Education Day

NOTICE: Our priority is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our visitors, vendors, entertainers and staff in these challenging times. Under the guidance and advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, it is with great sadness that we cancel Medieval Festival from June 13-15th for the 2020 season.

Broaden students’ awareness of the history and culture of early societies through a full day of discovery and action-packed fun at a Medieval encampment on the grounds adjacent to Upper Canada Village. Students will learn about Medieval life across the globe through the eyes of its warriors, royalty, Medieval families, artisans, merchants and buskers; they can cheer for their favourite competitor’s homeland at the action-packed jousting Knights on horseback show! Hands-on games and activities, theatrical performances, comedy acts, music, dance and magic add to the festive atmosphere. All presentations and workshops offered during our Medieval Festival Education Program are not only designed to be grade and age level appropriate, they are also both educational and entertaining. Homeschoolers are welcome too.

ASL Interpretation

Upper Canada Village can provide ASL interpretation during designated events on Medieval Monday to facilitate the experience of students with hearing loss. For more details please contact Sarah Edwards at 613-543-3704 ext. 2234 or before Monday, May 13, 2019.


To get the most of your school visit, please plan to attend the Festival for at least half a day. We make every effort to include one of every type of "scheduled" show or workshop in both morning (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and afternoon (12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). This includes a twice daily Jousting Tournament, as well as a number of performances such as music, dance, comedy, buskering, warrior demonstrations and falconry.

Other activities, including historical encampments, vendor booths, medieval games and wandering entertainment, continue throughout the day. Medieval characters will also be available for interviews with students to discuss the daily lives of the medieval period.

Teachers are encouraged to assign students a project while they are in attendance at the festival, or to have them search out different characters and ask them questions related to their position in the shire. Students and chaperones are welcome to come dressed in medieval attire if they so choose!


Tickets must be purchased in advance by filling out our Student Ticket Booking Form (French available here) and sending it to our Customer Service Unit. 

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED FOR TICKETS TO BE MAILED BY MAY 11, 2020. Upon receipt of your completed Ticket Booking Form and full payment, we will send you your Pre-paid Tickets. Please note that the Education Day Program has sold out in the past and that we encourage teachers to book as soon as possible. Please read on for more information on planning your trip:

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