Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Niagara National Historic Sites
This striking commemoration and final resting place of Major General Brock marks the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights. Visitors can climb the 235 stairs to take in spectacular views, or set off on a self-guided tour which covers every major scene of the historic battle
Navy Hall survives as the last building of what was once a large military complex and key supply depot for British forts on the Upper Great Lakes. Constructed in the 1760's the navy Hall complex has been home to Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe, the Provincial Marine, and a mess for the officers of Fort George. Open by appointment year-round.
Just a ten minute walk from Fort George along the Otter Trail, this site has been more than 170 years of continuous military occupation. Begun as a British Army depot sited out of cannon range from the United States, the site became a Canadian Militia training camp. Many Canadians who fought in the Boer War, World War I, World War
Built by the British toward the end of the 1812 conflict, this star-shaped fortification was intended to provide additional protection at the mouth of the Niagara River. It also counter balances Fort Niagara on the American shore opposite. While the remains of the fort have been stabilized to ensure its preservation, no visitor programmes or facilities are available at this time.
Erected by Canadian Heritage Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
Location. 43° 15.107′ N, 79° 3.814′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade close to Wellington Street. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park. On the map this historic marker appears to be near the end of Bryon Street, but in order to see this historic marker one should probably pull into the parking lot of the national park, which is just off of the roadway called the Queens Parade. Once you park your vehicle the historical Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Fort George (here, next to this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Strategic Site (about 120 meters away); Fort Niagara (about 120 meters away); The Battle of Fort George (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named A Strategic Site (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Fort Niagara (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on April 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.