Things to do Niagara on the lake

13th Mar 2017

Niagara on the lake is the most beautiful town at the point where Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. You can explore the real gorgeousness of Canada by visiting that region. Here is the list of things to do in Niagara on the lake.

Screaming Tunnel:

This is a small limestone tunnel located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls. It was constructed in early 1800s, is 16 feet in height and 125 feet long. It was actually constructed only as a drainage tunnel so that water can be removed from the farmlands. But now it is under the use of Canadian National Railways.

Screaming tunnel is also known as Blue Ghost Tunnel. Some story revolves that the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of a young girl. One version has the girl set on fire by her enraged father after he loses custody of his children after a nasty divorce. At the end all stories on the outcome that the girl’s spirit still haunts the tunnel and is a match is lit off the tunnel wall around midnight, you can hear her scream.

Brock’s Monument:

Brock’s monument is the historical place built in the memory of Canadian hero Major General Sir Isaac Brock. It is the 3rd oldest war memorial of Canada. In this war Canadian and British army fought against Americans to save Canadian territory at the battle of Queens Height in 1812. On October 13, 1812 Major General Sir Isaac Brock was killed while leading a charge against American forces during battle of Queenston Heights.

American troops crossed the Niagara River and their moto is to cut the slender British west supply line. They could achieve this by taking Queenston the northern portage point around Niagara Falls. Commander in chief of British army Major General Brock was stationed at Fort George in Niagara on the Lake (Newark). Canadian and british force won the war. Brock and his fallen aides de camp, Lieutenant Colonel John Macdonell became martyred heroes. . 1n 1823 construction of large Tuscan Column was started. The tall white limestone tower monument was inaugurated in October 1824. There was circular staircase inside the tower to view top of the tower. Brock and Macdonell bodies were buried at the base of tower. Interior and exterior structure repairing and maintenance held off and on.

The town's National Historic Sites of Canada include Fort George, The Battlefield of Fort George, Fort Mississauga, Fort Drummond, Butler's Barracks, Niagara Apothecary, Queenston Heights and Willowbank. Niagara-on-the-Lake's Old Town is filled with architecture from the 19th Century. To visit all these sites Niagara on the lake limo service offers you ride along with trained chauffeur who also helps you as a tourist guide.

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