Niagara-on-the-Lake - Niagara-on-the-Lake guide, attractions and pictures
is a small city at the mouth of Niagara River. Take the beautiful Niagara Parkway for a pleasant and scenic drive from Niagara Falls
and soon you will enter a small city bustling with live and tourists.
Niagara-on-the-lake is a lovely small town and used to be the first capital of Upper Canada (as Ontario was called in 1792). It has this nineteenth century charm and almost every house offer Bed & Breakfast.
Queen Street is the main shopping street in the city. It is lined with little shops, boutiques, charming restaurants, and theatres. The famous Just Christmas shop
is a must see. It is open all year round and sells the most wonderful Christmas decorations.
The wedding chapel at the mouth of Niagara River is very popular spot. If you visit the park on a weekend you will most likely witness a ceremony. On a clear day you will be able to see the Toronto
skyline across Lake Ontario from there. A beautiful park opposite Prince of Wales Hotel
is a nice place for rest and features children’s pool and playground.
Prince of Wales Hotel was established in 1884 and has this distinctive Victorian architecture. Almost always you can get a horse drawn carriage from there.
Niagara-on-the-lake is also famous with the Shaw Festival
. Every year the G.B Shaw plays are relived on the three stages in the city - The Festival Theatre, The Courthouse theatre and Royal George Theatre
. The Shaw Festival is very popular event so make sure you get your tickets well in advance. The Shaw Festival started in 1962 and runs ever since, every year from April to November.
The Niagara Region is also known for its wine produce - 80% of Canada’s wine is produced here. Take a winery tour to explore the vineyards and to taste prize winning wines and one of the specialties of the region – the Icewine. Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
runs for about 18 days at the end of January to beginning of February. It is a perfect opportunity to taste the renowned Icewine, eat roasted chestnuts and enjoy the season.
The historic Fort George
is an interesting site to visit. It was a strategic site during the War of 1812. Fort George was built more than 200 years ago by the British army.
Staying at one of the Bed & Breakfasts in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must if you are visiting the Niagara region.
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