Map of Niagara Peninsula. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Niagara Peninsula with cities and towns

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Map of Niagara Peninsula. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Niagara Peninsula with cities and towns

Niagara Peninsula

 

From Hamilton, the steel capital of Canada, to the mighty cascade of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Peninsula is one of Canada's richest regions. The peninsula resounded with the clash of American and British arms during the War of 1812. Settled by Quakers, Loyalists, Mennonites, and Huguenots, the region has a mild climate and fertile soil, which has made it Canada's fruit belt and major wine-producing region. There are some 37 wineries in the Niagara Peninsula Viticultural Area. Watch for the blue Ontario Wine Route signs along the highways and byways. The scenery is striking in May, when the cherry, peach, and apple trees burst into blossom.

 

Fort Erie [D8] Known as the "Gateway to Canada" because of the Peace Bridge linking it to Buffalo, this spot gets its name from the historic stone fort where guides dressed in period costume re-create an 1812 British garrison. The Fort Erie Race Track is one of the oldest and most beautiful thoroughbred tracks in North America.

 

Grimsby [A3] Exhibits in Grimsby Museum trace the history of the United Empire Loyalist settlement from 1787 through the War of 1812. The lookouts at the Beamer Point Area afford a spectacular panoramic view of the Niagara Escarpment, and Puddicombe Farms is a cornucopia of cherries, raspberries, and apples, with a bakery, cafe, fruit market, and petting zoo.

 

Niagara Falls [B7-C7]

The stunning spectacle of the falls draws sightseers from all over the world. The Maid of the Mist boats sail through thunder and spray to the base of Horseshoe Falls for a close-up view of this natural wonder. At Table Rock, tunnels lead to lookouts behind the falls. Three kilometers downstream, an aero car rides 549-m-long cables over the Niagara Gorge. ®The city of Niagara Falls itself offers entertaining attractions for all tastes-casinos, IMAX theaters, midways, and wax museums.

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake [A7] Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the best preserved 19th-century towns in North America. There are many impressive neoclassical and Georgian homes. Its main street, with quaint Victorian storefronts housing a myriad of charming specialty shops, has been designated a heritage district. The Prince of Wales Hotel (c.1864) and the Apothecary Museum (c.1866) are two of the architectural highlights on the main street.

 

Port Colborne [E6]

With a distinctive pair of canal bridges towering over the downtown area and a proud nautical heritage dating back to 1833, this port is an excellent stop for marine history buffs. The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum-a complex of six buildings exhibiting relics of the region's naval past-is worth a visit.

 

St. Catharines [A5-A6]

Known as "The Garden City," St. Catharines is located in the heart of the Niagara fruit belt and is surrounded by lush vineyards. It is the site of the mid-September Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and home of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta each August.

 

Welland Canal [A6-E6]

The Welland Canal links lakes Ontario and Erie, enabling ships from the Atlantic Ocean to travel all the way into the North American heartland. The current canal is a series of eight locks lifting huge ships 99.5 m. The Centre at Lock 3 provides the most dramatic views of massive ships, but the Merritt Trail and Welland Canals Parkway Trail have paths suitable for biking, hiking, and roller-blading.

 

ATTRACTIONS

FORT ERIE

Fort Erie Railroad Museum Fort Erie Race Track Crystal Beach

 

GRIMSBY

Grimsby Museum Beamer Conservation Area

Puddicombe Farms

 

NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls Museum Niagara River Recreation Trail Maid of the Mist Boat Cruises Journey Behind the Falls Great Gorge Adventure Spanish Aero Car Skylon Tower Minolta Tower Wax Museum IMAX Theatre

 

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

Fort George National Historic Park Shaw Festival Theatre Niagara Apothecary

Museum Niagara Commission Botanical Gardens French Perfume Factory and Museum Niagara Parkway and Recreational Trail

 

PORT COLBORNE

Fountainview Park Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum Showboat Festival Theatre Nickel Beach

 

Map of Niagara Peninsula. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Niagara Peninsula with cities and towns