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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 West Hall in the Outdoor Centre is available for rental by businesses, organizations, and individuals. 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.

Business Meeting Rentals

Looking for a unique place to hold your next meeting, seminar, or retreat? where else can you step outside for a real breath of fresh air in the great outdoors on your coffee break. Customize your event with a nature hike, forest therapy walk, or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. 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.

We offer complete flexibility in providing food and refreshments – arrange your own catering or leave the arrangements to us for a fee. Our business meeting rental rates are shown below. Please note that our rates include taxes. Special arrangement must be made to use the building before 8:30 am or after 9:00 pm.

Meeting Rental Rates  (Monday to Friday - excludes Friday evening)

  • Full Day: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, $245
  • Half Day: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 to 4:30 pm, $175
  • Evening: 5:00 to 9:00 pm, $245
  • Full Day & Evening: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, $425
  • Afternoon & Evening: 12:30 to 9:00 pm, $400
  • Additional Time: $70 per hour

Kitchen and Equipment

  • Kitchen: $58.65, limited food preparation when renting the west hall
  • Big Screen TV with HDMI Hookup: $25
  • LCD projector: $60
  • Flipchart: $17.50
  • Projector Screen: no charge
  • Podium: no charge

Special Events

Birthdays, anniversaries, 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 like weddings, we are ideal for those who are looking for something a little bit different for their special event.

The West Hall can accommodate 50 people for a sit-down meal, depending on the set-up required. We offer complete flexibility in providing food and refreshments. You can supply your own food, have a potluck, or hire your own caterer. The West Hall rental includes a limited kitchen. Rental rates include the set-up and use of our tables and chairs in the building. You must arrange for your own caterer, dishes, cutlery and linens. A cleaning deposit may be required.  No alcohol is permitted on our property. We are not able to accommodate weddings in the Outdoor Center.

Event Rental Rates (Friday night, Saturday and Sunday)

  • Full Day: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, $670
  • Half Day: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 to 4:30, $425
  • Evening: 5:00 to 9:00 pm, $540
  • Additional Time: $70 per hour, no events past 9:00 pm
  • Kitchen: no charge when renting, limited food preparation

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