Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to this idyllic town along the shores where the Niagara River and Lake Ontario meet. They come for the world-renowned Niagara VQA wines, the culinary talent, the quaint shops of "Old Town," and for the hospitality offered by the hosts of the many unique bed and breakfasts scattered throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake. Please read on to find out more about the area and its offerings.
Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to several lush vineyards producing some of the world's best vintages. The Niagara Wine Route offers visitors a chance to sample award-winning Niagara VQA wines as well as one of the area's most cherished exports - Niagara Icewine. Visit wineries such as Reif Estates, Coyote's Run, Peller Estates, Hillebrand, Jackson-Triggs, Konzelmann, Stratus, Pillitteri, Inniskillin and more. To find out more, visit Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Shaw Festival Theatre
Each year, the Shaw Festival Theatre welcomes theatre-goers from around the world. The Shaw Festival was started in 1962 by Niagara-area lawyer and playwright Brian Doherty. Today, the Shaw is comprised of three theatres - The Festival Theatre, Court House Theatre and the Royal George Theatre. For more info, visit www.shawfest.com.
Shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake
From hats to handbags and everything in between, the quaint shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake offer something for everyone. Cecile's Home and Gift, steps to Starbucks, Romance Collection Gallery and Willow Cakes and Pastries and Balzac's Coffee - each offer their own unique shopping experience.
The Niagara Region has earned its place on the culinary map for its many appetite-whetting restaurants. The Charles Inn, Zee's Patio and Grill, Old Winery Restaurant, Treadwell and The Epicurean area all within walking distance of Two Bees Bed and Breakfast.