Fort George is an easy daytrip from urban centres like Toronto and Buffalo (in the U.S.) and is also just 22 kilometres from Niagara Falls, making an ideal detour for visitors looking for an adventure. While the site is open year-round, musical performances and military demonstrations peak during the summer months. Budget a few hours to see the fort, which can be explored independently or on a guided tour.

Getting here


51 Queens Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0

By car:

Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)

Take Glendale Ave/RR-89 via Exit 38B toward NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
Turn left onto YORK RD/RR-81
Turn right onto AIRPORT RD/RR-90
Turn right onto NIAGARA STONE RD/RR-55
Turn right onto EAST & WEST LINE/RR-85
Turn left onto NIAGARA PKWY

By public transit:
There is no regular public transportation available to the site.

Niagara District Airport, Hamilton International Airport, Buffalo International Airport.

Hours of operation

Detailed list of hours of operation


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Bus parking Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Parking Parking

Fort George has a wide variety of services available to the public while they are visiting the site. Picnic and parking facilities are located on the grounds and the visitor centre staff are available to assist with any questions regarding the site and its services.

Quick facts

  • Inside Fort George, visitors can explore eight meticulously rebuilt period buildings from the War of 1812, including an original stone powder magazine from 1796.
  • An internationally renowned fife and drum corps, in full period dress, performs military music demonstrations in the fort.
  • Live musket demonstrations showcase how soldiers loaded and fired British muskets during War of 1812.