Helpful Tips and Suggestions
- The Village is a large outdoor living history site that allows for flexibility. You may decide to stay for an hour or the entire day. Please keep in mind that all buildings and walkways are authentic to the 19th century. You’ll be mostly outside and doing lots of walking on gravel roads and wooden sidewalks. Bring sunscreen, comfortable shoes and bottled water. Note that we do have a canal, a pond and are on the St. Lawrence River.
- Upon arrival, request an ASD Friendly coloured wristband at Admissions when you buy your tickets. With each paid admission you will receive a free ticket for Fort Henry, one of the day-use parks and beach areas along the St. Lawrence River or a return visit to Upper Canada Village. These tickets are valid for the regular day program during the regular operating season.
- Ask for the Village and train combo ticket if you decide to include a miniature train ride in your visit.
- Familiarize yourself with the lay-out of the Village before your visit and pick up a site map at Admissions.
- Friendly Village staff are located throughout the site and always there to help. They will be happy to engage in gentle social interactions with you.
- The mills and trade shops use machinery and tools which may be noisy. Please bring your own noise cancelling equipment. Some of the buildings may contain operating wood stoves.
- Be prepared to see unplanned things such as animals in the fields and sometimes on the streets, noisy horse or oxen-drawn wagons, etc. You may also perceive unfamiliar smells – bread baking at the Bakery, coal fire and smoke at the Blacksmith Shop, unwashed wool at the Woollen Mill, etc.
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