Day programs

The Day Program is a more intensive look into life as a soldier on the Niagara Frontier. The Day Program starts at 10 a.m. and includes our Orientation video followed by the group marching into the Fort to their barracks room (where lunches and materials can be stored). Students are issued with a red coat and they (and the Barracks space) will be inspected periodically. Students then go for a tour of the site and then eat their lunches in the Barracks room. (Lunch is not provided, please bring your own). Lunch is a half hour in duration.

In the afternoon, groups have two 40 minute workshops. There are 8 workshops to choose from. Our normal offer includes the Artillery and Drill workshops. The program concludes at 2 p.m.

Day Program Schedule

Groups of 30 students will be kept as a single group
Times Group A Group B
10:00-10:25 Arrival, pay, watch the video
10:25-11:00 Washroom break, drop off lunches, issue coats-Top floor Depot B.H.2 [Possibility of some foot drill if there is extra time.]
11:00-12:00 Site tour
12:00-12:30 Lunch Top floor Depot (not provided)
12:30-1:10 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
1:10-1:20 Break
1:20- 2:00 Workshop 2 Workshop 1
2:00 Return coats, tidy barracks, pick up personal materials, departure.
  • Maximum 60 students for this programme
  • Complementary pass for one chaperone for every 10 students/youths

Overnight programs

The Overnight Program at Fort George is one of the most memorable experiences that a group can have. Students use a period barracks space (segregated quarters, heated space with foam mattresses) and are issued with redcoats, and perform some duties of 1812 soldiers. Groups have a choice of three workshops in the afternoon: Artillery, Drill, Fortifications, Music, Trades, Uniforms, Weapons and some free time and choice of two optional workshops in the evening: Games or 1812 Role Play. Three meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) are provided by a caterer. There are modern washroom facilities (including showers) very close to the barracks. Security in the evening is provided by a security guard.

Small schedule changes may occur to accommodate your group's Site Tour at an optimal time. Workshops are chosen by the teacher.

Day 1 Overnight Schedule

Times Group 1 Group 2
10:30 - 11:00 Arrival, payment, orientation video, meet staff.
11:00 - 11:30 Group is taken to the Barracks, coat issue, rules and regulations.
11:30 - 12:00 Foot drill, marching.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch time, food provided, followed by barracks inspection.
1:00 - 2:00 Site tour + musket firing
2:00 - 2:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
3:45 - 4:00 Break with snack provided.
4:00 - 4:45 Workshop 3
4:45 - 5:45 Free time with an option to play games.
5:45 - 6:00 Barracks inspection.
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner time, food provided.
7:00 - 8:30 Barracks Lore or Games.
8:30 - 9:30 Free time.
9:30 Lights out.
Day 2
7:30 - 8:00 Reveille, washroom time, Barracks inspection.
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast time, food provided.
8:30 - 9:00 Pack up, clean barracks, stow gear. - departure.
  • The Overnight Program runs from 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. the next day
  • Minimum for this program is 25; maximum is 60.
  • A $200.00 deposit is required at the time of booking
  • A list of workshops is available when booking this programme.
  • We offer reduced prices for chaperones once the minimum of twenty-five (25) full-price participants have registered.
  • All participants bring their own sleeping bags and pillows; no bed linens provided

Do you need more information?

  • Telephone: (905) 468-6614 or
  • E-mail: ont-niagara@pc.gc.ca