Provincial Parks
National Historic Sites
National Parks of Canada
Conservation Areas
History of Ontario
More Cities & Towns
  Grand Bend
  Pelee Island
  Point Edward
  Walpole Island
Home Things To Do Regions & Maps Accommodations Search Contact

Amherstburg, Ontario

Amherstburg is one of Southwestern Ontario’s oldest settlements, having been settled by Loyalists after the British evacuation of Detroit in 1796. The town was named after Lord Jeffrey Amherst, commander of the British forces in America at the time of their conquest of Canada.

Fort Malden National Historic Site was built on the Detroit River after the British surrender of Detroit in 1796. A principal Upper Canada frontier post for about 50 years, it was a rallying point for the British in the 1812 attack on Detroit.

Also of interest is the North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre.

Amherstburg was one of the narrowest crossing points on the Detroit River and was a pivotal destination point for the many black slaves who found freedom in Canada through the Underground Railway.

More Exciting Southern Ontario Destinations . . .

  Christkindl Market
Northern Grand River Country & the Headwaters
Kitchener, Kitchener's Christkindl begins, fittingl ...
  Stone Tree - Golf, Fitness, Dining, Banquets
Lake Huron & Georgian Bay Coastlines
Owen Sound, Mature trees, lush fairways and outstand ...

Northern Grand River Country & the Headwaters
Kitchener, Bingemans is complete with a variety of ...


Casino Windsor
Canada's Most Southern Point
Windsor, Casino Windsor's premier gaming facility ...

Home | Things to Do | Regions & Maps | Accommodations |Search | What's New | Contact
Website content is the property of Southern Ontario Tourism Organization and is subject to copyright @2013