The Town of Fort Erie is 168 square kilometers located along the South-Eastern shore of Lake Erie at the Southern boundary of the Niagara River. With small town flavour and big city amenities, Fort Erie is located opposite the City of Buffalo New York. The International Peace Bridge connects both and is a major gateway into the Niagara Area. Population is 27,183 people.
Attractions & Events
Historic Old Fort Erie
A fully restored British garrison to repel invading American forces used during the War of 1812. The garrison has been fully restored to provide the visitor with an experience as a soldier in the early 1800’s. It is located at the mouth of the Niagara River and overlooks the City of Buffalo.
Fort Erie Race Track
This is one of the premier thoroughbred horse racing tracks in Canada. The race track is home of the Prince of Wales Stakes Race – July 30th (Second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown).
Fort Erie Railroad Museum
Home to Canadian National Railway steam locomotive # 6218 and caboose, the museum allows visitors to climb aboard to explore & enjoy. Museum is housed in old train stations circa 1873 & 1910.
Fort Erie Home Show East End Arena (April 21st – 23rd)
Fort Erie & Buffalo (June 28th – July 4th)
This is an annual festival celebrating friendship with our American neighbors. There are events for everyone, as well as food & beverages of every variety.
Annual Siege Weekend
Old Historic Fort Erie (August 12th – 13th)
This weekend is when a re-enactment of the siege at Fort Erie is performed. This siege is known as one of the bloodiest battles during the War of 1812.
Heritage Day Festival
Niagara Christian College – Niagara Parkway (October 5th)
A large arts & crafts show.