Well and Canals Centre
As you journey toward Niagara-on-the-Lake, your first stop will be at the Well and Canals Centre. Your front row ticket to watch the ships of the Great Lake, the Well and Canals Centre sits on an elevated observation platform that allows you to see ships from around the world as they navigate Lock 3 on their way through the St. Lawrence Seaway System. Inside the centre discover the St. Lawrence Seaway System’s past and present through a short 15-minute film and interactive exhibits throughout the centre.
As you continue toward Niagara-on-the-Lake, take in the picturesque surroundings of the colorful vineyards and wineries many reflective of those found in Tuscany. Both small boutique wineries and celebrity wineries can be spotted throughout the region and bring a wonderful diversity to the area.
Canada’s Fruit Belt
Heading toward Niagara-on-the-Lake you will pass through the region’s, “Fruit Belt”. With a moist, mild climate, it’s the ideal location for growing a wide variety of fruits. Over 90% of Canada’s grapes and other soft fruits are grown in Canada’s, “Fruit Belt”. While most of the fruit production goes to surrounding canneries and wineries, some fresh fruit is available to purchase at roadside stands or in local stores.
One of the most beautiful towns in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming 19th century village situated in the heart of Ontario’s wine country. Explore the unique boutiques, taste fine cuisine and admire the historical surroundings of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Shopping at Niagara-on-the-Lake
Discover antiques, specialty food and wines, unique gifts and collectibles. The merchants in Niagara-on-the-Lake create a delightful shopping experience for guests by providing a variety of shops that have something to offer everyone.
Find valuable treasures, and collectibles. Known for its antique shops, Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to Europa Antiques and Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures. Whether you’re looking for furniture, decorative items, or jewellery, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s antique dealers offer unique items you can’t find anywhere else.
Gifts and Collectibles
Express yourself with hats just like the individuals of the 1920s in Beau Chapeau Hat Shop, find treasures and handcrafted goods authentic to the Shaw in the Shaw Festival Shop, or discover artisan-crafted personal accessories, home décor and gift items in North America’s oldest and largest fair-trade organization, Ten Thousand Villages.
Take home one-of-a-kind goods from Niagara’s speciality shops. Cheese Secrets offers a boutique cheese experience and boasts the finest local and imported cheeses, build a beautiful gift basket filled with Canada’s favorite jams, jellies and marmalades at Greaves Jams & Marmalade, take home creamy homemade fudge from Maple Leaf Fudge, or get in the Christmas spirit at Just Christmas, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s oldest year round Christmas store.
Home to award winning restaurants, the chefs in Niagara-on-the -Lake use fresh, local ingredients to make dishes that captivate the hearts and palates of guests from near and far.
With an open hearth oven and cozy fireside dining, Cannery Restaurant’s country charm provides guests with a relaxed atmosphere and great food. Serving burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and pasta dishes, there is something to satisfy every palate.
Boasting traditional French cuisine, Tiara uses ingredients from local farms to create delicious appetizers, entrées and desserts. Start your meal off with a platter of appetizers. Whether you want something light or hearty, lunch options include everything from sandwiches and burgers to sophisticated meat and pasta dishes.
Pairing culinary masterpieces with fine wines, the Escabeche Restaurant’s Victorian setting offers one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest dining experiences. With a seasonal menu, enjoy entrées made with fresh produce.
Coach & Horse Pub
Whether you want to enjoy bistro-style dining, or that cozy British pub atmosphere, the Coach and Horse Pub is a place you can enjoy good times and tasty traditional pub fare.