FORT ERIE TOURISM

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  • Historic Sites – Fort Erie – the local site of the War of 1812 - Black history is an important part of the Town's history. The Niagara Frontier was a main route used by fugitive slaves fleeing to Canada. Fort Erie's border location across from Buffalo made the Town an important station on the Underground Railroad. 

  • Crystal Beach - Discover Caribbean rated sandy beaches, the cool, clear waters of Lake Erie, wonderful dining options and watersport opportunities galore...all in Crystal Beach, Ontario.

  • Fort Erie Race Track - Home to the famous Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown, the Fort Erie Race Track has offered the excitement and pageantry of live thoroughbred racing since 1897. The Race Track is one of the most picturesque tracks in North America. From late May through mid-October, admire the thoroughbreds from the stands or more intimately in the Paddock area.

  • Safari Niagara - Offering more than 100 acres of parkland, Safari Niagara is home to some of the planet's most interesting and exotic animals.

  • Museums:

    • Fort Erie Historical Museum which houses Schürch archives

    • The Railway Museum - The Canadian National Steam Locomotive No. 6218 stands as the focal point at this location. Visitors can sit where the engineers once commanded this mighty 40804 Northern.

    • Ridgeway Battlefield Site - Walk in the footsteps of those who fought here and lived through the Battle of Ridgeway on June 2, 1866.

    • Mewinzha -  A Journey Back in Time features archaeological artifacts recovered from the Peace Bridge Site alongside First Nations artwork. 

  • Theatre – Garrison Little Theatre - www.garrisonlittletheatre.com

  • Recreation and Leisure - Fort Erie lies between Lake Erie and the Niagara River, offering 50 kilometres of water access. 

  • Trail Riding - Fifty-six kilometres of paved trail runs parallel to the Niagara River from Historic Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The trail was designed, built and is now maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission. Developed in 1986, this thirty-five mile scenic pathway is connected by nine bridges and divides into 4 scenic sections, each with its own history, adventure and unique beauty.