Open Belle Vue's Doors Again

After the War of 1812, the promise of Belle Vue gave us hope. Today, Belle Vue National Historic Site Amherstburg inspires future generations by connecting people, preserving national heritage and fueling the creative vitality of our communities!

Thanks to an inspired decision based on meticulous feasibility research by CAO John Micelli, this national and local historical treasure will now be protected and preserved for generations to come. Residents may be assured that the people forming the new Belle Vue Conservancy group will be working closely with the citizens of Amherstburg to ensure the building will be used appropriately.

Through collaboration and partnerships, The Amherstburg Belle Vue Conservancy is dedicated to raising 1 million dollars for Phase 1 of restoration to secure; a new roof, windows, gutters and foundation work. These core repairs are of absolute urgency in order to stabilize the house after years of severe neglect.

Belle Vue desperately needs your help! DONATE ONLINE.




After the War of 1812, the promise of Belle Vue gave us hope. Today, Belle Vue National Historic Site Amherstburg inspires future generations by connecting people, preserving national heritage and fueling the creative vitality of our communities!

Thanks to an inspired decision based on meticulous feasibility research by CAO John Micelli, this national and local historical treasure will now be protected and preserved for generations to come. Residents may be assured that the people forming the new Belle Vue Conservancy group will be working closely with the citizens of Amherstburg to ensure the building will be used appropriately.

Through collaboration and partnerships, The Amherstburg Belle Vue Conservancy is dedicated to raising 1 million dollars for Phase 1 of restoration to secure; a new roof, windows, gutters and foundation work. These core repairs are of absolute urgency in order to stabilize the house after years of severe neglect.

Belle Vue desperately needs your help! DONATE ONLINE.




  • Amherstburg Explores a new conference and event centre in historic belle vue

    about 2 months ago
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    The Town of Amherstburg is looking for a partner or major sponsor in order to build a conference and event centre on property behind the historic Belle Vue house.

    Council endorsed a recommendation this week from the Belle Vue Conservancy that administration seek out partnerships in order to move the project forward.

    Learn More

    The Town of Amherstburg is looking for a partner or major sponsor in order to build a conference and event centre on property behind the historic Belle Vue house.

    Council endorsed a recommendation this week from the Belle Vue Conservancy that administration seek out partnerships in order to move the project forward.

    Learn More

  • Parks Canada gives Belle Vue $100,000

    about 2 months ago
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    Parks Canada is giving $100,000 towards the roof restoration of the historic Belle Vue House in Amherstburg.

    Robertson Roofing was awarded the tender and has begun work on the house which dates to 1816. The roofing project is estimated at $283,400. The remainder of the cost has been raised by the Belle Vue Conservancy.

    Learn more.

    Parks Canada is giving $100,000 towards the roof restoration of the historic Belle Vue House in Amherstburg.

    Robertson Roofing was awarded the tender and has begun work on the house which dates to 1816. The roofing project is estimated at $283,400. The remainder of the cost has been raised by the Belle Vue Conservancy.

    Learn more.

  • Whelan Children Honour Parents with Belle Vue Donation

    over 1 year ago
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    Terry Whelan remembers coming to Amherstburg’s historic Belle Vue House with her sisters as kids for an annual summer barbecue.

    She and Susan were there again Thursday, although flurries and cold temperatures made the idea of summer fun seem like a distant memory.

    They huddled on the front steps of the 200-year-old home to present officials from the Belle Vue Conservancy with a $20,000 donation in memory of their late parents Eugene and Elizabeth Whelan.

    Mary Caton/Windsor Star Dec 2017

    Terry Whelan remembers coming to Amherstburg’s historic Belle Vue House with her sisters as kids for an annual summer barbecue.

    She and Susan were there again Thursday, although flurries and cold temperatures made the idea of summer fun seem like a distant memory.

    They huddled on the front steps of the 200-year-old home to present officials from the Belle Vue Conservancy with a $20,000 donation in memory of their late parents Eugene and Elizabeth Whelan.

    Mary Caton/Windsor Star Dec 2017

  • River Lights Team partners with Belle Vue

    over 1 year ago
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    The historic Belle Vue home is being lit up for the holiday season.

    The River Lights Winter Festival has stepped up and helped decorate the home with festive decorations and solar lights. Jennie Lajoie, who is involved with River Lights and the Belle Vue Conservancy, said the former agreed to take on the project.

    “River Lights has kindly agreed to light up Belle Vue for the festival,” said Lajoie. “Most of the greenery came from the back of the property.”

    Conservancy member Linda Jackson said they are “very excited” that River Lights...

    The historic Belle Vue home is being lit up for the holiday season.

    The River Lights Winter Festival has stepped up and helped decorate the home with festive decorations and solar lights. Jennie Lajoie, who is involved with River Lights and the Belle Vue Conservancy, said the former agreed to take on the project.

    “River Lights has kindly agreed to light up Belle Vue for the festival,” said Lajoie. “Most of the greenery came from the back of the property.”

    Conservancy member Linda Jackson said they are “very excited” that River Lights took on the project.

    Ron Giofu/ River Town Times, Dec 2017

  • Belle Vue Conservancy continue to raise funds, Sept 13, 2017

    almost 2 years ago
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    Over the weekend, the front lawn of Belle Vue was filled with old teacups, paintings, jewelry and other donated things by the community to assist the Belle Vue conservancy in raising more money for the restoration.


    Over the weekend, the front lawn of Belle Vue was filled with old teacups, paintings, jewelry and other donated things by the community to assist the Belle Vue conservancy in raising more money for the restoration.


  • Belle Vue in running for This Place Matters, July 11, 2017

    almost 2 years ago
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    Belle Vue is in the running to win $40,000 in “This Place Matters” Competition

    The competition is heating up!

    “To everyone who has shown support for Belle Vue, the 200 year old National Historic Site in Amherstburg, now is the time to step up and Vote! Vote! Vote!” urges Linda Jackson, Chair of corporate outreach for the Belle Vue Conservancy.



    Belle Vue is in the running to win $40,000 in “This Place Matters” Competition

    The competition is heating up!

    “To everyone who has shown support for Belle Vue, the 200 year old National Historic Site in Amherstburg, now is the time to step up and Vote! Vote! Vote!” urges Linda Jackson, Chair of corporate outreach for the Belle Vue Conservancy.



  • Belle Vue participates in National Trust Canada Competition, June 15, 2017

    almost 2 years ago
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    he Belle Vue House project in Amherstburg has been selected to compete for prize money in the National Trust for Canada’s “This Place Matters” competition.



    he Belle Vue House project in Amherstburg has been selected to compete for prize money in the National Trust for Canada’s “This Place Matters” competition.



  • Belle Vue House National Historic Site new video sheds light on what’s at stake, April 25, 2017

    almost 2 years ago
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    One million dollars at stake! The twice designated national historic site (NHS); Belle Vue House, sits patiently as the property may finally get its chance to be restored and open for public use. Recently listed as one of the top 10 endangered properties in Canada by Heritage Canada National Trust, Belle Vue matters!



    One million dollars at stake! The twice designated national historic site (NHS); Belle Vue House, sits patiently as the property may finally get its chance to be restored and open for public use. Recently listed as one of the top 10 endangered properties in Canada by Heritage Canada National Trust, Belle Vue matters!



  • Belle Vue Concept Video, April 25, 2017

    almost 2 years ago
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    A group dedicated to the restoration of the historic Belle Vue House in Amherstburg has released a promotional video to encourage donations towards its $1-million campaign.

    Just over four minutes long, the video gives viewers a glimpse of the once-lavish interior of the 200-year-old house built just after the War of 1812. In it, Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo urges viewers to help “keep a Canadian heritage and legacy alive.”



    A group dedicated to the restoration of the historic Belle Vue House in Amherstburg has released a promotional video to encourage donations towards its $1-million campaign.

    Just over four minutes long, the video gives viewers a glimpse of the once-lavish interior of the 200-year-old house built just after the War of 1812. In it, Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo urges viewers to help “keep a Canadian heritage and legacy alive.”



  • Artist Peter Rindlisbacher to create Belle Vue painting. Nov 2016

    almost 2 years ago
    Peter at belle vue