Fort Erie National Historic Site

Stone fort in the middle of a green lawn
Site of Old Fort Erie

Niagara Parks Commission

Quick Facts

Location:
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Significance:
Site of the bloodiest battlefield in the history of Canada
Designation:
National Historic Site of Canada
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No

The British built Fort Erie in Upper Canada to guard the entrance to the Niagara river from Lake Erie. During the battle of 1812 the fort passed from British to American hands several times, however despite this the British only maintained a small garrison at the fort. During the siege of Fort Erie from August 3rd to September 21st 1814 was a bloody one with over 3000 troops either killed or wounded. 

Last updated: March 12, 2015