One of the most charming towns we have been to is undoubtedly Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Canada and a few kilometers from the impressive Niagara Falls.
This Victorian-looking town that seems to take you back to 18th-century England, which was once populated by English soldiers and became the capital of Ontario, is today a large tourist center with two main shopping streets full of shops, restaurants and theaters..
What to see in Niagara-on-the-Lake
In N iagara-on-the-Lake two streets dominate above all, Queen Street and King Street
In these streets there are numerous shops that sell you all kinds of typical products from the area and from all over Canada, as well as other more touristic products.
We can also find many restaurants and of course, many hotels and spas.
The main thing you can do is walk through these streets admiring their houses and gardens and enjoy the atmosphere of this picturesque town that is very well preserved. Also if you go between April and November you can enjoy one of the most important theater festivals in North America, the Shaw Festival.
Notable buildings in the town include St. Mark’s Church, McFarland House and the Prince of Wales Hotel.
Normally it is easy to park in the town as there are several parking areas, although you have to get a ticket at the parking meters.
On the outskirts of Niagara-on-the-Lake is Fort George, built by British troops and witness to several battles. It can be visited between April and November and maintains the structure and decoration of the 19th century.
You can find more information about this town and its surroundings on the official website of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The vineyards of the Niagara region and the flower clock.
Although Niagara Falls, and to a lesser extent the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, have the leading role in the Niagara region, another of its attractions is its vineyards.
Driving along the roads in the area you will be able to see, in the purest Falcon Crest style, various vineyards around a large mansion.
But the most interesting thing is that they can be visited. In some of them they even teach it to you in a guided tour, they give you to try several wines and they tell you about the process of making it.
In the area there is also a curious floral clock, a clock built in 1950 and made up of more than 16,000 plants. Undoubtedly a very curious place to take a picture.