During my month long visit to Ontario this summer, one of my favorite parts of the trip was a short roadtrip in the 1000 Islands area along the St. Lawrence River. I visited Thousand Islands National Park, and explored some of the historical sites along the way. This area played a pivotal role in the War of 1812, a war often forgotten in the US but well remembered by Canadians.
One of the most interesting stops was Fort Wellington National Historic Site. Built during the War of 1812, the goal was to use it to defend the important shipping route along the St. Lawrence River from US attacks. Today, the site interprets the history of the area and the tactical reasons for the extensive fortifications of the site. I was lucky enough to visit during one of their special 1812 demonstrations and got to check out the festivities.
For more information :
Website – Fort Wellington National Historic Site : Parks Canada
Disclosure – During my visit to Fort Wellington, I was a guest of Parks Canada. I like to pretend that they put on this show just for me, but I’m pretty sure they would have done it regardless. 🙂