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The Niagara Region consists of 12 distinct and vibrant communities, all within a short drive from one another. They range from cities, urban in style and attitude, to towns and villages, rural and relaxed in nature, with each offering its own unique choice of recreational and educational opportunities. Joined to New York State by four international bridges, Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, Whirlpool Bridge and Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, Niagara, Canada is minutes from Buffalo and an hour-and-a-half drive from Toronto.

Throughout your undergraduate medical education you’ll become familiar with the municipalities:

  • Fort Erie

    Located in the Niagara Peninsula’s south western corner where Lake Erie enters the Niagara River, Fort Erie offers the best of both worlds blending small-city living with the convenience of nearby large metropolitan areas, Toronto and Buffalo.

  • Grimsby

    is the personification of a small town. It’s quiet, tree-lined avenues, its rural area, the natural Niagara Escarpment which winds through the town’s centre, the beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario, and its many parks define “home” to the town’s 19,000 people.

  • Lincoln

     

  • Niagara Falls

    Drench your senses with the breathtaking majesty of Niagara Falls

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Niagara-on-the-Lake’s many attractions include historic sites - Fort George and the Historical Society Museum, the Shaw Festival, and Niagara wineries.

  • Pelham

     

  • Port Colborne

    The City of Port Colborne has found the perfect balance that extends to you what you expect life to offer: successful industrial and business sectors, beautiful and scenic residential areas, and a thriving festival and entertainment scene.

  • St. Catharines

    If you’re visiting Niagara, you’ve probably discovered that all roads lead to St. Catharines – the Garden City. Our region is known for its waterfalls and wineries, but as you’ll discover there’s a whole world of vibrant culture awaiting you in St. Catharines.

  • Thorold

     

  • Wainfleet

     

  • Welland

    is a truly historic canal city situated in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula.

  • West Lincoln

    Scenic back roads with vast farmlands and meandering rivers, canoeing on Twenty Mile Creek or the Welland River, cycling, country fairs and quaint bed & breakfasts.

The Niagara Region has much to offer its visitors and residents. For further information about the Niagara Region, please visit: Tourism Niagara and NiagaraRegion.ca

 

TRANSPORTATION

The Niagara Regional Campus (NRC) is easily accessible by local transit; however, owning or having access to a vehicle is of substantial benefit. Clinical skills sessions and tutorials are held throughout the region. In the earlier Medical Foundations car-pooling is a possibility, however in Clerkship (November of year two) you will find yourself in a variety of different locations.

Housing

Niagara Regional Campus students will complete Medical Foundation 1 (late August through mid-December) in Hamilton. Some students may opt to find temporary accommodations in Hamilton for this period of time and move to the Niagara area at the beginning of Medical Foundation 2. Others may elect to find housing in the Niagara area immediately and commute to Hamilton for Medical Foundation 1.

The following housing sites may be helpful to you:

Hamilton

Niagara Region

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