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Top Choice Winery in Niagara-on-the-lake


Stratus, south of Niagara-on-the-Lake, is brilliant – the first building in Canada to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. The design addresses complex recycling, organic, energ…
Fusion in Niagara-on-the-lake


The fine-dining room at the opulent Prince of Wales Hotel takes its food seriously. The contemporary menu offers taste inventions like a tart of locally cured prosciutto, cacciatore sausage, tomato and mascarpone, f…
Canadian in Niagara-on-the-lake

1875 Restaurant

The restaurant at North America's oldest golf course was one of N-o-t-L's best-kept secrets, but no longer: its prime waterfront patio is incomparable, the vibe casual (for N-o-t-L) and service, friendly. The menu i…
Winery in Niagara-on-the-lake

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Konzelmann Estate Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the region and the only one to take full advantage of the lakeside microclimate. Snooty, maybe, but the late-harvest vidal and ice wines are superb.
Winery in Niagara-on-the-lake


Strewn produces medal-winning vintages and is home to a classy restaurant.
Theater in Niagara-on-the-lake

Shaw Festival

In 1962 a lawyer and passionate dramatist, Brian Doherty, led a group of residents in eight performances of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida and ‘Don Juan in Hell’ from Man and Superman. Doherty’s passionate first seas…
Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-lake

Fort George

On the town's southeastern fringe, restored Fort George dates from 1797. The fort saw some bloody battles during the War of 1812, changing hands between British and US forces a couple of times. Within the spiked bat…
Pub Food in Niagara-on-the-lake

Irish Harp Pub

Loved by locals throughout the Niagara region for its hearty pub meals (think Irish hot pot and steak and Guinness pie), some come just for the Irish 'craic' (fun and conversation) and of course, beer! There's Guinn…
Cafe in Niagara-on-the-lake


By day this fare-thee-well cafeteria dishes up fresh, tasty sandwiches, salads, pies and quiches. The ambience ramps up at night with a bistro menu offering the likes of crispy-skin chicken with steamed rice, scalli…
Winery in Niagara-on-the-lake

Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

Close to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery specializes in unique Niagara fruit and berry wines, and brews a mean ‘hard’ cider. It’s only a little place, so tour buses usually don’t stop here.