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


What can I see at the theatre?

Where can I get a sandwich to take out?

Where can I get lunch for children?

Where can I find picnic benches?

  • Niagara Parkway

  • Queen's Royal Park

  • Simcoe Park

  • Navy Hall parkette

Where can I stay?

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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