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Let Upper Canada Village take you to another era

The historic city of Cornwall on the St. Lawrence River is a convenient place to start your heritage tour of South Eastern Ontario. Nearby is the heart of heritage tourism in the area, Morrisburg’s Upper Canada Village. It’s a living, working, colonial town where 1860s pioneer life in Upper Canada comes alive. Bakers and blacksmiths in period costume go about their daily work as you wander the town. Special events are staged year-round. The enchanting Alight at Night Festival

puts visitors in the holiday spirit before Christmas. Then make your way up river to Gananoque, a town with its own heritage charm and the perfect spot to slow down for a 1000 Islands cruise – one of the unique attractions of South Eastern Ontario. Tours of the 1000 Islands weave slowly among tree-topped islets and larger islands with rental cottages and even private mansions, some dating to the 19th century.

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Fort Henry stands guard over Kingston and Upper Canada

Founded during the War of 1812, Fort Henry still watches over historic Kingston, Canada’s first capital; the approach to Lake Ontario; and the UNESCO-recognized Rideau Canal system. Kingston’s personality is a reflection of its history as a meeting point between English Upper Canada (Ontario), French Lower Canada (Quebec), and the United States, just across Lake Ontario. Perfectly restored, Fort Henry’s magazines and ramparts are brought to life by British soldiers in period

costume during the daily Sunset Ceremony or battle re-enactments with vintage cannons and muskets. You can imagine the bustle of the garrisons as Fort Henry comes to life with each morning’s flag raising. Step into the Fort Henry Discovery Centre and you’re back in the 21st century with interactive exhibits and touch-screen technology that explain Canada’s early military history in rich multimedia.

+ Explore pioneer life in Upper Canada on the Rideau Heritage Route