Two Buildings Riverside Heights, Riverside Heights, Ontario, Canada

Two Buildings Riverside Heights | N 44.56.03 W 75.04.52 | Riverside Heights, Ontario, Canada




The remains of two buildings swept by intense river currents offshore of the present day grounds of Upper Canada Village and the Battle of Crysler’s Farm National Historic Site.

These ruins lie just downstream of where the Battle of Crysler’s Farm unfolded in 1813. A numerically superior American forces were defeated by a British force made up of Tyendinaga Mohawks, Canadians and British regulars helping lay the boundaries of modern day Canada.

The interpretation of this battle has changed over time. It received its first official recognition with the erection of a plinth in 1895. In the flurry of efforts to erect memorials for the First World War it was officially made a Historic Site in 1921. In the 1950s the battlefield was not important enough to stop it’s flooding but important enough to create a new site complete with an artificial hill for the plinth. In 2013 Canada’s Prime Minster attended the commemoration of the battle 200th anniversary.


Two Buildings Riverside Heights, Riverside Heights, Ontario, Canada

Two Buildings Riverside Heights | N 44.56.03 W 75.04.52 | Riverside Heights, Ontario, Canada




The remains of two buildings swept by intense river currents offshore of the present day grounds of Upper Canada Village and the Battle of Crysler’s Farm National Historic Site.

These ruins lie just downstream of where the Battle of Crysler’s Farm unfolded in 1813. A numerically superior American forces were defeated by a British force made up of Tyendinaga Mohawks, Canadians and British regulars helping lay the boundaries of modern day Canada.

The interpretation of this battle has changed over time. It received its first official recognition with the erection of a plinth in 1895. In the flurry of efforts to erect memorials for the First World War it was officially made a Historic Site in 1921. In the 1950s the battlefield was not important enough to stop it’s flooding but important enough to create a new site complete with an artificial hill for the plinth. In 2013 Canada’s Prime Minster attended the commemoration of the battle 200th anniversary.