Canadian History Image of the Day

27 09 2009
Battle of Queenston Heights

Battle of Queenston Heights

This painting depicts the Battle of Queenston Heights. The battle took place in October 1812 and was a victory for the British. The American invasion force, which has crossed the Niagara River from the American territory (right) was dealt a major blow. The painting itself dates from 1866 when the Niagara peninsula region was again invaded from the United States, this time by the Fenians, an Irish republican organization.

This image is in the public domain and is from Library and Archives Canada.



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