Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a vast contrast to Niagara Falls, which is only a few kilometres away. If you're looking for tranquillity and the ability to stroll along the water or visit quaint little independent shops, you'll fall in love with Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Niagara region is famous for its vineyards and wineries, many of which offer tours.
Enjoy the Niagara Falls area
Niagara Falls is the name of the town next to Niagara-on-the-Lake as well as the group of 3 waterfalls that flow between Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. As it can be confusing, some people just refer to the entire area as Niagara. The whole region is beautiful and worth taking a look around.
Maid of the Mist
One of the biggest attractions in Niagara Falls is the Maid of the Mist boat tour, which brings you 4 stories down to river level and takes you behind the falls. Learn all about the history, both educational and fun, while you get an up-close look at this natural wonder. This is a perfect attraction on a hot summer day as you will get wet from the mist, though they do provide rain ponchos.
Entertainment district for tons of family fun
The entertainment district of Niagara Falls is Clifton Hill, which is full of fun attractions and rides. It's like a family version of Las Vegas. Kids will love the lights, sights, and sounds of Clifton Hill and Lundy's Lane. Take a turn on the Skywheel and enjoy the view as you soar more than 50 metres over the falls and nearby towns.
A quieter activity
Clifton Hill might not be for everybody, so if you are looking for a quieter activity and love nature, then the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara-on-the-Lake might be something you enjoy. Take your time as you walk through the lush vegetation and enjoy the sound of trickling waterfalls while admiring the thousands of butterflies from 45 different species.
Romantic getaways at Niagara-on-the-Lake resorts
Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the most popular romantic getaway destinations and plays host to many special weekends, weddings, and honeymoons. Niagara-on-the-Lake is ideal for romantic getaways and is the perfect, scenic spot for enjoying romance with your significant other.
Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tours
Join in on one or more romantic wine tours offered in and around Niagara-on-the-Lake from the nearly 90 wineries. Perhaps you'll want to test samples for an upcoming special occasion, or you just want to enjoy a quieter, slower-paced activity with your loved one. If you're feeling up for a challenge, try one of the wine tours by bicycle.
Niagara-on-the-Lake walking trails
You'll find a number of different walking trails around the Niagara region, including a 66-kilometre section of the Bruce Trail. You can explore the different walking trails nearby and find yourself walking under a waterfall or alongside whitewater rapids and natural whirlpools. The region is beautiful year-round, with 4 distinct seasons, and walking is a great way to take in the sites.
Stay in at a Niagara-on-the-Lake resort
If the purpose of your getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake is a romantic one, perhaps you'd rather stay in than go out to see what the town has to offer. This is a great reason to stay at a Niagara-on-the-Lake resort, where you can find service and amenities you may not find with other accommodation.