Fort Erie is one of Niagara’s fastest growing towns and is located at the entrance to the Niagara River. From its historical museums and heritage sites, to its ever-growing recreation and culture programs, Fort Erie has something to offer everyone. Explore the vast history of Fort Erie by visiting one of four museum sites, including; the Fort Erie Historical Museum, the Fort Erie Railway Museum, the Battle of Ridgeway Memorial Park Site, and Mewinzha: First Nations Gallery. Perfect to discover some of the hidden treasures and history of this old town!
If history isn't your cup of tea, take the time to enjoy the landscapes and recreation, including some of the beautiful parks and trails located throughout Fort Erie and Ridgeway. Enjoy a family-friendly daytime exploration in one of the many waterfront parks. Visit Bowen Road Park and have a picnic near the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, or enjoy a scenic nature walk at Stevensville Conservation area. One of Fort Erie’s favourite tourism attraction sites is the sandy beach and cool clean water of Crystal Beach. A summer time destination for both locals and visitors alike.
There are also many festivals and activities to be involved in, whether you’re planning to visit or make the permanent move to this picturesque town. Most famously the Friendship Festival, beginning in 1987 and held annually in July, represents good relations between Canada and the US and promotes tourism, culture, and economic development. Stop by the local Fort Erie Race Track, one of the best in North America, for an adrenaline filled night of turf side dining and live racing. Fort Erie also boasts no less than five farmers markets located throughout the community. In the summer of 2017 a waterfront food truck evening was added to the entertainment package of Crystal Beach. Every week this event brought together 100’s of people and grew in popularity as the summer continued.
The adventures of this town await you, come and see the Fort Erie and Ridgeway area to explore with friends and family!