Canadian Niagara Falls panorama with a rainbow

Niagara Parks Power Station
Welland International Flatwater Centre
Niagara vineyard
Old Fort ErieCSL Ship "The Runners"

Naturally Energized

Niagara will take your breath away, and it’s not just because of its magnificent view and the iconic powerful rush of the Falls. Niagara is a four-season destination rich with culture, history, recreation, entertainment, world-class cuisine and natural wonders.

Situated between two of Canada’s Great Lakes and is spanned by the Niagara Escarpment, an ideal landscape for a variety of beautiful waterfalls and unique ecosystems that are protected as a world biosphere reserve.  Those spectacular waterfalls are one of the world’s natural wonders. Niagara has long been a place where people have gathered to live and visit.  In fact more than 13 million people come to Niagara each year to explore, enjoy and experience its spectacular landscape, learning about Niagara’s rich history, or to sip and savour Niagara’s many winery and culinary experiences.  Niagara is truly naturally inspired and Canada’s premier destination for visitors.

A Successful Host Community

Sport is a part of Niagara’s fabric, and an important unifying force in the Niagara community.  Niagara has successfully demonstrated the ability to stage major provincial, national and international sporting events and has built a reputation for delivering an unparalleled experience for all rights holders, participants, sponsors, spectators and volunteers.

In 2022, Niagara hosted the largest and most successful Canada Games ever held.  More than 5,000 athletes participated in the Games at sporting venues across the region.  With the support of over 3,500 volunteers and the financial support of the business community; both locally and nationally – the Games have been recognized as the best organized, the most inclusive and financially successful Games held to date.

See Host History for more information.

Premiere Location

Niagara Region location map
Click on the image above to view Niagara Region’s municipalities.

Niagara is located in a part of southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which also includes the Greater Toronto Area. The Golden Horseshoe wraps around the western end of Lake Ontario and is home to 9 million people. Niagara is situated at the southern end of the Golden Horseshoe – between Lake Ontario to the north and Lake Erie to the south. Niagara is also bordered by the Niagara River with its spectacular Niagara Falls waterfalls.

Niagara is one of the World’s most renowned tourist destinations. More than a quarter of Canada’s population lives within a short drive of Niagara – and half of the population of North America lives within a day’s drive. Niagara is also located within a short drive of three international airports – Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo. Niagara’s accessibility, together with its many attractions and incredible hospitality, make it a premiere tourist destination. Niagara is the fourth most popular destination in Canada – behind only Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. Most of Niagara’s visitors are from Canada and travel to Niagara for pleasure. And the highest proportion of those visitors come to Niagara in the spring and summer months.


Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport – YYZ

  • 90 Minute Transfer Toronto Centre

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Niagara International Airport – BUF

  • 35 Minute Transfer with three easy border crossings into Canada

A Room For Every Taste

Niagara’s Accommodations

Niagara’s hotel community comprises nearly 17,000 rooms available for your participants.  From luxurious hotels with a view of the majestic Falls to convenient budget-friendly motels to modern dormitories – all accomplished and adept at group event hosting with many properties offering meeting and conference facilities.

Visit Niagara for additional information on available accommodations in Niagara.

Fully equipped in sports facilities

Dedicated sports facilities in Niagara range from arenas, including the Meridian Centre home to the Niagara IceDogs and Niagara River Lions; convention centres to university and college sports fields and arenas.

Niagara is likewise home to excellent venues for track and field featuring Canada Games Park, rowing, water sports, cycling, volleyball, beach volleyball, hockey, curling, lacrosse, soccer, football, rugby and other sports.

Niagara also offers grand public spaces and impressive off-site venues for associated festivals, awards ceremonies and receptions.

See Facilities for more information.