A Party To Remember

Thanks to all who came out to Black Creek over the July 1 long weekend for our celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday: “Party Like it’s 1867!”

The Village was transformed for those magical three days into a 19th century carnival, complete with musicians, games, theatrical presentations and much more. Performing artists juggled fire, attempted daring feats of strength, and dazzled visitors with displays of sleight-of-hand.

Among the highlights:

  • #trending in 1867: Pop-up exhibits highlighted the fads sweeping the (new) nation in the year of Confederation.
  • Digging up the past: The TRCA Archaeology team was on hand to uncover the buried history of Black Creek Pioneer Village.
  • Historical hijinks: Confederation met comedy, as Black Creek’s history actors presented the story of our nation’s founding as pantomime.

Last — but definitely not least — on July 1 we cheered on 40 new Canadians as they received their citizenship, and marked the occasion with (what else?) birthday cake.

See you again next year for birthday number 151!


This event was made possible in part by the Government of Ontario’s Ontario 150 initiative and the Government of Canada.

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