The location of an historic meeting between Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, the British stronghold on the Detroit frontier during the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-38, and the site of the longest American occupation on Canadian soil, Fort Malden National Historic Site, in Amherstburg, Ontario opens a fascinating doorway into Canada’s early military history.
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Hours of operation
Open to the general public from May until October. The site is open all year round depending on the weather conditions and the availability of staff.
Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply.
Point Pelee National Park
Canada’s second smallest but most diverse national park, Point Pelee’s forest hosts diverse habitats that provide a sanctuary for plants and animals rarely found elsewhere in the country and the nature lovers who enjoy it.
Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse National Historic Site
On the shores of Lake Erie, the Bois Blanc Lighthouse, a classic limestone tower, guided sailors for more than a century. A walk around the site gives visitors a chance to imagine what life there must have been like for the light keepers who stood watch.
Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site
Once home to an Attiwandaron village of longhouses and palisades, Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site, near St. Thomas, Ontario gives modern day visitors a rare glimpse of a now-extinct First Nation civilization.