Canada seems to be pushing forward into the future with an ever-evolving tech scene and massive cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver growing bigger and bigger.
It can be exciting to feel like we're living in the future, but sometimes we all just need a break and wish we could go back to another year. Thankfully in Canada, we don't need a time machine to get there.
There is a tiny town near Ottawa, Ontario that will make you feel like you're in the 1800s. Merrickville, On is home to quaint streets and historical building that will take you back in time.
The town is so small it is technically considered a village, with a population of just over 3000 people. The village was founded in 1794 and is one of the oldest settlements along the Rideau Canal.
Merrickville is home to over 100 historical sites, which is why you will feel transported to a different time period. Adding to the historic vibe of the town are the artisans who sell their handmade crafts throughout the town.
The "downtown" area is also home to quaint streets lined with artist studios, boutiques, and restaurants. The village also has a number of bed and breakfasts, making it the perfect weekend getaway.
This sleepy Ontario town may convince you that you’ve travelled back in time to the 1800s with its quaint small town feel and historic buildings. Merrickville provides a perfect weekend getaway for antiquing, bnbing and sightseeing 📷expat1652/IG pic.twitter.com/91G6Q1FV25— Canada (@Canada) 1 August 2018
Even the government of Canada seems to agree that visiting Merrickville will talk you back in time, tweeting about their town on their official page recently.