Father Louis Hennepin - Ontario Heritage Trust


Father Louis Hennepin

A native of Belgium, this adventurous Récollet priest travelled widely in Europe before setting sail for New France in 1675. Hennepin served as chaplain on La Salle's 1679 Mississippi expedition and later published an account of the voyage, which contains the first recorded description of Niagara Falls.


In Queen Victoria Park, along the footpath edging the gorge, Niagara Falls

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of Niagara Falls