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Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario

Niagara Activities

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.

Top 5 Day Trips
From Niagara-on-the-lake

Niagara Falls

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.

Jordan Village

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!

Grimsby

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.

Welland

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.

Niagara Falls