Queenston Heights National Historic Site

The yard at Queenston Heights. Circular yard with sidewalk and landscaping and a tall statue.
Brock's Monument and the yard at Queenston Heights

Parks Canada

Quick Facts

Location:
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Significance:
Site of the Battle of Queenston Heights
Designation:
National Historic Site of Canada
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No

The battle of Queenston Heights was fought on October 12, 1812. Queenston Heights was recognized early on as sacred ground, a monument to Sir Isaac Brock is constructed here as this was the site he ultimately lost his life. There is also a monument to Laura Secord there. It was here than an American invasion was a failure. This battle was instrumental in increasing public opinion at the time of one against the Americans and increasing the consciousness of the Canadian people at the onset of the War of 1812.