A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
Presented by BMO Financial Group
In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Heritage Park is sharing the story of one of the last existing Colonist Cars with all Canadians. The CP Railway united Canada as a nation and no other rail car did more to settle the west than the Colonist Cars. Its story is a tangible reminder of the hopes, dreams and hardships of Canada’s earliest immigrants. While the 1905 rail car is being restored at Heritage Park, an interactive exhibit and performance will tour across Canada this fall. A Journey of a Lifetime will share the stories of the people and places involved in the largest wave of immigration in our country’s history, and provide an opportunity for Canadians to document their own stories.
FIELD TO FORK
To the keen observer, a stroll through Heritage Park will reveal such treasures as a strain of wheat dating back over 10,000 years, heritage potatoes, purple carrots, striped beans and other heirloom vegetables and flowers that are no longer easily accessible. This year, visitors to the Park can experience a taste of that history with an exciting new culinary series. A progressive dinner throughout the historical village spans over 100 years of culinary history. A Garden Tour Dinner offers guests an exclusive tour of the Park’s heirloom gardens followed by a gourmet dinner with fresh-from-the-garden goods, and a Victorian Garden Party has guests dining in style on the lawn of the historic Prince House.
RIVER FORTH DINING CAR
Heritage Park’s newest culinary offering provides guests a taste of the golden age of luxury travel. The 1929 River Forth rail car began as an elegant Solarium, but over the years it underwent many conversions and served a variety of utilitarian purposes until Heritage Park staff meticulously restored it back to its original glory. The Park’s Executive Chef designed a menu reminiscent of those from the 1920s Canadian Pacific dining cars, which guests can enjoy aboard the moving rail car as it circles the picturesque historical park.