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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 #35 of 310 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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Zeist, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Greatly recommended for history lovers and families with children. I was looking for some local history on my visit to Toronto and came across Black Creek Pioneer Village where I spent a really nice day. There's quite a large variation of buildings in the village, from simple farmers cottages to 'posh' middle-class homes and also shops, churches and a school.... More

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Doha, Qatar
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was amazing to find this pioneer village almost in the middle of town. The exhibits were very well thought out and the staff very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and the peoples they represented. The kids learned a lot and we saw that the Village also offered day camps and the campers seemed to be having lots... More

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Swansea Wales
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

UK visitor. Thunderstorms during visit turned site into a quagmire which was unfortunate. Expensive entry and parking. Some places closed for various reasons. Guides not always sure of their facts and on occasions gave incorrect information. Very average on site food and drink provision. Overall very unimpressed.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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2 reviews
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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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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
61 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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