For decades the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has attracted tourists from around the world.
Some come for the cultural diversity it offers. From April through October, the world-renowned Shaw Festival presents live stage performances in four theatres every day except Monday. During the spring and from mid-July to mid-August, Music Niagara features a variety of programs ranging from classical to jazz and blues performed by accomplished musicians.
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the cycling and hiking trails and championship-calibre golf courses dotting the landscape while water lovers book a jet boat ride or a kayak trip up the Niagara River. In between, there are festivals, historic re-enactments, galleries and museums, boutiques, award-winning wineries and mouth-watering culinary adventures to enjoy.
With so much to see and do, is it any wonder an estimated three million visitors find their way to this historic enclave every year to drink in its small-town charm and architectural beauty?
Unique places to stay
Niagara-on-the-Lake is also known for its array of lodging accommodations, including bed and breakfasts and cottage rentals. If you have not tried these unique options, you’ve not experienced the real Niagara.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast Association lists more than 125 world-class properties ranging from historic, quaint and contemporary bed and breakfasts and country inns to postcard villas overlooking Lake Ontario and cottages surrounded by English country gardens and white picket fences. Does a romantic suite in a grand 19th-century mansion appeal to you? Or perhaps guest quarters decorated in a clean contemporary style are more your style. Multi-bedroom cottages, fully equipped with all the comforts of home, are ideal for friends’ get-togethers or multi-generational family getaways. Whatever your preferences may be, there’s something to suit your needs and budget.
As local ambassadors, your bed and breakfast hosts are always eager to share invaluable advice on attractions, events, dining venues and money-saving tips. It’s akin to having your own personal concierge. A stay at a bed and breakfast is wallet-friendly as well. Delicious home-cooked breakfasts, on-site parking facilities and Wi-Fi service are included. Be warned; you may never book a hotel again.
To book your memorable Niagara-on-the-Lake getaway online, visit NiagaraBedAndBreakfastAlliance.ca or call 1-866-855-0123.
by Donna S. Vieira