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"Explore the Niagara" introduces the culture and history of the Niagara River Corridor

A reenactor depicting soldiers from the 1812 War at Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake is displayed here. A new Explore the Niagara online initiative helps people explore the culture and history of the Niagara River Corridor.

  • A reenactor depicting soldiers from the 1812 War at Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake is displayed here. A new Explore the Niagara online initiative helps people explore the culture and history of the Niagara River Corridor.
  • Hiking at Niagara Glen is one of the many aspects of the Niagara River Corridor highlighted in the new Niagara Online Partnership.

The City of Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Niagara Parks Commission, in partnership with Parks Canada, are launching the “Explore the Niagara.”

Available at niagaraparks.com/explore/explore-the-niagara/, our partners will help visitors explore sites and experiences along the 56-kilometer corridor that connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It states to use links to explore topics such as: Rich indigenous culture and history associated with the cloister. Forts, monuments and historic 1812 battlefields under the banner of “Nation Building”. Paths, parks and botanical gardens under the banner of “nature”. Important sites related to the Underground Railroad where former slaves found freedom in Canada under the banner of “black history”. Cycle-friendly trails, beaches and gold clubs under the banner of ‘active living’.

Partners said 50 unique sites, trails and monuments have already been featured through these first five themes, with more to be added.

“As environmental and cultural stewards of the Niagara River Corridor, Niagara Parks is proud to work with our local government partners and Parks Canada to celebrate Niagara’s history and culture with this exciting new initiative. Parks Chairman April Jeffs said in a news release. looking forward to it.”

Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop said the partnership is a great example of using digital creativity to advance all that the Niagara River Corridor has to offer. “We are blessed to live in a vibrant and active community surrounded by natural beauty, history, culture and diversity.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Road Mayor Betty DiCello said exploring Niagara is a valuable tool that visitors can use to plan their next visit to the area. “The Niagara River connects her three municipalities with rich histories and cultures. Explore the Niagara aims to highlight these diverse attributes,” she said.

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said the reality is that Niagara Falls and the Niagara region have something interesting for everyone. “The new Explore Niagara initiative highlights some of the far-reaching themes across Niagara that affect everyone in some way,” he said.

Lisa Curtis, director of Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario National Historic Site, said the new initiative will help people discover and connect with history and nature. “From parks to battlefields, heritage sites to cultural landscapes, there are an amazing number of places and diverse stories in our backyards,” she said.

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