Visiting NOTL


Canada’s Prettiest Town

Nestled under the Niagara escarpment is a place where you can go to escape and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. This unique town provides a place where you can wander the flower lined streets filled with boutique shops and restaurants and enjoy the sounds of horse-drawn carriages. Beyond the heart of the town, the mighty Niagara River and Lake Ontario come together to create the most beautiful countryside, where you will be enticed to enjoy many vineyards and savour some of the best wines Canada has to offer. 

It is no surprise for generations, people have come to Canada’s Prettiest Little Town, Niagara-on-the-Lake, to experience the historic presence, picturesque settings, breathtaking sunsets, and where the chimes of the clock tower will be the only reminder of the passage of time.

Come and treat yourself to the simple pleasures and experience all that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer.

Regardless of the season, you will find a wide variety of activities, events and natural beauty in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region.


Kick-off the summer season by taking a stroll through the beautiful Queen’s Royal Park where the annual Artistry by the Lake is held. This event brings together over 80 artists/artisans with unique and authentic high-quality handcrafted goods exclusively made in Canada. Come and find that one of a kind item you’ve been looking for while taking in the views of the merging of waters at the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

The sounds of summer are made sweeter by the rhythm of jazz. The  NOTL Jazz Festival is a summer festival dedicated to celebrating jazz while educating and developing future jazz enthusiasts. Enjoy the precious days of summer with the melodies of music that are sure to fill your soul.

What summer is complete without a little sweetness of sugar mother nature provides? The Niagara-on-the-Lake region comes together to celebrate and honour the agricultural roots of the region in its’ annual Peach Festival. Come and enjoy the celebration of the local peach harvest


Nothing marks the beginning of the autumn season quite like Niagara’s Grape & Wine Festival. Come and enjoy food, wines and music with your closest friends from the many spectacular wineries in the region. Autumn also is a time for the changing of the season and it is at this time of year Niagara-on-the-Lake explodes with the vibrant colours of autumn. Immerse yourself in nature by taking a stroll or cycling along the countless trails and paths throughout the Niagara Region.


When the temperature falls outdoors, our hearts look for a place to feel warm. Niagara on the Lake’s winter Candlelight Stroll warms the heart with the melodies of a wide range of choirs and the flicker of candles in the night. It’s a very unique event that will be enjoyed by all members of your family.

Another way to keep warm in the Canadian winter is to stay active. Come and skate under the skies and stars of Niagara on the Skating Rink at the Fort George National Historic Site. This unique skating rink set up has everything you need, including the opportunity to warm up by a fire pit with a hot chocolate.


Spring is marked by the launch of Canada’s culturally iconic Shaw Festival. The Shaw Festival offers spectacular theatrical and musical performances from May to December.


As nature begins to brighten and lengthen our days, more events that can be enjoyed are highlighted below.

The Niagara Region has many more unique and charming events taking place year-round, please see the following websites for more information to consider when planning your stay:

Tourism Niagara Canada

Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake