Thursday 10 November 2022

Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

Niagara Falls was first incorporated in 1904 and was organized into a new Region in 1970 and is now part of the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Niagara Falls overlooks the 54 M (177 ft) high Horseshoe, or Canadian falls. In 1905 large-scale hydroelectric plants began operations. Sir Adam Beck No. 1 opened in 1921, has a production capacity of 498 MW and Sir Adam Beck No. 2 opened in 1954, has a production capacity of 1440 MW.

In 1885 the Ontario provincial government established the Niagara Parks Commission. The orderly, landscaped quality of Queen Victoria Park gradually extended steadily along the Niagara river to the south to Fort Erie by 1915 and north to Niagara on the lake by 1931.

The Niagara Region contains several attractions which include Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Scenic Tunnels, Spanish Aero Car, the annual Winter Festival of Lights; the historical museum at Lundy's Lane, the Maid of the Mist, Marineland, Skylon Tower, Minolta Tower, IMAX Theatre, the Butterfly Conservatory, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Canada One Factory Outlets, Casino Niagara and Fallsview, the Clifton Hill Attractions and several world class golf courses.

Links to Regional Municipality of Niagara Education Information

Public Education- Elementary and Secondary Schools

The District School Board of Niagara is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Its head office is in St. Catharines. The DSBN operates schools in each of the twelve municipalities in the region.

The English as Second Language (ESL) program is a temporary support program for students in grades 1 to 8 whose first language is not English. Students in the ESL program are working towards the same Ontario curriculum expectations as other students. The ESL program helps students with vocabulary, and reading and writing strategies to help them in all subject areas. The ESL program is available at all DSBN elementary schools.

191 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 7P4 Canada Phone: 905-641-1550

Niagara Catholic District School Board
427 Rice Road Welland ON L3C 7C1 Canada Phone: 905.735.0240

List of all Niagara High Schools with addresses


Niagara falls anounced approval of a new university to be located in Niagara falls.

Brock University is a public research university in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is the only university in Canada in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, at the centre of Canada's Niagara Peninsula on the Niagara Escarpment. Brock offers the Intensive English Language Program (IELP). Students who meet undergraduate admission requirements but don’t meet Brock's English language proficiency requirements can apply to the IELP/undergraduate program. Students must submit an official English proficiency test score, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc., with your application. Once at Brock, students will write the Brock CamLA placement test. Both tests will be reviewed and students will be placed in the IELP level that reflects the higher of the two test scores. Levels range from preparatory to advanced Level 5. Each level or term is 12 weeks long with 25 hours of instruction per week.


Niagara College

Niagara College’s intensive English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program offers five levels of English language skill development, welcoming beginners through advanced English proficiencies, and are each four months in duration. The most rigorous language program at Niagara College, EAP is designed for secondary school (high school) graduates and English as a Second language (ESL) learners as the program focuses on preparing you for English language post-secondary studies and career advancement. Applicants to this program should be in the process of completing, or have completed, their final year of secondary school. The Niagara College EAP program is designed to strengthen all areas of English Language skills with the ultimate goal of preparing students for the workforce or to allow one to continue studies in one of the undergraduate or graduate programs at Niagara College.

Career and Skills Training Organizations

Niagara Parks School of Horticulture

Municipality - Cities/Towns

Lincoln - Beamsville, Campden, Jordan Station, Vineland, Vineland Station

Fort Erie - Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Stevensville

Grimsby - Grimsby

Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls

Niagara-On-The-Lake - Niagara-On-The-Lake, Queenston, St. Davids, Virgil

Pelham - Fenwick, Fonthill, Ridgeville

Port Colborne - Port Colborne, Sherkston

St. Catharines - St. Catharines

Thorold - Allanburg, Port Robinson, Thorold

Wainfleet - Wainfleet, Lowbanks

Welland - Welland

West Lincoln - Binbrook, Caistor Centre, Canfield, Grassie, Smithville, St. Anns, Wellandport


Niagara Falls Public Library
– great resource for many areas of historic interest. This link takes you to their Digital Collections which provides a view with many images in their collection along with other aspects of our past. Their database can also check newspaper clippings and other valuable references.

Brock Map Library
– wonderful collection of early maps of Niagara.

City of Niagara Falls Heritage Properties
- Link to City of Niagara Falls Heritage Properties

Niagara Frontier
- General information about Niagara Falls, geological origin, waterways, power, history and contemporary issues.

Historic Places
- Federal website dedicated to locating spaces of significance in our country.  The link provided takes you to a search of sites that are found within Niagara Falls.

The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies
- This site contains information about the Loyalists and contains a search engine.

Butler’s Rangers
- An introductory site, the table of contents is a good source to use for re-enactors.

Black Loyalists
- information on early Ontario Black History

Upper Canada Land Petitions
– great resource for tracking down people who petitioned for land in Upper Canada

Niagara Parks Commission – Chippawa Battlefield Park
- introductory site and for visitation purposes

Archives of Ontario War of 1812 Virtual Exhibition
- Archives of Ontario War of 1812 Virtual Exhibition

1812 History
– A database of artefacts from Museums related to the War

Internet Archive
– great source of information, including a large number of early history books.

Historical Plaques of the Niagara Region
- List of Historical Plaques of the Niagara Region

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