Chippawa Battlefield, Niagara Falls

The Battle of Chippawa Commemorative Ceremony

Join Niagara Parks Heritage in commemorating the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Chippawa.
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The Battle of Chippawa Commemorative Ceremony

JULY 5, 2022 · 7PM

Join Niagara Parks Heritage in commemorating the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Chippawa. Fought on July 5, 1814, it was the opening engagement of the Niagara Campaign of 1814 and one of the longest, most violent and bloodiest military operations of the War of 1812.

The Battle of Chippawa was fought between 2,000 British, Canadian and Aboriginal forces and 3,500 American troops on the fields of Samuel Street’s farm, near the banks of the Niagara River. The fighting started early in the morning and lasted until nearly six o’clock in the evening. When it was over, British troops suffered considerable losses against the victorious American military. Three weeks later, however, the invaders were turned back at the bloody battle of Lundy’s Lane, fought on July 25, 1814.

Join the Royal Legion, the City of Niagara Falls, and Niagara Parks as we mark this important event in history.

Niagara’s Fascinating History

Experience the heart-pounding sights and sounds of a fort under siege at Old Fort Erie. This War of 1812 National Historic Site will take you back in time with daily tours, musket demonstrations and annual special events like the Siege of Old Fort Erie reenactment and the Old Fort Erie Speaker Series. Join British, American and First Nations soldiers on a tour of the grounds and learn more about Niagara’s pivotal role in the War of 1812.

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A group of soldiers shooting during the reenactment of War of 1812

Event Details

Join Niagara Parks Heritage, the Royal Canadian Legion and the community of Chippawa as we mark this significant event in history. Enjoy light refreshments and a musket demonstration following the service. A self-guided walking tour will help you retrace the events of this important battle.

Memorial Cairn

This focal point is dedicated to the regiments and First Nations warriors who fought in the Battle of Chippawa and commemorates the peace that has prevailed between Canada and the United States since that time. The monument is constructed of dolomite limestone donated by Fort Niagara (Youngstown, New York), another key site in the War of 1812.

The site of the Memorial Cairn