My wife Ellen and I like to walk. This past weekend we parked our car free at Queenston Heights Park, about a 15 minute ride north from Niagara Falls, and walked the paved trails around this park. There were lots to see.

First and foremost is Brock’s Monument .At the base of the monument you can see from the edge of an escarpment wall an exceptional view of the Niagara River as it flows into Lake Ontario. We also noticed the new Nations Native Memorial which is being built on the former site of Fort Riall (it was around during the War of 1812).There is plans to open this memorial in June of this year. This memorial will pay tribute to the significant contributions and sacrifices of Six Nation Allies in the War of 1812 and to commemorate the Council of Peace and Reconciliation amongst the Six Nations in 1815.

Incidentally, this is also where you will find the beginning of the Bruce Trail to Tobermory in the north.

Also of note is the fact the very clean washrooms maintained by The Niagara Parks Commission remain open at this park 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Enjoy your walk.