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The Winter Season at Fort York

Weekdays, 10 am to 4 pm
Weekends, 10 am to 5 pm

Enjoy the winter landscape at Fort York National Historic Site, open seven days a week! Discover the quiet beauty of the fort’s original 1812-era buildings blanketed in snow. Warm up with a hot drink and some baking from the fort’s historic kitchen while shopping in the Canteen, where non-digital books, inexpensive toys and 18th-century pastimes abound. Explore the indoor exhibits of historic buildings. In the sleek new Visitor Centre see a brief introduction on film to the fort’s history and then experience the excitement of a multi-media Battle of York.

Regular admission: Adults: $12.40; Seniors: $8.85; Youths: $7.10; Children: $5.30 plus tax; Children 5 and under are free.

Bring your skates! The Bentway @ Fort York skating trail in front of the Visitor Centre is open until February 18, Family Day. Visit www.bentway.ca for hours of operation.

Hungry for Comfort: A Celebration of Food History (2019)

Saturday, February 23, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Come together with fellow food enthusiasts for tastings, workshops and professional demonstrations that explore how people in centuries gone by survived and even thrived during Canada’s long winter months. Presented this year in partnership with the Ontario Black History Society. Ticket price includes refreshments and a multi-course luncheon.

Early bird ticket: $65 plus tax (until February 3); Regular ticket: $75 plus tax. Advance tickets required: https://fortyork.streamintickets.com

March Break Family Drop-in

March 11 to 17, 10 am to 4 pm

Bring your family down to Fort York National Historic Site for a day of March Break adventure! Children will have fun dressing up in period costumes and experiencing soldiers’ foot drill, officers’ sword drill and musical workshops. Pick up a Kids’ Guide to Fort York and have fun finding the clues to complete games and puzzles throughout your tour. Visitors of all ages can sample treats from the hearth of the 1826 historic kitchen. Indoor exhibits of the historic buildings will be open while the Fort York Visitor Centre has the excitement of the multi-media Battle of York Experience. No registration required.

Regular admission: Adults: $12.40; Seniors: $8.85; Youths: $7.10; Children: $5.30 plus tax; Children 5 and under are free.