Best known as Canada’s Niagara wine region, a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake isn’t complete without touring a local winery. If you’re sipping your way through town, you might also try one of the craft breweries and distilleries in the area.
This quaint village also offers many outdoor activities, including great guided and self-guided cycling tours. Experience charming old-world architecture and a wealth of history at Fort George National Historic Site and Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, home to one of Ontario’s most important collections of Upper Canadian history.
Where is Niagara-on-the-Lake?
Niagara-on-the-Lake is located in Southern Ontario, roughly a 25-minute drive north of Niagara Falls. The city is also approximately one hour from Hamilton, and 1.5 hours from the Greater Toronto Area via the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW Highway). The surrounding region is most easily visited by car and bus.
From May to October, the WEGO shuttle offers service between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.
Things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Explore by bike
Enjoy a wine festival
Visit a historic fort
Take a sunset stroll
Visit a nature reserve
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Last updated: August 29, 2023