Ever wondered how people in 1860s used to live. How was their lifestyle and everyday routine? How they managed with carriages and horses as modes of transportation. Upper Canada Village located in Morrisburg by the river side is a great spot to explore and know about 1860s life. It was established in 1958 as a part of heritage preservation plan.
Driven by my curiosity I went to Upper Canada Village with my friends. As soon as I started my exploration first thing that hit my mind was that life was simple then and so were people. The Houses were made of wood, surrounded by white fences. Their occupation was farming and trading. Barter trade was very common. You will enjoy looking at the Houses, Cottages and Shops of Upper Canada Village while riding on a carriage pulled by shiny black horses. The streets are lit with multicolored fairy lights and lamp posts.
In December Upper Canada Village is beautified and decorated with the charismas theme. Trees, houses church and streets are decorated with lights of different colors including green, red, purple, orange, blue and white. Look for yourself in the photos the whole village is an eye candy and a treat to eyes. Each house and tree is decorated with distinct colors.
The Bakery in the Upper Canada Village was quite a warm spot. I enjoyed looking at the baker making some fresh bread in oven. The Harvest Barn Restaurant is a great place to take a break and have a snack. The Village Store was all filled with charismas presents. The items included charismas Cups, Santa and elf dolls, candles, paintings, sovereigns and food items. Upper Canada Village was packed by the families. Kids enjoyed playing in the vast grounds, Ferris wheels and last but not the least horse carriage ride. Another point of interest is the production of wool and flour with the same method used in 1860s. At night there is a light show which is also an interesting part of the event.
Current Google rating for Upper Canada Village is 4.4 stars. The entrance ticket varies with different packages. In normal routine it is 18$ per person. There are guided walk tours also available for people. The village is decorated according to the festival or occasion. During Halloween it was decorated different with pumpkins and horror décor. Enjoy the glimpse of Upper Canada Village in photos from the trip.
Video Showing Music and lights show at Upper Canada Village.
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