Fort George Battlefield National Historic Site

One of the most important battles

Fort Niagara, on the U.S. Side

If you look at the American side of the Niagara River, you'll see Fort Niagara. This is a French fortification built between 1726 and 1727.

Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry, one of the King's engineers in New France, even nicknamed this impressive stone structure the 'French Castle'. 

After several battles against Fort George (on the Canadian side), the Canadian and British armies captured it in 1813, then surrendered it to the Americans in 1815. 

Please note: Fort Niagara is in the United States. You cannot access it without authorization and other administrative documents specific to this country!

Niagara-on-The-Lake Museum

This museum is a gold mine of information and original artifacts on over 9,000 years of Niagara history. 

You'll discover the communities that have shaped this land: Loyalists, Blacks, Freemasons, Irish, Mennonites and more.

A great way to start your trip to the region.   

Although the website is only accessible in English, this museum offers displays, documentation and guided tours (on request) in French. During your walking tour of the 'Voices of Freedom' circuit, a podcast is also available in French.

In 2025, the museum will celebrate its 130th anniversary!

ZOOM Leisure Bikes

The company specializes in both short- and long-term bike rentals. Tours and tour ideas are also available to visitors. 

Some of the staff speak French, and all of them know their area and the best places to go. So enjoy! 

Text version of audio

This National Historic Site of Canada was the site of one of the most important battles between the invading American and British forces, assisted by the Canadian militia, between May 25 and 27, 1813. 

On May 27, American troops took possession of Fort George on the Canadian side. Liberated a week later by British and Canadian troops, this latest victory prevented American troops from taking possession of the entire Niagara Peninsula. A cairn and plaque commemorate this episode in Canadian history.

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Niagara Region Sightseeing and Discovery Tour

Niagara Region Sightseeing and Discovery Tour image circuit

Presented by : Société économique de l’Ontario
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