(NC) — Two hundred years ago in June, the War of 1812 began and that marked a three-year conflict of untold casualties, hardships, and bloody battles between the British of Upper Canada and the newly formed United States.
The Niagara region is commemorating this slice of our history all year long with a full slate of events, re-enactments and celebrations planned. To ensure such rewards during your visit, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association (niagarabedandbreakfast.com) has initiated its Ambassador of Peace program, where certified establishments are now fully informed about the historical facts and local events taking place in and around the area.
For example, the Globetrotters B&B/Gallery (globetrottersbb.ca) will not only give you a warm welcome, comfy luxury, and a delicious home-cooked breakfast in their showcase of local art—but the owners are now a reliable source for War of 1812 information which will likely be needed for guests from all over the world. If you can't get there, a riveting photo book called Niagara 1812 at War by Cosmo Condina (mrbooks.ca) is the next best thing.