Things to do

HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS PICTURES TAKEN IN VINTAGE COSTUMES. Come don capes, jackets and bonnets from the last century and pose with your friends. 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 $10 per picture! $3 will be donated to the Food Bank.  (Capes, bonnets and shawls will be provided by Grace Clermont and Audrey Amell). 

Visit the Higginson Tower: Open 10 am to 4 pm on November 9. Enjoy bilingual interpretive program, displays of artifacts found during an archaeological investigation which took place prior to restoration.


Two washrooms open all day. Wheelchair access at rear of the building. One washroom is accessible. 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 at The Review.


At the Museum: The November 7, 1867 wedding dress of Eliza Murray will be on exhibit, and guests may sign her wedding guest book – 152 years later.
At: Vankleek Hill Museum,  95 Main Street, Vankleek Hill.
Time: Open 10 am to 4 pm. 

Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre

At: 36 Home Avenue, Vankleek Hill/steps away from St. John’s Anglican Church and the hall.
Time: 10 am to  4 pm
Description: Visit the Exhibition of artist Jane MacMillan.


Taste-tours at Beau’s
At: Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company  at 10 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.

Display of Angels and Vintage Villages
At: Église St-Grégoire, 137 Higginson Street (corner of Derby & Higginson)
 New this year: an exhibit of Christmas Angels and Vintage Villages from parishioners and members of the community.
Also Inside: a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  — goodies from the bakers of St-Grégoire parish.

The Vankleek Hill Quilt Guild will be displaying quilts at Knox Presbyterian Church the day of the home tour from  10 am to 4 pm. Please come in via the Archie Hardy Hall (the same entrance as for the church luncheon, enter and walk up the ramp to get inside the church to the quilt display).


The Creating Centre, 11 High Street, will be open on home tour day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come for a visit.




Three Owls Studio & Gallery, 151 Main Street East, will be open 9 am to 5pm. Paintings and drawings by Susan Jephcott. Also available: THE TANGERINE CAT.


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