Fenian Raids this Weekend
Niagara Parks is pleased to announce the return of the Fenian Raids of Old Fort Erie on June 11 & 12. Daily battle re-enactments of the last invasion into Canada will take place, featuring the Fenian soldiers, whose dreams of Irish independence instead helped Canada become the nation it is today.
Weekend Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 11
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Battle
8:30 p.m. Evening Battle, followed by Ghost Tours of Old Fort Erie
Sunday, June 12
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Battle
On June 1, 1866, Irish veterans of the U.S. Civil War, under the newly formed flag of the Irish Republican Army, crossed the border into Niagara. This armed incursion into “Canada West” (Ontario) was expected to force the British into freeing Ireland. After two days of fighting in the Fort Erie area with Canadian militia units, the Fenians, as they were known, retreated to the Old Fort, where they were captured attempting to return to the United States. This invasion into Canada spurred efforts for Confederation in order to protect Canadian sovereignty. On June 2, 1866, the invasion came to a head at The Battle of Ridgeway.
Entrance to Old Fort Erie includes day programs or evening lantern tours. Battles are FREE. Adults (13 and over) $9.00, Children (6 – 12 years old) $6.00 (prices in Canadian dollars), Children under 5 are free. Staff comp passes are always welcome. Parking during construction is located in front of the Fort at 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario. Old Fort Erie is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) or a scenic 20-minute drive south of Niagara Falls and is close to the Peace Bridge from Buffalo, New York. The grounds and the main floor rooms of the buildings are wheelchair accessible. The grand opening of the new Welcome Centre will take place on July 1. For information, please call (905) 871-0540.
Summer is coming! It is beautiful everywhere in Niagara Falls. These pretty flowers are my neighbour Jacky’s. They are on the fence between us. So I stole them into my camera. Come and enjoy the beauty of the nature, as well as the Niagara Falls!
Long Weekend Events
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Niagara Parks Appreciation Day to kick off 2011 Tourism Season
First-ever traffic-free Sunday on the Niagara Parkway and special discount pricing to NPC attractions, parking, food, retail Continue reading
Hi everybody, Niagara Falls is ready to welcome tourists starting from April. Most attractions, for instance, Maid-of-the-Mist will start operation on April 15. Here below is the rates and schedules of most attractions in Niagara Falls. If you are planning your trip to Niagara Falls, this will be helpful for your preparation.
Please click to check Niagara Falls Attractions Rates & Schedules for the Year of 2011
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