Area Attractions

We know that leisure time and relaxation are an important part of a healthy and stress-free lifestyle. While studying at Niagara College, the Niagara Region’s fantastic art, culture, music and food are at your fingertips. Here’s a selection of hand-picked attractions in the heart of Niagara.


Arts, theatre and music

Beach with waves rolling in


For a list of over 20 public beaches, with water safety reports, water temperatures, and amenities, visit

A student golfs


The Niagara Region is home to world class golf courses – so much so that we have our own golf program! Check for savings on tee times at local courses and clubs.

An indigo bunting on Queen Annes lace at the Wetland trail

Hiking, cycling and nature

Royal Ontario Museum

History, heritage, and museums

The CanView Drivein


A dish from Benchmark Restaurant

Restaurants and markets

The Niagara Region is a gastronome’s heaven (which is why our very our Canadian Food and Wine Institute makes its home here!) Hundreds of restaurants and wildly diverse cuisines make it impossible to list the best-of-the-best. We advise you to check out Urbanspoon, TripAdvisor and Restaurantica for dining suggestions – and be sure to stop by our on-campus restaurant, Benchmark.

A cold NC beer on the patio

Wine and beer

The Niagara Region wine route features over 70 wineries and breweries. Be sure to try ice wine – Niagara’s quintessential wine! For tours, tastings and more, visit the following links: