Things to do

A PHOTO BOOTH in a VINTAGE SLEIGH? Come don luxurious capes, jackets and bonnets from the last century and pose with your friends in a vintage sleigh provided courtesy of Ouimet Farms Adventures. Professional photographer Jan Amell will take your photo at 92 Main Street East and make sure you have a souvenir photo of the fun you had to take home with you!
Experience the history of Vankleek Hill! Just $5 per picture!  (Capes, bonnets and shawls will be provided by Grace Clermont and Audrey Amell). 

High Tea at the Trillium Tea Room by reservation only: check the Places to eat – Manger en ville page for more information.

See art by Fran Bailey, Shirley Dickenson, Robert Field and Gayle MacDonald. Local CDs, Jams, jellies and honey from Pleasant Corners Apiaries for sale. MayBelle Candles by Danielle Mac Rae. Don’t miss Trillium Tea Room owner Sandra Fraser’s Christmas Tree — decorated with all kinds of tea paraphernalia! 

On tour day, Apex Escape Rooms will be parked beside Vankleek Cottage and will be offering 15-minute games for $8, tax incl. and also the 60-minute rooms at 54 Main Street will be available for booking that day for $25+HST. The mobile unit is called The Secret Society (6 max), and our two rooms at 54 Main Street that run 60 minutes each are The Bunker (max 6), The Enchantress (max 7). For more information contact Tina at [email protected] or visit

Visit the Higginson Tower: Open 10 am to 4 pm on November 3rd.

Enjoy bilingual interpretive program, displays of artifacts found during an archaeological investigation which took place prior to restoration.

Washrooms open all day. Wheelchair access at rear of the building.
FROM 8 A.M. TO 10 A.M.: Coffee and a home-made muffin for just a toonie!
All proceeds go to the Higginson Tower!
Buy a souvenir Christmas ornament, Canadian-made! Get tour info, programmes and a snack …. right outside The Review!

At the Museum: During the Christmas Home Tour, a $20 donation to the Musée Vankleek Hill Museum will give you a choice of a Quilt Mug, or Tennis Mug, or Celebration 2017 Cookbook. Limited quantities and cash only into the donation box.
At: Vankleek Hill Museum,  95 Main Street, Vankleek Hill.
Time: Open 10 am to 4 pm. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Inside Église St-Grégoire Church,
137 Higginson Street, Vankleek Hill
Come see a display of Nativity scenes made by students and parents from the two local Catholic elementary schools as well as from parishioners and residents of the area.  NEW!!! A display of St-Nicholas figurines (not Santas) as well as collections of angels.
PLUS: A Holiday Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beverages available. Proceeds go to St. Grégoire Church.

Arbor Gallery Centre for Contemporary Art  
36 Home Avenue, Vankleek Hill/steps away from St. John’s Anglican Church and the hall.
Time: 10 – 4 pm
Description: Visit “The Houses of Vankleek Hill” – Show of paintings of Vankleek Hill’s beloved homes and its local architecture by local artists, many of which are students of well-known local art teacher Linda Scott Harris.

Taste-tours at Beau’s
At: Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company  on Terry Fox Drive
Time: All day long: Whenever you arrive!
Description: Take a taste-tour at Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company, located at the east end of town on Terry Fox Drive (just off Main Street). Lots of souvenirs . . . taste this award-winning beer and take some home with you! Visit:

Taste Tours at Sarah Cole Cider, 19 Terry Fox Drive
Find out how cider is made at one of Vankleek Hill’s newest additions! Enjoy a quick intro to cider-making and a free tasting! Note: non-alcoholic cider tasting only but coming soon: cider with alcohol.

Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market
At: Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute Cafetorium
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Description: Find local foods, bread, meats, pickles, jams, jellies, soaps, soup, coffee, baked goods, treats and much more at the Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market.

Paintings & Drawings By  Susan Jephcott
OPEN: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
INFO: 613.678.3049 (please leave a message)

Onà:ke, Canoes: A series of free association drawings with a red canoe representing the Europeans and a purple canoe representing the Indigenous people have morphed in different ways into paintings.  Suzan was inspired by the old French Canadian legend of the Flying Canoe. The canoe has come to symbolize different cultures, their stories and their influence on each other and the planet.
Also available THE TANGERINE CAT
(A collection of almost-true stories).

ARTISANS/VENDORS AT CREATING CENTRE, 11 High Street (Highway 34), Vankleek Hill. Music, Refreshments (Coffee, Squares).

Matthews Honey (from Lachute): Selling honey, beeswax candles, honey soaps and some of Natasha’s hand painted ornaments.

Reenie Marx Fine Art Photography: Selling photographs for framing, art cards.

Manon Sauvé:  Selling her beautiful items made from fused and stained glass; Christmas scenes; Christmas ornaments; vases, bowls, jewellery, too!

Les Fruits Poirier: A local fruit-grower joins us! Expect delicious juice, jam and haskap pie!!!

Cassburn Sweets: Our local maple syrup producer, selling, of course, maple syrup, maple candies and delicious maple butter!

The VKH Quilt Guild will be displaying quilts at the Presbyterian Church the day of the house tour from 11 am to 4 pm.

Visit the check the Places to eat – Manger en ville page for more information about the Church Luncheons!