Niagara: A Beautiful Place To Live, Work & Play!
A diverse area with lots to offer!
The Niagara Region is a one of a kind area of Canada. It has warmer weather, with longer growing seasons allowing us to grow grapes and tender crops.
Unique geographical qualities, such as the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Falls, beaches and Great Lakes, lend beauty and natural areas to explore.
Framed by Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the world famous Niagara River, the Niagara Peninsula is rich in history.
The major cities of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Welland, Port Colborne, Thorold and Grimsby each have their own special appeal and local culture.
Sprinkled in between the main cities you’ll also find a wide variety of smaller towns and districts like Niagara On The Lake, Fonthill, Port Dalhousie, Queenston, Crystal Beach, Sherkston Shores, Ridgeway, Jordan, Vineland, Beamsville, West Lincoln and Smithville. Through a healthy mix of urban and rural landscapes, Niagara hosts a wide variety of scenery and social settings that offer something for everyone.
Culture, Dining and Entertainment
In addition to wineries, Niagara is home to award winning restaurants, theatres, symphonies and festivals. The best part is that there are rarely any line ups or traffic to keep you from where you want to go!
For the outdoors enthusiast, there is the Bruce Trail, the world-renouned Niagara Parks Commission, areas along the Niagara River, and plenty of natural reserves for day hiking and outdoor exploring.
For the culture and cuisine crowd, Niagara has a great variety of restaurants bringing flavours from around the world to your table! Niagara has countless award-winning wineries to explore. Several chartered wine tours run year-round throughout Niagara, allowing you to relax, take in the scenery, and sample the finest local vintages in style. There are even a number of annual events celebrating and promoting Niagara wines and ice wines.
The sports-person in your family will also be able to join in on the variety of recreational sports leagues in each town or city, providing a great way to develop a social network in your new area.
Industry & Economics
Agriculture is one of the economic engines of the area. Farms in Niagara produce a variety of export-quality tree and vine fruit in the rich topsoil that has lead to much of the area being included in The Greenbelt designation.
All you have to do is go for an easy drive or bicycle ride through the country in spring to take in the soft tones of cherry, apple, and peach blossoms on the breeze, or discover just how irresistible the mouth-watering aroma of grapes ripening on the vine can be in late summer.
Economically, Niagara is a glowing example of the partnership between Canada and the United States. With the world’s longest undefended border stretching over 6,000 kilometers from Atlantic to Pacific, Canada and the United States have a very cordial relationship both economically and politically.
The Peace Bridge between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York carries the largest volume of import and export goods of any point across the border. Approximately $80 million dollars per day on average, makes it one of the most significant international trade routes in the modern world. In 2006, the Peace Bridge saw in excess of 6.8 million vehicle crossings.
The Niagara Region was one of the first areas permanently settled by European explorers and has an abundance of history. Each area has a story to tell; from the Native myths concerning Niagara Falls, to the daring escapades of Laura Secord in the War of 1812.
Come; be a part of our living history!