The Niagara Region is known for more than just its majestic waterfalls; it’s becoming a much-desired place to settle, particularly for newcomers. The region even has a dedicated website to promote immigrant settlement.
Niagara Region offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Spacious arenas, state of the art community centres, green parks, rolling trails and bikeways, and numerous sports clubs make it a popular destination for the active or leisure seeking visitor and resident.
Enjoy the fresh air and scenic views when you hike, bike or take a leisurely stroll along the Niagara Parkway.
For a full list of the many activities there are available to you in Niagara, please click here.
Niagara College, Brock University and several other publicly-funded post-secondary institutions provide college and university education and training.
Both the University and the College have numerous certificate, diploma and Degree programs.
The Region also has four publicly funded school boards that have schools open to teach children. As well, the public school boards run Adult Education classes through the day and evenings for those adults who are looking to refresh their skills, or to learn new ones.
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The Niagara Health System operates the health care facilities in Niagara. It is a publicly funded system that includes six hospitals with a total of 804 beds and other medicine facilities.
Other health facilities found in Niagara Region include the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre (124 beds) and the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Grimsby).
For a complete list of medical facilities in Niagara Region, click here.
Finding a home in the Niagara area shouldn’t be too difficult, as there are plenty of options in its many communities. Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $817 per month; average home sale prices are $222,524, much more affordable than living in Toronto.
To find a rental apartment, you can check your local newspaper classifieds or online sites like Craigslist.
To purchase a home contact a realtor in the area who will guide you through the home-buying process.
The Niagara Wine Route connects visitors to dozens of wineries the Region is acclaimed for. And around 15 million visitors from around the world travel to the Niagara Region to see the many attractions, the major one being the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls.
Niagara Region consists of 12 major cities and towns. They are a combination of over 70 smaller cities, towns, villages and burrows that combined make up the very diverse Niagara Region.
The communities within the Region are distinctive and unique, and attract about 15,000,000 visitors annually. Whether a person is seeking natural settings, rural surroundings, quaint towns or the excitement of urban life, it can all be found within the 12 municipalities that make up the Niagara Region. Within a 20 minute drive, you can access various festivals, culture, entertainment, recreation, shopping and education.
Niagara Region has a strong history of welcoming and integrating newcomers, and this is evidenced by the many community and cultural organizations that work in the area.