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Filming Location

Whether you’re creating a documentary, second unit film, or feature film, Upper Canada Village brings to life a mid-19th century community on the mighty St. Lawrence River. A place where history comes alive and where your shooting script can come to life too!

Located in a rural riverside setting with no visual intrusions of the modern world, Upper Canada Village was created by bringing together a collection of buildings which were of significant historic interest and value. Great care was taken to accurately reproduce an entire 19th century community, from furnishings, fabrics, farm, and industrial machinery to paint colours, wallpaper, boardwalks, and paintings.

Within the historical context of an 1860s community, Upper Canada Village features fully operational farms, factories, and mills, as well as furnished homes, trade shops and professional establishments.

On-Set Features

Wardrobe

A wide range of mid-19th century costumes is available. Our Costume Department can also be hired for assisting with sewing services and historical pattern design.

Props

Since the Village is a working/living museum, it has a vast collection of 19th century reproductions at its disposal, such as trade tools, chinaware, furniture, entertainment items (games, piano, etc.), knick-knacks, kitchenware, etc.

Vehicles & Animals

Need a horse-drawn carriage, or an ox and cart? Upper Canada Village has many vehicles on site ranging from a four-horse stagecoach to delivery wagons, gigs, buggies, and carts. The Village even has period horses (The Canadian), oxen, cattle, and other farm animals.

Extras

Let us assist you in finding the extras you need.

Prep & Carpentry

The Village will work with your designer, art department and construction crew to help you create the right set without compromising your script or the site's historical integrity. Village staff can be hired for advance prep and last-minute carpentry jobs, therefore reducing your cost.

Services and Facilities

Catering

In addition to the three licensed facilities, the Village can cater to all your food service needs. Buffets, full-fledged meals (hot and cold), meat and vegetarian dishes; all can be made on site for your entire crew. Snacks can also be made available for those late-night shoots, not to mention cast parties!

Production Offices

Access to office space and equipment can be made available.

Accommodations

A large overflow parking lot will be reserved for the exclusive use of your technical support trucks, trailers, and other necessities. Water access is also available.

There are numerous facilities and accommodations as well available.

Past Projects at the Village

  • "The Liberators" Disney
  • "Tom Sawyer" CBS
  • "By Way of the Stars" CBC mini-series
  • "CAPTIVE HEART: The James Mink Story" Hallmark/CBS Movie of the Week
  • "Working Animals" The Discovery Channel
  • "Canada: A People's History" CBC and Radio-Canada
  • "The War of 1812" Galafilm
  • "The Restoration" LDS Motion Picture Studio
  • "The Crossing" A & E
  • "Salem Witch Trials" CBS

Fees and Contracts

Upper Canada Village is available as a movie set year-round. Some restrictions apply based on needs and scene settings. Fees are dependent on season and scale of production.

Upper Canada Village - Senior Supervisor
c/o The St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, Ontario,
Canada, K0C 1X0

Weddings

Planning a wedding and looking for a unique locale to rent? Christ Church in Upper Canada Village provides its own special atmosphere for the enjoyment of your wedding party and guests.

Your Perfect Venue

Christ Church

Originally from the Lost Villages of Moulinette, but now a well-known landmark within Upper Canada Village, Christ Church is a historic building that was built in 1837. Although the building reflects the sense of order, symmetry and balance that were the hallmarks of 18th-century classicism, the pointed Gothic window arches and decorative trim on the tower add a romantic touch to the building, making it a delightful and charming historic setting for your special day. Arrangements can be made to have a vintage melodeon (organ) played by a Village staff person, adding to the overall historic ambiance.

As a museum, we are bound to protect and preserve this building as well as its contents. Please read the following information carefully before setting up for your Christ Church wedding.

Carriage Ride

Enhance the romance of your special day with the services of a horse and carriage. Upper Canada Village's Pommier Carriage is an attractive vis-a-vis style black carriage with gold trim, perfect for weddings. Reminiscent of the Old English Sociable, this fine vehicle has a folding top that adds to its beauty and diversity.

Upper Canada Village can also provide horse-drawn carry-alls to transport groups of 15-20 guests at a time from the main entrance to Christ Church.

Food and Bevarage

Our food and beverage service provider at Upper Canada Village's Harvest Barn or Willard's Hotel is offered by Bytown Catering. With over 25 years of experience in the food services industry including 18 years of delivering high quality and responsive catering service, Bytown Catering has the knowledge, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to satisfy and “WOW” you.

For food and beverage inquiries, contact:

Bytown Catering
(613) 543-3704 extension 2521

Cost & Estimates

We are pleased to offer estimates and scenarios for your consideration associated with the booking of Christ Church and or/the horse-drawn vehicles. Rental rates vary by season and day of the week. Additional charges apply for food and beverage service, any rentals that may be required to support your event, and any event enhancements of your choosing. Food and beverage services are available and exclusive to Bytown Catering.

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