The Pioneer Village of the Future

Take a virtual tour of Black Creek Pioneer Village and learn to make butter


It's summertime and people are eager to get outside and explore all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget, it's still important to stay close to home while taking the opportunity to explore all the wonderful things to do in your own backyard. Don't know what's in your own backyard? Visit to re-discover some pretty cool activities all over the province while supporting your local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased), we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.

Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.

Please check with all businesses for updated hours of operation, programming, COVID-19 policies, and restrictions.

At Black Creek Pioneer Village, visitors discover 40 historic buildings, 70 rare and heritage breed animals, 10 gardens growing flowers and plants from heirloom seeds, and exciting programs that engage people of all ages. Visiting Black Creek Pioneer Village is like walking into a movie, only better! There you can walk around an 1860’s country village and experience Ontario’s history first hand and speak with costumed interpreters & experience the past like never before. Watch the sparks fly as the Blacksmith works at the forge, visit heritage farm animals, and even discover how beer was made the old fashioned way at the Historic Brewery.

Visit the village virtually

While they are currently closed to the public, you can still explore Black Creek Pioneer Village from home. Black Creek Pioneer Village in Vaughan is offering Visit the Village Virtually. Take a virtual stroll around their 19th century Village using Google StreetView.

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Download the Black Creek app to tour the village!

Tour the Village on your smartphone or tablet. While the app was designed to allow on-site visitors a glimpse into less accessible parts of the Village, you can also use it to investigate some of their historic buildings from the comfort of your home. Follow the trail to explore rooms, view artifacts, and hear stories. This app offers enhanced accessibility features for people of all abilities.

Black Creek App

Watch a collection of fun videos highlighting different aspects of life at the Village

Get hands-on at home

Do you like butter!? I mean, DUH, of course you do. See blog below for a step by step tutorial on how to make it.

Check back for more each week!

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