Exploring Great Destinations in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
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Exploring Great Destinations in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

The Niagara River Parkway

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The Niagara River Parkway stretches out from Niagara-on-the-Lake in the north to Fort Erie in the south. For 55 kms it hugs the Niagara River, offering unsurpassed views of the Niagara River and Niagara Falls....more...

Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary and Petting Zoo

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Just east of the Lock One of the Welland Canal on Read Road is Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary. This park is located along the shore of Lake Ontario with paths, a pavillion and playground and washroom facilities. A pond with waterfowl of all kinds are the highlight of this park. There is also a petting zoo. more...

10 FREE Niagara Destinations

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With so many choices it's hard to know where to begin. Enjoy a walk along the pier at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie followed by a 5 cent ride on the Looff Carousel, also located at Lakeside Park or a Sunday drive along the Niagara River Parkway. more...

The Underground Railway

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The Niagara Region has always and will continue to be a gateway that connects Canada to the United States, a doorway that for many refugees entering Canada in the early 1800's meant the difference between freedom and slavery. For these people the... more...

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake was designated as a national historic district in 2004 because of its unique collection of preserved architecture dating from the early to mid 1800’s. more...

Forgotten Places

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Historic forts have been restored and museums built to archive our past. But there are also the "other places", the places that aren't on the tourist map.... places around Niagara that are the forgotten places. more...

The Welland Canal

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Soon after the completion of the First Welland Canal it became apparent that the need was much greater than the first canal could provide. In 1842 work began on a new canal which also entered in Port Dalhousie... more...