event, call Shannon Fleming at (613) 546-4228 ext. 222 or toll-free (613 area code only) 1-877-956-CRCA (2722) ext. 222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Meetings and Seminars
Looking for a unique place to hold your next meeting, seminar, or retreat? The Outdoor Centre at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is peaceful and quiet – a natural getaway from the frantic pace of the city. After all, where else can you step outside for a real breath of fresh air in the great outdoors on your coffee break, while only minutes away from the heart of Kingston.
Kingston is located within a two-hour drive of Toronto and Ottawa, three hours from Montreal and just 30 minutes from the USA border crossing, making it a central location for a regional meeting. Easy access from Highway 401 and lots of free parking make the Outdoor Centre a convenient place to meet.
Customize your event with a nature hike. Not only will your group enjoy our natural setting, but they will return refreshed, more productive and ready to take on the rest of the day.
Hold your event in the winter and include some cross-country skiing on or 13 kilometres of groomed trails. Or, how about some snowshoeing?
We also have a beautiful natural ice rink that is maintained throughout the winter season. Warm up by the bonfire or in the warming huts, a great way to promote team spirit.
We offer complete flexibility in providing food and refreshments – arrange your own catering or leave the arrangements to us.
Our business meeting rental rates are shown below. Please note that our rates do not include GST or PST.
Business Meeting Rental Rates
|Length of Rental||Cost|
|Half Day (4 hrs. or less)||$130.00*|
|Full Day (8 hrs or less)||$190.00*|
|Evening (until 9:00 pm)||$190.00*|
|Full Day and Evening||$285.00*|
|Afternoon and Evening (until 9:00 p.m.)||$255.00*|
|These rates are only for meetings or seminars held from Monday to Friday. Rates for weddings and special events are shown above.
*Rates shown are for the rental of one room (either the West Hall or General Purpose Room).
A half day or evening is 4 hours (i.e. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) Special arrangements must be made to use the building after 9:00 p.m. or before 8:30 a.m. Additional charges apply.
Other Rental Rates
|Kitchen||For limited food preparation
(when renting the West Hall or General Purpose Room)
|Equipment Rental||LCD Projector||$50.00|
|All of the above are daily rates. Screen, lectern and microphone are available without additional charges|