A RICH HISTORY AND AN EXCITING FUTURE
Elegant, historic, and celebrated as the prettiest town in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake provides residents and visitors with access to an unsurpassed quality of life. Here, picturesque wine routes wind through lush orchards and vineyards, past beautiful heritage buildings, by Shaw Festival theatres, and across historic battlefields.
With many National Historic Sites, history certainly comes alive in this remarkable town. Originally the site of the neutral First Nations village of Onghiara and inhabited for over 10,000 years, Niagara-on-the-Lake has many historic highlights, such as the passing of the first anti-slavery legislation in the British Empire, as well as historic lows, such as being almost completely destroyed by fire during the War of 1812. At the centre of the town’s historic life is Fort George, the War of 1812 stronghold that today hosts vivid reenactments, lively fife and drums marches, and fascinating daily tours.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is also a town that is confidently striding into the future. Innovative and courageous present day pioneers are establishing award-winning wineries, producing delicious fruits and vegetables, inventing new dishes in superb restaurants, and providing visitors with access to fascinating shops, renowned Shaw Festival plays, and more.
In 1896, the Canadian author William Kirby wrote “Niagara is as near Heaven as any town whatever.” We absolutely agree!