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Popular Attractions in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Popular Attractions in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Combining history, excitement and eye-catching sights, we explore Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most popular attractions in this blog. That way, you can be well-informed and plan for an exciting getaway to Ontario’s wine country in the near future.

Fort George – Parks Canada

Mind your ears – and your head! At Fort George, you’ll be treated to historical actors in redcoats firing off muskets and cannons, as they pay homage to the War of 1812 at Fort George. Learn about the place where our young men and women fought to defend Upper Canada, as you also enjoy the beautiful scenery of rolling greens and the waves of the Niagara River.

Whirlpool Jet Tours

Take a dip in the Niagara River via a Whirlpool Jet Tour to get up close and personal with one of the World Wonders. Niagara Falls attracts people from all over the world who want to witness the immense beauty and power of nature. The jet tours are an excellent way to do this – just make sure you bring a raincoat!

National Helicopters

There is so much to see in Niagara that it’s impossible to take it all in during one visit. That’s why many tourists choose to get a bird’s eye view of the region. From flying over the wineries through to zooming by Niagara Falls, you can choose whichever helicopter tour best aligns with your vision for your Niagara-on-the-Lake escape.

Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Niagara is renowned for its foodie culture and incredible winemaking, but did you know our region is also full of incredible history? Our local historians have very carefully preserved many of the artifacts and information that demonstrate how Niagara stood tall during the War of 1812. More than that, they’ve captured, within the Niagara Historical Museum, pieces of the distant and not-so-distant past that represent Niagara’s cultural and historical nuances.

It’s easy to get lost while exploring all the distinct pieces and people who have shaped Niagara – and Canada more broadly – over the past several hundred years.

Shaw Festival

Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Image courtesy of The Shaw Festival

World-renowned theatre nestled into a quiet, picturesque town: The Shaw Festival presents a wonderful array of classic and modern productions, with the highest quality of talent and creative imaginativeness. Each year, the Shaw Festival offers a brand-new playbill that reflects their audiences’ desire for fantasy, drama, horror and serious comedic relief.

If you haven’t visited the Shaw Festival yet, be sure to do so the next time you’re in town – you absolutely will not regret it.

Niagara Falls

This one needs no explanation. Every single year, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Niagara Falls, so they can see this natural phenomenon in all its glory. Walk right up to the edge and you’ll feel the mist of the falls, as they crash and flow into the river below.

Then, spend the rest of your afternoon travelling around eclectic shops where you can play games, get spooked and discover all the delicious and fun things that make Niagara Falls such a fun destination for the whole family – or just for the adults looking for an exciting escape.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

Come visit all the winged things at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. Whether you know if you’re a fan of these beautiful flying creatures or not, the Conservatory is the ideal way to spend a few hours simply enjoying the pleasures of nature – and all its aesthetic goodness.

Don’t forget your camera and consider bringing your little ones for a trip that will certainly add some magic to your Niagara-on-the-Lake adventures.

Laura Secord Homestead

Laura Secord Homestead
Image courtesy of Niagara Parks

You certainly recognize her name, but how much do you really know of the famous heroine who put herself in mortal danger in the name of protecting her country? Visit the Laura Secord Homestead to learn more about her story and the perilous 30-kilometre journey she took in order to warn the British forces that the Americans were planning an invasion.

Niagara Apothecary

Would you like to know what a pharmacy was like in the 1820s? Visit the Niagara Apothecary, a gorgeous Victorian building, to see which remedies used to line people’s bathroom counters. From strange beauty products through to interesting medicinal cures, this walk down memory lane comes with a medical degree.

Exploring Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Most Popular Attractions Makes for a Colourful Escape

We’re all looking forward to better weather and simpler times – when we can enjoy one another’s company and visit our favourite friends and places. In the meantime, we can think on all the things we’re going to do to keep the days ticking along quickly – and our spirits uplifted!

 

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