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The Niagara Falls Region has a rich and important history. This summer is the perfect time to explore more of it! Here are a some historical experiences to take in this season:

Rekindling All Our Relations Audio Tour


Niagara Glen Nature Centre – 3050 Niagara River Parkway

Free for the public, this unique self-guided hiking experience in the stunning Niagara Glen merges nature, culture, and storytelling into a profound exploration of Indigenous wisdom and connection. Discover the Indigenous connections to the nature all around you!

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Battle of Chippawa

July 5, 2024

Chippawa Battlefield – Niagara River Parkway

The Battle of Chippawa, fought on July 5, 1814, was the opening engagement of the Niagara campaign of 1814, the longest and bloodiest military operation of the War of 1812.

The annual commemorative service in honour of all those who served during the battle will take place at the Battle of Chippawa memorial on Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m.

Additionally, you can retrace the events of the Battle of Chippawa in a self-guided walking tour of this preserved battlefield anytime.

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Haunted Ghost Tours at Old Fort Erie

July 6, 2024

Old Fort Erie – 350 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Erie

On July 6, visitors will step back in time as they are exposed to the frightening and entertaining tales of the ghosts of soldiers past. Follow a guided tour by lantern light through the winding pathways of the Old Fort after dark, where costumed interpreters will help bring to life the stories and secrets of the many British, American soldiers and First Nations warriors who perished at Old Fort Erie.

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Heritage Trail Pass

Until September 2, 2024

Various locations

The Heritage Trail Pass includes single admission to six heritage sites! Take a scenic river-side drive along the Niagara Parkway, between Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, to explore these authentic historic sites:

  • Old Fort Erie
  • Laura Secord Homestead
  • Mackenzie Printery
  • McFarland House
  • Fort George
  • Brock’s Monument at Queenston Heights

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