Amherstburg

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The Gibson Gallery

The Gibson Gallery is housed in Amherstburg’s historic (1896) railroad station. The Fort Malden Guild of Arts and Crafts (the Gallery Board), in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, have used funds earned at Art by the River to restore and maintain this beautiful Romanesque style building.

​.The Guild promotes appreciation of the arts and crafts in Amherstburg. The Gallery season features exhibits by local artists, photographers, stitchers as well as travelling exhibits and annual student exhibits. Holiday Art at the Gallery is our final event of the season.

Art and craft classes for adults and children are taught throughout the year and the Gallery is home to needlework, stitchery, quilting and artist guilds.​The Gallery, a registered charitable non-profit organization, is open to the public free of charge and is entirely operated and maintained by the volunteer Board and and Gallery members.

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The Fort

Full service restaurant, pizzeria and bar. Features include bowling, laser tag and arcade.

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Holiday Beach

This Conservation Area is renowned for its birding. Each fall, the conservation area hosts the Festival of Hawks showcasing the spectacular migration of thousands of hawks, vultures, eagles, falcons and other birds of prey. For this reason, this site has been named an Important Bird Area (IBA).  Holiday Beach Conservation Area has large shady picnic areas, a playground, nature trails, a boardwalk, sandy beach for swimming, and a three story observation tower. Group/seasonal camping is available.

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Fort Malden

The location of an historic meeting between Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, the British stronghold on the Detroit frontier during the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-38, and the site of the longest American occupation on Canadian soil, Fort Malden National Historic Site, in Amherstburg, Ontario opens a fascinating doorway into Canada’s early military history. The War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1838 leap off pages of history books at Fort Malden, where you can tour an authentic fort, learn to fire a musket, mortar or cannon, and enjoy an enlisted man’s lunch at the Soldier’s Cookhouse.