Vankleek Hill - “Gingerbread Capital of Ontario”. More than 250 Victorian-era red brick houses boasting the original wooden gingerbread ornamentation that will take you back in time. The gingerbread craze was a phenomenon during the reign of Queen Victoria. Gingerbread is the woodwork that adds architectural detail to building exteriors and interiors. The porches, windows, gables, and rooflines of over 250 homes in Vankleek Hill contain Victorian era decorative gingerbread elements. An experience worth living.