Upper Canada Village is an 1860s heritage park outside of Ottawa near Morrisburg. There are historical buildings such as a bakery, a sawmill, a flour mill, an old school and more.
The staff are all dressed up in costume from the 1860s and they are located around the park and in the various buildings to answer your questions. It is one of the most interesting and historical of all the Ottawa attractions.
For those of you who have lived in Ottawa through your school years you have probably already visited the Village for a school trip. Most people we know that have been back as an adult have been just as impressed (if not more) than they were the first time they went as a child. It really is a great place for all ages and a great trip for the entire family.
Hours: (these may be subject to change, so check before hearding down!)
- Regular Season:
May 19 to September 3
September 4 to October 7 (regular admission fees apply)
- 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Wednesday through Sunday ONLY. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
- The Miniature Train operates on weekends only from September 8 to October 7 from 11:00 a.m. till 5 p.m. The last run is at 4:40 p.m.
- Thanksgiving Monday, October 8 (off season admission fees apply):
- 9:30 – 4 p.m. – Discovery Centre will be open and Upper Canada Village will be available for walk-in tours (outdoors)
- 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Carry All rides, Cooks Tavern, Sawmill, Crysler’s Store and the School House will be open for drop-in visits. All other buildings will be closed.
- They also open from the end of November until the beginning of January in the evenings for their "Alight at Night" festivities.
Here are some of the buildings that are at the Village:
- Cheese Factory
- Flour Mill
Apart from exploring the historical buildings, they also offer special events and activities. Here are some that may be of interest to you:
- Wagon rides
- Family Activity Centre (July & August) - including crafts, dress-up and much more
- Miniature train tour
- Tow scow
- and more.
There really is a lot to see and do at Upper Canada Village. It is a must see for visitors to Ottawa and residents of Ottawa! Enjoy your visit.
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