Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village
4.5
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
About
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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Kat Agrba
    1 contribution
    scary. bone chilling.
    i just went on the haunted ghost walk with two of my other friends, it was an out of body experience. at first, i was laughing, joking, and scaring my friends (who are of lighter heart than me) but things quickly took a turn. when we entered the house titled "the second house", our guide told us about a 17 year old boy named michael who died in a hunting accident (the son of the owners of the house) took a specific liking teenagers. when he was done telling us about the history, he told us to turn our flashlights off and began asking michael to give us a sign of his presence. he then asked if any of the teenagers were willing to get michael to give us a response. i was the only one willing, but i regret it now. i confidently said "michael, i'm a teenage girl, please give me a chance!" this caused everyone to laugh, but it was also accompanied by a subtle but very clear knock from upstairs. i was the first to leave the house. as if this wasn't enough, when we entered "the manse" there was very clear rustling near the staircase. i was standing right beside it. it was dark and pouring rain outside, creating a creepy atmosphere. i also swear i saw a glimpse of a man in a beige suit standing and listening attentively to the tour guide in one of the closed off doors in "the burrow house." nobody believes me and my dad gave me a lecture in the car about how the supernatural doesn't exist and that everything is set up prior to our arrival. i beg to differ. please, go on the ghost walk. you won't regret it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • AmarilisVos
    Jabbeke, Belgium2,318 contributions
    Living History
    We visited this place on June 25. There is a parking lot. You have to take a parkingticket and pay at the counter. There are 40 homes. In some, a member of staff will give you more information about the home and its residents. We liked the explanations at the printing company, the school and the one in front of the photo shop where we had to guess which item the employee was holding.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Tom
    4 contributions
    Interesting and friendly
    It was a good recreation of the times with some authentic structure Many authentic pieces, storytelling by friendly welcoming volunteers. Interesting historical facts The weaver and I bonded over our pasts . Was wondrous indeed . It was a manifest that the world is a small place. She was fascinating and so knowledgeable. .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
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Reyna D
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Nice place to go in the summer. Many authentic pieces, and storytelling by friendly welcoming volunteers. They are really cool historic sites. This is a must-visit.
Written October 10, 2023
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James K
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Oct 2023 • Friends
Nice place, cool things to see in the high season i imagine, but it was a bit quieter, and less workers in each building but it was still fun couple hours
Written October 1, 2023
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Tom
4 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
It was a good recreation of the times with some authentic structure Many authentic pieces, storytelling by friendly welcoming volunteers. Interesting historical facts

The weaver and I bonded over our pasts . Was wondrous indeed . It was a manifest that the world is a small place. She was fascinating and so knowledgeable. .
Written September 24, 2023
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,318 contributions
Jun 2023
We visited this place on June 25. There is a parking lot. You have to take a parkingticket and pay at the counter.
There are 40 homes. In some, a member of staff will give you more information about the home and its residents.
We liked the explanations at the printing company, the school and the one in front of the photo shop where we had to guess which item the employee was holding.
Written August 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kat Agrba
1 contribution
Jul 2023
i just went on the haunted ghost walk with two of my other friends, it was an out of body experience. at first, i was laughing, joking, and scaring my friends (who are of lighter heart than me) but things quickly took a turn. when we entered the house titled "the second house", our guide told us about a 17 year old boy named michael who died in a hunting accident (the son of the owners of the house) took a specific liking teenagers. when he was done telling us about the history, he told us to turn our flashlights off and began asking michael to give us a sign of his presence. he then asked if any of the teenagers were willing to get michael to give us a response. i was the only one willing, but i regret it now. i confidently said "michael, i'm a teenage girl, please give me a chance!" this caused everyone to laugh, but it was also accompanied by a subtle but very clear knock from upstairs. i was the first to leave the house. as if this wasn't enough, when we entered "the manse" there was very clear rustling near the staircase. i was standing right beside it. it was dark and pouring rain outside, creating a creepy atmosphere. i also swear i saw a glimpse of a man in a beige suit standing and listening attentively to the tour guide in one of the closed off doors in "the burrow house." nobody believes me and my dad gave me a lecture in the car about how the supernatural doesn't exist and that everything is set up prior to our arrival. i beg to differ. please, go on the ghost walk. you won't regret it.
Written July 15, 2023
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Stormflora
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Jun 2023
This is a great place for all members of the family to see old historic buildings and get to learn all about them from the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would visit again.
Written July 5, 2023
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Bruno T.
Toronto, Canada757 contributions
Jul 2022
The staff in this place is super friendly and takes good care of the village. I recommend the visit to know a little more about its history.
Written June 10, 2023
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Stephanie G
Barrie, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2022
I am reviewing their Ghost Walk specifically. Myself, my husband and another couple attended one of their Ghost Walks on October 22nd 2022 and left feeling very disappointed. Our reasons:

- It was a rushed tour to the point where when given "a couple minutes to look around" is literally a couple minutes so you do not get to see the entire space in many of the buildings. Especially when the tour group is large. There were many buildings we went into and only saw a fraction of it because of how rushed the tour was. We actually heard another tour guide speak to our guide and say "Sorry I am going as quickly as possible!" When their tour was still in a building we were waiting to get into.

- Many of the ghost stories included certain buildings or rooms within the building but we were unable to go see those rooms or that building. Full upper levels blocked off yet the ghost story was about that floor? Just don't share that story then.

- The tour seemed very rehearsed and not authentic. A part of these tours is how good your guide is. They just came across like a bad actor that had other places to be. No magic was created by their story telling.

- Ticket of tour DOES NOT cover parking. After a disappointing tour we were greeted with a $10.50 parking fee for being there for 75 minutes. This was the nail in the coffin for us,

- The tours are booked basically back to back so throughout our tour you could hear other tour guides which affected the overall feeling of our tour. Some guides voices echoed throughout the grounds above our own guides voice.

- There was a scavenger hunt going on at the same time and these groups had big bright lanterns. Between all the people, the bright lights and the chatter, there really was nothing spooky about it. The ambiance was stolen- and it felt like it was because they were trying to book as many things as possible for profit, forgetting that this would negatively affect the experience for the patrons.

- During the tour the guide was telling us about other dates and saying we should come back, selling us on other tours they offer with Toronto. This was so frustrating because it was during our tour time we paid for. There were other times this information could have been shared, like walking back to the main building AFTER the tour was over. Not while we're walking through the village hoping for a spooky experience.

Overall this was a very disappointing, unauthentic experience. It felt like a cash grab, Myself and my friends are big fans of these ghost walks, however after last night we will never be back and will be sure to let others know about our experience.

There are many ways to make improvements to this tour, however the main focus is going to need to shift from capitalizing on how much money you can make in a night and more on the overall customer experience.

Big thumbs down. I wouldn't pay more than $10 a person for what we got.
Written October 23, 2022
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Charlotte C
Toronto, Canada33 contributions
Aug 2022
My husband and I have been saying for a while we wanted to visit so we deiced to go for our wedding anniversary this year.
From the moment I booked the ticket to when we left every one was extremely helpful. I booked the tickets online but accidentally wrote the wrong email address I emailed Black Creek and got a reply with my tickets attached. Once we got the village every one we spoke to was extremely helpful and informative. Everyone told us information about the part of the village we were in.
We were both surprised about the size of the village, we thought it was smaller. We had a wonderful few hours walking around and speaking to people who work there. Lovely way to spend our anniversary. Thank you
Written August 21, 2022
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mesto55
Brantford, Canada4 contributions
Aug 2022
actually the village is great. I purchased lunch, a stale sandwich and a drink. I paid by debit and since then I have had over 700.00 taken out of my account. I have tried to contact someone there but you can only leave a message and they will get back to you. Piss poor management and corrupt volinteers
Written August 15, 2022
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