Upper Canada Village

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From 1791 to 1841, “Upper Canada” referred to the region that would become modern-day Ontario, Canada. Under British rule, the province was created in 1791 by splitting Quebec into Lower Canada and Upper Canada. However, the two Canadas were eventually reunited as the Province of Canada. Upper Canada Village is a reconstruction of an 1860s English Canadian village, created in 1961. Over forty historical buildings were moved to the location from historical sites before the St. Lawrence Seaway project flooded the so-called “lost villages.” The site has mills, workshops, farms, and homes where reenactors practice period crafts, grow vegetables, and raise livestock. The village is near the site of the War of 1812’s Battle of Crysler’s Farm, where Canadian and British forces turned back an attempted American invasion of Montreal.


Hall, R. & Foot, R. (2015). Upper Canada. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/upper-canada

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Brittanica (2018). Battle of Crysler’s Farm. Encyclopedia Brittanica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Cryslers-Farm

(2019). About the village. Upper Canada Village. Retrieved from http://www.uppercanadavillage.com/about-the-village/

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