Niagara-on-the-Lake is an escape that many visitors return to year after year. It’s no wonder that the beguiling Niagara region is Canada’s top tourist draw. There’s always something new to discover, from an exciting opening night at the theatre to a winery dinner to endless backroads for cycling and trails for hiking.
There are over two dozen wineries in Canada’s grape growing capital – more than enough to happily occupy even the most dedicated amateur sommelier. Here, when you visit a winery, it’s not just about the flavour, taste, and smell. The wineries themselves are found on prime acreages, are designed by some of North America’s most famed architects, and create an ambiance to match the quality of their product. The local wines, together with an abundance of fresh local ingredients means that Niagara-on-the-Lake attracts culinary talent galore. Savour the best at winery restaurants located in beautiful surroundings throughout the region.
Niagara Falls, Fort George, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club. These are just a few of the household names in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara region waiting to be explored by horse carriage, helicopter, bike, or car. Whether you fancy a stroll along the waterfront trail connecting Niagara-on-the-Lake with the Falls or a leisurely cruise down the Niagara Parkway (the “prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in North America”), there’s a region of fun at your fingertips.
Wine & Food
Trolley Wine Tours with Vintage Hotels
Wine Pairing Dinners at Vintage Restaurants
Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series at Jackson-Triggs
Niagara Icewine Festival
Kurtz Orchard (picnic lunches and farm store)
Pizza oven at Southbrook Winery
Strewn Winery Cooking School
The Niagara Gorge – incredible views, great picnic areas
Ryerson Park – beautiful view of the lake
The Gazebo at Queen's Royal Park – great for photos
Helicopter Rides – private wine tours
Community Transport Group – private tours
New Outdoor Skating Rink and Agora, Fort George
Horseback Riding at Niagara Riding Stables
Bike to Area Wineries along the beautiful Niagara River Recreation trail with Zoom Leisure Bikes
eSkoot Scooter Rentals – make your own wine tour!
Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens – make sure to leave time for a leisurely stroll through the gardens!
Drive up the Niagara Parkway
Top 14 Wineries
Château des Charmes Winery
Colaneri Estate Winery
Coyote’s Run Estate Winery
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Lailey Vineyard Wines
Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Pondview Estate Winery
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Reif Estate Winery
Two Sisters Vineyards
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Top 10 dates
Icewine Festival – January
Strawberry Festival – June
Garden Tour – July
Jackson Triggs Twilight in the Vineyard – July to September
Hillebrand Jazz Festival – July
Hillebrand Blues Festival – August
Music Niagara – July and August
Candlelight Stroll – December
Santa Claus Parade – December
Winterglow – December and January
Top 5 Day Trips
A visit to the falls is never a disappointment. And with so many tourist attractions, the short, beautiful drive from Niagara-on-the-Lake is always worth it. Family friendly activities, exciting attractions and corny but fun museums await.
Situated amidst the wineries of the Niagara Escarpment, Jordan Village is brimming with things to do and see – culinary delights, galleries, fabulous shopping, antiques, history, award-winning wineries, hiking & biking paths.
St. Catharines + Port Dalhousie
Filled with magnificent gardens, beautiful waterfront and over 1,000 acres of lush parkland. St. Catharines offers trails, fishing charters, cycling tours, sky diving, wind surfing, beaches, boating, marinas, sports fields, arenas, tobogganing, rowing, skating and cross country skiing venues. Visit the charming Lakeside Park Carousel, rides are only a nickel!
The Art Festival on Nelles Boulevard in early September and Grimsby Art Gallery, lure hundreds of artists and craftspeople, and thousands of visitors from all over Ontario and the United States to view the work of some of Canada's most outstanding artists.
Visitors marvel at the area's natural beauty as they enjoy any number of festivals, sporting events, and outdoor activities. Known officially as the Rose City, Welland is home to over 350 acres of fine parks and has one of the finest rose gardens in the country. It is also home to the Welland Recreational Canal -- once part of the St. Lawrence Seaway System - and Merritt Island, an outdoor paradise nestled along the waterway.