With a riveting history and rich heritage, the Niagara Region abounds in:
The War of 1812, crucial to the history of the Region, has its own legacy. Many of these places will take you back in time when the region’s history was being formed.
Forts & Battlefields
Monuments & Heritage
Niagara-on-the-Lake has several historic monuments and heritage structures. Visit Brock’s Monument at Queenston, built in honour of one of Canada’s major war heroes. Go to the McFarland House, a Georgian structure constructed in 1800 that once served an important purpose during the war. Other heritage places here include the Native Canadian Art Gallery with original works by Inuit artists, Niagara Apothecary–a pharmacy from the 1860s, and the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum with 500 years of printing history.
If museums are of interest to you, head to:
Bertie Hall, an original Underground Railroad safe house, in Fort Erie, is another important landmark. It was a safe house where people rested on their route to freedom from slavery.