Regional Municipality of Niagara

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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
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 Alan Caslin
 • Governing body Niagara Regional Council
 • MPs Dean Allison, Chris Bittle, Vance Badawey, 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.




Historic populations:[5]

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

Racial groups[6]

Religious profile[6]

Top ten largest ethnicities[6]



Festivals and major events[edit]

  • 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[edit]

History and trails[edit]

Persons of interest[edit]


  • 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[edit]


West Niagara

East Niagara

See also Niagara Peninsula wineries




400-Series expressways:

Other highways:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Niagara Regional Municipality census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference cp2001 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference cp2006 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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