Living in Niagara

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.

St. Catharines is located in the heart of the region and is a safe and welcoming city and enjoys one of the warmest climates in Canada. Our location allows for a short drive to Toronto, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York. We welcome you to be part of our international student body composed of 1,600 students from 80 countries worldwide.

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 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.