Niagara Falls is one of the star attractions when visitors go to Niagara; however another attraction in the Niagara region is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a small historical town near Niagara Falls with a population of approximately 15,400. Niagara-on-the-Lake takes you back in time when you go on a tour of the following historical sites from the war of 1812 such as Fort George, Butler’s Barracks, Fort Drummond and Fort Mississauga.
If historical sites are not your area of interest don’t worry, Niagara-on-the-Lake has many attractions that will keep people with various interests entertained and occupied throughout your visit at Niagara-On-The-Lake. Niagara-on-the-Lake has many shops where to can buy items that are hard to find elsewhere; from hats worn by Frank Sinatra, to fine artisan cheese, to old fashioned jams, jellies and marmalades. In addition Niagara-on-the-Lake has famous wineries, great golf and amazing theatre and music for your hearing and viewing pleasure.
Although it’s suggested that you walk around to take the sights, sounds and smells of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, if you want to spice things up a bit, Niagara-on-the-Lake also offers a wide variety of ways to tour around the area. Niagara-on-the-Lake has bike tours with experienced staff that know Niagara-On-The-Lake like the back of their hand. For the romantics, Sentineal Carriages offers full tours featuring beautiful horses and fully narrated tours to ensure a comfortable and memorable ride for you and yours truly.
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Niagara Falls (Whirlpool Aero Car) 3850 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 468-4800 Whirlpool Aero Car Website High above the racing Niagara River near Niagara Falls, you’ll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural… Read more
6650 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 354-1551 The Journey Behind the Falls Website The Journey Behind The Falls is for visitors who want a more intimate experience with the Niagara Falls. You start your journey by entering an elevator that descends 150 feet through bedrock and tunnels. Once you reach your destination you have… Read more
The Rainbow Bridge is a world-famous bridge over the Niagara River, connecting the Niagara Falls here in Ontario to the Niagara Falls in New York. The Rainbow Bridge was constructed to replace the Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed in an ice storm in the 1930s. The Niagara gorge is approximately 60 meters deep, with an estimated… Read more
Bird Kingdom is open 365 days a year! 5651 River Road, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 356-8888 Bird Kingdom Website A world class tropical adventure, located in Niagara Falls, Canada, is the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world. More than 300 birds make their home in this multi-level rainforest setting nestled in a building which… Read more
1 Niagara on the Green Blvd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 658-9501 Royal Niagara Golf Club Royal Niagara is a “must play” course of international standing near Niagara Falls. Playing over 7,000 yards from the tips, the course features sculpted fairways, undulating greens, cavernous bunkers, and an abundance of water. Nestled between the historic 120-year-old Welland… Read more
Niagara-on-the-Lake is popular for its historical sites during the war of 1812 and is also home to the Shaw Festival, the 2nd largest repertory theatre company in North America.
1499 Line 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 468-2187 Inniskillin Wines Website Inniskillin Niagara Estate Wines is situated near Niagara Falls and is Canada’s premier estate winery. The Inniskillin Winery was established in 1975 by co founders Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser. Inniskillin’s philosophy was simple and true to the land–produce quality wines from quality grapes… Read more
5305 Murray St. Niagara Falls, Canada 1 (800) 663-3301 Quality Hotel Fallsview Cascade Website Quality Hotel Fallsview Cascade is the Niagara Falls hotel for you if you want to be close to the Falls and many other popular Niagara Falls attractions. This boutique hotel in Niagara Falls is conveniently located just steps from the mighty… Read more
14778 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 262-6161 The Ice House Website The Ice House Winery holds a unique position in the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is the only winery near Niagara Falls that exclusively makes Icewine. That’s right. Totally dedicated to the making and perfecting of what is often referred to as, “Canada’s liquid… Read more
4943 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 357-2200 Ext. 6612 Brick City Website When you visit Brick City (or Legoland as some would call it) you’ll realize those tiny brick pieces that you played with as a little kid can be built into anything you can possibly imagine. Brick City is every adult’s childhood dream… Read more