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Niagara Peninsula

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The Niagara Peninsula is the portion of Ontario, Canada lying on the south shore of Lake Ontario. It stretches from the Niagara River in the east to Hamilton, Ontario in the west. Lake Ontario lies to the north and Lake Erie to the south.

The area has a thriving tourist industry, thanks to the Niagara Escarpment and especially Niagara Falls. It is also a significant wine-growing area. Several battles were fought there in the War of 1812.

The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is a freeway joining Fort Erie to Toronto, and runs along the shore of Lake Ontario.

The peninsula is incorporated as the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Cities in the region include St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Port Colborne and Welland. Towns include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln, Pelham, Grimsby and Fort Erie, as well as the township of West Lincoln.


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