Niagara-on-the-Lake

Travel Guide
Niagara-on-the-Lake showing street scenes, a city and heritage elements
This charming towns offers wineries, spas, a world-class theater festival, gourmet dining and lots of history.  

Built on the southwest shore of Lake Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a picture-perfect town. It’s full of beautifully restored 18th and 19th century houses, many of them converted into inns or bed and breakfast accommodations. Profusions of flowers adorn parks and gardens in spring and summer. Charming shops selling wine, cheese and other food — as well as other items to browse and buy — line the main street. You won't find many fast-food joints here, but there are restaurants and pubs to satisfy every taste. A big plus is that the town’s surrounded by one of Canada's finest wine regions.

Stroll along Queen Street, located in the picturesque Heritage District, for window shopping. Or, buy regional wine and cheese to enjoy at one of the town’s lovely beaches. Take in a round of golf on a course that stretches along the southwest shore of Lake Ontario or mount up for a horse and carriage tour of the town. These depart from the Prince of Wales hotel in the town's center. 

History buffs should head to one of the many historic sites around town. Guided tours are offered through Fort George on the east side of town. It’s well worth the price for a well-informed costumed local to teach you some of the local history. This town was entrenched in the war of 1812 when the British, aided by Canadian Militia, fought the United States. 

Visit between April and October to see a performance at the Shaw Festival, named for one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, George Bernard Shaw. The festival has been a well-attended annual summer event since 1962.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is about 30 minutes’ drive north of Niagara Falls, along the Niagara River Parkway and Queen’s Parade. It’s located in Ontario, on the Canadian side of the Niagara River.

Where to stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake
Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake
3 out of 5
500 York Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S1J0
The price is CA $138 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
CA $138
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"We have been going to this property for a few years now . Always pleasant staff and clean"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake
White Oaks Resort & Spa
White Oaks Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
253 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S1J0
The price is CA $149 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
CA $149
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,126 reviews)
"Beautiful facility, gracious staff, wonderful restaurant"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2022

White Oaks Resort & Spa
124 on Queen Hotel & Spa
124 on Queen Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
124 Queen Street, PO Box 131, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
The price is CA $219 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
CA $219
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (512 reviews)
"Main street, Center of town."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

124 on Queen Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Fabulous Guesthouse B & B Located In The Heart Of Vineyard Country!
Fabulous Guesthouse B & B Located In The Heart Of Vineyard Country!
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a water park. Our guests praise the breakfast in our ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Wonderful stay
"Had a fantastic stay! Our host were very nice and friendly. The place is beautiful!!! We will stay there again on our next visit. Thank you Marlene and Colin."

Reviewed on Oct. 29, 2022

Fabulous Guesthouse B & B Located In The Heart Of Vineyard Country!
Charming Cottage With Stone Fireplace
Charming Cottage With Stone Fireplace
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (159 reviews)
"This was a lovely property, very clean, instructions were well explained - all the comforts of home. Area was great, although the weather and other commitments kept us from exploring area fully."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2022

Charming Cottage With Stone Fireplace
Alnwick Cottage, quaint and comfortable
Alnwick Cottage, quaint and comfortable
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
Stay at this cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Shaw ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (139 reviews)
Loved this place!
"Perfect spot for a NOTL get a way"

Reviewed on Nov. 15, 2022

Alnwick Cottage, quaint and comfortable
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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