Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Niagara-on-the-Lake featuring heritage architecture, street scenes and an administrative buidling

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.

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.

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, L0S 1J0
The price is $80 per night from Jun 30 to Jul 1
Stay at this golf hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an attached winery. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
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Residence & Conference Centre - 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 $162 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
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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 $224 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (373 reviews)
"Beautifully updated large room. Very quiet and secure. Parking right beside the building. In the heart of the Town making it easy to explore."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 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
The price is $213 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
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 ...
4.8/5 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!
Beautiful Cottage in Vineyards of Niagara on the lake
Beautiful Cottage in Vineyards of Niagara on the lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Stay at this golf cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Clifton ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Girls get away
"The cottage was cozy and very clean. Very friendly staff at the welcome center. Owner was quick to respond to our questions and to resolve any issues."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Beautiful Cottage in Vineyards of Niagara on the lake
Steps from Queen Street and Memorial Park. Pet-friendly. 2 bed/2 bath
Steps from Queen Street and Memorial Park. Pet-friendly. 2 bed/2 bath
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Very clean and comfortable. Amazing garden
"Very quiet, peaceful and enjoyable. Would definitely return."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2022

Steps from Queen Street and Memorial Park. Pet-friendly. 2 bed/2 bath
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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