Seats at the Shaw Festival Theatre near the Shaw Club Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Arts & Culture

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A Haven for Creativity

Ontario’s central hub for arts and culture, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect place to spend a weekend getaway. Within the heart of Ontario’s wine country, you’ll discover a flourishing arts scene and a community devoted to telling the town’s rich story. Attend a captivating performance, tour historical sites for a tantalizing glimpse of the past and explore creative expression across a wide range of mediums.

A couple walking past the Shaw Festival Theatre near the Shaw Club Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
A woman playing the violin near Niagara's Finest Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Outdoor concert area near Niagara's Finest Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Arts & Culture Attractions to Visit in

  • Shaw Festival

    Raise the curtain on internationally renowned talent by attending a production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Every year, the Shaw Festival theatre offers performances that delight audiences with captivating comedies, poignant tragedies and rousing musicals. If you haven’t been to the Shaw, this is an absolute must for your next trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  • Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

    The Niagara Pumphouse used to supply water to the citizens of Niagara-on-the-Lake. After being converted into a beautiful visual arts centre, it is now a not-for-profit art gallery that aims to nurture artists at all levels, helping them to share their talents with the broader community. Visit this beautiful heritage building and see what burgeoning artists are contributing to the world of art.

  • Music Niagara

    During the Music Niagara season, you’ll be able to hear musicians of every persuasion perform in various venues throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake. From classical instrumentals to contemporary choruses, the shows put on by Music Niagara are truly exceptional representations of the global stage.

  • Jackson Triggs Summer Music Series

    Sit under the stars in a stunning amphitheatre and take in musical talent from around the world. The Jackson Triggs Summer Music Series draws crowds from all across Ontario and the United States because it’s truly a unique experience. If you’re looking to enjoy one of the most romantic and moving evenings you can imagine, explore these musical offerings during the summer and early fall season.

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

    In Niagara-on-the-Lake, we’re proud of our history. The Niagara Historical Society was established in 1895, and for more than 100 years, it’s been visited by millions who are invested in learning more about the battles, people and innovations that make our town and country such an extraordinary place to live and visit.

  • The Friends of Fort George

    Dive into some fascinating history. Fort George played a pivotal role in the War of 1812, and you can visit this historical site to learn all about the weapons, soldiers and important buildings that empowered the British army during our fight to protect our freedom.

  • Strewn Wine Country Cooking School

    Niagara-on-the-Lake is renowned for the exceptional food and wine produced in our region, so it’s no surprise our town is home to a superb cooking school where food lovers come together to learn how to create memorable flavours. There are many different classes to choose from, but no matter which you choose, you’ll meet engaged chefs passionate about their craft and excited to share it during these hands-on learning experiences.

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