The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta has been held annually in St Catharine's -- making it the oldest such regatta in North America. This historical city is home to Festivals, Colleges, Retailing and manufacturing and it serves as the terminus of the Welland Canal. The largest city in the Niagara Region of Ontario – Saint Catharines is known as The Garden City in part because of more than 1000 acres of parks and boulevards that decorate the city throughout. The educational system is without parallel; be it public or parochial schools as well as Niagara College with the highest student satisfaction rating in the Province. The areas crown jewel of course is Brock University with 18,000 top flight students and over $300 million committed for growth and improvements in both undergrad and graduate facilities and programs at Brock. It's hard not to get smarter while enjoying residence in beautiful St. Catharines, Ontario!