It's no wonder Niagara and Niagara-on-the-Lake combine to form one of Canada's most visited regions.

For the outdoorsy folks, there's the Niagara River Recreation Trail, winding along the river bank and perfect for cycling or walking. For those who want to create waves, book a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour for a high speed (and often wet) trip through the stonewalled canyon of the Niagara Gorge. For winter lovers the Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at Fort George is the coolest place to be from December 2018 - March 2019.

Culture seekers already know about the Shaw Festival, one of the country's top theatre experiences. There's also plenty of self-guided or guided walking tours of the area's historic architecture as well as several museums featuring early Upper Canada history to explore.

Foodies are spoiled for choice, with over 40 wineries dotting the countryside. Many offer up not only bottled bliss, but award-winning restaurants as well.

And, of course, there's Queen Street's diverse range of shops, with local produce, high-end clothing boutiques, and original gifts for friends who weren't lucky enough to come on your trip.

No matter how often you come back, there's always something new to try here.

Arts & Culture

Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich in history, arts and culture, so you can combine excitement with education and pure enjoyment in one of Ontario’s most gorgeous regions. Brush up on your historical knowledge of the area, which includes heated battles and notable heroes, either within one of Niagara’s museum or by exploring – and climbing! – Fort George.

For creative visitors to Niagara, consider flexing your culinary muscles at a wine or food-themed class or event. Indulge in a captivating musical performance or enjoy world-class theatre at the Shaw Festival. Then visit one of the area’s many art boutiques to enrich and beautify your getaway.

WINERIES

Niagara is Canada's most celebrated grape and wine producing region. The combination of soils and climate that stretches summers into one of the longest growing seasons in Canada, nourishes and matures grapes for the finest wines. Old and New World expertise combined with some of North America's finest quality grapes produce award-winning wines worthy of their international acclaim. All of the Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries offer tours and tastings of VQA and blended wines —come out and discover why we are so proud of the vintages of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Golf in Niagara

Golf lovers will discover a lush green paradise in Niagara-on-the-Lake where they can play on exceptional golf courses that wind all around the region’s most spectacularly diverse natural attractions.

Bike Tours & Leisure Rentals

There is so much to see and do around Niagara-on-the-Lake, so one of the choices you’ll have to make when planning your getaway is how you will get around to it all! Because Niagara is so naturally picturesque, biking is a great option to get from point A to B.

If you want to escape to the water, there are several places to rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. There are endless waterways to spend your day on – whether you want to fish or simply paddle along the shoreline of Niagara-on-the-Lake or the Niagara River. You can launch from multiple locations and, along your journey, glide past the oldest golf course in North America, see the Toronto skyline and take in some of the most beautiful sights in Ontario.

Wine Tours & Transportation

Whether you want to visit some of the region’s favourite wineries or you’re just looking for a leisurely way to enjoy the outdoors, as you explore various sites, there are lots of options for getting around Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Looking to do something different? Consider taking a cruise from the dockside in Queenston. You can enjoy a romantic sunset cruise or choose from one of the other aquatic options available in the area that best suit your getaway plans. A trolley or horse-drawn carriage are two other really neat ways to experience Niagara’s natural, cultural and historical wonders.

Attractions

Bring your loved ones to Niagara’s aviary for a truly unique experience in the heart of Ontario’s best-loved tourist destination. Discover rare bird and animal species within what very closely resembles a lost tropical kingdom. You’ll be wowed by the colours and sounds that this exotic bird sanctuary has to offer.

Get soaked exploring the Niagara river – either underneath the falls or closer to Niagara-on-the-Lake along the beautiful Parkway. Choose the boat tour that most appeals to you, and make sure you bring your raincoat!

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