Historical District
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Barry B
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Without a doubt, Queen Street has its attractions. A variety of very good restaurants and a number of interesting shops. You will surely want to check out both sides of the street. But it can be very crowded and hot in the summer. So, when you're tired of elbowing your way through the throngs, head a block or two either north (toward the river) or south of Queen Street and go for a walk through the lovely, quiet streets of the real Niagara on the Lake. The town is very compact and in an hour or two you can enjoy the wonderful range of colonial to modern homes that line the neat side streets. You can't get lost and it doesn't matter which way you turn. Endlessly enjoyable vistas of lovely homes and terrific gardens. (I think the town must bribe residents to put all the effort they do into their gardens.) Far from the madding crowd. Give it a try.
Written September 23, 2015
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Maureen S
London, Canada10,883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Shopping in the Niagara on the Lake main street is an experience. The flowers along the street are beyond beautiful and the stores are so varied, there is something for everyone. There are many benches to stop and enjoy a coffee or people watch. People from all over the world can be seen here at any time of the year. Luscious parks and sitting areas are numerous.
Written September 8, 2019
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MaraFromToronto
Toronto, Canada3,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We love coming to Niagara-On-The-Lake, as this is a town full of old charm. There are a few main streets with old buildings, now flourishing stores and restaurants, and even a few inns right on the main drags. Worth a few hours to stroll around!
Written July 21, 2018
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Deirdre O
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Such a pretty town, immaculate and incredibly well preserved. Was only here for an hour but saw enough to make me want to return. Lovely of charming shops, two in particular stood out for me - Viking Collectibles and Just Christmas. If you're looking for good gifts that are just that bit different these are pefect. I would say that unless you're driving its not the easiest town to get to. There is no direct bus to / from Niagara Falls and the transport system (Wego bus) was confusing as you have to change at Floral Clock. Also the last bus to / from Niagara Falls is approx 6 pm, at the height of the summer season this was a nuisance.
Written July 4, 2018
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GiddyupBorzoi
Northeast Ohio158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich in history and beauty. The town itself is charming and very walkable. You can meander through the shops and choose from an abundance of good restaurants when it comes time to eat. The plantings are gorgeous and the horse-drawn carriages add to the town's quaint appeal. Theatre choices are plentiful as are B&Bs. It can feel a bit overcrowded during peak season, so if this is off-putting plan to visit during the quieter months.
Written June 1, 2017
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada81,678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The historical district in Niagara-on-the-lake includes the center of this town, when it used to be the capital of Canada. It shows that they have pride of their city. Numerous flowers are everywhere, beautifying this lovely town.

Even Simcoe Park is filled with history, especially thanks to John Graves Simcoe, who was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. There too there are quite a lot of flowers!

St. Vincent de Paul Church is also part of this Historical District. The missionaries who came here from Europe arrived in 1626. Wow!

Many of the stores originated from the past. The bell tower has been here for a long time, as well as the Niagara Apothecary. I could continue, but the list would grow quite long.

In four words: This is a lovely town! I love it and so many other tourists do too! Some for shopping, others to enjoy the beauty of this town, like I do.
Written November 5, 2016
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yankeefan730
Burlington, Canada969 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Yes, history abounds on Queen Street, enough to satisfy the most ardent enthusiast, but one should not restrict themselves to just that street to savor the historical flavour of this community as one can be just as awed walking around those areas just a block or two from this busy main street.
Written September 2, 2016
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The entire town of Niagara-on-the-Lake seems like an historical district.The central area of Picton/Queen Street is the busiest but there are hundreds of square blocks to explore and due to the crowded parking situation you are almost forced into seeing it.We stayed in the Olde Angel Inn just a block off Queen but often had to park 2 or 3 blocks away for free parking and we discovered many beautiful shops, homes and gardens during our walks we might not have seen otherwise.It is worth your time to just drive in a chris cross pattern thru the lovely historical district.
Written August 21, 2016
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Joan A
Alabama254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
The shopping district is easy to maneuver and park benches are plentiful for resting weary feet. There's a good variety of shops and restaurants. Take time to drive around the area to look at the beautiful old homes.
Written July 9, 2015
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WesternNYTravelFrog
Dunkirk, NY209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Niagara-on-the-Lake is probably most noted for its attractions during the performance season of the Shaw Festival in its three theaters. However, even before that season begins, the village is still very attractive to tourists or those who just want an easy destination for a weekend outing. All restaurants, shops and local wineries are fully operational and there is not as great a crush of people as is found during "The Festival Season". The only thing lacking this time of year are the amazing flowerbeds and planters that enliven the main street by summer time. Truth told, we have visited in January and enjoyed walking about in the snow and eating in any number of available restaurants.
Written March 31, 2015
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