‘niagara-on-the-lake’ posts

Episode 17: Upper Canada Heritage Trail

December 9th, 2010 2 Comments »

Checking in from the Upper Canada Heritage Trail, an old railway bed that takes you from the Escarpment through wine country and into Niagara-on-the-Lake

Episode 16: Launch Point for the Capture of Fort Niagara

December 2nd, 2010 Comments Off on Episode 16: Launch Point for the Capture of Fort Niagara

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.

Episode 12: St. Mark’s Cemetery

October 28th, 2010 3 Comments »

The cemetery behind St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the oldest in Ontario. It’s also rumoured by locals to be one of the more haunted sites in the region.

Episode 11: Butler’s Burial Ground

October 21st, 2010 3 Comments »

Butler’s Burial Ground, reportedly one of the most haunted sites in all of Niagara, is the last resting place of Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler, along with members of his family and Butler’s Rangers.

Episode 5: Brown’s Point

August 30th, 2010 6 Comments »

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!”