The Niagara Region

The Niagara region is located in southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The region encompasses a total area of 1,852 km2 with a population of 449,098. We invite you to get to know more about the 12 municipalities that make up this great region below.

Grimsby

grimsbyGrimsby is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. Grimsby is a part of the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area. The majority of residents reside in the area bounded by Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. The escarpment (colloquially known as 'the mountain') is home to a section of the Bruce Trail.

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Population: 25,325 (2011)
Mayor: Bob Bentley
MP: Dean Allison
MPP: Vacant
Website: www.grimsby.ca

Lincoln

lincolnLincoln's location between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment provides for a moderate climate with mild winters. The area is known in Canada for its orchards, vineyards, wineries and restaurants that feature local produce and wines. Fruit crops grown in Lincoln include cherries, peaches, apples and pears, and during the summer attract many tourists from all over Ontario, particularly Toronto.

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Population: 22,487 (2011)
Mayor: Sandra Easton
MP: Dean Allison
MPP: Vacant
Website: www.lincoln.ca

West Lincoln

westlincoln-570x431The township comprises the communities of Abingdon, Allens Corner, Attercliffe, Basingstoke, Bismark, Boyle, Caistor Centre, Caistorville, Elcho, Fulton, Grassie, Kimbo, Port Davidson, Rosedene, Silverdale, Smithville, St. Anns, Vaughan, Warner, Wellandport, Wilcox Corners and Winslow.

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Population: 13,837 (2011)
Mayor: Douglas Joyner
MP: Dean Allison
MPP: Vacant
Website: www.westlincoln.ca

Pelham

comfortmaple2-570x431Home to the Comfort Maple Tree - estimated to be Canada's largest Sugar Maple tree. Pelham is located in the centre and made up of the communities of Effingham, Fenwick, Fonthill, North Pelham, Pelham Centre, Pelham Corners and Ridgeville.

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Population: 16,598 (2011)
Mayor: Dave Augustyn
MP: Dean Allison
MPP: Vacant
Website: www.pelham.ca

St. Catharines

montebello-best-570x431St. Catharines is the largest city in the Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario. Nicknamed "The Garden City" due to its 1,000 acres of parks, gardens and trails.

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Population: 131,400 (2011)
Mayor: Walter Sendzik
MP: Chris Bittle
MPP: James Bradley
Website: www.stcatharines.ca

Niagara-on-the-Lake

niagara_on_the_lake_cenotaph-570x431Niagara-on-the-Lake is located where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. Located across the Niagara River from Youngstown, New York, it is the only town in Canada that has a Lord Mayor.

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Population: 15,400 (2011)
Lord Mayor: Pat Darte
MP: Rob Nicholson
MPP: Wayne Gates
Website: www.notl.org

Niagara Falls

niagara-falls-canadian-side-tour-and-maid-of-the-mist-boat-ride-in-niagara-falls-150588-570x431The City of Niagara Falls is a small vibrant city located in the heart of the Niagara Region. When it comes to quality of life, Niagara Falls has other communities beat. Where else can you enjoy all the amenities of a large urban centre in a comfortable, livable community?

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Population: 82,997 (2011)
Mayor: Jim Diodati
MP: Rob Nicholson
MPP: Wayne Gates
Website: www.niagarafalls.ca

Thorold

index-570x431The Welland Canal passes through the heart of the city, and the Twin Flight locks attract thousands of tourists annually. Made up of the communities of Allanburg, Beaverdams, Port Robinson, St. John's and Thorold South.

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Population: 17,931 (2011)
Mayor: Ted Luciani
MP: Vance Badawey
MPP: Cindy Forster
Website: www.thorold.com

Welland

welland_canal_bridge_13_-_1-570x431Welland has traditionally been known as the place "where the rail and water meet," referring to the railways from Buffalo to Toronto and Southwestern Ontario, and the waterways of Welland Canal and Welland River which played a great role in the city's development.

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Population: 50,631 (2011)
Mayor: Frank Campion
MP: Vance Badawey
MPP: Cindy Forster
Website: www.welland.ca

Port Colborne

542-570x431Port Colborne is a city on Lake Erie, at the southern end of the Welland Canal. Orginally called Gravelly Bay, the modern City of Port Colborne traces its roots back to the United Empire Loyalist settlements that grew up in the area following the American Revolution.

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Population: 18,424 (2011)
Mayor: John Maloney
MP: Vance Badawey
MPP: Cindy Forster
Website: www.portcolborne.ca

Fort Erie

forterieFort Erie is one of Niagara's fastest growing communities, and has experienced a high level of residential and commercial development in the past few years. Garrison Road (Niagara Regional Road 3) is the town's commercial corridor, stretching east to west through Fort Erie.

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Population: 29,960 (2011)
Mayor: Wayne H. Redekop
MP: Rob Nicholson
MPP: Wayne Gates
Website: www.forterie.on.ca

Wainfleet

77346203433230812628-0223766001431370229-570x431Wainfleet is a rural township in southern Niagara Region. Made up of the communities of Attercliffe, Beckett's Bridge, Belleview Beach, Burnaby, Camelot Beach, Chambers Corners, Long Beach, Morgan's Point, O'Reilly's Bridge, Ostryhon Corners, Perry, Wellandport, Willow Bay and Winger.

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Population: 6,356 (2011)
Mayor: April Jeffs
MP: Dean Allison
MPP: Tim Hudak
Website: www.wainfleet.ca