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“Step back in time!”

Black Creek Pioneer Village
Ranked #48 of 501 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: With its 35 restored buildings from the 1860s, this village recreates Victorian-era pioneer life for visitors.
Gibraltar
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Step back in time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

We arrived at 09.30hrs and remained until closing time 16.30hrs. It takes a whole day to see and visit the whole village. It really felt as if we had gone back in time. It is so well kept. No electricity, no modern technic. All is as it was. In every house shop or trade you find persons dressed and in character explaining their trade or role in the village. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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213 reviews
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“Not super authentic, way too many people”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

It's not that Black Creek Pioneer Village is not cool for children but honnestly you are paying way too much for this not so authentic village. We went for Doors Open Toronto and it was packed like crazy with dumb people feeding animals which is 100% forbidden. Ok that has nothing to do with the attraction itself but there is not much to see.

Worst thing is than you are extremely close to the main road and you hear and see (!) cars. Not very picturesque if you ask me. I think it's very interesting for children and teens though but as an adult I would not really recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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“fun for kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great for the kids, but a little out of the way. Worth the trip if you're spending the whole day there.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Authentic pioneer experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is one of my favourite year round places to visit. It's away from the heart of Toronto but worth the trip back in time. The staff, who are dressed in traditional pioneer fashion, live in a village that is modeled after an authentic village of its time. Taking part of some of the special events is always worth the extra time and money. It's a wonderful cultural experience. Highly recommend Christmas by candlelight.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An Ideal Peaceful Family Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a great family destination for those who want a quieter, more educational outdoor experience.

There are many buildings representing what time was like in 1850s Ontario.
Re-en actors show how people lived and worked in large varieties of everyday pioneer life.

Some representations include a school, church. blacksmith, doctor's house. town hall, general store, post office, furniture maker, stable, shoemaker and a country kitchen.

This place is the antithesis of a highly charged theme park.

It is set on beautiful grounds with many small gardens and mature trees.

Visited May 2013
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