While Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich with wonderful things to do, there are some attractions that simply must be experienced. Whether you’re strolling through romantic gardens or venturing up close to the Falls, these well-loved attractions will show you Niagara from memorable new angles. Whether you’re a nature, food or relaxation enthusiast, you’ll find your niche in Niagara-on-the-Lake—and we look forward to hosting you while you explore our region.
Must-See Attractions in Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Gardens at Pillar and Post
Travel to enchanting gardens evoking the beauty of France—right in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake. Inspired by painter Claude Monet’s lush gardens in Giverny, France, The Gardens feature a beautiful lily pond for quiet contemplation, a striking green Japanese bridge and paved pathways to wander down. In the spring and summer, come for the lavish spectacle of blooms; in the fall, enjoy the colours of autumn; and in the winter, step into a cozy and awe-inspiring Christmas wonderland.
Outdoor Skating Rink – The Gardens at Pillar and Post
There’s no better thing to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake during the winter than ice skating outdoors in Ontario’s wine country. Bring your own skates to this winter wonderland or rent a pair. Cap off your skating excursion with tasty snacks and a hot beverage from the OutPost, the resident café in The Gardens.
Niagara Parks Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden in Niagara boasts 2,400 roses alone. Spanning nearly 100 acres, the garden is a spectacular attraction full of beautiful blooms and greenery. Visit for incredible photo opportunities and the perfect way to spend a day outdoors.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Niagara is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, so it’s no surprise that people travel from all across North America to visit the Falls. During your next getaway, make sure to see this sublime Niagara attraction up close.
Niagara Helicopter Wine Tours
They call Niagara “wine country” for a reason. With more than 70 wineries in the region of Niagara, there’s an abundance of places to visit, but one exciting way to see it all is to fly over it! Hop on a helicopter, see the Falls and fly above Niagara-on-the-Lake. Afterward, visit some of the wineries you’ve seen from the sky, and enjoy a delicious meal and wine tasting.
Hornblower Boat Cruises
One of the most popular Niagara attractions, the famous Hornblower Boat Cruise is a must-see. Choose to see the Falls during the daytime or at night. You’ll be brought up close to this beautiful natural phenomenon and can even enjoy the extra flair of fireworks lighting up the Niagara sky.