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“Cannington Manor” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cannington Manor Provincial Park

Cannington Manor Provincial Park
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“Cannington Manor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

The kids and I enjoyed taking my grandmother here one day in the summer. It's a great place, but best if you can hit it up when there are guides there. They dress in authentic atire, and make it more of an experience, otherwise it's self guided.

Visited August 2012
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“Cannington Manor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Cannington Manor is a Historical Provincial Park. It is a re-creation of a village from the early 1900’s. The village died out when the railroad was built to the south instead of coming through town as they had hoped.

The biggest day of the year for them is the Sunday of the August long weekend. That day they were expecting around 200 visitors, have more staff dressed up, and have a lot more activities. Unfortunately we already had plans for the Sunday so we had to miss out on that and go on Saturday instead.

There are people dressed up in some of the buildings and walking around the grounds. We found all of the staff to be extremely friendly and informative. One of the best things for us was that a woman came out of the “bachelor house” to teach us how to make rope. We found that pretty funny. And it turns out that making rope is really quite ingenious, we never would have figured out how to use that machine without her help.

The only original building is the church which is actually still in use. It is currently getting some work done to it as it is starting to sink a bit. We also found the cemetery interesting, there are some very nice markers and some of them are quite old and detailed.

The wood stove in the bakery is really neat. We were quite surprised to see that she was starting a fire in it as it was going to be one heck of a hot day.

If you are going to the area, also consider checking out the Humphreys/Hewlett House Site, it is about 10mins away and is free. There is an interpretive trail around the house but you cannot go inside. I believe it “opens“ at 10am but there are no people working there. The sign says “please come in“ and doesn‘t list hours, so even thought the gate was closed, we parked on the road and walked up to the house about 300m. There is a parking lot closer to the house if the gate is open when you arrive.

We also did most of the Auto Tour. We ended up doing it backwards since we were told the road wasn’t in good condition we wanted to ask the staff at Cannington if a truck could make it down the road before we tried it out. It is a nice drive but there is not as much to see as the brochure makes it seem.

We really enjoyed our trip to Cannington Manor and would definitely return.

Visited July 2011
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