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Black Creek Pioneer Village

1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. | (at Jane St.), Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P3, Canada
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Ranked #34 of 308 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: With its 35 restored buildings from the 1860s, this village recreates Victorian-era pioneer life for visitors.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Spent a fun few hours at the village with my 4 kids. The staff were great explaining everything to them even my 6 year hold who had lots of questions. Interesting to see how life was back then and what advances the industrial revolution brought. BBQ food was good. Bought some beer from their onsite brewery in the half way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I’ve heard a lot about Black Creek Pioneer Village but never have an opportunity to visit. It was Open Doors event May 24-25 and I grabbed the deal. The parking lot is huge but probably not enough for all people who want to see the Village. The ticket price is $15, $11 per kid (5-14), $14 for seniors and students... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I took a lot of visitors from out of town to Black Creek Pioneer Village. From subway stations, it's accessible by TTC buses along Steeles (South of Steeles at the W. edge of York University), and it's an additional $15/person for students (or more for adults). People seemed to really like Black Creek, because it's staffed by great people with... More

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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is the second time of visiting and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. The only drawback were the bus loads of small children which did monopolise the whole place. Some things were only open to the children which I thought was a bit unfair, they were having lessons there. Still, all in all it was a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Black Creek Pioneer Village was an intriguing insight into the lives of early Canadian pioneers. Staff wearing period dress are stationed throughout village buildings. They do a great job explaining pioneer life and how that applied to the inhabitants of the building they're in. Friendly and welcoming of questions, it's a shame not all buildings had staff in them during... More

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Haifa, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The people manning each of the different buildings are what makes this place special. Ask them questions about life 200 years ago connected with the building they are working in and you will be told stories and will learn so much about what it was like living back then. Want to know more about it before you commit yourself to... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited Black Creek, on this our second trip to Canada, because we had heard such good things about it from my parents. We weren't disappointed. Despite it being midweek and out of season, the site was fully open and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I learned so much in this afternoon visit, and gained such empathy for... More

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I would like to visit it again when there is a festival or something because otherwise it is a bit boring

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Timmins, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Was very different, they all wore traditional clothing and showed us how they lived and made food back in the pioneer days, went on a horse and carrige ride with the class, June 1999.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This village of over 40 authentic buildings [plus a CEMETERY] dating from the 1800s gives visitors a memorable historic experience of life in a 19th century Canadian settlement. Interpreters dressed in Victorian costume greet and answer questions about life and work and the animals that were bred in those times. My son's favourite part was the printer's talk where we... More

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