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Views of Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake

Aerial view of Historic Sites in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Some of the most spectacular historical sites: Queenston Heights Park, Brock’s Monument, Fort George, Navy Hall, Fort Mississauga and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.



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Fort Mississauga

Fort Mississauga was constructed by British forces in 1814 to replace Fort George which had been destroyed by the invading American forces in 1813 during the Battle of Fort George. Formerly the site of the first lighthouse in Upper Canada, Mississauga point held a commanding view of Lake Ontario and the Niagara River, and served as a counterpoise to Fort Niagara.



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Queenston Heights Park

Brock's Monument is a 56-metre (185 ft.) column atop Queenston Heights, located in Queenston, Ontario. It is dedicated to Major General Sir Isaac Brock, one of Canada's heroes of the War of 1812.



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LANDSCAPE OF NATIONS PROJECT

A new War of 1812 Bicentennial legacy project that commemorates Six Nations and Native Allies involvement in the war and the reconciliation that followed. This amazing memorial is now open to the public and is a MUST SEE for Niagara residents and visitors! For more details please visit www.landscapeofnations.com

 

dusk on Queen Street

Dusk on Queen Street. Photo courtesy of Robert Miller.

In the heart of Niagara’s heritage district, the Clock Tower and Court House are memories of Niagara’s role in regional and international events.

The view of Queenston Heights shows the northern flow of the Niagara River

The view of Queenston Heights shows the northern flow of the Niagara River
as it winds towards the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo courtesy of Robert Miller.

On the heights of Queenston stands this impressive monument to the fallen hero of Upper Canada.

Sun setting on Niagara's waterfront

Sun setting on Niagara’s waterfront. Photo courtesy of Robert Miller.

Brock’s Monument surrounded by fall colours.

Brock’s Monument surrounded by fall colours. Photo courtesy of Robert Miller.

Visitors can drive, walk, run or cycle along the banks of the Niagara and explore history, culture, agriculture and wineries along the way.

Queen's Royal Parkthe commons

Queen's Royal Park and The Commons. Photos courtesy of Tony Chisholm.

 

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Visitors have been attracted to Niagara for centuries. Captivated by the power of Niagara Falls, inspired by the landscape or attracted to the rich history of the area, visitors have found Niagara to be a place of wonder. Today visitors can still see what the attraction is.

Located north of Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake today provides visitors with a sense of where we have been as a nation and what we are. The community is comprised of several unique villages and towns. From the Heights of Queenston overlooking the Niagara River to walking through the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, visitors can witness over 10,000 years of human and geological history.

The town is a beacon of culture in Ontario. The world famous Shaw Festival Theatre, music festivals and community run lectures and performances can provide a meaningful experience.

Visitors will not be disappointed with the high caliber of restaurants, accommodations and wineries.

See a write up on Niagara in the September Issue of Lakeland Boating Magazine!

Other sites of interest in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
Find out about wineries, events, attractions and accommodations, visit the Chamber of Commerce website.

Niagara-on-the-Lake 2012
The town's committee website, providing people with information on the activities of the community during the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Shaw Festival
Enjoy the Shaw Festival Theatre – a world-class Ontario theatre located in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario. The Shaw Festival is the only theatre in the world that specializes in plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries and plays about his era (1856-1950).

Music Niagara
Summer music festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake featuring outstanding music in standout settings; concerts with internationally renowned musicians: classical, jazz, cabaret and more. Intimate, stunning venues – from historic churches to wine cellars. Click here for more information..

Tourism Niagara
The Niagara Region's website, providing travel plans and event listings for all events for the upcoming anniversary.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Heritage Sites

Other Area Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites

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® Image: View of Fort George, Oil on canvass, C. Kreighoff 1823