Step back into Niagara’s rich history
Step Back In Time with Niagara Parks Heritage. Niagara begins here. Learn more about Indigenous history, the blazing battles of the War of 1812, our role as a last stop on the Underground Railroad, and so much more at each of our heritage sites on the Niagara Parkway.
The Heritage Trail Pass will be available in May 2024, aligning with the late spring opening of Niagara Parks' heritage sites.
Old Fort Erie
Travel to the edge of the Niagara River in Fort Erie to experience the sights and sounds of a fort under siege at this War of 1812 National Historic Site.Explore
The restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambience of a period print shop.More Info
Plaques & Markers
Over 100 monuments and plaques that identify the landmarks, events and persons important to the history of the region are placed along the Niagara Parkway.More Info
Battle of Chippawa
Niagara Parks acquired the site of the Battle of Chippawa in 1995 and has preserved 300 acres of this pristine battlefield, the last remaining site from the War of 1812.Explore
On August 6, 1918, a dumping scow broke loose from its towing tug about 1.6 km upriver with two men aboard. A unique artifact of Niagara Falls history, the wreckage remains lodged in the upper Niagara River, over 100 years later.Explore
Laura Secord Homestead
Costumed interpreters provide guided tours of this historic home throughout the day and host several special events during the holiday season.Explore
Costumed interpreters provide guided tours of this historic home throughout the season and host several special events during the holidays.Explore
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Indigenous Connections along the Parkway
Honouring Black history along the Niagara River
History of Old Fort Erie
Mackenzie Printery: A look Inside
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