Get Hands-On

DIY Heritage Trades

Feeling crafty? Try your hand at a historic trade!  Work alongside the Tinsmith, Harness Maker, or Printer, at workshops in the the Dominion Carriageworks and take home your creation! Check the program schedule to see what trade you can try on the day of your visit! (Additional charges apply)

Music Makers

Pick up an instrument and make some noise as you accompany our resident musician to learn popular tunes from days gone by.

Victorian Pop

Drop by the Doctor’s House to join in singing songs popular in the 1860’s!

Tap Your Toes

Clap your hands and move your feet to sounds of the fiddle with song and dance inspired by Celtic immigrants to the Toronto area.

The History Lab

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the History Lab at the Flynn House! Delve into historical documents to find real people of the past from the evidence they left behind and help us to bring their stories to life!

Pioneer Vision

Pioneer Vision brings together historic images of the past and technology of the present for a unique Virtual Reality experience. Purchase a 3D cardboard viewer at the admission desk and use your own smartphone to immerse yourself in a virtual reality tour that uses panoramas and historical photographs  to enhance your visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village!

Choose from two tour experiences:

  • The Kids Tour – see what life was like for kids 150 years ago!
  • Now and Then Tour – discover what our buildings looked like before they came to Black Creek Pioneer Village.