War of 1812 Niagara

Monuments, old forts, and battle site of The War of 1812.

The War of 1812. Anyone from Canada or the USA should at least have heard of it. But if you live in the Niagara region (on either side of the border), 1812's significance takes on a particular quality. Our Open Book Explorer tour will take you to some of the more famous sites, and pair you up with great reading along the way. 

From Laura Secord's famous night run to the Battles of Chippawa, Lundy's Lane, and Queenston Heights - the War of 1812 echoes through Niagara's history, its architecture, its sense of importance today. Visit one of the few houses to survive the Burning of Niagara, see the remnants of old Fort Mississauga, and the reconstructed and preserved sites of Fort Erie and Fort George. Many if our sites are found in the beautiful heritage town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

To go along, Ontario has many books to offer. We strongly recommend James Laxer's Tecumseh and Brocka compelling look at two of the most prominent figures in the war, and Peggy Dymond Leavey's Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812 which looks at the controversy surrounding Laura Secord's official recognition. Also worth checking out is Richard Feltoe's A Crucible of Fire - a vivid recounting of the Americans last push to expel the British from Upper Canada. 

Other Tours to Consider: 

Niagara Parkway Biking Tour


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