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Historical Attractions

Upper Canada Village

Horse Drawn Bateau on Water with Visitors On BoardA world-renowned tourism attraction designed to take visitors back in time and immerse themselves in the life of a typical 1860s pioneer settlement. Walk through historic buildings and landscapes amongst actors in period clothing depicting the everyday life of our ancestors.

Upper Canada Village also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, such as the award-winning Alight at Night celebrations and Pumpkinferno.


Prehistoric World

Mother and Child Next to Dinosaur Sculpture

The family is sure to fall in love with South Dundas’ very own Jurassic Park! Over 50 life-sized dinosaur and prehistoric creature reproductions dot the over 1km nature trail through open and wooded areas.

The family will be blown away at the painstaking detail of these enormous (and some small) creatures, and the kids will love the opportunity to become the paleontologist in the sand fossil pit.



Doran Bay Model Ship Museum

Model Ship ReplicaDoran Bay Model Ship Museum is one of the finest private collections of historic model ships in Canada, if not the world. Each model has been painstakingly built according to original plans using the finest of exotic woods. The collection is exquisitely displayed in a restored 1880’s home overlooking the St. Lawrence River’s Seaway Lock at Iroquois.

Doran Bay Model Ship Museum is fully accessible and can provide guided tours upon advanced request.




Carman House Museum

Worker in Pioneer Clothing Outside Carmen House MusuemBuilt in 1815 by Michael Carman III, the son of a Palatine Loyalist, Carman House is a Georgian limestone cottage that has been historically restored to its original form. The Carman House is one of just three buildings in Iroquois that were not moved prior to the historic flooding of the St. Lawrence Seaway and now operates as a living history museum, complete with costumed interpreters to detail the features of both the home, as well as the way of life for United Empire Loyalists.

Carman House is closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.