Reliving twentieth century Canada

We stopped by at the Westfield Heritage Village in the north-western side of Hamilton, in the town of Rockton. Rockton is generally known for its annual Rockton World’s Fair, a festival which showcases cattle, animal races, display, rides, food and more. I have already made the pledge to be there next Thanksgiving!

Back to The Village.. it is a collection of houses preserved and/or transplanted from the yesteryear. They capture the charm of a much younger Canada, and how life was in a typical Ontario town.

We relived an era that was much simpler and honest to its tradition. The library, the bungalow, the press, the train station, the steam engine, the furnace room, the doctor’s office and more.. it was an enchanting experience that all such historic sites usually are. To top it off we were treated to a Charlie Chaplin movie in a quaint little theater.

It ended with a buggy ride and “home-made” pancakes. I would recommend it for all parents with school-going children.


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