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Ontario has an observation tower & its the largest of its kind in Canada

Now here’s a history lesson that you can experience firsthand. Enjoy stunning panoramic views and learn about Canadian history at Brock’s Monument, a beautiful memorial column that’s also one of the tallest in the world. Here’s what to know.

You’ll have to make the trip to Queenston Heights Park in the Niagara region to visit Brock’s Monument.

According to Parks Canada, this memorial column is not only one of the largest and most elaborate in Canada but also one of the tallest in the world.

It pays tribute to Sir Isaac Brock, who fell during the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13th, 1812.

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His bravery turned the tide against American forces, making him a founding hero of Upper Canada.

Funded through public contributions, the 1853 monument speaks to the strong Canadian pride of that era.

“A crypt beneath the monument contains the bodies of General Brock and Colonel MacDonnell,” according to Parks Canada.

And lucky for us, the monument offers beautiful views up top.

Per Parks Canada, there’s an interior stone staircase that leads to a viewing deck at the top.

You’ll want to take out your camera for this one as you’ll come face to face with stunning panoramic views.

Lake Ontario stretches out to the north in front of you, while to the south, you’ll get treated to views of the majestic Niagara River.

The monument is open daily until September 1st from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Brock’s Monument National Historic Site

When: Daily from 10 AM to 5 PM until September 1st, 2024
Where: 14184 Niagara Parkway, Queenston