Upper Canada Village free for dads

Dads can catch a glimpse of pre-confederation Canada for free on their special day

To celebrate Father’s Day on June 19, Upper Canada Village is treating dads to a day of free activities. In addition to the regular events like costumed actors giving you a glimpse of pre-confederation Canada, or a horse-drawn wagon ride, dads can also enjoy a special musical performance. Thirty two horses and riders from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will perform traditional cavalry drills to a musical sequence. A 20-minute ride on a replica of a 19th century train called The Moccasin will also be free for fathers and their immediate family.

The 60-acre village in Ontario also has restaurants, taverns and a bakery with freshly made bread baked in a red brick oven. Kids can take part in arts and crafts workshops and check out  exhibitions showcasing traditional tools and jobs during the 1860s. Those with a green thumb can take a tour of the herb garden.

While dads get in free, regular admission prices apply to other family members. It is $19 for adults , $12 for kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. Upper Canada Village is located at 13740 County Road 2 in Morrisburg, Ont. Operating hours on Sunday are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 1-800-437-2233 or visit uppercanadavillage.com.