Five all-terrain wheelchairs are available for loan upon request at the Discovery Centre. There is no charge. Access for people in wheelchairs varies from building to building. All buildings are either accessible or partially accessible (i.e. main floors) to all visitors. In some cases, access is through an alternate entrance. Those buildings with a second floor are outfitted with electronic tablets featuring pictures of the upstairs rooms or machinery. Please ask the costumed interpreter.
There are several public washrooms on site:
- Outside the entrance to the Village
- In the Discovery Centre and the Village Store
- In the middle of the Village behind Crysler Hall
- At the Harvest Barn restaurant
- At the east end of the Village near Loucks Farm
- If you require a gender neutral, single stall facility, please use the one in the Discovery Centre next to the Admissions desk.
Food, water and restaurants
- Bringing and eating your own food/snacks/lunch is permitted. You will find several suitable areas around the Village.
- Covered picnic shelter and shaded picnic tables next to the Harvest Barn Restaurant
- Shaded picnic tables behind the Village Pantry near the Village Store at the entrance
- Many grassy shaded spots and benches inside Upper Canada Village.
- Please inquire directly with the food services staff at the Harvest Barn and Village Pantry to find out about gluten/lactose-free food choices.
- You may fill up your water bottles at the water fountains near the Village Pantry at the entrance or at any of the washrooms.
- There are 3 designated quiet areas on site:
- Discovery Centre in the ship room (Admissions staff will direct you)
- Providence Chapel (lift up the half gate and let yourself in)
- Barn behind the Physician’s Home
- You will find cushions, blankets, toys and colouring supplies in a chest in the above areas. The Discovery Centre, Crysler Hall, Village Store & Pantry, Harvest Barn Restaurant and Willard’s Hotel (restaurant) are all air conditioned.