Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake is often described as the prettiest town in Ontario. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well-preserved 19th-century village, along with its upscale restaurants and elegant architecture; it is the heart of Ontario's wine region. Niagara on the Lake is home to the world class theater the "Shaw Festival", boutique shopping, glamorous hotels, Charming Inns and historical sites. Only a few minutes from Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a quaint location to get that true authentically 'Niagara' feel.

Stroll the beautifully landscaped shopping district with unique boutiques, outdoor cafes, and exquisite fine dining. Fancy a horse and buggy ride, Niagara-on-the-Lake is famous for its romantic glimpse of the past and its decadent spas.

Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival Theater is the second largest repertory theater company in North America, presenting the works of George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright on a regular basis as well as musicals, comedies and so much more.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club

This 9-hole course is challenging and located in the heritage district on the shore of Lake Ontario. It's also the only surviving golf course in continental North America on its original land and has been in continuous operation since 1875. The course was built on historic lands where battles of the War of 1812 took place. In fact, still located on the property is Fort Mississauga. The club also offers a full service scenic, waterfront restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries

This is a community of wineries with individual personalities, as distinctive as the wines they create. Each winery has its own unique story: from the sleekness of glass and steel to the warmth of stone and wood, Niagara-on-the-Lake's wineries are expressions of their diverse personalities. Visit a selection of large estates, medium-size operations and small boutique wineries. Behind the doors to each winery you'll find friendly staff, stylish and relaxed tasting rooms and a wide range of wines to sample. Relax and experience the life of a winery. Sample rare vintages, special Reserves, new releases, or small batch specialties-many only available at the wineries.

Fort George

Soldiers in redcoats fire muskets, clouding the air with black powder smoke. Fifers' and Drummers' tunes drift past blockhouses, a historic powder magazine and cannons on the lookout. Step straight from the genteel Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake into the War of 1812 at Fort George, a military post that defended Upper Canada against American attacks. Experience that era by tasting food cooked 19th century-style over a kitchen's open flame, then fire a musket yourself.

Culinary Excellence

Nowhere in Canada will one find such gastronomic delights as in Niagara-on-the-Lake! From the abundance of local produce and world-class wineries to the many renowned restaurants, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary. Fourteen of Niagara-on-the-Lake's dining establishments have joined together to create Signature Kitchens, a culinary group celebrating the joys of local, seasonal and artisanal cuisine. Each group member has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the use of high-quality local ingredients, a focus on outstanding VQA wines, and the delivery of professional service.