What’s the Difference between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls?

Winery in Niagara on the Lake Ontario

As a visitor to Ontario, you may wonder about the difference between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara Falls presents a unique natural wonder of the world that will take your breath away. It is a busy international tourist destination with many tourist attractions to explore. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a sophisticated destination in Ontario’s best wine producing region, with award-winning wineries, elegant hotels and fabulous upscale dining.

If you are planning a visit to Niagara, Ontario, you don’t have to choose! With Niagara Falls less than 30 minutes from Niagara-on-the-Lake, it’s easy to visit the Falls, knowing you’ll return to an excellent meal and a luxurious guestroom in Niagara-on-the-Lake after your adventure.

Lobby in the Queen's Landing Hotel in Niagara on the Lake

Deluxe Accommodations in the Heart of Niagara

For luxury accommodations with classic vintage appeal, look no further than our three hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake! Whether you choose Queen’s Landing, Prince of Wales, or Pillar and Post, you’re sure to find old-time elegance and modern amenities.

Queen’s Landing

Queen’s Landing is our stately Georgian estate featuring harbourfront views and well-appointed guestrooms, thoughtfully decorated with cheerful pops of colour. You’ll love our indoor pool, infinity hot tub, cedar sauna, and fitness room!

Exterior of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara on the Lake

Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales is a romantic Victorian manor overlooking the picturesque streets of Old Town Niagara, where gourmet food and artisan shops abound. Take a stroll, have afternoon tea in The Drawing Room, or restore your peace with a relaxing treatment at Secret Garden Spa.

Lobby of the Pillar and Post Hotel in Niagara on the Lake

Pillar and Post

Pillar and Post is a five-star hotel that offers an air of refined opulence to guests. With a 13,000 square foot spa at 100 Fountain and the lush, beautiful landscape of The Gardens, you’ll never want to leave this incredible destination in the heart of town.

The Tiara Restaurant in Niagara on the Lake

Embrace Farm Fresh Flavours and Top-Tier Wines in Niagara’s Best Restaurants

Farm-to-table cuisine and regional wines are the name of the game at our award-winning restaurants!

Tiara Restaurant

Enjoy panoramic views of the Niagara River alongside fresh, local food at Tiara Restaurant, located inside Queen’s Landing. Complete with craft cocktails and favourites like our Beef Striploin, it’s an upscale dining experience you won’t want to miss.

Noble Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant in Niagara on the Lake

Noble Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey at Noble Restaurant, located inside Prince of Wales. Our talented chefs take the harvest bounty of wine country and combine it with French flair to create delicious, inspiring dishes.


The Cannery Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant in Niagara on the Lake

The Cannery

Crafted lovingly with only the finest ingredients, The Cannery at Pillar and Post offers the best of Niagara fine dining, with classics like Slow Roasted Prime Rib and New York cheesecake to satiate your appetite for great food and fine wine in an elegant setting.

Hare Wine Co., a winery in Niagara on the Lake

Visit the Best Vineyards in Wine Country

No visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake is complete without sampling from its best wineries! With endless options, we’ve highlighted our top picks for your next trip to wine country.

The Hare Wine Co.

Known for their world-class VQA wines and irresistibly romantic setting, The Hare Wine Co. combines an age-old passion for winemaking with modern sensibilities. Book a tasting with delicious accompaniments of your choice or try a bottle of their 2018 Silver Noble Merlot for a bold, full-bodied wine that will delight the senses.

Château des Charmes, a winery in Niagara on the Lake

Château des Charmes

Visit Château des Charmes’ French-inspired estate and sample a flight of their sparkling wines—perfect for the warm months ahead! Light and refreshing, you won’t be able to resist bringing home a bottle of their 2021 Rosé Cuvée.

Niagara boat tour in Niagara Falls, near Niagara on the Lake

Find Adventure in Niagara Falls

Satisfy your wanderlust when you visit Niagara-on-the-Lake! Along with countless hiking trails, there are plenty of outdoor tours available, such as the kayaking tours from Paddle Niagara, where you’ll enjoy a relaxing guided ride on the Niagara River.

For the thrill-seekers among us, check out Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours in Queenston, a community in Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you’ll explore the white-water rapids of the Niagara River on an exciting jet boat adventure! Don’t forget your raincoat!

Excite your inner history buff with a trip to the century-old Niagara Parks Power Station in Niagara Falls, where you’ll explore the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Rich with stories that will inspire and amaze you, you’ll gain a brand-new appreciation of the Falls.

Plan your Niagara Ontario getaway with Vintage Hotels

Take advantage of the full Niagara experience when you stay in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake! Marvel at the wonder of Niagara Falls while enjoying a luxurious stay and top-notch dining at one of our highly rated locations. Book with us today to discover why we’re the preferred choice for locals and visitors alike!

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