Fort George is a National Historic Site allowing visitors to experience military history. Step back in time this summer and learn the important role of the Niagara Region in Canada’s history. Fort George is an ideal location to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1st, or experience history during one of many events throughout the year. Sites to see include Officers’ Quarters and the powder magazine. The powder magazine is the oldest military building in Ontario. Plan your visit to Niagara on the Lake and experience Fort George. Canadian’s with National Parks passes get free admission this year!
World War One Re-enactment – June 17 & 18
On June 17th and 18th, the Friends of Fort George with Parks Canada will commemorate the centenary of World War One. Watch actors from around North America re-enact battles and bring to life “Camp Niagara” with demonstrations and displays. Join us in honouring those who fought for Canada in World War One.
Celebrate Canada Day – July 1
Celebrate the 150th birthday of this beautiful Country. Start the day off with the annual pancake breakfast in Simcoe Park. Watch the “cakewalk” parade, as the Canada Day cake is escorted by the Fort George Fife & Drum Corps. Admission to Fort George is free all day, with events and activities for the whole family. The evening entertainment includes a presentation by the Fort George Infantry, a BBQ and an 8-piece horn band the Howling Horns. Finish the celebration with fireworks choreographed to music by Garden City Fireworks.
Battle of Fort George Re-enactment – July 8 & 9
The 204th anniversary of the Battle of Fort George is being held on July 8th and 9th. Watch re-enactors demonstrate important events occurring in the War of 1812. Events included are musket firings, cannon firings, and music.
Persuasion Tea Party – Aug 3
Discuss Jane Austen’s book Persuasion with other fans of this famous author. There will be tea, light snacks, music and games. Book your tickets early, as there are a limited number available.
Fife and Drum Muster & Soldiers’ Field Day – Aug 19 & 20
On August 19th and 20th, Parks Canada will be celebrating the 17th Annual Fide & Drum Muster and Soldier’s Field Day in commemoration of the War of 1812. From 10am – 5pm, visit the Fort to hear music, see muskets and cannons fired, and take part in other fun activities.
Echoes of Niagara’s Past: A Military Timeline Event – Aug 26 & 27
While visiting Niagara on the Lake, visit the Fort and join us as we commemorate 200 years of our military history. Veterans and animators will bring the history to life on August 26th and 27th. Bring your friends and family along for this educational event.
Battle of Queenston Heights Commemorative Tours – Oct 7 & 8
The weekend of October 7th and 8th will be a time to commemorate the 205th anniversary of the Queenston Heights battle. There will be scavenger hunts, periodic clothing, and the chance to see scenic views of the beautiful area.
Plan your visit to Fort George National Historic Site and stay with Vintage Hotels in Niagara on the Lake. Surround yourself in history and stay at the Prince of Wales hotel or relax in comfort at Queens Landing and Pillar & Post. Contact us to book your historic Niagara getaway.