Spending Time in Niagara-on-the-Lake

THE 2024 ICEWINE FESTIVAL
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You are invited to participate in the magical experience that happens in Niagara-on-the-Lake over the last two weekends in January.  Queen Street is transformed into an Icewine Village – a winter wonderland with icewine from local wineries, delicious food pairings, ice sculptures, entertainment, an interactive photo booth, VIP Lounge and more!

The Festival will take place on the following weekends in January:

  • January 13 & 14 at the Outlet Mall in Glendale

  • January 20 & 21, and January 27 & 28 at the Icewine Village on Queen St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Make the most of your experience in Town based on your time and interests!

One Hour
  • Browse the shops on Queen St. while enjoying an ice cream

  • Stroll to Queen’s Royal Park and enjoy the waterfront

  • Relax in Simcoe Park

  • Take a carriage ride and learn about the history of the town

  • Check out The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre on the River

Two Hours
  • Relax in the Monet inspired garden at The Pillar & Post; enjoy a sandwich and a glass of wine

  • Walk the Shoreline Trail, watch the golfers and see Fort Niagara

  • Visit St. Vincent and St. Marks Churches; stop by the Polish Cemetery to read the old grave stones

  • Check out the NOTL Museum including the miniature one, then take a stroll to the Voices of Freedom Park to learn about NOTL and Black history

  • Check out the art galleries along Queen St.

  • Take a backstage tour at The Shaw Festival Theatre

Three to Five Hours
  • Visit Fort George and learn about the war of 1812

  • Drive along the parkway to Queenston: visit Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum, Laura Secord Homestead, climb up the step walkway to Queenston Heights Park, visit Brock’s Monument and Landscape of Nations.

  • Visit a number of wineries, breweries and distilleries, learn all about Ice wine, enjoy lunch in a vineyard

  • See a lunch time or matinee play at The Shaw Festival at one of the theatres

  • Play a round of golf at Canada’s oldest golf course

Fun for Children

  • Simcoe Park playground and wading pool

  • Splash Pad in Virgil

  • Swimming Pool and playground, King and Veteran’s Lane

Fun for Teens

  • Rent paddleboards at Queen’s Royal Park

  • Skateboard Park in Virgil

Fun for Families

  • Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

  • Ghost Walks

  • Ghost Tours of Niagara at Fort George

Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to some of the oldest and most established wine producing vineyards in Canada. Our wineries have been growing and producing world-class wines from vinifera varietals for more than four decades. 

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