National historic sites of the War of 1812
Battlefields and forts
Visit the battlefield where 300 Canadian troops stopped 3,700 Americans from invading Montreal.
Award-winning exhibit at the tower where British troops protected Saint John from an American invasion.
Visit the remains of a military fort that once played a major role in defending the St. Lawrence.
Visit the site of a key battle on the Niagara peninsula, where re-enactments bring the War of 1812 to life.
Explore the northern Ontario ruins of Fort St. Joseph and hike the surrounding trails.
Plan a trip to Fort Lennox, a British fortification located in the heart of the Richelieu River in Quebec.
Visit Fort Malden National Historic Site in southwestern Ontario.
Visit Fort Wellington, built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route.
Visit this civilian-built blockhouse built to defend New Brunswick's border during the War of 1812.
Once a vital trade route, the Rideau Canal is now a world-famous waterway great for skating, paddling and more!
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Tour the battlefield at Queenston Heights, where Major-General Sir Isaac Brock gave his life defending Canada.
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- Four Wars of 1812
- Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military - Chapter Three: In Defence of their Homelands
- « Une brillante petite opération » — La bataille de Crysler's Farm (1813) (only in French)
- War of 1812 battle honours and honorary distinctions awarded to currently-serving artillery and engineer units and subordinated to the motto “UBIQUE”
41st Fife and Drum Corps at Fort George
Let military music from the Fife and Drum Corps and Band of Music fill your ears.
The GPS treasure hunt
Scour the site looking for clues with the help of a GPS unit. Find the answer to a mystery and receive a souvenir geocoin.
Interactive map and timeline
Learn more about the events, people and places that helped define this important period in Canadian history.
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