If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend the day; picnicking, biking, playing tennis and hanging out with the family in Niagara, then Google no more. Amber and I have found it, Queenston Heights! Although the main attraction to Queenston Heights is often the historical significance in Niagara, we felt that this was really just an added bonus to everything else there is to enjoy.

Amber and I started our day taking a walk around the parks paths and making a stop at the Brock Monument. You can freely enter the monument to read up on how Sir Isaac Brock helped Canada gain control of the Niagara River, or pay $3 and climb the tower all the way to the top (it’s a long way up: 185ft). All along the paths there are different plaques describing various parts of the battle.

When you go… pack a lunch, a tennis racket and a Frisbee! There is a children’s splash pad, swings and a playground, currently being renovated, that the kids can play on (Amber and I really enjoyed the swings while we were there). We also saw an adorable family all on bikes getting ready to ride the paths! If only we had brought our bikes.

Don’t be thrown by the historical aspect of Queenston Heights, enjoying a day outside with friends and family is what it’s all about!