Regional Municipality of Niagara

Niagara Region
Regional municipality (upper-tier)
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)
Seat Thorold
  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 regional seat is in Thorold.

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.






Canada census – Regional Municipality of Niagara community profile
2011 2006 2001
Population: 431,346 (0.9% from 2006) 427,421 (4.1% from 2001) 410,574 (1.8% from 1996)
Land area: 1,854.25 km2 (715.93 sq mi) 1,854.17 km2 (715.90 sq mi) 1,863.08 km2 (719.34 sq mi)
Population density: 232.6/km2 (602/sq mi) 230.5/km2 (597/sq mi) 220.4/km2 (571/sq mi)
Median age: 41.9 (M: 40.7, F: 42.9) 40.0 (M: 38.8, F: 41.0)
Total private dwellings: 188,877 179,903 170,876
Median household income:
References: 2011[1] 2006[2] 2001[3]

Historic populations:[3]

Racial groups[2]

Religious profile[2]

Top ten largest ethnicities[2]



Festivals and major events

Health care services

History and trails

Persons of interest


Protected areas

  • Short Hills Provincial Park
  • Wainfleet Bog Provincial Wildlife Preserve
  • Ball's Falls Conservation Area
  • Chippawa Creek Conservation Area
  • Long Beach Conservation Area
  • Morgan's Point Conservation Area
  • Cave Springs Conservation Area
  • St. John's Conservation Area
  • Rockway Conservation Area
  • Louth Conservation Area
  • Mountainview Conservation Area
  • Beamer Memorial Conservation Area
  • Woodend Conservation Area

  • Woolverton Conservation Area
  • Wainfleet Wetlands
  • Humberstone & Willoughby Wetlands
  • Mud Lake Wetlands
  • E.C. Brown Conservation Area
  • United Empire Loyalist Conservation Area
  • Port Davidson Weir Conservation Area
  • Sugar Bush Conservation Area
  • Stevensville Conservation Area
  • Virgil Dams Conservation Area
  • Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary
  • Niagara Glen Nature Reserve


West Niagara

East Niagara

See also Niagara Peninsula wineries




400-Series expressways:

Other highways:

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Niagara Regional Municipality census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
  3. 1 2 "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

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