ON ~ Queenston Heights : Historic Sites to Visit
Explore the site of one of Canada’s most famous battles, where Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in Upper Canada, and his aide-de-camp John Macdonell made the ultimate sacrifice leading their men in the protection and preservation of Niagara during the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. Climb the spiral stairs of the monument that commemorates Major General Brock’s heroic leadership and courage and marks his final resting place. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Niagara landscape and learn about Brock’s early life from costumed guides
Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment, Queenston Heights Park combines leisure and history in one scenic location. At the entrance to this historic park, visitors are greeted by grand carpet bedding displays that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments. Facilities include two picnic pavilions, washrooms, a children’s splash pad, tennis courts, a band shell, snack bar and playground.
Brock's Monument is open for interpretative programs daily from May to Labour Day weekend. Contact Fort George for more information 905-468-6614 or 905-468-6621.
The Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial can also be found in Queenston Heights Park. The memorial commemorates the significant sacrifices and contributions made by First Nations during the War of 1812 and also recognizes the historic ceremony of peace and reconciliation held in Niagara on August 31 and September 1, 1815 that restored peace among the Native nations who fought on opposing sides.