Gingerbread Capital of Ontario

Hello everyone!

At right is one of the houses which will be decorated as part of our Vankleek Hill Christmas Home Tour! It is the best of Vankleek Hill: heritage that has been renewed to live on for another century. And now, let's see how history comes to life in the coming weeks!
As October draws to a close, Vankleek Hill is gearing up for a new round of activities!
On October 27 and 28, OUR ROOTS WILL BE SHOWING! Come take part in a series of heritage activities, genealogy workshops and see lots of memorabilia on display! And yes, you could even learn Gaelic before the weekend is over! The Vankleek Hill and District Historical Society is the go-to source for everything historic, so check out the website at: to view the full schedule of activities, or visit and check out the schedule on the calendar of events!
Coming up on Saturday, November 3 is the popular Vankleek Hill Christmas Home Tour. Five heritage homes will be decorated by five different decorators -- you get to vote for your favourite! Tour tickets are $22 each and include all of the activities in town, plus the chance to win a gift basket full of local products valued at $500!
Don't miss the 1934 wedding re-enactments, the taste-tours at Beau's, the special shows on at Arbor Gallery and Three Owls Gallery and the three church luncheons! Or enjoy High Tea at the Trillium Tea Room!
Visit the home tour web page to find out what's on, where to eat, see pictures of the houses and plan your day!

Visitors from West Island area can catch the coach bus from Pointe Claire Village at 8:30 a.m. and in Cornwall, a bus departs from the Cornwall Civic Complex also at 8:30. Visit the Christmas Home Tour page on to pre-pay and book your bus and ticket combo, or buy your advance tickets online!

Last time, we warned you about road construction in town. Well, that is almost complete! Now there is something new to watch for . . . an elusive emu is on the loose  . . . and that's why they say . . . there is ALWAYS something happening in Vankleek Hill!

Louise Sproule
Writing from busy downtown Vankleek Hill!