Photography Permits

Banner image courtesy of Silverlight Photography.

Looking for a unique and unforgettable spot for photos of your big day? Toronto’s iconic living history museum offers the perfect country-in-the-city backdrop for your wedding and event photographs.

Bring up to 20 people (including the photographer) to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

PERMIT PRICE: $300 + HST

BOOK YOUR PHOTO PERMIT NOW

newlyweds pose for wedding photograph at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Image courtesy of Tanya Ellis Photography.

 
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WHAT DOES THE PERMIT INCLUDE?

  • Admission to the Village for up to 20 people, including your photographer, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Countless country chic backdrops. With the exteriors of 40-plus heritage buildings plus surrounding green spaces to choose from, you will find no end of beautiful settings.

street and heritage buildings provide a perfect photo backdrop at Black Creek Pioneer Village

  • Complimentary parking for one vehicle, including a limousine or bus used to transport your guests.
  • A take-your-time approach to getting the perfect shot. Arrive any time after 11:00 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. (Want to stay later? Please contact us at (416) 667-6295 to discuss photo shoots from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.)

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE BRING?

  • Bring up to 20 people, including the photographer. To maintain everyone’s health and safety, we are limiting the number of people permitted in the Village at one time.

wedding party photographed at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Image courtesy of Katia Taylor Photography.

WHEN CAN WE ARRIVE?

  • Please plan to arrive any time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please remember that the site closes at 3:00 p.m., so you will need to have your shoot wrapped up by then.
  • Please note that there is no access to the site after 3:00 p.m., unless you have booked an after-hours package. Please contact us at (416) 667-6295 to discuss photo shoots from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

CAN WE TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE THE HERITAGE BUILDINGS?

  • Your photo permit is for exterior photography only. Please do not take photos inside the heritage buildings.

BOOK YOUR PHOTO PERMIT NOW

PLEASE NOTE: The permit is non-refundable

 
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Already booked your photo permit?
Here’s what you need to know!

The safety of visitors and staff is our top priority.

Before you arrive at the Village for your photo shoot, please ensure that every member of your groups completes the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, please visit us another day.

  • We’re implementing regular and rigorous cleaning throughout the site.
  • Wear a mask when indoors.
  • Be prepared to practice physical distancing.
  • Follow the arrows through the site and observe building capacities.
  • Be patient. We’re all in this together!

newlyweds pose for wedding photograph against autumn backdrop at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Image courtesy of Tanya Ellis Photography.

MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Health & Safety

  • When you are inside — yes please! It is mandatory to wear a mask inside a public space. You must wear a mask while in the Visitor Centre and in the heritage buildings. Limited exceptions apply. Forgot your mask? We’ll have some available to purchase on arrival.
  • You don’t need to wear a mask for your outdoor photography shoot. However, please maintain appropriate physical distancing from other groups.

 

  • High-touch surfaces are cleaned frequently through the day.
  • Hand-sanitizer and handwashing stations are available throughout the site. Please expect to wash or sanitize your hands when you enter and throughout your visit.
  • Point of sales systems are sanitized after every use.
  • Washrooms are cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day.

 

Arrival & Parking

  • Please plan to arrive any time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please remember that the site closes at 3:00 p.m., so you need to have your shoot wrapped up by then.

 

  • You can show us a printed version of your booking form or a digital version on your device. Our staff won’t touch your booking form, but they do need to see the details.

 

  • Please join the physically-distanced queue leading to our admissions kiosk. When it is your turn to register, a staff member will call you forward. We’ll ask to see your booking form and we will ask you some health screening questions.
  • Please be patient if you have to line up. Our staff are working as quickly as possible to help you start your time in the Village while ensuring the safety of all our visitors.

 

  • Parking for one vehicle is included in your package. Please bring the ticket in with you and we will validate it as we check in your group.
  • You have the option to pay for additional vehicles when you purchase your photography permit. When you arrive, please ask each driver to take a ticket from the machine and bring it in with them. Our staff will then confirm payment and validate their parking tickets.
  • If you prefer to pay upon arrival, please take a ticket from the machine. Bring your ticket with you to the admissions kiosk. After we verify your admission ticket to Black Creek Pioneer Village, we will charge you the discounted parking rate for visitors ($8.50).

 

During Your Photo Shoot

  • The heritage village is quite large. To manage visitor flow, we have created a one-way route through the village that ensures you will have the opportunity to enjoy the entire site. Please follow the route marked by arrows.

 

  • Your photo permit is for exterior photography only. Please do not take photos inside the heritage buildings.

 

  • No. Your photography permit does not allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Photography. Use of drones on TRCA property is strictly prohibited.

 

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at (416) 667-6295.