Explore the site of one of Canada’s most famous battles, where Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in Upper Canada, and his aide-de-camp John Macdonell made the ultimate sacrifice leading their men in the protection and preservation of Niagara during the Battle of Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. Climb the spiral stairs of the monument that commemorates Major General Brock’s heroic leadership and courage and marks his final resting place. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Niagara landscape and learn about Brock’s early life from costumed guides.
Visitors can tour the battlefield grounds, visit the small museum highlighting the early life of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, climb the 235 steps to the top of Brock's Monument and enjoy a spectacular view of the Niagara Frontier.
This site is operated by the Friends of Fort George.
Hours of operation
The site is accessible year-round.
Visitor services are available from May to October.
Admission for climbing and guided tours:
Children (age 5 and under) - Free
Youth (age 6-16) - $3.50
Adults (age 17+) - $4.50
Fort George National Historic Site
Mingle with British redcoats among Fort George’s soldier’s barracks, palisades and cannons; experience the sounds of the War of 1812 through Fort George’s internationally renowned 41st Fife and Drum Corps; witness military demonstrations and fire a musket yourself!
Butler's Barracks National Historic Site
Butler’s Barracks is a historic military complex comprised of five wooden buildings located at the edge of the Commons behind the Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Fort Mississauga National Historic Site
Completed after the War of 1812, the fort and its central tower were located at a strategic position at the mouth of the Niagara River to protect the British/Canadian side of the Niagara frontier and to serve as a counterpoise to Fort Niagara.
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
Commissioned in August 1943, HMCS Haida served for an impressive 20 years in times of war and peace. Today, Canada’s most famous warship rests in Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, where you can explore her historic decks.