Niagara-on-the-Lake

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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.

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
The price is CA $114 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in Glendale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Outlet Collection at Niagara and Royal Niagara Golf Club. Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery and Horseshoe ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (976 reviews)
"Liked the pool by schedule"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 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
The price is CA $129 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in Glendale, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus and Outlet Collection at Niagara. Château des Charmes ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,186 reviews)
"This resort is a favourite of ours. The service by the staff is above and beyond. Everything feels very clean, and our stays are always wonderful."

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2022

White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oban Inn
Oban Inn
4 out of 5
160 Front Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
The price is CA $157 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Old Town Historic District, this spa resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Niagara River Gorge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Shaw Festival Theatre and Peller ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (825 reviews)
"Very good experience"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2022

Oban Inn
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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
The price is CA $250 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
This family-friendly Niagara-on-the-Lake vacation home is located in a rural location, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Niagara River Gorge, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Simcoe ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Vineyard stay
"Excellent property! Very friendly hosts."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2021

Fabulous Guesthouse B & B Located In The Heart Of Vineyard Country!
Greaves Sweet Escape
Greaves Sweet Escape
4.5 out of 5
55 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Located in Old Town Historic District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Shaw Festival Theatre and Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"The property was large and spacious with easy access to ntl shops and restaurants. The only downside is the throws, pillows on couches and windows need to be cleaned/washed"

Reviewed on Dec. 31, 2021

Greaves Sweet Escape
Residence & Conference Centre - Niagara-on-the-Lake
Residence & Conference Centre - Niagara-on-the-Lake
2 out of 5
137 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
This family-friendly Niagara-on-the-Lake aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus ...
3.5/5 Good! (871 reviews)
Comfortable stay
"Comfortable with 2 separate bedrooms. Small shower but does the job. Dimly lit, we brought a lamp from the bedroom to the kitchen. Full size fridge with freezer. Bring a kettle and cutlery with plates if you decide to have a coffee or bite to eat. Good location."

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2021

Residence & Conference Centre - Niagara-on-the-Lake
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