Fort Howe National Historic Site of Canada

Fort Howe National Historic Site of Canada

Fort Howe National Historic Site of Canada
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,243 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Drove up here out of curiosity and I had some time to kill. I was also looking for the Saint Johns sign too. I did find it up here although given its size its was a little tough to get a good photo.

The Fort itself wasn't much to look at and it was locked up so you can't enter it. There was some interesting historical plaques around. As for the views, it was a little foggy the day I was here so there wasn't any great views to be had.

Happy I went but I would only recommend this on a clear day to see the city and harbor otherwise there's really not a lot here.
Written August 20, 2022
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GrandTour452506
195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We walked here after seeing Reversing Falls. There wasn't much here but was interesting to see. The fort itself was locked up so we couldn't go inside. we did go up farther to read the monument about the fort. The views were really great, which is why the fort was built here i the first place.
Written October 25, 2023
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BCbikeGuy
Keremeos, Canada567 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
We were quite disappointed by the lack of information on site. The block house was locked up and there were no staff/guides there either. As history fans we were very disappointed. On the positive side the location is superb for views and pictures of the city.
Written August 4, 2018
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DaveV075
Boston, MA32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Good views of the city but really nothing much to see here. Not worth the time if you are not right by it anyway.
Written November 22, 2019
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Lauren T
Washington DC, DC30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
There’s really not much there that’s worth visiting. Not much to see, all the lookout point really does is give you a view of the city and you can look at a wooden lookout tower, but it’s really nothing special. If you want a place to stop on the way to reversing falls, go for it, but if not, it isn’t really worth going out of your way to get to. There weren’t really any plaques or anything explaining history, the 17 year old with us wasn’t impressed at all.
Written August 31, 2018
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donald2017510
Bathurst, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Visited this place and there so many interesting things to see it takes you a good few hours to see everything take your time and look at all 1nd ask questions about our history
Written December 30, 2017
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Bill M
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Lots of history here. Parks Canada does a great job with these sites, and we enjoyed the visit. Consider buying a "Discover Pass" if you are going to visit many Parks Canada sites, it is a good deal and valid for the next two years.
Written August 14, 2016
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Philippa M
saint john7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
This is a site that needs some money poured into it. There is nothing at Fort Howe except a plaque and a view of the city...it will take you a maximum of 5 minutes to view all of it.
Written September 2, 2014
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Mark
Mississauga, Canada1,592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Beautiful views over the city and harbour. Originally built in 1777 to protect the British interests in the harbour, today it is a replica of what once stood there.
Written August 3, 2019
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1071954
Boston, MA116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We found Fort Howe ,it is high up on a hill behind the Saint John’s sign. It needs work and love , but it is worth a stop. It is historical it has views of the city. The Block house need work also but was also worth the visit. My kids loved it also. Maybe they can put some money and love into this place. Thank you
Written September 1, 2018
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