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Fort Mississauga Lookout

Left: The view from the lookout at Fort Mississauga. Top right: Niagara on the Lake Golf Course is situated right beside the lookout, and leads you to the historic site of Fort Mississauga. Bottom right: There is a very scenic walking and cycling path which leads to Fort Missisauga. Photos: Michelle Gregson, 2013.

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Fort Mississauga is located at the west end of Front Street in the Old Town district of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Fort is situated on a short trail which follows the shoreline of Lake Ontario. This national historic site was established by British forces immediately after the War 1812 for defense. The fort is now located within the grounds of the Niagara on the Lake Golf Course. Access is sometimes difficult if there is a tournament occurring or if there are many golfers present.

The trail provides benches and spectacular views of the lake.

 


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This destination is also part of the TripClip tour entitled Journey through the Belt.
 

 


Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday

9:00am to 6:00pm

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:
Take Q.E.W. south to Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue South

Turn right onto Taylor Road/Regional Road 70 and continue onto Niagara Stone Road

Continue onto Mississauga Street and turn left onto Queen Street

Destination will be on your right


From Niagara:

Take Q.E.W. north to Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue South

Turn right onto Taylor Road/Regional Road 70 and continue onto Niagara Stone Road

Continue onto Mississauga Street and turn left onto Queen Street

Destination will be on your right

 


Historical


Fort Mississauga is a large, square, brick defensive tower set within the remains of earthworks on the shoreline of the Niagara River. On the landward side, it is surrounded by golf greens located within the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course. Fort Mississauga was declared a national historic site because it is an important example of military construction within a military complex of national historic importance. It was completed after the War of 1812. The fort and its central tower were located in a strategic position at the mouth of the Niagara River to protect the British and Canadian side of the frontier and to serve as a counterpoise to Fort Niagara on the American side. It is the only remaining example in Canada of this type of fortification, consisting of a square tower within a star-shaped earthwork.

 


Further Information

 

Canada's Historic Places: Fort Mississauga National Historic Site of Canada

223 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1960/05/30

 http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=7616&pid=0

 

War of 1812 Website: Fort Mississauga National Historic Site of Canada

http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/115

 

exploringniagara.com: Fort Missisauga.http://www.exploringniagara.com/places_to_explore/historic_destinations/fort_mississauga.html

 

 

Address

223 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.261531
Longitude -79.077000

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