Last updated: March 12, 2015
- Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
- Site of the bloodiest battlefield in the history of Canada
- National Historic Site of Canada
- OPEN TO PUBLIC:
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.