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Niagara Canada Region

Communities located in this Region include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Virgil, Queenston, St. Davids, Thorold, Welland, St. Catharines, Beamsville, Vineland, Smithville, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Stevensville, Fonthill, St. Anns, Wellandport, Grassie and Grimsby.

The Niagara Region is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario, the south by Lake Erie and on the east by the Niagara River, which separates Canada from the US.

One of the most distinguishing features of this region is Niagara Falls which is visited by millions of tourists every year. The Niagara Escarpment also plays a significant role in the beauty and bounty of the region making the climate hospitable for growing grapes. From this a very viable viticulture industry has developed and vineyards dot the landscape. Other tender fruit such as peaches, pears and cherries can be found in abundance.

In the spring the area is awash with the pastel colours of spring...the fruit blossoms. The Sunday before Mother's Day is often referred to as Blossom Sunday, however when the blossoms peak is usually dependant on the weather. Some of the best places to enjoy the spring colours are Beamsville, Vineland and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, being the home of the first capital of Upper Canada is steeped in history. Fort George and Fort Mississauga are open to the public as well as Old Fort Erie, located in Fort Erie, Ontario.

The Niagara River Parkway from Niagara-on-the-Lake in the north to Fort Erie in the south is a lovely drive in any season. A well maintained bike/walking trail is located along the entire length of the Niagara River Parkway. From Fort Erie to Port Colborne you will find some of Niagara's best beaches such as Crystal Beach, in Crystal Beach, Ontario. Port Colborne, along the shores of Lake Erie is the entrance to the Welland Canal. The city celebrates Canal Days every August which has become one of the premiere festivals in the region.

Places to Explore

Balls Falls Conservation Area
Niagara Glen
Niagara's Old Forts
Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
Niagara Wineries
Point Abino Lighthouse
Queenston Heights Park
Shorthills Provincial Park
The Welland Canal

Ontario Towns and Cities

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Port Colborne, Ontario


Explore by Region

R1: Southwest Ontario
R2: Niagara Canada
R3: Hamilton, Halton & Brant
R4: Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington
R5: Greater Toronto Area
R6: York, Durham & the Hills of Headwaters
R7: Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay & Lake Simcoe
R8: Kawarthas & Northumberland
R9: South Eastern Ontario
R10: Ottawa & Countryside
R11: Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
R12: Muskoka, Parry Sound & Algonquin Park
R13a: North Eastern Ontario
R13b: Sault Ste. Marie – Algoma
R13c: Northwest Ontario