War of 1812

About the Commemoration

In 2012, Canada began a three-year commemoration of the War of 1812, an important milestone in the lead-up to the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation in 2017. This commemoration is just one of the many events that are bringing Canadians together and will continue to link us in the years to come.

Historical Overview

Major figures of the War of 1812

There were many heroes and heroines of the War of 1812, many unsung. Learn more about the major figures of this War and why they came to be known as heroes today.

Teachers’ corner


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Did you know?

You want to know more about the War of 1812? Dig deeper into history by exploring these interesting facts.

1812: The Fight for Canada

Created by the Government of Canada, this ad explores the historical events and people surrounding the War of 1812

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