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Niagara Regional Municipality

Regional Municipality of Niagara
Flag of Regional Municipality of Niagara
Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty

Location of Niagara within Ontario

Coordinates: 43°03′N 79°18′W / 43.050°N 79.300°W / 43.050; -79.300Coordinates: 43°03′N 79°18′W / 43.050°N 79.300°W / 43.050; -79.300

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Formed 1970 (from Welland and Lincoln Counties)
 • Chair Gary Burroughs
 • Governing body Niagara Regional Council
 • MPs Dean Allison, Rick Dykstra, Malcolm Allen, Rob Nicholson
 • MPPs Jim Bradley, Kim Craitor, Tim Hudak, Peter Kormos
 • 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.






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

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

Health care services

History and trails


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

Protected areas


West Niagara

East Niagara

See also Niagara Peninsula wineries




400-Series expressways:

  • Highway 405
  • Highway 406
  • Highway 420
  • Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)

Other highways:

  • Highway 3
  • Highway 20
  • Highway 58
  • Highway 58A
  • Highway 140

See also


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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