The domestic animals of the Village are everywhere. You see horses, pigs, chickens, cows and many more animals at Upper Canada Village. You will also see huge carps in the canal that's flowing through the village. Do not feed the animals unless they let you feed em with the food they provide. I had a chance to milk a cow and than feed the fresh...more
You see people around and in the village working and serving tourists. None of these people are dressed in a 20-th century clothes. You see these folks in homes, schools, on wagons, taking care of animals and just walking around or welcoming the visitors.Everyone I asked to pose for a picture was glad to do so and gave us a smile. very friendly...more
What is a "Tow Scow? It is a boat pulled by a horse or horses. There is a canal flowing along the side of the village and you can get from one end to the other on this boat.It leaves several times a day. (Not when it's raining) and it is totally free, once you are inside the village. Long time ago local folks used these type of freight boats to...more
It is very interesting to see how people in the old villages used tools to perform various tasks like taking care of animals, the land and making food or other goods they needed in their every day lives. I also toke a few pictures of these tools. Most of them are located in the Village tools travelogues. Please check it out! I kind of know what the...more
The tinsmith is actually working in his shop and as you enter the house, you smell fire and all kinds of different odors as the tin melts and molded together. There are many items on display in the other room, right besides the working room. ( see picture ) Those are products, tools and tin accessories he makes out of tin. He is molding the plates...more
I know, when you look at this image, you would think it's only an old barn. Yes it really looks like that. In reality it's the Union Cheese Factory. It is a working cheese factory with working tools and it does produce real cheddar cheese.When we visited the place, the production was off for equipment maintenance. We still talked to the person who...more
The Gazette Printing Office is very unique in it's own way. if you have never seen a printing office before, you might be surprised of what you'll see in here. Don't imagine a shop full of printers, like the Xerox room at your work! Everything was done by hand and each & every letter had to be put together on large printing plates every single day....more
Bellamy's Steam Flour Mills is located near the entrance, right behind the woolen factory.It is a fully functional mill that produces real flour, ready to bake. There are three levels. The top level where the wheat gets poured into large containers and it is slowly flowing down in tubes to the middle floor where the huge stone grinders make flour...more
Real fire, real bakers, real bread. Yes, everything is real about this bakery and the folks (bakers) working inside are also real. The smell in there is wonderful and you see flour and bread crumbs all over. very original. Making bread is this bakery is very labor intensive and requires a lot of time. The bread you see on this image is still baking...more
12358 County Road, Morrisburg, K0K 1XO , Canada
This is a tiny restaurant, more like a donut shop. You can purchase beverages and other kinds of refreshments inside. They also have sweets and sandwitches.
Favorite Dish: Just a candy bar. The truth is, this place is more like a store than a restaurant. What I really liked in it is the air conditioning. It was real naughty when we went. It was raining on & off, plus it was like 100% humidity. It felt good stepping into a cold and dry place. :)
It's worth getting on the free horse carriage ride once you are inside the village. There are several different places in the park where the carriage stops. It makes regular trips between Loucks Farm and the Admissions gate. You can get on or off it as you please. This carriage is going around the park pretty much all day long. Even in the rain, it was coming and going.
You see other wagons in the villages, pulled by horse, but not all of them are carrying people. They use horse wagons to transport animal's food and other things used in the village.
You notice goods displayed in windows or in front of houses and buildings to sort of advertise the merchandise to the public. Not sure if it was really like that 150 years ago but I saw it all over as we were walking up & down the streets of Upper Canada Village.
Even if you are not sure what's inside, just look at the sign on the wall or on the top of the house. Many places have open doors while people working inside. That way you can see what's going on inside the house.
Ok, this is funny! I was in this barn and saw a sign on the door. The barn had chickens and pigs inside. This sign must of been a real sign in the early 19-th century. I found it very amusing and toke a shot of it. In reality I could of been the "Egg stealer" him self but left the egg alone. I found one, single, lonley egg. That's it.
Ok this is kind of gross but it was part of every day life for the Canadian villige people in the past centuries. This is horse manure.
You see this everywhere on the roads where the horse carrige goes. This is normal and doesn't really smell.
Unique Suggestions: Do not step into it. If you do, don't worry. It'll dry or just washes off your shoes.
Fun Alternatives: Stay on the side of the roards when walking around in the village.
Luggage and bags:
No bags. Leave em in your car, bus.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear comfy shoes and clothes that easy to walk in. You will walk most of it on foot.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take after bite with you. The flies in some barns bite / sting you.
Photo Equipment: Camera, xtra batteries. Film or spare memory card and a case for your camera, in case of rain.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunglasses are a must at all times.
Miscellaneous: Bring some money with you to buy souvenires on the way out.
"To commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth The Second to Ontario in 1984, the Province and The St. Lawrence Parks Commission presented the Queen Elizabeth Gardens as a gift to Her Majesty."The garden is outside of the park. When you turn into the driveway of the park, you see right away. Beautiful flower beds like this and many more. It is...more
There are many things to see as you walk around the village. This wool drying rack on the side of the road was very interesting. It's near by the Asselstine's Woolen Factory. When you enter the village, you can see this on your left hand side as you walk up the small road, towards the factory. You will also see out of service tools and accessories...more
Imagine the folks in these old villages. How hard they had to work for their every day food and wages. I saw this bucket made of thick & heavy wood. It was very heavy when empty. Guess how heavy it is when filled with water or milk. The people of these villages carried these buckets. Two at a time, filled with liquids. Walking back & forth with these surpasses a full day in a gym, guaranteed.
In several houses, when you walk in you see the entire house inside. Including the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc. There is normally a cord blocking the public from entering. Sometimes these cords fall down or just get un-hocked by the kids.
Fondest memory: Please do not step into these rooms. Just take a picture and move on. It toke the folks a lot of effort to create the impression of the past century. If everyone stepped in the rooms and jump on the beds and try everything, imagine the damage it would cause.