The Niagara Region
The Niagara Region is an extended community of 16 municipalities each making its unique economic and cultural contribution to the area. Tender fruit such as cherries, peaches, apricots and nectarines, the more hardy pears, plums of course, ubiquitous apples are a feature of the Region. Also grown in the area are Vinifera grapes, from which prize winning wines of the Vintners Quality Alliance are produced. Approximately 80 per cent of Canada's wine grapes are cultivated in the Niagara Peninsula. Niagara's grape industry has over 6500 hectares (16, 000 acres) of growing area and the wineries are connected through a Niagara wine route. This rural tranquility is complemented by the area's small town charm, sophisticated theatre, fine arts and excellent dining to reveal the breadth of cultural diversity and activity in the area. We note that while the climate favours growing of tender fruit and vinifera, it is hostile to Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Nevertheless many growers successfully meet the challenge of this hostile environment.
Niagara Peninsula is home to several theatrical stages. The most famous
of these is the Shaw Festival, dedicated to the works of George Bernard
Shaw and his contemporaries. Located in historic Niagara-On-The-Lake, the
festival is only minutes from Niagara Falls.
Linkages from Board of Directors table:
Society of Canada, Niagara Region.