Niagara Falls Armoury, Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Armoury, Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls Armoury, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a historical building with an important military heritage. Built in 1911, it was constructed during a time of growing tensions that ultimately led to the outbreak of the First World War just three years later. The building was part of a series of armories that were constructed across Canada to train a competent militia in response to pressure from the British and the need for domestic expansion.

Today, the Niagara Military Museum is housed within the Armoury, providing visitors with a glimpse into the military history of Niagara and Canada during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The museum's collection includes a wide range of historical artifacts, including uniforms, firearms, and photographs. Visitors can even try on military uniforms and hop in a World War II flight simulator to get a more immersive experience.

The Armoury is a beautiful heritage structure that features medieval castle-derived features, including stone details and decorative shields. The building is made of red brick and limestone sourced from the local area. The front of the building has a projecting entrance with a Tudor arch, while the facade is generally symmetrical. One of the crenelated parapets has been built up to form a short defensive tower, adding to the building's unique design.

While the building remained in use by the military until 1999, it was designated as a historical site in 1998. Today, the Armoury continues to serve as a training center for army cadets while housing the Niagara Military Museum.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Niagara Falls. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Niagara Falls Armoury on Map

Sight Name: Niagara Falls Armoury
Sight Location: Niagara Falls, Canada (See walking tours in Niagara Falls)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Create Your Own Walk in Niagara Falls

Create Your Own Walk in Niagara Falls

Creating your own self-guided walk in Niagara Falls is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Niagara Falls Historical Buildings

Niagara Falls Historical Buildings

Despite being a small town, Niagara Falls, Ontario, is home to several significant pieces of historical architecture reflecting the city's unique character and heritage. Indeed, from the grand Gothic-Revival Railway Station to the charming Queen Anne-style Doran-Marshall Residence, the old buildings of Niagara Falls offer a colorful display of masonry craftsmanship whose intricate carvings,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Niagara Falls Introduction Walking Tour

Niagara Falls Introduction Walking Tour

Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a Canadian twin of the U.S. city by the same name, located in Niagara County, New York, just across the Niagara River spanned by the Rainbow Bridge. The two cities are named for the same world-famous Niagara Falls, one of the most extreme, awe-inspiring waterfalls on earth.

The area of Niagara Falls was originally named "Ongiara", after the indigenous...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles