Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

Day Programs

Frontier Life Program

Junior Officers Quarters Fort George National Historic Site
Junior Officers Quarters Fort George National Historic Site
© Parks Canada / Chris Zoetewey

The Frontier Life program is designed for younger grades engaged in examining Pioneer lifestyles. (Grades 1-3) This program begins at 10:00 with an orientation to the site, followed by a modified Site Tour that visits our Militia Cottage (a typical furnished Upper Canadian residence with 2 rooms and a hearth) Classes also visit our depot where we discuss the concept of the Great Lakes and overland transportation system. Next, students visit the soldiers' barracks and look into the lifestyle of soldiers and their families in the cramped quarters of the soldiers' barracks. The tour deals primarily with social issues, quality of life of soldiers and officers. While the soldiers and their families in the barracks represent the poorer classes, officer lifestyles show the extent of gracious living on the Niagara frontier. To provide that contrast students are taken from the soldiers' barracks to the officer's quarters. After the tour students have lunch.

1812 Role Play Material
Overnight Program 1812 Role Play Fort George National Historic Site
© Parks Canada / Gavin Watt

In the afternoon groups have a choice of two 40 minute workshops from: Games (hands-on interactive), Music (interactive) and Trades (Kitchen and Woodshop/Blacksmith combined- discussion format.) The program concludes at 2:00.

  • The Frontier Life Program runs from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
  • Lunch is not provided please bring your own. We do provide a heated place to have lunch.
  • Maximum 60 students for this programme
  • We offer one complementary pass for every 10 students/youths

For information or bookings please call (905) 468 - 6614.

Back