|All the Best of the Ridgeway Area!
When you make your home in Ridgeway, you become a part of a community rich in history, artistic talent and the joys of family living.
It's hard to believe that the peaceful Village of Ridgeway was once the site of one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on Canadian soil- but on June 2, 1866 the encounter at Ridgeway between Canadian militia and the Fenian Brotherhood's force of Civil War veterans left enduring marks upon the history of Canada, the United States, and Ireland. Regiments of a self-styled "army of liberation" crossed an international border and fought British subjects in behalf of the Irish Republic.
History lovers can witness re-enactments of these historical moments at the restored old Fort Erie, each August when more than 600 participants spend two days and use live demonstrations and sophisticated pyrotechnics to recreate both day and night battles.
History buffs, nature lovers and culture vultures alike find much to fascinate them in Ridgeway and its
surrounding area. Take a leisurely stroll along the Friendship Trail, discover our history at the Museum in uptown Ridgeway and enjoy an afternoon or evening experiencing the artistic talent of the locals in the Art Gallery, at the Sanctuary or during the summer at waterfront Park next door in Crystal Beach.
Head over the Peace Bridge to Buffalo, less than fifteen minutes away, where
you’ll find a lively theatre, shopping and restaurant district as well as the
famous Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Enjoy outstanding hockey action with the Buffalo Sabres at the HSBC center or catch a Buffalo Bison's baseball game. Enjoy the local teams as they play hockey, football, soccer and baseball throughout Greater Fort Erie.
If wine is your passion, you'll revel in the more than 80 wineries that dot the Niagara Peninsula, all a stone’s throw away from Ridgeway. Not only can you sip, savour and enjoy tours of vineyards and pressing rooms, but many of the wineries also feature outstanding restaurants, cafes and stores. If staying close to home is your pleasure there are a variety of restaurants in Ridgeway and Greater Fort Erie that offer excellent food and friendly atmosphere.
Come experience fresh local produce at our Farmers’ Market. You'll be spoiled with “Farm to table” offerings that add tasteful enjoyment to your home dining. Open from May to October every Saturday from 7 am to 1pm - Learn More
It's a joy in living well that is celebrated by Ridgeway. Join us, whatever the season. The Summer Festival in early July, the Fall Festival in October and the Spirit of Christmas in early December are all right here in Ridgeway.