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Queenston Heights Park

 

Top Left: Park facilities; Bottom Left: Access to trail; Top right: Queenston Heights Restaurant; Bottom right: Looking over the Niagara River
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The peaceful Queenston Heights Park is located high atop the Niagara Escarpment, greeting visitors with exquisite gardens and vegetation. This park, filled with rich history, is a sanctuary for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. It has been and it continues to be used by hikers, those with a passion for gardens and nature, as well as picnickers, runners and walkers.

 

This park was the site of the famous Battle of Queenston Heights in October of 1812, when Sir Isaac Brock fell while planning a charge on the American Forces. Commemorating the roles of  both Laura Secord and Sir Isaac Brock in the War of 1812 are two memorials in this landscaped park on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

The Park has spectacular views of the lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and, on a clear day, the Toronto skyline in the distance. Parks Canada oversees the operation of Brock's Monument and also has a walking tour of the historic sites associated with this important battleground. 

 

This point of interest is linked to The Battlefields of The War of 1812 Tour.


Photo Gallery

 


TripClip Audio File - Queenston Heights Park

 


Hours of Operation

Queenston Heights Park/Brocks Monument
Open early May - September 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Many of the services at Queenston Heights Park are seasonal

 

For more information on rates and programs contact The Friends of Fort George:
tel: 905-468-6621
fax: 905-468-7681

 

Directions

From Toronto
Take Queen Elizabeth Way
(Niagara) over the Garden City Skyway in St. Catharines
Left at King's Highway 405

Take the Stanley Avenue exit toward County Road-102/Niagara Falls

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Niagara Parkway

Continue onto Portage Road

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Niagara Parkway and follow signs for Queenston Heights Park


From Niagara Falls

Head north on Victoria Avenue toward Valley Way

Turn left at Niagara Parkway

At the roundabout, take the second exit into Queenston Height Park


From USA
Head north on Stanely Avenue toward McRae Street

Turn right to stay on Stanley Avenue

Continue onto Portage Road

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the Niagara Parkway

 

Historical

This beautifully maintained park was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the War of 1812, the Battle of Queenston Heights, which took place on October 13, 1812 .The American invasion forces were defeated which demonstrated the determination of the British in defending North America.

 

Although this was a decisive victory for the British, it had been won at great cost,  Major-General Sir Isaac Brock's death. It was during this battle that Major-General Sir Isaac Brock fell; he was spotted by an American sharpshooter and shot in the chest.

 

Recreational

Queenston Heights Park is also a terminus point of the Bruce Trail, which winds it way northward over several hundred kilometers to Tobermory. This trail passes through the Niagara Escarpment, which has been recognized as a world biosphere by U.N.E.S.C.O.

A band shell is available for performances and covered Pavilions can accommodate 800 people and many more with tenting for all types of events. Pavilion group catering is also offered through Queenston Heights Restaurant.

 

Walking tours of the Battle of Queenston Heights for the public are offered by pre-booking at 905-468-6621

 

Walking tours of the Battle of Queenston Heights (for school groups only) guided school tours must be pre-booked and are offered May, June, September and October. Call 905-468-6621 for bookings.
 

Recreational Uses

Access to the Bruce Trail

Picnic Pavilion Bookings & Permits

 

Adjacent Land Uses

Bruce Trail

 

Further Information

Bookings for pavillion

Niagara Parks Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada

Queenston Heights Restaurant

Queenston Heights Virtual Tour

 

This webpage was prepared by Cavelle Schmid and Kristin Atkinson in December 2009. Trip narration by Cavelle Schmid, photos by Cavelle Schmid and Kristin Atkinson. Thanks to the staff at Brock University for their help in the creation of this page.

 

Ownership & Management

Niagara Parks Commission

Facilities

Bandshell
Bruce Trail
Children's Play Ground
Children's Splash Pad
Concession Stand
Restaurant
Snack bar
Tennis Courts
Two Picnic Pavilions
Washrooms

Admission Fee

Fee charged for guided walking tours of the Battle of Queenston Heights

Address

Queenston Heights Park
14184 Niagara Parkway
Queenston, Ontario
Municipality Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Telephone

(905) 371-0254

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.15913896190
Longitude -79.05150673670
UTM easting 658410
UTM northing 4780330

Administration

Queenston Heights Park
Oak Hall Administrative Office
PO Box 150
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2E 6T2
Tel (905) 371-0254
Fax Fax (905) 356-8448
Toll free 1-877-642-7275
Email npinfo@niagaraparks.com
Website www.niagaraparks.com/can-we-help/contactus.php

Trail linkages 

Bruce Trail



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