It was on October 13th,1812 (almost 205 years ago to this date), that the first major battle of the War of 1812 took place at Queenston Heights. The battle was fought by British Regulars and Mohawk warriors commanded by Major General Isaac Brock. The general was killed by a shotgun wound to the chest and Major General Roger Hale took command resulting in a British victory.

Today this lovely park 10 kilometres north of Niagara Falls is maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission.

At the park you will also find a monument dedicated to Sir Isaac Brock who sits atop this 56 metre (185 foot) monument. It was built between 1853-56. It is the third oldest memorial in Canada.

While you’re there check out the two Locust Trees in front of the monument. They were planted at the same time the tower was built.

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