Vintage carriages on display July 21, 22 and you can take a ride!
|Upper Canada Village will have their extensive and unique collection of carriages on display this weekend plus visitors will have a chance to take a ride. - Photo Courtesy of Upper Canada Village.
Morrisburg – Our fascination and love of our vehicles of transportation didn’t just begin with the automobile. No, even when we literally relied on horse power to pull our carriages, we also had numerous styles and models to choose from and to express our sense of style. Do you know the difference between a brougham and a barouche? How about which carriage is faster: a barouche or a spider phaeton? Yes, even in the 19th century we were focused on speed. Visit Upper Canada Village and you can get the answers to these questions and go for a ride in an authentic 19th century carriage.
“Upper Canada Village has a very extensive collection of unique carriages which we bring out for special events such as the wedding. The new ‘Riding in Style’ event gives us the opportunity to focus on the carriages and to share with our visitors the unique features of the different carriages, their purposes and it will also allow our visitors a great opportunity to go for a ride and experience 19th century travel first hand.” said Dave Dobbie, Manager of Upper Canada Village
WIN A ‘RIDE IN STYLE’
Visitors can enter a draw to win a chance to ‘Ride in Style’ in a Pommier Carriage during the 2012 Alight at Night festival. Entries can be dropped off in the Discovery Centre.
GET A FAMILY PHOTO
Guests can board a carriage and get a family photo taken in front of Cook’s Tavern for just $14.99 (plus HST) for an 8x10. The photographer will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Ticket prices are Adult (13-64 yrs) $17, Senior (65 yrs+) $14 and Youth (6-12 yrs) $14. Children 5 yrs and under are FREE. For more information, call 1-800-437-2233 (543-4328 locally) or buy your tickets online at www.uppercanadavillage.com.
Upper Canada Village is It is located 1-¼ hours southeast of Ottawa (11 km east of Morrisburg), off County Road 2 and 24 km west of Cornwall (Exit 758, Upper Canada Road off Highway 401).