Niagara Falls Historic and Cultural Sites

Niagara Falls Art Gallery

8058 Oakwood Drive
Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 2Y6
(905) 356- 1514
Email: info@niagarafallsartgallery.ca


Niagara Children’s Museum

8058 Oakwood Drive
Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 2Y6
(905) 356-1514
Email dave@niagarachildrensmuseum.ca



Chippawa Battlefield Park

9233 Niagara Pkwy
Niagara Falls, ON 
L2E 6S6 
A memorial service is held on July 5th each year to commemorate the fallen of all the nations involved in this pivotal battle. A focal point of the Battlefield is the memorial cairn, dedicated to the regiments and First Nations warriors who fought in the battle and commemorating the peace that has prevailed between Canada and the United States since that time.

Niagara Falls Public Library

Victoria Branch
4848 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 4C5
(905) 356-8080

Also at the library Rosberg Gallery: monthly displays works by local artists.
Sir Harry Oakes Room: the Library’s local history collection

Oh Canada, Eh! Dinner Theatre

8585 Lundy’s Lane
Niagara Falls, ON
L2H 1H5
(905) 374-1995

Fire Hall Theatre (Home to Niagara Falls Music Theatre Society)

4990 Walnut Street
Niagara Falls, ON
L2G 3N3
(905) 356- 4953
firehall@firehalltheatre.net


Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Native Arts Canada

5017 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 4C9
Includes a gallery that showcases Aboriginal artists.
netoartscanada@gmail.com

 

Drummond Hill Cemetery

Location of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane and a very early cemetery that predates the War of 1812.

Historical Churches

All Saints Anglican Church

Address: 5680 Robinson Avenue
The history of All Saints’ Church begins with the arrival of Rev. William Leeming in 1820 in the Drummondville area. In 1830 Rev. F.W.  Miller arrived to assist Rev. Leeming. Around 1836 two clergymen had a falling out, resulting in Rev. Miller erecting a “chapel of ease”, St. George’s, on Main Street. The new chapel drew parishioners from Holy Trinity, Chippawa as well as from Rev. Leeming’s followers.
Following Reverend Miller’s death in 1847, Caroline Miller, his sister,  deeded St. George’s to Rev. Lemming. The structure was taken down ad a new All Saints Church was built in 1856. The land for All Saints was donated by Lieutenant General John Murray’s wife. Lieutenant Murray was a shareholder in the unsuccessful City of Niagara falls Company.
The dedication of the Robinson Street church took place on November 1857, followed by the consecration with the Bishop of Toronto officiating. 

 

Nathaniel Dett Chapel

Address: 5674 Peer St
Original Owner: Parnell, Oliver
Year Constructed: 1836
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
The land for the church was donated by Oliver Parnell and his wife Matilda, both of whom had escaped from slavery in the U.S. for many people who followed the underground railroad and settled in Niagara Falls, this church served as the spiritual, social and educational centre of their community. 

Holy Trinity Church

7820 Portage Road
Year Constructed: 1841
Architect Name: John. G. Howard
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
The present structure stands on the foundation of the 1821 church, burned by rebel sympathizers in 1839 on the foundation of the 1821 church, burned by rebel sympathizers in 1839. It served one of the oldest and most prominent parishes in Upper Canada. Such notables as Edward VII, Laura Secord and Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind worshipped there. 

Adam Beck Power Station

14000 Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 3E8

905-357-0322

Sir Adam Beck help found the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, later known as Ontario Hydro, as he and others saw the development of Hydroelectricity as being important to the development of the growing province. One of the earliest developments was the Queenston-Chippawa Hydro-electrical Power Station which was constructed down-river from the Niagara Falls in an effort to generate more electricity. This facility was finished in 1922 and used a Hydro-Canal to move the water from the Niagara River to the 12km to the site of the new power station. Sir Adam Beck died in 1925 and with the construction of another power plant next to the 1922 structure it was decided to name the first plant, "Adam Beck I" and the new plant, "Adam Beck II" in his honour.

Oakes Garden Theatre

Located at the foot of Clifton Hill, Oakes Garden Theatre is a highly decorative Beaux Arts landscape. It is historically significant, as “very few examples of landscape architectural design of this age or complexity exist in Ontario or Canada.” (P. Berketo, NPC Study, 2000)

Municipally Designated Properties

Follow the link to get a full listing of all designated properties in the City of Niagara Falls.

This is an example of what you will find on the page:

Stamford Green

3394 Portage Rd. - is located across the street from the church, a 3-acre triangle of land designated for the use of the community, administered by a committee of trustees, with the proviso that it never be built upon. It is the only surviving public green in Canada. The area around Stamford Green has many early houses and buildings.

 

Events

29
Jun

Family Activity: Solar Beads

Create a bracelet while learning about the sun's UV rays.

1
Jul

Canada Day @ the Museum

Free Admission

4
Jul

Senior’s Stories: Steppin' Out in Niagara

An Original play based on stories told by older adults across the Niagara Region

6+
Jul

Community Art Project (Multiple dates)

Join local artist, Emily Andrews and take a step back in time to explore the history and technique of silhouette portraiture.

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