Date: Jul 13-15, 2012
Location: Navy Hall and Fort George
305 Ricardo St.
A collaborative experience between Parks Canada and the Directorate of Naval History and Heritage of the Royal Canadian Navy, this naval re-enactment will see a flotilla of up to 20 period vessels including schooners and ship boats.
A naval encampment at Navy Hall with public access during the day and a military encampment at Fort George. Various scenarios will be presented, both on land and on the lakes, to create an experience that you won't forget.
For both Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15:
· There will be programming and demonstration going on hourly all day
inside the Fort (Muskets, Cannons, Music, ect..) from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
· Admission to the Fort is $11.70 for adults, $10.05 for Seniors (65+),
$5.80 for Kids (6-16), Kids 5 and under are free. Family Pass: 2 Adults
and up to 5 Kids $29.40, All taxes are included.
· The period Military and Naval Camps are on the exterior of the Fort
and there is no admission to explore the camps.
Saturday July 14 Only:
· There will be a parade of Boats from 12:00pm - 1:00pm as they move
from the fort to get into position at Queens Royal Park.
· At 2:00pm there will be a "Battle Re-enactment" at Queens Royal Park
in downtown Niagara-on-the-lake (about a 15 min walk from the Fort)
involving both infantry and Navy. There is no admission fee to watch this
· The last "Battle Re-enactment" of the Day will be from 7:00pm -
8:00pm inside Fort George including Pyrotechnics, Cannons, Music and
Infantry. Regular admission rates to enter Fort George apply. ( We are
exploring a package/discounted rate for those who want to purchase
admission to the fort for both the day programs and the evening
Sunday July 15 Only:
· from 10:00am - 11:00am there will be a parade down main (Queen) St.
· from 11:00am - 12:00pm the Naval Vessels will give a gun salute with
the Cannon Battery at Queens Royal Park. No admission to watch the salute.
· from 2:00 - 3:00 will be the last "Battle Re-enactment" of the
weekend inside the walls of Fort George. . Regular admission rates to
enter Fort George apply.
This event has been designated a Signature Canadian Event by the Niagara 1812 Legacy Council.