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Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

Touring Upper Canada Village is a magical experience, transporting you back in time to the 1860s. A key part of the experience is the authentic buildings that make up the village, the activities that each housed, and of course, the people who lived there.

Founded in 1961, Upper Canada Village is one of the largest living-history sites in Canada. Here, we endeavor to depict life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866. Featured are over forty historical buildings, many moved here prior to flooding of the “Lost Villages” during the St. Lawrence Seaway development project. These include homes, functioning mills and trades workshops.


Traditional farming techniques are demonstrated through the growing of heritage vegetables and raising of heritage livestock breeds. Ornamental gardens throughout the village feature flora fashionable in the late Victorian era. Weavers, spinners and dressmakers demonstrate traditional handiwork. Aspects of late 19th-century social life, music, religion and politics are discussed and demonstrated by knowledgeable staff dressed in clothing of the period. Also offered are educational camp programs allowing children to experience everyday life in 1860s Canada.

Upper Canada Village is situated next to the War of 1812 Battle of Crysler Farm site, visitor centre, and memorial.

Battle Of Crysler’s Farm Visitor Centre

Upper Canada Village Heritage Park
13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

This memorial stands on a man-made hill (soil from original battle area) and is dedicated to the Battle of Crysler’s Farm that took place in November 1813.

Loyalist Memorial

Upper Canada Village Heritage Park
13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

Stop at the Loyalist Memorial, a sculpture created by Canadian Jacobine Jones and unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in July of 1959. It stands in recognition of the contributions made by the early settlers of Upper Canada.

Pioneer Memorial

Upper Canada Village Heritage Park
13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

This memorial contains tombstones of well known local residents that were rescued from eight cemeteries along the river front. These residents were recognized for their pioneering spirit and outstanding contribution to community life.

Upper Canada Playhouse

12320 County Road 2
P.O. Box 852
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

Enjoy live theatre at this renowned summer theatre, with shows running from June to September.

Check out the following nearby attractions offering fun for the entire family. Click on the attraction name to visit their web site for more information.

Parks Of The St. Lawrence Campsites & Day Use Areas

Glengarry Campground, Long Sault Parkway, Farran Park Campground, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Riverside-Cedar Campground, Crysler Beach and Ivy Lea Campground / Brown’s Bay Beach (1-800-437-2233)

Enjoy one of the Parks of the St. Lawrence’s nearby campgrounds and picnic areas. Offering sandy beaches, recreational activities, and much more.

Upper Canada Golf Course

13745, County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

Enjoy a challenging game of golf in a picturesque sanctuary setting at this 18 hole championship public golf course. Restaurant is open to public.

Reservations can be made 14 days in advance, by phone or internet.

Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary

5591, 5720 and 5781 County Road 2
Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0
1-800-437-2233 or 613-537-2024

Walk on nature trails, visit an interactive centre and view countless water birds, including thousands of Canada Geese, between Morrisburg and Ingleside.

Contact Information
13740 County Road 2 Morrisburg K0C 1X0
Phone: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328
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