When you live in the Niagara Region
This is a place where nature is breathtaking, dining is delicious, shopping is terrific and adventure is waiting for you. It’s an exciting place with award-winning wineries, elegant waterfront eateries, brand name shopping and miles of trails to explore.
Niagara is a place where the air is fresher, the grass is greener and the people are friendlier. A place where kids can still meet up with neighbourhood friends on the walk to school. They can join in the fun of little league baseball in summer and a hockey team in winter. It’s a connected and vibrant community where all the best modern amenities are available for your family such as Welland County General Hospital minutes away and the new Niagara South Hospital coming soon.
1. All Saints Anglican Church
2. Welland County General Hospital (2
3. Main West Animal Hospital
4. Advanced MD Urgent Care Clinic
5. Canada Post
Service Canada Centre
Welland Fire Station
6. Welland Police Station
7. Welland Community Wellness Complex
8. Niagara Centre YMCA
9. Saint Andrew’s Presbytarian Church
10. Welland Amphitheatre
Niagara South Hospital (Coming Soon)
There are two canals and two lakeshores close by with biking and hiking on the Friendship Trail and Welland Canals Parkway Trail. Watch the ships enter the canal at Port Colborne, enjoy many events at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, watch summer theatre at the Showboat Festival, and catch the fun at the Canal Days Festival. Head into Niagara Falls for world-class entertainment, including shows, rides and casino, not to mention the mesmerizing scenic Falls itself. The excitement never ends around here. That’s because in Niagara Heartland, it’s all about Life. Well. Lived.
Welland’s own Seaway Mall offers major brand name stores and restaurants on your doorstep. The Smart Centre offers a Walmart and Canadian Tire among others and the Farmers Market is perfect for fresh produce. Just up the road in St. Catharines, you’ll find the Pen Centre mall and a Costco, with a new Costco coming to Niagara Falls. Proximity to the U.S. border has put Niagara on every serious shopper’s must-see list, with factory outlets located in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, N.Y.
8. Fitch Street Plaza
Tailgates Bar & Grill
9. Shoppers Drug Mart
10. Niagara Sausage Meat Products Ltd.
11. Renee’s Greenhouses
12. Girard’s No Frills
13. Am Pm Convenience
14. Pupo’s Super Market
Restaurants from 5-star to casual family dining abound in Niagara Region, offering international menus to tempt every taste palate. Due to the abundant fresh produce grown in the area, exceptional farm-to-table restaurants have taken root, in addition to renowned winery-linked eateries and traditional steakhouses that are popular in the region.
Gatfield’s Restaurant & Tavern
The Black Sheep Lounge
4. RJ’s Rolling Smokehouse and Grill
Bada Bing Roadhouse
5. Twice the Deal Pizza
Blue Star Restaurant
7. Fireside Restaurant
French Language Education
Welland history has been written in Canada’s two official languages from early days. The town has the highest French population (12%) in Southern Ontario and over 51% of Welland’s total population speaks both English and French. Welland has 4 French elementary schools, a French daycare and a French high school. As well there are French Immersion programs in a number of Welland and Port Colborne elementary schools.
Niagara’s only regional college, the bilingual Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology has three campuses; in Welland, Niagara-On-The-Lake and Saudi Arabia. The college has 9,000 full-time and 15,000 continuing education students. A major expansion program has been completed bringing new student facilities and services, a 15,000 s.f. expansion to the Rankin Technology Centre and $40 million Applied Health institute.