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Niagara-On-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S1J0, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake -Things to See and Do

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  • Queen Street of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
  • Queen Street of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

"Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Southern Ontario's most picturesque towns. Visitors are often struck by the beauty of the place-the wide main street with its memorial clock tower, the lovingly restored homes and shops, the tall shade trees, the luxuriant gardens. What many visitors don't realize is that the town is also steeped in history".
Ronald J Dale - "Niagara-on-the-Lake: its heritage and its festivals"

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial

Canada and Local Tourist Information

"At the mouth of the Niagara River, overlooking Lake Ontario and the American Fort of Niagara, stands the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The streets, shadowed by maple and oak trees, are the setting for charming houses on grounds graced by a variety of flowers blossoming from early spring until late fall. Some of the houses and shops are decorated with Canadian flags signifying their owners' love of country and belief in the ideals of their forefathers".

Niagara-on-the-Lake The Old Historical Town, by Nick and Helma Mika, with Nancy Butler and Joy Ormsby

Canada, Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake Tourist Information (Click link for detailed information)

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Art and History Related Local Attractions

"As well as being noted for its many beautiful homes, Niagara-on-the-Lake is steeped in history, a place with more firsts to its credit than any other community of its size in the province. Some twenty historical plaques erected in various places testify to this, as they commemorate important events in the town's past. It was here at Niagara that in 1792 the first census in Upper Canada was taken. That year, Upper Canada's first parliament assembled here for its first of five sessions, and the province's first grist-mill began grinding flour for the settlers. Soon after a Masonic Lodge, the first in Upper Canada was opened at Niagara and the first Agricultural Society was formed by its inhabitants. A printing press brought to the settlement produced the province's first newspaper, "The Upper Canada Gazette". What is considered to be the first brick building in Upper Canada, was erected at Niagara as early as 1795 and in 1800 the first library was established here."

Niagara-on-the-Lake The Old Historical Town, by Nick and Helma Mika, with Nancy Butler and Joy Ormsby

Theatre, Music, Festivals, Arts, History, Gifts (Click link for detailed information).

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial

Wine Related Attractions

"Thousands of years ago, receding glaciers deposited clay, loam, sand, and gravel over the Niagara Peninsula. Today, this glacial mix combines with minerals from the bedrock to provide perfect soil for local vineyards. Ontario's wines have won competitions and acclaim in England, Italy, and the United States. Some of the most successful have been ice wines, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Blanc white wines and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir reds".

"Niagara", by Tanya Lloyd - Whitecap Books

Wine Festivals, Wineries Tours, Wineries (Click link for detailed information)

Download the printable map for the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, courtesy of

Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake:

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  • Spring in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Dining in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake was ranked as the Number One "Food and Wine Destination in Canada" by Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice in 2011.

Restaurants (Click link for detailed information)

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  • Flowers on Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake

Outdoors and Relaxation

Niagara-on-the-Lake many outdoor attractions include historic sites as Fort George, Queenston Heights, The Marina, Lake Ontario's shore, golf courses, parks, beautiful, varied and vast farmland, farmers markets, wineries. Enjoy the many special outdoor events held throughout the year as the Ice wine Festival, Strawberry Festival, July 1st Celebrations at Fort George, Cherry Festival, Peach Festival, Artistry by the Lake, to name just a few. Relax on a carriage ride through the Old Town, or get wet and have fun on a jet boat up the Niagara River. A short drive along the scenic Niagara Parkway, along Niagara River will take you to Niagara Falls to see its wonder. On your way there, stop to the Floral Clock, Butterfly Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Drive, walk, bike along one of the best bike trails of Ontario, you only have to choose.

Outdoors Attractions, Golf, Gaming, Spas (Click link for detailed Information)

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  • Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake

In my own opinion, nothing describes better Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Town, than the new released Community Vision Statement:

“Niagara-on-the-Lake is a fiercely independent, economically empowered town offering a rich tapestry of recreational, historical, cultural, and educational opportunities, public green spaces and a uniquely valuable agricultural area. Our stunning landscape offers a rich experience where the journey equals the destination. We are a community for everyone. We are a resilient, distinctive and dynamic town in which to live, work and learn. Through responsible stewardship we preserve the balance of values that makes us a world-class destination. Although we dream big, we stay true to our small town roots.”

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Community Vision Statement