Things To Do In Cornwall and the Counties

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Explore an era past in this region that was originally known as Upper Canada. First settled in 1784, this is one of Canada’s oldest settlements. Start your trip planning now in South Eastern Ontario. 


  • Cornwall and the Counties has an abundance of exploration options for any of your adventures, read about “The Best of” this region.

  • Upper Canada Village is more than a living museum; re-enactments and special events greet you, year round. Plan your trip around Pumpkinfernal, where over 5000 handcarved pumkins light up the night sky. 

  • The Historic Cornwall Jail, built in 1833, provides the chance to step into a cell to experience life behind bars… at least for a few minutes.

  • The Upper Canada Playhouse features live professional theatre and concerts in a great theatre created from a refurbished toothbrush factory.

  • Aultsville Theatre in the City of Cornwall features outstanding live plays, world-renowned musical acts, and some of the top comedians and entertainers in a beautifully maintained theatre.

A man working at his craft at Upper Canada Village


Visit Upper Canada Village and time travel back to 1866, to a pre-confederation Canadian village. Here, you will experience all the sights, sounds and smells that went along with village life on the St. Lawrence River, during this period.

Alight at Night festival in Cornwall


This region offers one of a kind events throughout the year. From the Glengarry Highland Games to Alight at Night, there is no shortage of memorable events to enjoy year round.