National historic sites of the War of 1812

National historic sites of the War of 1812

Plan your visit to these Canadian landmarks that served a special purpose during the War of 1812. Visit battlefields, forts or memorial grounds.

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Battlefields and forts

Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

Visit the battlefield where 300 Canadian troops stopped 3,700 Americans from invading Montreal.

Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site

Award-winning exhibit at the tower where British troops protected Saint John from an American invasion.

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

Visit the remains of a military fort that once played a major role in defending the St. Lawrence.

Fort George National Historic Site

Visit the site of a key battle on the Niagara peninsula, where re-enactments bring the War of 1812 to life.

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Explore the northern Ontario ruins of Fort St. Joseph and hike the surrounding trails.

Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Plan a trip to Fort Lennox, a British fortification located in the heart of the Richelieu River in Quebec.

Fort Malden National Historic Site

Visit Fort Malden National Historic Site in southwestern Ontario.

Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Visit Fort Wellington, built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route.

St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site

Visit this civilian-built blockhouse built to defend New Brunswick's border during the War of 1812.

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

Once a vital trade route, the Rideau Canal is now a world-famous waterway great for skating, paddling and more!

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Queenston Heights National Historic Site

Tour the battlefield at Queenston Heights, where Major-General Sir Isaac Brock gave his life defending Canada.

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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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