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“One of the best places to stop”

Upper Canada Village
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Step back to the 1860s at Upper Canada Village. The living history village has original buildings and costumed interpreters. Watch demonstrations and visit the Family Activity Centre for interactive fun.
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This 1866 historical village is so well done. It is hard to imagine anyone not being impressed. There are countless buildings to see, most staffed with a knowledgeable costumed guide who is willing to answer questions and provide demonstrations; you will see enacted things you've often read about, like spinning wool, milling flour, smithing tin, carving furniture, and much more. There is such a feeling of authenticity; you can watch bread and cheese being made and later buy some in the gift shop (I highly recommend this!). Allow a full day. Check the website for deals; when we were there they were offering free tickets to Fort Henry with the Upper Canada visit.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautiful lights, sleigh rides, family fun. It was cold but such a beautiful night to take in the lights walk around the village. Stop for a hot chocolate and cinnamon bun, see the bread being made and buy a loaf on your way out of the village. This is a great place to visit. Can't wait for it to be open for the summer season.

1  Thank Debra_LynnB_12
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

When on location try to get reservation to eat on location at the Willard Hotel, good service and excellent food, dessert should be a special trip...

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I really like going here for the many festivals they put on. Such as the alight at night and the Pumpkin one. So much history and so pretty.

Thank jlunn
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is an interesting place to visit and it is the most impressive heritage village I’ve ever seen. What I liked most were the breathtaking views of St. Lawrence river with a couple of lighthouses. I doubt if adults would be particularly impressed by the Village, but kids will definitely love it.
If you drive from Toronto, be aware that it is too far (roughly 400 km) and you have to stay overnight somewhere close (e.g. Kingston or Ottawa).

Thank melifaro81
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