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Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Little Help? I'm looking for Canadian history parks and am having a hard time finding any.

Next week I'm driving from Indiana to Niagara Falls, and want to drive back on the Canadian side, maybe coming back through Salt Ste Marie.


I'd love to find a Canadian history park. Something like a historical reenactment place. I'll accept serious ones and I'll accept the height of tourist kitsch. But The Googles don't seem to be returning ANY hits at all.

I want fur trappers, mounties, and lumberjacks, and anything else associated with historical Canada, serious or not.


(And to be clear: Niagara Falls ON is like Gatlinburg TN, as far as I can tell?)
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

This might help:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...PgHWIQkI&hl=en
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Sadly, that silly shaving craze pretty much put an end to fur trapping.
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

You can visit the site of my ancestors here: http://fwhp.ca/
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Fork York might work for you.
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Fork York might work for you.
The birthplace of cutlery'
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Since you'll be in Niagara Falls, you could also check out Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

As a matter of fact, if you were traveling a couple weeks later, Fort George is having a War of 1812 re-enactment on July 11-12.
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Or maybe Old Fort Erie, in Fort Erie (what a coincidence!), they have re-enactments too (20 minutes from Niagara Falls, right across the border from Buffalo, NY).
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Oh, and if you are in Niagara Falls and want tourist kitsch, two words: Clifton Hill.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
The birthplace of cutlery'
Must be an in-joke. I don't get it.
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Fork York might work for you.
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
The birthplace of cutlery'
Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Must be an in-joke. I don't get it.
Fork... cutlery.
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How I missed that typo I have no idea! Apologies for my blindness.
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

You might want to skip Fort York. The traffic nightmare that is the Pan Am games starts next week in Toronto. It's going to be a shit-fest. If you want to tack 3 hours (well, 6 both ways) on to your drive, Fort Henry in Kingston is probably the best old-timey fort experience. You could also do Upper Canada Village while you're at it which is more of the pioneer thing than the military fort thing.

If you cross in Detroit you can do the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village.

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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

These are great!

Thanks so much for all of your advice!
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

I forgot:

Black Creek Pioneer Village
http://www.blackcreek.ca

and if you're into black history at all, you can check out Uncle Tom's Cabin:
http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Uncle...Site/Home.aspx

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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

Oh yeah, I forgot about the damn Pan Am games. It would be best to stay the hell away from Toronto until all that crap is over, I know I will. There will probably be tons of gridlock.
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Thirded on the Pan am games. It's going to be mental, traffic wise.
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Thirded on the Pan am games. It's going to be mental, traffic wise.
Yeah, we're heading to the cottage for the duration. Traffic is a nightmare at the best of times; it's going to be hell during the games. I wonder who cares about the Pan Ams other than the athletes.
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Good call. We're only getting the rowing here, so it won't be too bad. The area around the course is easy enough to avoid. I could walk if I wanted to watch it, but I don't think I'll bother.
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^What's your avatar? It's one of those well-known NFB animations, isn't it?
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Yeah, it's from The Big Snit. Probably Richard Condie's best.

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That's great. I haven't seen it before, but it looked familiar.
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Re: Hey Canada - Any history parks?

There are some strip clubs in Windsor you could visit. There was this place called "Silvers" IIRC that was near a Chrysler (?) test track, and one of the dancers demonstrated the ability to dialate and close her butthole. Amazing muscle control.

Classy place.
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That's great. I haven't seen it before, but it looked familiar.
Ah. Maybe you saw The Cat Came Back, or Getting Started. He's got some really good stuff, if you like his style.
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^That's it. The Cat Came Back. I guess he has a distinctive style.

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