Activities and experiences

Woodside National Historic Site

Explore Woodside, which was the childhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth and longest-serving Prime Minister. Tour the 11.5 acre Kitchener, Ontario property and discover its fascinating history. Enjoy the fall colours and harvest decorations or come in December to experience the twinkling charm of an authentic Victorian Christmas at Woodside National Historic Site.

Calendar of events

Take part in a wide range of events, special activities, and memorable experiences at Woodside.

Create a craft

Try these fun free indoor crafts and activities for the whole family to do at home after you visit Woodside.

Educational and guided tours

Return to the Victorian Era in Canada on a guided tour or school program at Woodside National Historic Site. Book or reserve in advance.

Explore the grounds

Woodside consists of 11.5 acres of trees, hills, trails, lawns and wetlands.

Historic Recipes

Historic recipes for Victorian baked goods, jams and preserves. Bring the warmth and comfort of Woodside’s woodstove home!

Red chairs

Parks Canada has a set of Red Chairs in quiet and scenic locations at Woodside National Historic Site.


There are a variety of activities and experiences for volunteers with Parks Canada at Woodside National Historic Site.

Xplorers program

The Parks Canada Xplorers booklet will help your child get the most out of their visit to Woodside.


Things to do

Dogs on leash Dog walking
Geocaching Geocaching
Hiking Hiking

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Bus parking Bus parking
Dogs not permitted inside the historic home
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Interpretation centre Indoor Exhibit
Information Information
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Restrooms Restrooms
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