Queenston Heights Park

Address: Niagara Parkway, Queenston
Tel: 1-877-NIA-PARK or (905)371-0254

Those seeking a relaxing afternoon should look no further than Queenston Heights Park , which is located in the small community of Queenston just 11 km north of the Horseshoe Falls . This stately park is equipped with a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a children’s wading pool, a fine dining restaurant, and picnic areas, and is the perfect place to gather with family and friends for a leisurely afternoon during the summer months. Located on the Niagara River the park offers many beautiful views of the surrounding country-side.

This beautifully groomed park was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the War of 1812, the Battle of Queenston Heights, which took place on October 13, 1812 . British Major General Sir Issac Brock led a small group of British, Canadian, and Indian troops to a stunning victory against the invading American troops. The heroic General lost his life in this battle and an impressive 210 foot monument was constructed in the park in honour of this Canadian War hero. There is also a monument to War of 1812 heroine Laura Secord who warned British troops of an impending American attack. The park offers a walking tour highlighting the historic sites of this battleground.

Queenston Heights Park is also the eastern terminus of the Bruce Trail , a 720 kilometre trail that winds its way through the escarpment to Tobermory , Ontario . Be sure to take in the impressive views of the surrounding area, including views of neighbouring New York in the United States . The park is open daily from 9 am to dusk, admission is free.