Half of the way of Toronto to Montreal in the province of Ontario and some kilometres further up of the famous zone called Thousand Islands there is a historical place close by of the Saint Lawrence river, that is worthwhile to do a visit: Upper Canada Village.
It is a kind of open-air museum full of activity and that transports you to North America from mid 19th century. Upper Canada Village is a town that recreates in all its dimensions and with all kinds of details, such as the life of the English colonizers of that time, it is therefore a review of the story made in a pleasant way, interacting with the characters They give life and enjoy and even participate in daily activities.
The people who work for it in the majority are volunteers, many of them retirees who put their know-how to the service of the community. In a way, the people are in many self-sufficient activities, for example, the bread they make in the bakery is used by restaurants, or furniture that is old or broken is repaired in the carpentry, or the products they use are used by them restaurants
We were fortunate to spend a day with very few visitors and enjoying a magnificent day, we received all kinds of explanations of how they had gone from the hand of the French to the English, how the “Loyalist” or supporters of belonging to the English crown had fought against the most popular classes who wanted to become independent of him.
We visited all the facilities: the Anglican Church, the school, the carpentry, the bakery, the farms, the colonial houses, the shoe store, etc., but we also attended a men’s enlistment for the war, a performance by the firefighters of The time, …