Take the climb to Queenston Heights and experience a key moment in Canadian history. In the War of 1812, on October 13, Major-General Sir Isaac Brock led the British forces under him to fend off invading American troops. Brock gave his life in a charge up the Escarpment.
The Brock Monument now stands to acknowledge his role in preventing American domination of Canada. Queenston Heights is also the head of the Bruce Trail. The start of Canada’s longest footpath is marked with a stone cairn at the eastern end of Queenston Heights Park.
The Niagara Parks Commission manages Queenston Heights and the other Niagara River parks. Since 1885, the Commission has been charged with preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor. The Commission maintains approximately 1,619 hectares of parkland along the river, in addition to the 56-kilometre Niagara River Parkway.