Niagara On The Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a quaint little town of 15,000 people and is nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River opens out into the lake. Niagara-on-the-lake is a popular stop and offers many interesting attractions on the main street and surrounding area
Take a walk up and down the main street, admire the colonial architecture and explore the many rustic shops and eateries of this historic town. Some highlights on the main street are the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Greaves Jams & Marmalades, boutique ice cream shops and many other little family run boutique shops and cafes.
This beautiful and historic town used to be home for Ontario’s parliament.
It has the distinction of having the world’s first anti-slavery law passed here in 1793. The architechture dates back to when the town was originally known as Newark - the first capital of Upper Canada in 1792.
Niagara-on-the-lake offers so much charm to all its visitors. Horse drawn carriages are frequently spotted trotting along the narrow streets and are even outside all through winter.
Niagara-on-the-lake is also home to the Shaw Festival – featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw running from April to November each year.
Gardens of Niagara on the Lake
If you visit Niagara on the Lake in the summer, you will witness the spectacular gardens and floral beauty of this town.
As you tour the quaint historic village, you will understand why Niagara on the Lake was voted the most beautiful town in Canada.
Sight seeing in Niagara is a year round event, with spring and summer gardens, fall folliage and a wonderland in winter.