With so many things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your hundredth: there’s always something for you! We’re breaking down our favourite ways to rediscover Niagara-on-the-Lake, from fantastic dining to adventuring in the great outdoors.
A Vibrant Culinary Scene
Whether you’re seeking an elegant fine dining experience or a relaxed atmosphere with sophisticated takes on the classics, there’s something for everyone in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
For elevated pub fare served in a cozy, comfortable lounge setting, visit the Churchill Lounge at Prince of Wales. Its homey Victorian interior and exceptional service will leave you hungry for more. Choose from a list of stellar craft cocktails, and try their Crispy Beer Battered Haddock for a classic fish-and-chips supper you won’t soon forget.
For an elegant dinner spot, check out Cannery Restaurant at Pillar and Post! Sip on a glass of fine local wine and enjoy the Slow Roasted Prime Rib for a delectable taste of what this Niagara-on-the-Lake institution has been known for since 1970.
Scenic Natural Beauty
Niagara-on-the-Lake is surrounded by vast woodland, with plenty of prime locations for hiking, birdwatching, and more. Stop by Woodend Conservation Area and hike the Bruce Trail, exploring historic observation grounds that were active during the War of 1812.
Kayaking and paddleboarding fans, rejoice! Check out Paddle Niagara to rent equipment, take lessons, and discover new routes, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.
Local Fine Wines from the Source
A visit to wine country wouldn’t be complete without a trip to some of the area’s finest wineries!
The Hare Wine Co.
Image courtesy of Hare Wine Co.
Book a tasting at The Hare Wine Co., where they’ve been brewing small-batch VQA wines for over 20 years. You’ll have the chance to customize a flight of 4 premium wines, along with your choice of delicious accompaniments like wood-oven pizza. Take home a bottle of their Hare Chardonnay for a splash of fresh, fruity flavours like apricot, lemon, and apple. It’s the Chardonnay that even people who don’t think they like Chardonnay come to love!
Queenston Mile Vineyard
Perfection may be unobtainable, but when it comes to winemaking, Queenston Mile Vineyard comes pretty close! The ancient soil and cool climate of this lush vineyard make for outstanding wines. For a true taste of the region, try their Cabernet Franc Icewine. Its sweet, delightfully complex flavour perfectly introduces Niagara’s most popular wine variety.
Taste Your Way Through Niagara’s Wineries
Can’t decide? Check out our Wine Trolley Tour, where we take you to four of the region’s best wineries: The Hare, Chateau des Charmes, Queenston Mile Vineyard, and Bella Terra Vineyards.
Explore Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake
Visit the heart of this historic town. Whether you’re looking for handmade products, unique shops, or just a spot to stop for a bite to eat, Old Town is brimming with small-town charm.
Discover the hidden gems of the Heritage District! Pop into Maison Apothecary for bath products made with natural ingredients for a luxurious feel. For fabulous, stylish hats in a variety of colours, walk into Beau Chapeau for stellar service and unique hats you won’t find anywhere else. Finally, stop by Just Christmas, Canada’s oldest year-round Christmas emporium! This charming shop sells over 5,000 Christmas products for a touch of festivity all year long.
Plan Your Next Niagara Getaway with Vintage Hotels
Rediscover the beauty and charm of Niagara-on-the-Lake when you stay with us! Choose one of our stay packages to experience even more of what the region has to offer, from wine tours to fine dining. Contact us today to book your next weekend getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake!