Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake vacation rentals

Niagara-on-the-Lake is pretty as a picture

Perched on the southern shore of mighty Lake Ontario, just 25 minutes by car from natural world wonder Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of North America’s most beautifully preserved 19th-century towns. Visitors flock here from far and wide to stroll down its tree-shaded, flower-lined streets, and to marvel at its majestic colonial-style houses. An utterly jam-packed year-round events program ensures that there’s always something new to see and do, and with an alluring selection of Niagara-on-the-Lake vacation rentals to choose from, you can stay right in the heart of the action.

World-class wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Within easy reach of your Niagara-on-the-Lake vacation rental, you’ll find expansive, verdant vineyards and elegant boutique wineries alike. Join a tour and enjoy a decadent day sampling award-winning new releases and rare vintages, in naturally spectacular surroundings. Running from April until October each year, the Shaw Festival is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most prestigious cultural event. Established in 1962 to promote the work of Nobel Prize-winning playwright George Bernard Shaw, it’s evolved over the years into one of the country’s most vital celebrations of dramatic arts.

Galleries and ghostly goings-on in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is proud of its vibrant cultural scene, and the town is dotted with galleries showcasing everything from traditional Inuit art to contemporary sculptures. If you want to learn more about the region’s past, visit the Fort George National Historic Site. Constructed at the turn of the 19th century, this fortification played a major role in the defense of Upper Canada during the War of 1812. Niagara also lays claim to being “Canada’s most haunted town”. If you’re feeling fearless, join an after-dark ghost walk, and learn all about the spooky history of handsome local landmarks like the Angel Inn and the Royal George Theatre.

Sunny summer days in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is bursting with vacationers and day-trippers from nearby Niagara Falls during the peak summer season of June to August. While rarely swelteringly hot, the weather is typically pleasantly warm at this time, with an abundance of sunshine. Spring and fall are also lovely times to visit, with the changing foliage providing a stunning natural show. Winters are mild by Canadian standards, with far less snow than much of the country, but the temperature tends to hover around freezing from December to March.

Lakeside living and beautiful birds in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Within minutes of leaving your Niagara-on-the-Lake vacation rental, you can be enjoying the bucolic charm of shimmering Lake Ontario, one of North America’s 5 Great Lakes. If you’re visiting in the summer, the crystal-clear waters are warm enough to swim in, while keen fishers will be delighted to find them teeming with salmon and rainbow trout. Birdwatchers will also be in their element – numerous species of migratory birds and waterfowl can be found here, and you may catch a glimpse of majestic birds of prey like hawks and eagles.