Spending Time in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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. 

Festivals & Special Events

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