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We’re here to help you get the most out of your trip to the Niagara Falls region, with suggestions and tips for year-round enjoyment of this small but spectacular part of central southern Ontario, Canada.

The Niagara region’s geographical situation is unique. A tiny peninsula between two of the Great Lakes– Erie and Ontario, next to the Niagara River and nestled by the Niagara Escarpment–this superb landscape is spectacular and awe-inspiring. It’s definitely one for the bucket list!

This environment creates the unique micro-climate that makes possible one of Niagara’s biggest surprises: the existence of 120 or so vineyards that grace the region, with new ones being added each year.

Niagara Falls is a waterfall, right? Right! Also a town? Right again! In Canada? Yes! There’s a Niagara Falls, NY, too– right? Yes– all true! It’s a little confusing, especially when we add to that the Niagara wine-growing region (Ontario), and the town and municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fort Niagara? That’s in the States!

Map of the Niagara Peninsula

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 Explore the Niagara Region with us

We Bring You Inspiring Ways to Enjoy the Region

Secrets of Niagara is a website curated by The Loftus Guides, created to bring you the best things to see and do in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. From the world-famous Niagara Falls to award-winning local wines recognized around the world and some of the most interesting historical places in Canada, this little region of southern Ontario is a sophisticated and adventurous traveler’s dream.

We’ve combed through all the resources to bring you this comprehensive Niagara Falls travel guide, designed especially for those of you who want to skip the lines and visit the true Niagara.

Take in the thundering Falls and the many ways to experience them, or meander through vineyards, basking in the good life. Better yet – do both! Choose from the many ways to enjoy these and other activities. We’ll show you how to make the most of this spectacular region.

Every week, we’ll bring you the latest in events, exciting new spots to check out and news about the region pertinent to tourists – all curated especially for you. We’re eager to hear from you! Connect with us by posting your comments on articles of interest, and also make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

In addition to bringing you features from our passionate, expert staff writers, we’ll also be hosting guest posts from some VIP’s – local and overseas wine experts and winemakers, for example – so let’s get the conversation started!

As we continue to build relationships with businesses in the community, we will bring you our own recommendations and referrals, making Secrets of Niagara your personal go-to guide for discovering this fascinating region.

We personally vet and carefully edit all pieces that appear on this site: at The Loftus Guides, we believe that it’s crucial to provide you, our readers, the most accurate and interesting information out there. Our aim is to showcase memorable experiences and offer inspiring, authentic travel tips that will leave you wanting even more.

Along with some great interviews with locals – from wine experts, to historians and restaurateurs – you’re guaranteed to find some invaluable  tips for visiting the area. Make sure to follow us and keep on top of the latest!

If you think that Niagara is only worth visiting in the warm months, we’re here to tell you that it’s the best place to visit all year round.

From festivals to markets, wine tastings and delicious food pairings, museums and galleries – with lovely places to stay, eat and explore – you will be completely charmed by this small but awe-inspiring part of the world.

Did you know? A handful of delightful cideries have “cropped” up in Niagara: download and check out our complete list here and find out how to enjoy them to the fullest!

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