Brock University is situated in the Niagara Peninsula, home of natural beauty and world-famous attractions. When you visit our campus, leave yourself some time to explore the features our broader region has to offer.
Niagara is framed by Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The escarpment cuts dramatically across the region, with the Bruce Trail following its miles of majestic vistas.
The peninsula has a population of 427,000 — but more than 12 million visitors come to Niagara every year.
Niagara’s towns and cities include St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland, Thorold, Port Colborne, Fort Erie, Grimsby and Lincoln. It also has the rural municipalities of Wainfleet and West Lincoln.
The University enthusiastically interacts with our community. For instance, Brock officials helped write the area’s economic development strategy, and the University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be moving from our campus into a stunning new development in downtown St. Catharines.
Niagara is the heart of Ontario’s vineyard country, and you can enjoy the culinary and wine trail. (Brock graduates from the Oenology and Viticulture program contribute to the international acclaim of our local vintages.) Our agricultural bounty can be seen at fall fairs, farmers’ markets and fine dining establishments.
And, being located in the cradle of Canadian history, our region is dotted with landmarks that recognize a nation’s story and celebrate our heritage figures. This includes the University’s namesake, Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.
Niagara’s cultural bounty includes:
- Brock’s Centre for the Arts
- The Shaw Festival
- Various vineyard concerts
- Jazz and blues festivals
- Art shows
- Antique displays
- Museum tours
And if you want to get closer to nature, Niagara has an enviable system of recreational trails and parks.