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Regional Municipality of Niagara

Niagara Region
Regional municipality (upper-tier)
Regional Municipality of Niagara
Flag of Niagara Region
Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty
Location of Niagara within Ontario
Location of Niagara within Ontario
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Formed 1970 (from Welland and Lincoln Counties)
 • Chair Alan Caslin
 • Governing body Niagara Regional Council
 • MPs Dean Allison, Rick Dykstra, Malcolm Allen, Rob Nicholson
 • MPPs Jim Bradley, Wayne Gates, Tim Hudak, Cindy Forster
 • Land 1,854.25 km2 (715.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 431,346
 • Density 232.6/km2 (602/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

The Regional Municipality of Niagara, also known as the Niagara Region, or colloquially "Regional Niagara", is a regional municipality comprising twelve municipalities of Southern Ontario, Canada.

The region occupies most of the Niagara Peninsula. Its eastern boundary is the Niagara River, which is also the border with the United States. It is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario and on the south by Lake Erie.

Unique natural landscapes make the Niagara Region an important centre for agriculture and tourism in Canada. The most important agricultural enterprise in Niagara is viticulture, or winemaking. The Niagara Wine Route, which connects visitors to dozens of wineries, is a growing tourism draw while the internationally renowned Niagara Falls is one of Canada's major tourist attractions. Along with Shaw Festival, held annually in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the Welland Canal, the Regional Municipality of Niagara receives up to 12 million visitors each year.


  • Subdivisions 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Features 3
    • Education 3.1
    • Festivals and major events 3.2
    • Health care services 3.3
    • History and trails 3.4
    • Persons of Interest 3.5
    • Other 3.6
  • Protected areas 4
  • Wineries 5
  • Transportation 6
    • Airports 6.1
    • Highways 6.2
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9






Historic populations:[3]

  • Population in 2001: 410,574
  • Population in 1996: 403,504

Racial groups[2]

Religious profile[2]

Top ten largest ethnicities[2]



Festivals and major events

  • Canal Days
  • Festival of Lights
  • FISA World Rowing Championships - 1970 & 1999
  • Niagara Folk Arts Festival
  • Niagara Food Festival
  • Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
  • Poultryfest
  • Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
  • St. Catharines Wine Tasting of 2005
  • Serbian Day (Vidov Dan)
  • Shaw Festival
  • Welland Fair
  • West Niagara Fair

Health care services

History and trails

Persons of Interest


  • Clifton Hill (Niagara Falls)
  • Lundy's Lane Tourist District (Niagara Falls)
  • Niagara Olde Town (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
  • Port Dalhousie (St. Catharines)
  • Victoria Ave ( Niagara Falls)
  • Welland Canal Centre (St. Catharines)

Protected areas


West Niagara

East Niagara

See also Niagara Peninsula wineries




400-Series expressways:

Other highways:

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Niagara Regional Municipality census profile".  
  2. ^ a b c d "2006 Community Profiles".  
  3. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles".  

External links

  • The Regional Municipality of Niagara
  • Information on the historic bridges of the Niagara Region, including some bridges of the Welland Canal
  • Information and Events for the Niagara Region
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