Programs & Experiences

Welcome to programs and experiences at Victoria Settlement. We offer a variety of pre-booked programs in our beautiful park-like setting.

At Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site, we believe history and culture are most easily understood when grounded in experience. Led by costumed interpreters, Victoria Settlement school programs offer a variety of dynamic and interactive activities that are curriculum linked and fun, offering students the opportunity to experience the past for themselves. As all programs are tailored to the ages and experiences of the students, we can offer programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Interested in a new experience for your extracurricular group or club?

Looking for a hands-on way to engage your classroom with history?

We offer introductory programs designed to give students an understanding of the Victoria Settlement story, and supplementary themed programs which explore a specific theme of the Victoria Settlement story. Teachers may wish to book one or more of the themed programs in addition to the introduction program.

Our programs are:

  • Engaging, hands-on, and interactive
  • Led by costumed historical interpreters
  • Adaptable for many different grades and levels
  • Suitable for groups and individuals

School programs have specific curriculum links. Custom experiences and modified programs can be arranged with sufficient advance notice and consultation.

How our programs work:

  • Programs must be booked in advance.
  • Programming is available May 15 to Labour Day, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Call us to check availability for programs. Please note we are closed on Wednesdays.
  • Many schools choose to do several programs during their visit and enjoy lunch in the picnic area.
  • Cost is assessed based on the number of individuals registered.
  • Programs run rain or shine.

Contact us to book your program.

Group Experiences

Opportunities for groups of youths, tour groups, adult and senior groups to expand their Victoria Settlement experience.

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Group Tours

A full tour of Victoria Settlement can be arranged for a group of any age or interest. Tours for groups of 10 or more should be arranged in advance to ensure interpreters are available.

Guided tours are led by knowledgeable costumed interpreters and include the site and historic buildings. Contact us to book a date for your group tour.

Do you want to expand your tour to include unique activities, special topics, and hands-on discovery experiences? See our custom program options, below.

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Dates available from May 15 to Labour Day (closed Wednesdays)
  • Program times available from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 75 minutes long
  • Regular admission rates apply

Preparation Checklists

  • Outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather. This could include rubber boots, rain gear, coats and mitts, sunscreen, and bug spray.
  • You are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before or after the program.

Custom Programs

Looking for a unique historical experience?

Custom programs with unique activities, special topics, and hands-on discovery experiences can be crafted for your group. Select from our list of activities and topics, adapted for the ages, skills, and interests of your group. 

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Dates available from May 15 to Labour Day (closed Wednesdays)
  • Program times available from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 75 minutes long
  • Contact us for cost information

Preparation Checklists

  • Outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather. This could include rubber boots, rain gear, coats and mitts, sunscreen, and bug spray.
  • You are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before or after the program.