As you travel the Greater Niagara Circle Route down along the Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake you’ll pass by an unassuming little historical plaque next to a ravine, reading “The Capture Of Fort Niagara 1813.” The marker’s not only a few kilometers from Fort Niagara, it’s on the wrong side of the river. In fact it’s commemorating the ravine itself, where the attack was launched.
Everyone in Niagara knows about Fort George and its American counterpart Fort Niagara. The historic sites have been meticulously restored and are quite well marketed during the annual tourist rush. Not as many would be familiar with Fort Drummond and Fort Riall, despite the fact that they’ve probably been there countless times on family picnics or walking the dog.
Checking in from Brown’s Point on Niagara-on-the-Lake, land once owned by a member of Butler’s Rangers where Issac Brock apparently uttered his famous call to arms “Push on York Volunteers!”
Checking in at the overlooked monument commemorating the spot where General Roger Hale Sheaffe rounded his troops and climbed the Escarpment to retake Queenston Heights from the invading Americans.