Travel around our home and native land, all in one spot! Little Canada proves that great tourist attractions come in extremely small packages. It’s the brainchild of lifelong model railroad enthusiast Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, who fell so in love with Canada when he emigrated from Europe that he came up with the amazing idea of recreating Canada’s wonders in miniature form. He and his team have spent over 10 years dreaming and building it!

Six destinations are already open: Toronto, Niagara, Golden Horseshoe, Ottawa, Québec and the brand-new East Coast. Plus they are also preparing for five more! Little North is currently under construction and there are future plans for Montréal, West Coast and the Prairies and Rockies.

Explore Little Canada

The typical journey through Little Canada takes around 90 minutes, but there’s no time limit — you can stay as long as you like! Feel free to linger on your favourite spots and take in all the tiny details. The attention to detail is astounding!

Check out all of the Little Destinations, representing different neighbourhoods of our beautiful country:

  • Little Niagara — Gush over the lighting effects of rushing water over Horseshoe Falls, along with the Clifton Hall entertainment district and the lush farms of the Niagara Peninsula
  • Little Toronto — Take in the bright lights of the big city, featuring many of our city’s most iconic spots, such as the CN Tower, City Hall, Rogers Centre and Scotiabank Arena, John Street Roundhouse, Union Station and the business district
  • Little Golden Horseshoe — Hit the highway to the industrial city of Hamilton and Wayne Gretzky’s hockey rink in Brantford
  • Little Ottawa — Stand and salute our national capital with a nightly fireworks display over the Parliament Buildings, plus the National Art Gallery and the creatively decorated hotel rooms of the Château Laurier
  • Little Québec — Feel the chill of a wintery day in the capital of La Belle Province to find the Bonhomme du Neige at Carnival, along with the Château Frontenac and Basse-Ville (Lower Town)
  • Little East Coast — Experience this newly-opened area to visit Anne of Green Gables in PEI, the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia and the peaks of Gros Morne in Newfoundland

Join Little Canada

Don’t forget to visit the Little Bites Café for a snack and Little Things Gift Shop for cute patriotic and miniature-themed souvenirs. And for an extra-special experience, you can even become part of Little Canada yourself! A free scan at their Littlization Station, a 3D scanning booth, is included in your Little Canada experience. Then, you can later purchase a package to see your “Little Me” become a part of the display and/or keep a keepsake model of your likeness. Find out more about our experience during our family visit here, and see the result below!

Little Canada

When: Open year-round
Time: Monday-Friday 10:30am-6:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 10:00pm-7:00pm (last entry is 60 minutes before close)
Where: 10 Dundas Street East, Toronto

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