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Black Creek Pioneer Village Events Calendar

Mar
3
Tue
Home School Tuesdays
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a series of home school days this winter and spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These days are designed to engage students and their families in unique and interactive experiences.

  • Fee: $14 per participant including parents
  • Book three or more days and get 15% off!
  • Register by calling 416.667.6295 ext. 2
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages: appropriate for students ages 5-12 but all age groups are welcome!
Child with pioneer drill alongside a pioneer man
Kids working with wool
A boy using a pioneer weaving loom

FEBRUARY 18
OUTDOOR WINTER GAMES

Embrace the winter season by exploring the beautiful outdoors at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy Snow shoeing (weather permitting), a scavenger hunt, and nature walk. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate!

MARCH 3
MANY HANDS

Get to work in a nineteenth-century log home where you will bake a cake and cookies and churn butter. Learn how wool is turned into yarn as you try your hand on a spinning wheel. End the day by enjoying the tasty treats you have created.

MARCH 10
EXPERIENCE THE MAPLE SEASON

Head out to the sticky trail to discover how maple trees are identified and tapped for sap. Explore tools and artifacts used for this delicious tradition and find out how nineteenth-century people prepared for the maple syrup season? End the visit with a taste of delicious maple syrup!

MARCH 24
TOUR OF THE TRADES

Experience nineteenth-century trades as you visit our trades shops and engage in hands-on activities.

Visit the Tinsmith’s Shop and Printing Office and get to work in the Snider Workshop. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

MARCH 31
MUSIC & DANCING

Tap your toes and participate in a Victorian pop experience. Learn and perform traditional dances in a historic ballroom. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

APRIL 7
DRAMA & GAMES

Take part in interactive performances featuring nineteenth-century residents of Black Creek homes! Participate in drama games and see if you have what it takes to be a history actor. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

Mar
10
Tue
Home School Tuesdays
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a series of home school days this winter and spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These days are designed to engage students and their families in unique and interactive experiences.

  • Fee: $14 per participant including parents
  • Book three or more days and get 15% off!
  • Register by calling 416.667.6295 ext. 2
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages: appropriate for students ages 5-12 but all age groups are welcome!
Child with pioneer drill alongside a pioneer man
Kids working with wool
A boy using a pioneer weaving loom

FEBRUARY 18
OUTDOOR WINTER GAMES

Embrace the winter season by exploring the beautiful outdoors at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy Snow shoeing (weather permitting), a scavenger hunt, and nature walk. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate!

MARCH 3
MANY HANDS

Get to work in a nineteenth-century log home where you will bake a cake and cookies and churn butter. Learn how wool is turned into yarn as you try your hand on a spinning wheel. End the day by enjoying the tasty treats you have created.

MARCH 10
EXPERIENCE THE MAPLE SEASON

Head out to the sticky trail to discover how maple trees are identified and tapped for sap. Explore tools and artifacts used for this delicious tradition and find out how nineteenth-century people prepared for the maple syrup season? End the visit with a taste of delicious maple syrup!

MARCH 24
TOUR OF THE TRADES

Experience nineteenth-century trades as you visit our trades shops and engage in hands-on activities.

Visit the Tinsmith’s Shop and Printing Office and get to work in the Snider Workshop. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

MARCH 31
MUSIC & DANCING

Tap your toes and participate in a Victorian pop experience. Learn and perform traditional dances in a historic ballroom. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

APRIL 7
DRAMA & GAMES

Take part in interactive performances featuring nineteenth-century residents of Black Creek homes! Participate in drama games and see if you have what it takes to be a history actor. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

Mar
16
Mon
March Break at The Village
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

Make some sweet memories at The Village with March Break Mysteries and Maple Syrup Fun.

Monday, March 16 to Sunday, March 22
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Weekend: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids 13 and under get in FREE this March Break.
Limit of 4 kids free per each Adult or Senior admission. The promotion does not apply to group bookings. 

Solve the Mystery!

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sinister Secret

The villagers of Black Creek Pioneer Village need your help! Once again, crime has struck in their peaceful community. Put on your detective hat and help Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve the case!

Sherlock Holmes with magnifying glass
Reading a document with a lantern
A pioneer woman
  • Attend Watson’s Detective School
  • Crack codes and hunt for clues
  • Interview villagers and suspects
  • Solve the crime!

Maple Syrup Fun!

A crowd watching a pioneer women boil tree sap

Watch out for sticky fingers!

Get a taste of the sweet stuff at the Maple Syrup Show. Explore the Sugar Shack Discovery Zone and get hands-on at the Sticky Station!

Take a wagon ride around the village!

Horse drawn carriage

See the village from atop a horse drawn wagon from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. each day (Weather permitting). Tickets can be purchased at the wagon. ($2/person).

Mar
24
Tue
Home School Tuesdays
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a series of home school days this winter and spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These days are designed to engage students and their families in unique and interactive experiences.

  • Fee: $14 per participant including parents
  • Book three or more days and get 15% off!
  • Register by calling 416.667.6295 ext. 2
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages: appropriate for students ages 5-12 but all age groups are welcome!
Child with pioneer drill alongside a pioneer man
Kids working with wool
A boy using a pioneer weaving loom

FEBRUARY 18
OUTDOOR WINTER GAMES

Embrace the winter season by exploring the beautiful outdoors at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy Snow shoeing (weather permitting), a scavenger hunt, and nature walk. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate!

MARCH 3
MANY HANDS

Get to work in a nineteenth-century log home where you will bake a cake and cookies and churn butter. Learn how wool is turned into yarn as you try your hand on a spinning wheel. End the day by enjoying the tasty treats you have created.

MARCH 10
EXPERIENCE THE MAPLE SEASON

Head out to the sticky trail to discover how maple trees are identified and tapped for sap. Explore tools and artifacts used for this delicious tradition and find out how nineteenth-century people prepared for the maple syrup season? End the visit with a taste of delicious maple syrup!

MARCH 24
TOUR OF THE TRADES

Experience nineteenth-century trades as you visit our trades shops and engage in hands-on activities.

Visit the Tinsmith’s Shop and Printing Office and get to work in the Snider Workshop. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

MARCH 31
MUSIC & DANCING

Tap your toes and participate in a Victorian pop experience. Learn and perform traditional dances in a historic ballroom. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

APRIL 7
DRAMA & GAMES

Take part in interactive performances featuring nineteenth-century residents of Black Creek homes! Participate in drama games and see if you have what it takes to be a history actor. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

Mar
31
Tue
Home School Tuesdays
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a series of home school days this winter and spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These days are designed to engage students and their families in unique and interactive experiences.

  • Fee: $14 per participant including parents
  • Book three or more days and get 15% off!
  • Register by calling 416.667.6295 ext. 2
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages: appropriate for students ages 5-12 but all age groups are welcome!
Child with pioneer drill alongside a pioneer man
Kids working with wool
A boy using a pioneer weaving loom

FEBRUARY 18
OUTDOOR WINTER GAMES

Embrace the winter season by exploring the beautiful outdoors at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy Snow shoeing (weather permitting), a scavenger hunt, and nature walk. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate!

MARCH 3
MANY HANDS

Get to work in a nineteenth-century log home where you will bake a cake and cookies and churn butter. Learn how wool is turned into yarn as you try your hand on a spinning wheel. End the day by enjoying the tasty treats you have created.

MARCH 10
EXPERIENCE THE MAPLE SEASON

Head out to the sticky trail to discover how maple trees are identified and tapped for sap. Explore tools and artifacts used for this delicious tradition and find out how nineteenth-century people prepared for the maple syrup season? End the visit with a taste of delicious maple syrup!

MARCH 24
TOUR OF THE TRADES

Experience nineteenth-century trades as you visit our trades shops and engage in hands-on activities.

Visit the Tinsmith’s Shop and Printing Office and get to work in the Snider Workshop. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

MARCH 31
MUSIC & DANCING

Tap your toes and participate in a Victorian pop experience. Learn and perform traditional dances in a historic ballroom. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

APRIL 7
DRAMA & GAMES

Take part in interactive performances featuring nineteenth-century residents of Black Creek homes! Participate in drama games and see if you have what it takes to be a history actor. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

Apr
7
Tue
Home School Tuesdays
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a series of home school days this winter and spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village. These days are designed to engage students and their families in unique and interactive experiences.

  • Fee: $14 per participant including parents
  • Book three or more days and get 15% off!
  • Register by calling 416.667.6295 ext. 2
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages: appropriate for students ages 5-12 but all age groups are welcome!
Child with pioneer drill alongside a pioneer man
Kids working with wool
A boy using a pioneer weaving loom

FEBRUARY 18
OUTDOOR WINTER GAMES

Embrace the winter season by exploring the beautiful outdoors at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy Snow shoeing (weather permitting), a scavenger hunt, and nature walk. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate!

MARCH 3
MANY HANDS

Get to work in a nineteenth-century log home where you will bake a cake and cookies and churn butter. Learn how wool is turned into yarn as you try your hand on a spinning wheel. End the day by enjoying the tasty treats you have created.

MARCH 10
EXPERIENCE THE MAPLE SEASON

Head out to the sticky trail to discover how maple trees are identified and tapped for sap. Explore tools and artifacts used for this delicious tradition and find out how nineteenth-century people prepared for the maple syrup season? End the visit with a taste of delicious maple syrup!

MARCH 24
TOUR OF THE TRADES

Experience nineteenth-century trades as you visit our trades shops and engage in hands-on activities.

Visit the Tinsmith’s Shop and Printing Office and get to work in the Snider Workshop. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

MARCH 31
MUSIC & DANCING

Tap your toes and participate in a Victorian pop experience. Learn and perform traditional dances in a historic ballroom. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

APRIL 7
DRAMA & GAMES

Take part in interactive performances featuring nineteenth-century residents of Black Creek homes! Participate in drama games and see if you have what it takes to be a history actor. Your day ends with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

May
3
Sun
Guide & Scout Day 2020
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Special Day for Guides and Scouts at Black Creek Pioneer Village!


Sunday May 3, 2020 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required

From Sparks to Pathfinders, Beavers to Scouts, all ages are welcome! Discover life in 1860s Ontario as your unit explores the ingenuity and creativity of people of the past — knock off a few badge requirements along the way!

Boy plays tambourine at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guide and Scout day
Girl learns baking at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guide and Scout Day
Girl walks on stilts at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guides and Scouts Day

CUSTOMIZE YOUR DAY!

Choose four of the following workshops for your unit:

  • Bake and churn butter: Help prepare some cookies and bake them on a real wood stove. Enjoy with your own freshly churned butter!
  • Campfire singalong: Learn some basic fire skills, listen to historical instruments, and join in to sing some campfire classics!
  • Knit a craft: Learn how to knit with just your fingers, and take home bracelet!
  • Study and play in the schoolhouse: Find your desk, learn a lesson, and have fun in a one-room schoolhouse!
  • Meet the printer: Have you ever wondered how books, newspapers, posters, and maps were made before computers? Become a junior apprentice in the Village Print Shop to find out!
  • Work with wool: Card and spin wool from freshly sheared sheep! Watch as wool is transformed to yarn before your eyes.
  • Bake bannock over the fire: Warm up by the fire, grab your roasting stick, and enjoy some traditional bread!
  • Barn life: Find out what all of the tools in our heritage barn are used for, and help out with the wheat harvest!
  • Visit the history lab: You won’t find any chains or glass cases in our newly renovated History Lab at the historic Flynn House. This fully hands-on museum experience lets kids decode the mysteries of the past themselves!
  • A touch of the trades: Fixin’ for some fun? Try out a selection of tools in our heritage workshop!
  • Play lacrosse: Try out Canada’s oldest sport! Discover lacrosse’s exciting history, learn some basic skills, and enjoy a game!
  • Watercolour painting: Try your hand at some Victorian-style watercolour painting! Learn basic skills and paint a natural scene.
  • Drama games: Learn how to act the way the Victorians did it! Develop a character, learn your lines, and have tons of fun with our resident history actor!
Children watch demonstration of traditional crafts at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guides and Scouts Day
Children learn traditional dance at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guides and Scouts Day

EXPLORE, LEARN, AND TAKE HOME MEMORIES!

After the scheduled workshops, Guide and Scout groups are encouraged to explore the rest of what the Village has to offer. Each child will be given a special Black Creek event crest.

Girl practices tinsmithing at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guides and Scouts Day
Boy wearing traditional costume at Black Creek Pioneer Village Guides and Scouts Day
Girl explores Black Creek Pioneer Village Guides and Scouts Day

Pricing

  • Guides and Scouts: $14.00
  • Unit Leaders: Free
  • Parents and Other Adults $15.00

GO TO THE BOOKING PAGE

Call (416) 667-6295 to book by phone.

 

May
16
Sat
Pirates and Princesses
May 16 @ 11:00 am – May 18 @ 5:00 pm

Princes and princesses, pirates and villains take over Black Creek Pioneer Village!

Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us on the May long weekend for three whole days of family fairytale fun!

A pirate and a princess

Once upon a time…

Black Creek Pioneer Village was overrun by storybook heroes and villains of all shapes and sizes—some up to mischief, other seeking great prizes.

Join us young princes, princesses, and pirates for a day of adventure with a storybook quest. Of all the great tales—this will be one of the best!

Pirate Adventures

A pirate and child

  • Learn to stand your ground at the Pirate School!
  • Hunt for treasure around the Village!
  • Stomp and spin at the Pirate Ball!

Royal Encounters

Pioneers at The Village

  • Brush up your act at the Imperial Charm and Manners School!
  • Complete a Royal Quest!
  • Dance the day away at the Royal Ball!
  • Watch out for the Evil Sea Witch!

More Fairytale Fun

A prince and princess looking at a plant

  • Craft your own royal crown or pirate hat!
  • Listen to tales of courage, romance and adventure at Belle’s Enchanted Library!
Jul
25
Sat
Quilts in the Village
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Mark your calendars for a day of colour and creativity! The last week of July, Black Creek Pioneer Village will be adorned with hundreds of hand-crafted quilts!

July 25-26

  • Discover the beauty and craftsmanship of quilts – both traditional and modern
  • Meet quilters, and learn about the quilting community
  • Enjoy fun, hands-on activities for all ages
  • Find fabulous treasures at our Quilters’ Marketplace

Featuring quilts inspired by the popular log cabin design!

 


We are currently seeking helpers for this event!

Become part of a community passionate about art and history. We can accommodate different levels of commitment, and are also seeking quilts to be displayed during the event weekend.

Join us in making this an unforgettable event! Contact Steven Kellier, Coordinator, Special Events at Black Creek Pioneer Village – steven.kellier@trca.ca.

A person quilting
Quilts hanging at the carriage works building
Quilts on display

 

Sep
23
Wed
Home School Day
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Let us help you plan a day at the Village, with activities designed especially for home-schooled youngsters.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Meet history actors
  • History lab
  • 19th century baseball game
  • Craft station
  • Watercolour painting workshop
  • Dress-up station
  • Meet the shepherd or farmyard friends
  • Do it yourself heritage trades at additional cost
Child with pioneer drill alongside a pioneer man
Kids working with wool
A boy using a pioneer weaving loom
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