The Canadian equivalent of Paul Revere is Laura Ingersoll Secord. In June of 1813, she overheard American soldiers discussing plans to attack British troops at Beaver Dams. A victory there would have solidified their strongholds over Queenston and Niagara. So, the five foot, four inch woman walked 20 miles through hostile territory to warn British Lieutenant James FitzGibbon. Her patriotism resulted in the American troops being surrounded then surrendering. This was Secord’s homestead from 1803 until 1835. While in Canada, you will see monuments, buildings and even a popular candy company named in the heroine’s honor.