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    NOTL

    by JennysTravels Written Oct 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Hello there.

    I love this little town and I did a lot of my growing up there. If you have never been to The Pillar and Post then you are in for a wonderful experince. I used to work at the bar/lounge. When I was small my grandfather would take me here for afternoon tea and we would sit, he would talk with his freinds and I would admire the atmosphere.

    It's definalty worth doing a wine tour at that time of year in NOTL. I recommend Peller Estates Winery, Jackson-Trigss Winery and in the town of NOTL there is a small tasting shop. Im sorry at this time I don't recall the name of this shop but is across from the town clock. I have done many tastings here and have enjoyed each one. Also check out Hildebrand Winery.

    I haven't done any of the cooking classes. However I used to work for a chef that hosted these events and he told me the turn out was decent. If you have the time I would indulge in this activity.

    Ok ... not to miss. That time of year is hit and miss with the weather. Take a peek into The Prince of Wales Hotel, it's on the corner you can't miss it. Try some Canadian Fudge and Maple Syrup.

    If you have a car take a drive to Niagara Falls. About a 30 minute drive from NOTL. This is my hometown. If you have any questions on NF check out my NF pages here on VT.

    Happy Travels.

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    PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL

    by LoriPori Written Oct 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Located at 6 Picton Street is the delightful PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL. This Victorian beauty offers 144 guest rooms. A beloved historic landmark.

    Fondest memory: Telephone 905-468-3246
    www.vintageinns.com
    toll free: 1-888669-5566

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    NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE LIGHTHOUSE

    by LoriPori Updated Oct 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Built in 1903, the LIGHTHOUSE marks the entrance to the Niagara River. Standing only 45 feet tall, it is constructed of wood and has a bright red light on top. Still in use today to aid ships with navigation.
    On location is also a water sampling lab servicing the Niagara region.

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    QUEEN STREET -- SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

    by LoriPori Written Oct 28, 2005

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    Queen Street

    Favorite thing: Popular attractions unto themselves, the shops of the picturesque Heritage District of Niagara-on-the-Lake are located in well-preserved buildings dating back to 1817. The grand boulevard of QUEEN STREET anchors this shopping area, lined with gorgeous floral plantings, historic sites and the three theatres that house the Shaw Festival. Queen Street and the adjoining side streets and courtyards, contain small, individually owned businesses where the merchandise is unique, offering everything from fashionable attire, jewellry, art and giftware to local wines and Niagara culinary products.

    Fondest memory: Hans and I had the pleasure of strolling along Queen Street. I thoroughly enjoyed window-shopping as there was so much variety.

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    VISITOR INFORMATION

    by LoriPori Written Oct 28, 2005

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    Visitor Information

    Favorite thing: Conveniently located at 26 Queen Street, in the lower level of the Court House Building, the Chamber of Commerce office is staffed with trained professionals who can assist you with all facets of your vacation planning -- accommodation booking -- event tickets -- queries -- brochures on area attractions, etc.

    Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce:
    Fort George National Historic Site
    Niagara Grand Dinner Theatre
    Niagara Historical Museum
    Shaw Festival Theatre
    Whirlpool Jet Boats
    Winery Tours, Tasting & Special Events

    Fondest memory: They suggest you call before you visit so you can plan and book your accommodations at Chamber approved properties.
    Phone 905-468-1950 or fax 905-468-4930
    www.niagaraonthelake.com

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    THE NIAGARA PUMPHOUSE

    by LoriPori Written Oct 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Constructed in 1891 as the town's water pumping station, THE NIAGARA PUMPHOUSE was totally restored and renovated in 1994. It now serves as the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre for Niagara-on-the-Lake

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    NIAGARA DISTRICT COURT HOUSE

    by LoriPori Written Oct 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is the third and only surviving Court House erected for the former Niagara District . Constructed between 1846 and 1848, it was designed by a prominent Toronto architect in neoclassical style favoured for 19th century public buildings. Located on Queen Street, the NIAGARA DISTRICT COURT HOUSE or Le Palais de Justice du District de Niagara, became the Town Hall in 1862. Restored in 1981as the town's bicentennial project, the building houses a refurbished Lord Mayor's Chambers, the Chamber of Commerce and Parks Canada offices. During the Shaw Festival season, an intimate 327 seat theatre operates from within the Court House.

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    SAINT ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    by LoriPori Written Oct 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Located at Simcoe at Gage Street is SAINT ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Sunday Services is at 11:00 a.m.
    I will quote from the plaque located in front of the church, which tells a little bit about its history. "Presbyterians formed a congregation at Niagara in 1794 with John Dun as resident minister. Within a year they had built a church and by 1802 a schoolhouse. American troops burned the church during the War of 1812 claiming that British soldiers had used the steeple as an observation post. The congregation held services in the schoolhouse until 1831 when under the leadership of the Reverend Robert McGill they built the church. Restored but little altered, St. Andrew's is a splendid example of Greek Revival architecture. The Church interior, classically Georgian in design, retains the original high pulpit and box pews."

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    Water Fountain

    by tpangelinan Updated Jul 16, 2005

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    Water fountain

    Favorite thing: I have never seen such a cool looking water fountain, it looks so antique. I don't know I just liked it and wanted to share it with the class. You would never find any thing like this around our way and if one did exist it would have graffiti or would have been distroyed long ago by the kids that have nothing better to do than get in trouble. It's nice to see a town that doesn't seem to have these type of issues.

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    Visitor Center

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Visitors center

    Favorite thing: Make sure you stop by the visitor center for some good maps, coupons and information. Located on main street on the same side as the Prince of Wales Hotel a few blocks down, look careful because you have to walk down some stairs next to a building, just look for this sign and head down the steps. The people are very nice and helpful and willing to answer any questions you may have, you can also exchange money here.

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    Niagar on the Lake Lighthouse

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 16, 2005

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    Niagara on the Lake Lighthouse

    Favorite thing: This cute little lighthouse was built in 1903 marking the entrance to the Niagara river from Lake Ontario. It stands only 45 feet tall and has a red/orange light on top, it's sister lighthouse is located down stream at the entrance of Lake Erie at Fort Erie and is 15 feet shorter than this one. Both lighthouses are still used to this day for shipping navigational aids. They each have a water sampling lab that tests the water quality and toxins of the Niagara River since about 1975 and a full lab was installed in 1988, the sister lighthouse had been testing since 1983.

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    Ths Chamber of Commerce Visitors info Centre.

    by Waalewiener Written May 11, 2004

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    Chamber of Commerce visitor's centre.

    Favorite thing: This is located on the left side of the Courthouse , it is all close to each other .btw there is on street parking and you are allowed to park for 15 minutes.
    The Entrance is on the sideof the building.

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    The Courthouse and the Cenotaph 9 in one pic.

    by Waalewiener Written May 11, 2004

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    Courthouse & Cenotaph

    Favorite thing: This picture is of the Courthouse and the Cenotaph ,the Courthouse Theatre is one of 3 theatre's in Town , the other two are .
    1) the 869 seat Festival Theatre,it has a cafe and a retail shop.
    2) The Royal George Theatre this is an 328 seat theatre and it was a house that used to entertain the troups in WW 1.

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    A Cenothaph in the middle of mainstreet.

    by Waalewiener Written May 11, 2004

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    Cenotaph in the middle of the road

    Favorite thing: Well here you can see that this Cenotaph is in the middle of the road , but it is easy to get to ,nobody in this pretty town seems to be going very fast ,because there is so much to see and most people here are tourist and visitors .There is plenty of room to stand in front of the Cenothaph and pay your respect to the fallen soldiers.

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    This is a picture of a beautiful Inn & Restaurant

    by Waalewiener Updated May 11, 2004

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    The Kiely Inn Restaurant

    Favorite thing: Kiely Inn Dining Room - is a fully licensed restaurant offering lunch, traditional English tea and dinner in our elegant Victorian Dining Room. Reservations recommended. Queen Street Lounge - features a delightful grille menu to satisfy everyone's tastes. In season, service is also offered on our spacious verandahs.

    Fondest memory: Open year round.
    209 Queen Street @ Mississauga Street
    Niagara on the Lake L0S 1J0
    905-468-4588
    1-800-511-7070
    Fax: 905-468-2194
    uppercanadahotel@aol.com

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