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Set on Lake Ontario and the Niagara River, historic Niagara-on-the-Lake is a small but captivating town of historic buildings, festooned with flowers.

The town was once the capital of the colony of Upper Canada, and the reconstructed Fort George National Historic Site, was the British military headquarters.

Shaw Festival Theatre

Many come to Niagara-on-the-Lake for the well-regarded Shaw Festival Theatre, and the area is known for its wineries, many of which offer tours and tastings. Excursions include thrilling jet-boat rides on the Niagara River or gentle bike rides along scenic trails that follow the river.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Niagara-on-the-Lake

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Niagara-on-the-Lake

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    Places near Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Accommodation choices for Niagara-on-the-Lake

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Antique Slumber B&B, Niagara on the Lake

      Antique Slumber B&B


      Set in the lush green town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, historic Antique Slumber B&B offers an intimate base from which to explore this charming Victorian town, or head further afield to Niagara Falls itself.

    • Shaw Club Hotel, Niagara on the Lake

      Shaw Club Hotel

      First Class

      Lying close to the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Shaw Club Hotel provides the service of a private club with the convenience of a downtown hotel. You can expect plenty of amenities and clean, modern rooms, all in a great location for exploring the town.