Young Interpreters Program

Upper Canada Village Students Learning the Flute Young Interpreters are children who come to Upper Canada Village and help portray life in the 1860s. They learn about the skills and techniques involved in being a historical interpreter.

The Young Interpreters Program provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of typical 19th-century children. Each child is lent a period costume and instructed in the proper manner of behaviour for a child in the 1860s.

Young Interpreters are then assigned to a selection of locations where, under supervision, they observe and participate in the historical interpretation by performing tasks and learning the skills appropriate to the time period. 

Eligibility and Notification of Acceptance

Youths 10 - 15 years of age as of June 1st, are eligible to apply to be Young Interpreters.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 12 children per session. All criteria being met, applicants are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of April 2019. Remaining spaces will be filled up to the first day of each session.


Please note that at present, Upper Canada Village does not provide accommodations for Young Interpreters. It is the parents' responsibility to arrange for transportation and/or accommodation for their children.

2019 Program Fee and Dates

The program cost is $245.00 (plus tax) per participant. This fee is due when you are accepted and is non-refundable.

  • June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23;
  • June 29, 30, July 1 and July 6, 7, 8;
  • July 20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29;
  • August 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26.
How to Apply

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Upper Canada Village

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328

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