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The Regional Municipality of Niagara, also colloquially known as the Niagara Region or Region

of Niagara is a regional municipality comprising twelve municipalities in Southern Ontario, Canada. 

The region occupies most of the Niagara Peninsula and is located in the southern end of the

Golden Horseshoe, the largest megalopolis in Canada. 


Niagara’s eastern boundary is the Niagara River, which is also the border with New York State

in the U.S.   It is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario and on the south by Lake Erie.

Niagara has unique natural landscapes which makes the Region an important centre for

agriculture and tourism in Canada.  The most important agricultural entries 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 the 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.



Further information: List of secondary schools in Ontario § Regional Municipality of Niagara