Brock’s Monument will be re-opening June 16 for the 2021 season.
Although the monument itself will remain closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, heritage interpreters will be on site to welcome guests and share the history of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the life of Major General Sir Isaac Brock.
Thanks to support from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tourism Recovery Grant, there is a new tent, and external displays available to help visitors connect with the history of the site.
There is also a small outdoor gift shop with books, souvenirs and other heritage items.
Towering over the quiet village of Queenston Heights, Brock’s Monument measures 56 metres (185 feet) in height, and is the largest monument of its kind in Canada. Situated on the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights, where British and American soldiers struggled for the destiny of two nations, the monument is the final resting place of Major General Sir Isaac Brock and his Aide-de-Camp, Lieutenant Colonel John Macdonnell.
Guests can visit with costumed heritage interpreters, or take part in featured tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Those wanting to take a tour are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance through the online store as space at talks is limited. To purchase tickets visit friendsoffortgeorge.square. Tours are $3.50 per child ages six to 16; $4.50 per adult ages 17 and up, and free for children under five.
Heritage interpreters will be at the monument to welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays until Labour Day Weekend.
All proceeds from the programming at Brock’s Monument help to support student summer employment opportunities at Brock’s Monument and Fort George.
For more information, contact the Friends of Fort George at www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca or call 905-468-6621.