Black Creek Pioneer Village

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Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Immerse yourself in the 1860s and explore an authentically re-created country village of the Toronto region. At Black Creek Pioneer Village, visitors discover 40 historic buildings, 70 rare and heritage breed animals, 10 gardens growing flowers and plants from heirloom seeds, and exciting programs that engage people of all ages. They meet costumed educators who demonstrate and involve visitors with trades and crafts common in 1860s’ Ontario, tap their toes to music of the era, laugh at the hysterical antics of the History Actors, and have fun engaging in hands-on activities throughout the village!
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2-3 hours
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satipatipatti
Atlanta, GA393 contributions
We visited during the special holiday lights evening that they had two days before Christmas.
It was snowing, which made the experience very special for us. It was not only entertaining to visit each open house and business, but to enter the rustic warmth of these restored places and to stand by a wood fireplace or cast iron stove was especially comforting on this cold, snowy evening. The rustic life of these settlers felt even closer to our experience for the shelter that we took in each of the buildings while learning about their lives, their pleasures and their industries. Each location had a small tidbit to offer us. Especially welcome were the roasted chestnuts and spiced cider at the outside campfires set up for this evening.
It was not readily apparent which buildings were rebuilt versus maintained or renovated and it would have been nice to more easily find this out before we started traipsing about in the lamplight. Also, most of the offered snacks were sugary. Sugar was not only prohibitively expensive at the period of this village tour, the accumulation of sugar got to be a bit too much.
By the way, there is a small restaurant in one of the restored buildings; we did not see this until we stumbled upon it.
Written July 18, 2022
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Nancy M
New Plymouth, New Zealand119 contributions
It is all outside. Has many old structures that have been moved there and refurbished. Great for all ages.
Written June 19, 2022
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sterlingwoman
Niagara Falls, Canada63 contributions
Well kept and very interesting. Loved the interactive components.

Both myself & my 11 year old grandson really enjoyed it. There was so much to see and a lot of variety.

Give yourself lots of time to really experience it all.
Written March 24, 2022
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Wayne B
Woodbridge, Canada1 contribution
My daughter, two granddaughters and a friend went to Black Creek last weekend and we had a great time just wandering around the village and checking out the animals. In a normal Christmas season there would be baking going on but of course in Covid many of the buildings are closed. Thank goodness the gift shop was open as that is always our last stop.
Written December 9, 2021
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Sarah L
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Family
What a great afternoon we had! Had not been in years and even with reduced abilites it was a great experience! We will return. The people really bring it to life.
Written November 24, 2021
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Hazel P
Toronto, Canada338 contributions
Hubby & I came here during the day time to see the buildings & the animals. We'd previously been here in the evening in October for a Haunted Walk tour which was a lot of fun! But most of the buildings are closed in the evenings which is why we came during the day.

Last time I'd been here was when I was a kid for a school trip. Things were very different back then as it was before covid. There are timed entries now so the village wasn't very crowded. It cost us $15 per adult to enter. The gift shop also doesn't open until 1.30pm. Some of the buildings were closed due to a private event or being repaired.

Hubby & I enjoyed wandering around the village, reading the information plaques & watching the animals roaming their pens. Some unique animals here. The chickens were really big! Two different breeds which I forget the name now. Also saw some sheep, Toulouse geese, and bunnies. The bunnies were also very big. There were even some guinea pigs in the same pen as the bunnies. The Clydesdale horses were beautiful & gentle. They wanted some treats. LOL.

We walked around for about 2.5 hours. It was a beautiful fall day so we enjoyed it. The food outlets are closed unfortunately. Though the washrooms are open in the visitors center & also in the events pavillion. We saw families who had brought food with them sitting at the picnic tables eating. We would come back here again!
Written November 10, 2021
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DestinyEngineer
Aurora, Canada48 contributions
Had a great time with my family here last week. Margot really brought the stories to life and the place was creepy in pitch blackness. The only real verisimilitude breaker was the planes over head and the roadway sounds nearby, neither of which were under their control. The Christmas lights didn't add to the creepiness, either. Definitely coming back.
Written November 1, 2021
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155anurags
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Friends
We went for Ghosts of Black Creek Pioneer Village
Ghost Tours expecting it to be a spooky experience for Halloween. But it was just about ghost stories and paranormal activities being narrated. Casandra’s narration was amazing but along with the narration we were expecting that something would happen inside. But we’re disappointed as there was nothing. Not worth spending $30 per head for the Ghost Tours.

However you can take the tour of the village during the daytime and it would be worth the money spent.
Written October 31, 2021
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We had a wonderful experience with our amazing guide Anthony. He's absolutely patient, knowledgeable and thanks to him our trip is more enjoyable! Also it would be a great place to take pictures and hanging out with friends.
Written October 3, 2021
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Natalie1975694
London, Canada35 contributions
Family
We paid about $140 for this experience which was rated 4/5 for level of scare. I’m not exactly sure where that rating comes from. We were actually bored. Our guide did a great job with the story telling but I’m not sure what part of the experience was suppose to be scary. There were just stories. No actors doing scares etc. A lot of the time there were flashlights and other groups passing that would be a major distraction. Guess I had different expectations. I certainly wouldn’t go again and wouldn’t recommend to anyone at this point.
Written October 3, 2021
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