War of 1812

War of 1812

Canada’s role in the War of 1812 from 1812 to 1815. Timelines, remembrance and archival records, as well as the people who fought.


Services and information

Canadian Archives of the War of 1812

Searchable databases, images, video and audio of the war.

National historic sites

Visit Canadian landmarks that served a special purpose during the War of 1812.

Virtual exhibit

Muster rolls, pay lists, claims, certificates, medal registers, maps, paintings and publications on the War of 1812.

Plaque at Parliament

List of 34 battles commemorating the heroes of the War of 1812.

Laura Secord

Heroine of the War of 1812, including letters about her.

Indigenous contributions to the War of 1812

The role of Indigenous troops in the War of 1812

War of 1812 Commemorative Banner

Canadian Forces War of 1812 commemorative banner image and description.


Films that explore themes from the War of 1812.

What we are doing


The Loxleys and the War of 1812

Man holding a riffle with two families standing behind him

Watch this 30 second sneak-peek of an interactive graphic novel available for download from iTunes.

Richard Pierpoint (film)

Upper shoulders and face of a man with in a suit with a window behind him

Learn about Richard Pierpoint, a leader in Canada’s black community during the war period.

1812 Virtual Exhibition

An 1838 painting of two men standing in a wooded area in front of a farm

Choose a perspective from the four key players of the War of 1812 to read about their motivations and outcomes.

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