Niagara Peninsula

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  Niagara Fall is relatively close to where I live so there's a tendency to take its majesty for granted.  I visted the Niagara peninsula often many years ago but hadn't recently so decided it was time for a return visit, this time with a camera.

The spectacular Falls and the scenic Niagara River Gorge are the obvious attractions, but there's much more.  The regional parks system features jewels all the way from Niagara-on-the-Lake in the north to Fort Erie in the south.

And there are some unique industries.  The Welland Canal provides a bypass of the Falls for the huge Great Lakes freighters.  Niagara's hydro-electirc power plants produce a quarter of the electricity for Ontario and New York State.  And the region's mild microclimate has hosted the development of a vibrant wine industry.

Recent "America First" threats and aggressions have an unfortunately familiar ring here.  Reminders of America's failed attempt at annexation during the War of 1812 still cover the peninsula.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.

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Quick Start: Niagara-Peninsula.pdf

 

Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara

Horseshoe Falls

American Falls, Niagara

American Falls

Niagara Hornblower Cruise

Hornblower Cruise

Dufferin Islands, Niagara Falls

Dufferin Islands

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Peller Estates Winery

Peller Estates Winery

Brock Monument, Queenston

Brock Monument

Niagara Falls illuminated

Falls Illumination

 

 

Links to Files

 

You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.

 

Map

The overview map below and a map of the central section of the Niagara River are included in the pictures PDF.

Niagara Peninsula map

Table of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are included in the printable Ontario Contents PDF.

Niagara-Peninsula.pdf  
Contents   2
Introduction   3
Map   4
Niagara Falls   
 Welcome   5
 The Falls   6
 Hornblower Cruise  13
 Journey Behind The Falls  20
 Niagara Parks Commission  24
 Oakes Garden Theatre  27
 Clifton Hill  30
Niagara-on-the-Lake  32
The Niagara Parkway  36
 Floral Showhouse  38
 Dufferin Islands  42
 Botanical Gardens  45
 Butterfly Conservatory  47
 Floral Clock  48
 Whirlpool Rapids  49
   
Navigation
 The Welland Canal  51
 Welland Canals Centre  54
Hydro-Electric Power  55
 Nikola Tesla  56
 Early Hydro  58
 Hydro Today  61
Niagara Wineries  63
The War of 1812  69
 The Niagara Frontier  70
 1812  Queenston Heights  71
      Frenchman's Creek  74
 1813  Fort George  75
      Beaver Dams  81
      Fort Niagara  83
 1814  Fort Erie  84
      Chippawa  87
      Lundy's Lane  88
 Conclusion  92
Night Lights  93