Explore the Niagara Initiative set to Highlight Unique Culture and History of the Niagara River Corridor

  • Initiative launches with a new online guide to assist visitors with exploring the spectacular sites and experiences along the Niagara River corridor
  • Explore the Niagara is a collaboration of Niagara Parks, Parks Canada, City of Niagara Falls, Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Town of Fort Erie
  • Additional information is available at exploretheniagara.com

The 56-kilometre Niagara River corridor and the lands that surround it comprise one of the most historically important and culturally rich regions in Canada. Throughout the spectacular natural landscapes of Niagara, themes of Indigenous culture, Black History, Nation Building and many more are waiting to be discovered around every corner. A new collaborative initiative, Explore the Niagara, encourages visitors and residents to experience these remarkable stories as they build and expand on their own unique personal connections to Niagara. 

“As the environmental and cultural stewards of the Niagara River corridor, Niagara Parks is proud to work with our municipal partners and Parks Canada to celebrate the history and culture of Niagara with this exciting new initiative. I look forward to Explore the Niagara providing additional awareness and visitation for the many authentic and memorable experiences that Niagara has to offer.”

Niagara Parks Chair April Jeffs

Explore the Niagara highlights sites and activities spanning Fort Erie, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. The three municipalities collaborated with staff from Niagara Parks and Parks Canada to leverage the vast array of experiences available to visitors and package them in a new and accessible way, delivering curated and digestible itineraries that are ideal for exploration.

Explore the Niagara has launched with the following five themes for 2022:

  • Black History
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Nation Building
  • Nature
  • Active Living

Through these initial five themes, over 50 unique sites, monuments, trails, parks have already been featured with more to come. Additional details on Explore the Niagara, including full theme itineraries are available at exploretheniagara.com.

About Niagara Parks

Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

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