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On Ice in Niagara

ByLinda Tancs

Sir Winston Churchill called Niagara River Parkway the prettiest drive in Canada.  And that was before the series of orchards and vineyards that have graced their way from the parkway to the shores of Lake Ontario for 35 years now.  In all, 28 wineries (the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake) call this region home.  Their show-stopper is icewine, a multi-course delight made from grapes frozen on the vine in winter.  The Icewine Festival this month is one of four month-long events offered during winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country.  A weekend getaway offers you the festival experience, a wine tasting with leading insiders and an icewine-laden dinner.


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[…] The historic lighthouse and pier at Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada are just part of this waterfront community’s charms, one of Niagara’s best kept secrets.  Named for the ninth Earl of Dalhousie, the tony village is also home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and an antique carousel charging a very nostalgic five cents a ride.  Situated in the Niagara Peninsula, it’s right in the heart of one of Canada’s biggest wine-producing regions. […]

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