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.
Opening Times/Days – please confirm on their website as times may change and we don’t want to post incorrect information
- Regular Season:
Mid-May to Mid-September
- Some holidays
- Halloween time – they have a special event called Pumpkinferno
- Alight at Night – this is held in the Christmas season from the end of November until early January on select evenings
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
- some groups (i.e. schools, Girl Guides, Scouts etc) can book an overnight stay and the children are immersed in the life of the 1860’s
- and more.
Our favourite time to go is around Christmas to see their Alight at Night Festival. The buildings and trees come alive with millions of lights. It is very magical and it is definitely worth the drive for the entire family (all ages can appreciate it).
There really is a lot to see and do at Upper Canada Village at various times of the year. It is a must see for visitors to Ottawa and residents of Ottawa! Enjoy your visit.