Stewardship and management

Woodside National Historic Site

A visit to Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth, and longest-serving Prime Minister, will take you back in time to an era when our country was young and growing. Discover King family heirlooms on display in the house, learn about King’s lengthy service as Prime Minister and soak in the Victorian ambiance of the place Willian Lyon Mackenzie King said had the most lasting effect on his character. Visit during Thanksgiving to see Woodside’s grounds ablaze with fall colours, and decorated for the harvest or at Christmas to experience a Victorian yuletide celebration.

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Commercial film, video, and photography permits

A permit is required for all commercial filming, video and photography at Woodside National Historic Site.


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Contact Parks Canada staff at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.


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