Fort Erie



Known as the “Gateway to Canada”, Fort Erie is located along the beautifully winding Niagara River and the eastern Basin of Lake Erie across from Buffalo, New York. When the summer months arrive, the population of Fort Erie expands with people who flock to their cottages and utilize the beaches along the sandy shores of Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

Fort Erie’s economy is driven by tourism but the community also has strong industrial sector as a result of its proximity to major highways and waterways.


Fort Erie has the perfect mix of rural and urban settings. Along the Welland Canal, many parks with beach and picnic areas offer biking and walking trails. During the summer months, boating and fishing along the canal are great ways to spend time outdoors, while in the winter, ice skating on the frozen water is ideal.


The Douglas Memorial Hospital is part of the Niagara Health System, which employs over 4,000 staff and is supported by 500 physicians. Ten physicians hold privileges at Douglas Memorial, which is one of the smaller sites.

Hamilton: 109km

London: 239km

Sudbury: 532km

Kingston: 425km

Ottawa: 615km

Toronto: 166km

Level of Service: Secondary Care

Number of Beds: 46

Catchment: 30,000

Referral Sites: Hamilton, Welland, Toronto, Niagara Falls

Learner Parking: $47.67/month

Population: 29,960

Median Age: 46.6

About The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)

The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) places medical students & residents into core and elective rotations in rural regions across Ontario.
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