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Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario

Upper Canada Village is a heritage park near the village Morrisburg, Ontario, which depicts a 19th-century village in Upper Canada. Construction on the park began in 1958 as part of the St. Lawrence Seaway project. The Seaway required the permanent flooding of ten communities in the area, known as The Lost Villages. As a consequence, Upper Canada Village was incorporated as part of the project's heritage preservation plan. Many of the buildings in Upper Canada Village were transported directly from the villages to be flooded. The Village today consists of 40 buildings on 62 acres of land. These buildings are grouped in the form of a small riverside village, typical of eastern Upper Canada before Confederation. It boasts many unique features such as three operating mills, two working farms, an operating Cheese Factory, a bakery, printing office, general store, tavern, school, tinsmith shop, homes and churches. Upper Canada Village has gained worldwide renown since it opened 50 years ago, on June 24, 1961. The respected Michelin tour guide lauds it as “one of the top 10 must-see historical attractions in North America.” In 2000, Upper Canada Village won Attraction Canada’s “Number One National or International Attraction” Award. This reputation was not earned lightly but is rooted in the Village’s long-standing commitment to heritage preservation and living history.

The park also incorporates a memorial to the Battle of Crysler's Farm, a War of 1812 battle which also took place on land submerged by the Seaway project.

More information about this heritage park may be found here: http://www.uppercanadavillage.com/index.cfm/en/about-the-village/

In Beach's Sawmill, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
In Beach's Sawmill, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Wheels Against Wall, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Wheels Against Wall, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Shoemaker's Cabin, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Shoemaker's Cabin, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
In The Shoemakers Cabin, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
In The Shoemakers Cabin, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Drag Saw Operator, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Drag Saw Operator, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Spinning, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Spinning, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Window at Printing Office, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Window at Printing Office, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Christ Church (1837), Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Christ Church (1837), Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Chickens, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Chickens, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Grazing Cows, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Grazing Cows, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Signal Tower, Replica From The War Of 1812, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Signal Tower, Replica From The War Of 1812, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Relaxing, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Relaxing, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Loucks Farm, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Loucks Farm, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Hired Man's House, Loucks Farm, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Hired Man's House, Loucks Farm, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Christ Church, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Christ Church, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Crysler Hall, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Crysler Hall, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Christ Church (1837), Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Christ Church (1837), Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Broommaker's Shop, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Broommaker's Shop, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Beach's Sawmill, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Beach's Sawmill, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Woollen Factory and Sawmill, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Woollen Factory and Sawmill, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Wool Waiting To Be Carded, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Wool Waiting To Be Carded, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Carding machines, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Carding machines, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Bellamy's Steam Flour Mills, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Bellamy's Steam Flour Mills, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Bellamy's Steam Flour Mills, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Bellamy's Steam Flour Mills, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Cabinetmaker's Shop, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Cabinetmaker's Shop, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Inside The Cabinetmaker's Shop, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Inside The Cabinetmaker's Shop, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
McDiarmid Home, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
McDiarmid Home, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Candle Making, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Candle Making, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Garden, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Garden, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Cheese Makers, Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Cheese Makers, Union Cheese Factory, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Swine At Trough, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
Swine At Trough, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario