Have you heard? St. Lawrence Parks which manages #UpperCanadaVillage was recognized for its efforts in accessible tourism at the 2018 Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) this past month 👏
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Today #UpperCanadaVillage and its community remembered the brave men who fought and fell during the battle of Crysler's Farm on November 11th, 1813.
"Long before the eleventh of November became an international day of remembrance, it was a sombre anniversary for those in Eastern Ontario – and indeed Canada. On that day in 1813, British, Canadian and Indigenous Allies numbering 1200 defeated an invading American force of some 4,000 men on the muddy fields adjacent to John Crysler’s farm, near present-day Morrisburg.
If we had not won at Crysler’s Farm, Canada would not be the country we have come to know.
Combined with a British victory at the Battle of Chateauguay two weeks earlier, Crysler’s Farm put an end to the campaign to attack Montreal by the largest concentration of American forces prior to the U.S. Civil War. It was by far the most important event locally in a war that eventually ushered in an era of peace that has lasted for 200 years." - The Friends of Crysler's Farm Battlefield
Wow! As #Pumpkinferno wrapped up its last day yesterday, the #UpperCanadaVillage team wants to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who joined us this fall! We welcomed over 60,000 visitors during the month of October and...
☕ Over 5000 hot chocolates were sipped
🍫 Over 300 pounds of fudge were enjoyed
📸 Unlimited selfies were taken
👣 61,000 KM walked by our visitors in 64 hours
And helped make magical fall memories = PRICELESS! 🎃