Niagara Region

Niagara Region

Famous the world over for the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls, the Niagara region is also Ontario’s premier wine destination.

In addition to waterfalls and wine, visitors will also find non-stop excitement with indoor waterparks, speedways, museums, historic forts, theatres, Niagara Falls casino packages, nature trails and farm-to-table cuisine.

Throw in some spectacular sandy beaches along the shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and it becomes easy to see how Niagara has earned its reputation as a classic family destination.

Map of Niagara Region

Where is the Niagara Region?

The Niagara Region stretches from the Niagara Escarpment to the shorelines of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie to the world-famous Horseshoe Falls.

The region is about a 90-minute drive from downtown Toronto and is connected to the U.S. via the Queenston Lewiston Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls and Peace Bridge in Fort Erie. Niagara is best explored by car, although bike and e-bike tours are also available.

Things to do in the Niagara Region

Explore natural wonders

In addition to visiting the Horseshoe Falls, hike the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail.

Go on a boat cruise

Looking for things to do in Niagara Falls? Try a boat tour, like the world-famous Niagara City Cruises or jet-boat tours of the Niagara River.

Step back in time

Learn about War of 1812 military history at Fort George and Old Fort Erie and visit unique heritage sites such as Laura Secord Homestead or the Niagara Apothecary, a pharmaceutical museum.

Enjoy local festivals

From Niagara Falls Fireworks and Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights to the Niagara Icewine Festival and Niagara Benchlands Winterfest, the Niagara region offers fun and interesting events all year-round.

Entertaining live performances

World-class theatre productions at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Shaw Festival and world-famous performers at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino will keep you entertained. 

Visit a farmers’ market

Niagara is known for its orchards, farms and farmers’ markets. Sample local fare at the Pelham Farmers’ Market, Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market or Fort Erie’s Ridgeway Farmers’ Market.

Points of interest in the Niagara Region

Add these highlights to your next visit to the region.


Last updated: January 29, 2024

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