Upper Canada Village Opens This Weekend

Every visit to the 1860s Village is a different experience

Morrisburg, Ontario – Upper Canada Village opens May 4 for the 2024 season and runs 7-days-a-week until September 15.

Every day, Upper Canada Village is brought to life by historical interpreters who use their unique skills to demonstrate daily life in the 1860s with activities like blacksmithing, tinsmithing, cabinet-making, printing, weaving, spinning, dressmaking and traditional food preparation and cooking.

Farmers raise heritage breeds of livestock and run horse-powered machinery. Harnessing water and steam power, the Woolen Mill, Grist Mill and Sawmill process wool, grain and logs into yarn, flour and lumber for the community. Products made in the Village can be purchased in the Village Store, including the guest-favourite, fresh-baked bread from the wood fired oven, available daily.

New this season, Upper Canada Village is presenting a permanent exhibit that focuses on local Black history of what was then Upper Canada in the 1860s. The exhibit shares the context of the area’s Black population and tells the personal stories of some of the prominent Black figures who helped shape the Upper Canada region. It is a celebration of Black History, Black Heritage, and Black Achievement.

Celebrations and special events run throughout the season at Upper Canada Village and are included in the general admission ticket price. Learn about wool making, and sheep shearing during Fantastic Fibers and Terrific Textiles weekend or share in Canadian pride over Canada’s national horse during Horse Lover’s Weekend, consult the special events calendar to see all the 2024 events.

With sprouts and blooms starting to appear in the heirloom gardens and baby animals just beginning their Village lives, find out all the reasons why spring is a special time to visit the Village.

Tickets and season passes for the 2024 season are available for purchase online now at Purchasing tickets prior to arrival is recommended, especially for dates with special events.

About Upper Canada Village

One of the largest living-history museums in Canada, Upper Canada Village invites guests to step back in time to 1866 and experience 19th century rural village life. The Village offers an immersive experience with more than 40 historic buildings, traditional trades, farming, music and 19th century social life.

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Amanda Liebeck
Communications and Media Relations Officer  
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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