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Life in Niagara

Living in the Niagara Region not only affords the opportunities to work at our six hospital sites but also enjoy the Niagara Region experiences. Only a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, Niagara Region is highlighted by affordable housing, winery tours, bike paths, hiking trails, numerous golf courses and convenient cross-border shopping.

Living within the Niagara Region – City Websites:

The Niagara Region is made up of 12 municipalities. The Niagara Health System has hospital sites in each of the following cities. For further information on what the cities have to offer please visit the following links:

Educational Institutions:

The Niagara Health System is affiliated with Brock University and Niagara College in partnership with their nursing and health care programs. Further information on what courses are offered at Brock University and Niagara College, please visit the following links:

Here are a few of the sites that will help you become familiar with the Niagara Region and all that it has to offer:

Attractions and Entertainment

Within the Niagara Region there is a wide variety of entertainment options as well as local attractions that will enhance your lifestyle. Some of these attractions included:

Theatres: Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
For older children who wish to see some of the finest that the theatre world offers, you can’t go wrong with the memorable works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.

Dinner Theatre: Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show, Niagara Falls
The award-winning dinner show is a musical celebration of Canada, showcasing our proud (and singing) Mounties, lumberjacks, hockey players and many other iconic Canadian characters.

Family Attractions:

Maid of the Mist: Powerful diesel-engined boats take visitors to the base of the American Falls and then on to the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Water rushes all around as you “soak” in the excitement and feel the thunder of the Falls. It’s a half hour, thrill of a lifetime!
Marineland: Don’t miss one of Niagara’s most popular family attractions, Marineland, where you can make friends with beluga whales and killer whales. Above water and underwater viewing areas, allow you to get up close and personal with these amazing sea mammals. At Marineland you’ll find rides for kids, for adults and the whole family.

Hiking: Designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Region because of its unique ecological and cultural significance, the Niagara Escarpment is a spectacular limestone ribbon of wilderness that winds its way for 725 km (450 mi.) from Queenston to Tobermory. Cutting through the heart of Southwestern Ontario, the escarpment is a magnificent outdoor haven with more than a hundred parks and scores of conservation areas protecting its natural features and incredible variety of plants and wildlife.

Golf: The Whirlpool Golf Course is one of Canada’s most highly rated and renowned public golf courses. It is owned and operated by the Niagara Parks Commission and is located in a spectacular setting against the backdrop of the Niagara River Whirlpool and Gorge. www.niagaraparksgolf.com