Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village
The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village features over 15 historic buildings with period furnishings dating from 1820 to the late 1920’s including severalfine homes, log cabins, 1840’s general store, 1907 Edwardian one room school house, the Jack Miner ancestral home dating from 1889 and so much more! There is a covered pavilion and indoor washrooms on site along with a nature trail and a summer kitchen open during special events in the village. In addition, there is a 25,000 sq ft modern transportation museum (largest in Ontario), home to the oldest registered car in Canada (1893 Shamrock), with many other antique and collector vehicles from several 1800’s horse drawn wagons and carriages to the earliest motorized vehicles dating from 1905 up to a beautiful 1992 Dodge V 10 Viper. You’ll see Packards, Rolls Royces, Cadillacs, Porsche, formula B race car, and many more cars and trucks, beautifully restored covering mostly the years 1920 to the 1950’s. Also see our solute to the area's past with displays depicting Canada’s role in the 1944 D Day landings, drive in fast food restaurants in Ontario (Hi Ho Restaurant), CKLW AM Radio 80, the Elmwood Casino ,drive in movies and the Checker Flag Raceway. There is even a 2/5th full replica of the Wright Brothers 1903 Flying Machine. Both Heritage Village and the Canadian Transportation Museum are second to none and are fully educational as well as entertaining offering fantastic school programs for almost all ages and subjects. All tours are guided by trained interpreters.
Augmenting all of this is the 50’s Diner (open for breakfast and lunch), the Gift Shop, and amazing Rental Facilities for weddings and events. The CTMHV hosts approximately 20 annual shows including the Number One Rodeo in Ontario, Flea Markets, a Village Murder Mystery, Music events, Car shows, Cruise-ins, plus weddings, family gatherings and more. There is something for everyone.. Come and discover Canada South and its colourful history at the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village.
The Depression Era Tire; accession number 2001.39.01; additional information is on the sign in the photograph.Lisa Wacheski, our curator chose the...