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Niagara-on-the-Lake Introduction

Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Canada's most beautiful towns, winning over visitors with tree-lined streets, bubbling fountains, and 19th-century architecture. It served as Upper Canada's first capital and its stunning setting on the banks of Lake Ontario only adds to the allure. Spend your days touring local wineries and visiting historic attractions, such as Fort George. If you want to see more than 7000 gallons of water per second thunder down a 167-foot gorge, Niagara Falls is a 30-minute drive south.

Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a wide variety of accommodation for every budget. Popular with couples, B&Bs promise cozy decor, homecooked breakfasts, and a warm welcome from your hosts. Many are housed in historic buildings set in flower-filled gardens. Luxury hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake offer swimming pools, hot tubs, and spa treatments. Celebrating a special occasion? Why not splurge on a waterfront property with views of Lake Ontario? Midrange travelers can snap up hotel deals from established brands. You'll also find a great selection of family-friendly cottages offering spacious living areas and well-equipped kitchens.

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Where to stay

Lined with handsome historic buildings, Queen Street is Niagara's main thoroughfare. Hotels in this area put you within walking distance of the town's top cafes, restaurants, and bars. You'll also be a short stroll from Lake Ontario and the Niagara River waterfronts. Outside the historic town center, hotels, B&Bs, and self-contained properties offer excellent value for money. If you're craving peace and quiet, escape to hotels in Niagara Wine Country, where you'll enjoy fresh air, privacy, and vineyard views. For more choice and competitive prices, consider discount hotels in St. Catharines, a 25-minute drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Things to see

Every year from April to October, Niagara-on-the-Lake hosts a dizzying lineup of performing arts shows as part of the Shaw Festival. There's something for everyone, from Victorian dramas and Oscar Wilde classics, to contemporary comedies and Broadway-style musicals. Thanks to a bounty of farm-to-fork eateries and fine dining restaurants, Niagara-on-the-Lake has earned its stripes on the Canadian foodie circuit. The town also unlocks access to award-winning wineries. Championing an organic, eco-friendly approach, Stratus Vineyards keeps things simple with friendly service and a handful of perfectly balanced wines. Konzelmann Estate Winery is one of Ontario's oldest vineyards, known for its stunning lakefront setting and syrupy ice wines. Perched on the outskirts of town, Fort George offers a glimpse of Niagara's colonial past. Today you can tour the battlements, check out historic tanks, and learn about the infamous War of 1812.

How to get to Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto, Ontario's provincial capital. Flights arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is slightly closer to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Most visitors arrive by car and take advantage of free parking at hotels and B&Bs. Local buses run from Toronto to St Catharines and Niagara Falls, where you can transfer to Niagara-on-the-Lake routes. Taxis also run between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Buffalo is another popular gateway, a 45-minute drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Be aware that you'll need to cross the US/Canadian border, if you're arriving from New York.