Niagara-on-the-Lake is a very pretty town approximately 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls. The drive from the falls is a pleasant one and you can visit wineries and fruit stands along the way,
The town itself is filled with flowers! Everywhere there are window boxes, hanging baskets and gardens. All the meridians in the center of the main street are filled with flower gardens also.
This IS also a tourist town but the shops and restaurants are nicer.
If you really want to visit a place with a charm, go to Niagara-on-the-Lake. i was there just before Christmas and the main street was groovily lit the shops had all those cool windows and the atmosphere was really more how can i say, more close knit.The waiter at the cafe asked us where are you, from guys? in Toronto noone would ask you that, seeing that noone is from Toronto anyway.I think for the first time i managed to sample some real Canada, it was in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
So here is scoop about this Aero Car thing. Built in 1916 by Spannish Engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the open air gondola allows for a bird’s eye view of the turbulent Whirlpool rapids and a spectacular view of the Niagara River. You will go right over the rapids. Bring your camera because it is worth the photo's.
Operation depends upon wind and weather conditions.
$11.00 Adults (13+ years),
$6.50 Children (6 to 12 years),
Children 5 and under are FREE!
Open Seasonally, Daily from March to November. Operation is weather dependent.
Opening Times -
March 9 to June 29: 10:00 a.m.
June 30 to Nov. 25: 9:00 a.m.
Closing Times -
March 10 to May 21: 5 p.m., holiday weekends 6 p.m.
May 22 to June 30: 6 p.m. weekdays, 7 p.m. weekends
July 1 to September 2: 8 p.m.
September 3 to November 25: 5 p.m. weekdays, 6 p.m. weekends
LOCATION: 7400 Portage Rd. Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 Canada
DIRECTIONS: Location 3850 Niagara River Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Located north 4.5 km.(3 miles) north of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must see. It's just a 5-20minute drive from the falls, depending on what root you take (Highway, or around the falls). It's a old fashioned main street with many cute little shops selling everything the Falls memorabilia and old fashioned fudge to Christmas ornaments and hiking boots.
In the summer and fall you're bound to run into a wedding or two.
There are also vineyards all around that offer tours and sampling. A must see and taste for wine enthusiasts!! Red is my favourite ; )
This lovely Canadian town is well worth the 20 minute drive from the Falls. Not only is the drive there lovely, the town itself is picture perfect. Dozens of interesting little shops to explore and really nice restaurants as well. This town is very well worth a one or two night stay. There is great live theatre.
I love Niagara-on-the-Lake! A trip to the Falls isn't complete without a visit. I personally like the area MUCH better than the Falls! With nice little shops, restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts, it's night-and-day compared to the chaos of Clifton Hill, but only about a 10-15 minute drive away!
Arriving to Niagara-on-the-Lake, the guide pointed to our right and said: "There is Fort George". Nothing else, and, when we left the bus to visit the city, I went there to have a look. I didn't get too convinced, and moved back after a short glimpse.
Maybe I did wrong. Reading about it, afterwards, I got the idea that it should deserve a few more minutes and a more detailed look. Maybe next time!
Visit Niagra-on-the-lake. This is a lovely little town that is very good on the eye. It can get a wee bit busy but apart from that, well worth the drive down.