05 May

Upper Canada Village Opens for 62nd Season This Weekend

Road Trip Back in Time To Experience Life In The 19th Century Morrisburg, Ontario — Upper Canada Village opens May 6 for the 2023 season and runs 7-days-a-week until Labour Day, and Wednesday to Sunday until September 17. Every day, Upper Canada Village is brought to life by historical interpreters who use their unique skills to demonstrate daily life in the 1860s with activities like blacksmithing, tinsmithing, cabinet-making, printing, weaving, spinning, dressmaking and traditional food preparation and cooking. Farmers raise heritage breeds of livestock and run horse-powered machinery. Harnessing water…

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22 Dec

New Pommier Carriage an Early Holiday Gift

Pommier Jewellers presents Upper Canada Village with a Third Horse-Drawn Carriage Morrisburg, ON — Earlier this week, Andre and France Pommier of Pommier Jewellers, presented a special gift of a new horse-drawn carriage to Upper Canada Village. The donation comes just in time for the new carriage to join the fleet of two other horse-drawn carriages, all donated by Pommier Jewellers, operating popular rides at Alight at Night, currently running until January 7 at Upper Canada Village. A long-time supporter of events like Alight at Night and Pumpkinferno, Pommier Jewellers…

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01 Dec

Ready, Set, Glow!

Alight at Night Festival Charms Upper Canada Village Beginning Tonight The weeks ahead will be merry and bright as the cherished annual tradition Alight at Night returns to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, ON, beginning tonight, December 1, 2022. A beloved tradition for many, Alight at Night transforms the historic village into a dazzling winter wonderland, creating a fun, festive, and family-friendly experience for visitors of all ages. The outdoor light festival runs Thursday through Sunday until December 18 and will be open nightly from December 21, 2022 to January…

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16 Nov

Signature Holiday Experience “Alight at Night” Returns to Upper Canada Village for 22nd Season

Tickets Available for the Enchanted Winter Wonderland Beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Morrisburg, ON — he most wonderful time of the year returns to Upper Canada Village beginning December 1! 2022 marks 22 years of holiday tradition at Alight at Night, one of Ontario’s largest outdoor light festivals with more than a million lights. Tickets sales begin today, Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Alight at Night transforms the historic village into a captivating winter wonderland, providing a fun, festive and family-friendly experience for all ages. The multi-sensory experience creates a one-of-a-kind evening…

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28 Sep

End of Season Heritage Garden Gleaning at Upper Canada Village 

Volunteers Harvest Heritage Food Crops to Share with Area Food Banks Morrisburg, ON — Volunteers from Community Food Share and staff from Upper Canada Village collected produce from the Village’s heritage gardens and orchards last week to be shared between local foodbanks in Dundas and Stormont counties. Over half a tonne of produce was collected during the annual tradition, including 400lbs of potatoes. Volunteers collecting vegetables at Loucks garden at Upper Canada Village. Several varieties of tomatoes, kale and carrots were harvested along with radishes, bell peppers, cabbage, celery, turnips…

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15 Sep

1860s Fall Fair Weekend & Quilt Show Returns to Upper Canada Village September 17-18, 2022

Farmers, Crafters and Artists Bring Their Wares to the Fair to Be Judged While Everyone Wins with Old-Fashioned Fun! Morrisburg, ON — On Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2022, Upper Canada Village presents its 1860s Fall Fair & Quilt Show. A wonderfully re-created 1860s Fall Fair with exhibits, livestock, live entertainment and fun for the whole family, the Fall Fair is another annual favourite making its return this season. Agricultural and dairy products, heirloom vegetables, flowers, quilts and fine arts will be on display all weekend long. Livestock…

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06 Sep
Wizard with staff and stars.

Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village Enters its Second Decade

Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village runs nightly from Friday, September 30 until Sunday, October 30. Morrisburg, ON — Upper Canada Village is excited to bring back fan-favourite, family-friendly Pumpkinferno for its 11th season in Morrisburg, beginning September 30, 2022. This festive fall event will feature multiple brand-new exhibits of hand-carved artificial pumpkins and many fan favourites from years past. When the sun goes down, the daily toil of 19th century village life fades away and Upper Canada Village is transformed into an enchanted wonderland with 21 brilliant pumpkin sculpture exhibits…

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26 Aug
Upper Canada Village interpreter driving horse wagon

Celebrating All Things Horses at Upper Canada Village

Horse Lovers Weekend runs September 3-5, 2022 with special presentation September 4: RCMP Musical Ride From Saturday, September 3 until Monday, September 5, Upper Canada Village celebrates the integral role horses have played in Canada’s history since the 1600s with its Horse Lovers Weekend. All weekend long there will be demonstrations of horse-powered jobs performed by working horses, including the opportunity for horse-drawn rides around the Village by wagon, carryall or by boat. To make it a proper celebration, there will also be music and dancing. On Sunday afternoon (Sept…

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06 Jul
Female holding lantern dressed in black clothing and clock

Ghosts of Upper Canada Village Walking Tours

Explore Upper Canada Village’s Haunted Past Friday and Saturday Evenings in July and August Ghosts of Upper Canada Village Walking Tours by The Haunted Walk return to Upper Canada Village Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August. These after-hour experiences take guests on an outdoor journey through Upper Canada Village’s darker past, exploring whether ghosts may still linger there today. Operated by ghost tour and paranormal adventure experts, The Haunted Walk, tours must be booked through The Haunted Walk and online ticket purchases prior to arrival are recommended. For…

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22 Jun
Three female dressed in 1860s dresses wearing hats sitting and painting

School’s Out!

Celebrate Summer at Upper Canada Village with Even More Family Friendly Activities Starting June 25 School’s out for summer and Upper Canada Village is launching additional programming just in time to address what parents everywhere want to know most: what to do with kids for all those long days ahead. And even better, the answer is both entertaining and educational! Starting Saturday, June 25 and running until Sunday, August 28 Upper Canada Village has daily interactive activities for kids at its Family Activity Centre. Here, guests of all ages can…

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