When people think of Canada they seem to think of stretching forests, mountains, river and lakes. They are not wrong by any means, but one aspect that we overlook is our history and culture. Canada, as a nation does have a short history in comparison to other places. However, it is still rich and vibrant.
One of my favourite places to visit to really experience what rural Canadian life was like in the 1860’s is Upper Canada Village. Upper Canada village sits between Brockville and Cornwall. It is a historic town, showcasing everyday life in that period of time.
The houses are original, the staff (actors) wear the traditional clothing and explain each building as you walk through the town. You can even rent a costume and tour the village in traditional clothing.
Furthermore, ginger beer and traditional meals are available at the village restaurant. If you prefer a cheaper meal you can order a cheese sandwich from the Cafe. If you prefer creating your own traditional meal you can bake bread using the flour made by traditional methods from the village.
The town itself is picturesque and beautiful. The grass is green and the traditional buildings make a perfect backdrop if you are into photography. If history interests you, this is the perfect place to visit and experience life in Canada in the 1860’s.