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Niagara On The Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Visit Niagara on the Lake


Niagara on the Lake used to be called Newark and was capital of Upper Canada for a short period of time. Being close to the border it was overtaken by America in the War of 1812. The British regained it and rebuilt the town after the peace treaty of 1814.

Start your Niagara tour with a visit to the Fort George National Historic Site. Here you'll learn more about the War of 1812 and also about the fort's use during the First and Second World Wars. Let the guides lead you through the restored British military headquarters and gain a greater insight into life at the barracks.

Take a walk around the small Georgian town where the mouth of the Niagara River empties into Lake Ontario. You'll notice floral decorations, pristine streets and an abundance of parks.

Plan your visit in time for the Shaw Festival when theatrical performances are staged. Enjoy a tour of local vineyards or take advantage of Niagara Falls being so close.


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Top itineraries in Niagara on the Lake

Algonquin Provincial Park

Best of Eastern Canada self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,035 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Canada's vibrant and varied eastern provinces, driving from Toronto to Montréal via Niagara Falls, Algonquin's national-park wonders and UNESCO-listed Québec City.

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Highlights of Eastern Canada self-drive

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,440 pp incl. flights

Explore the provinces of Ontario and Québec on this tailor-made self-drive. Combine the unique history of Québec City and the awesome power of Niagara Falls with city stays in cutting-edge Montréal and Toronto.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard


Guide price from £755 pp

Discover the world-class wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake in style with your own private tour guide. Your experience also includes two fully guided tours with tastings at Chateau des Charmes and Inniskillin wineries; Inniskillin in particular is famed for its ice wine.

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales

Historic hotel

The Prince of Wales is located in the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake with a restaurant which is regarded as one of the best in the area.

Pillar and Post

The Pillar & Post

Traditional hotel

The Pillar & Post is a traditional hotel in the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake just a few minutes walk from the centre of town.

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