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Get to Know Niagara-on-the-Lake

October 3, 2017 by Anne Berkowitz
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Upon the the shores of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River, is the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The colorful old town is full of colonial charm and tourist attractions. It’s the perfect place for an autumnal getaway! Here are some of the reasons we love Niagara-on-the-Lake.

1. The Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival is a theatre festival, produced by the second largest repertory theatre company in North America. The festival began as a way to promote the arts in Canada and runs from April until October every year. You can currently catch Alan Bennett’s popular play The Madness of King George III (pictured above), the sparkling and fun musical Me and My Girl, and a sexy adaptation of Dracula just in time for Halloween! Check out the rest of the Shaw ’17 shows available on TodayTix.

2. Wayne Gretzky Estates

Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for it’s excellent wineries. At the top of our list is the Wayne Gretzky Estates, a vineyard and distillery known for it’s exquisite wine and whiskey. Located at the heart of the luscious Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country, you’ll want to stop by the picturesque Wayne Gretzky Estates for tastings, tours, cocktail seminars, and more. If it’s not too chilly, you can take a glass of wine or a cocktail to the patio of their Whisky Bar for a lovely evening with a view.

3. Fine Dining

If you make your way to Niagara-on-the-Lake, you would behoove yourself to try one of the many fine dining establishments in the area. Tredwell (pictured above) is a modern fine-dining establishment that has received many accolades for it’s delicious food (including many vegan-friendly options), great service, and romantic feel. If you like Italian (and Italian wine), you should try Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards. The Olde Angel Inn is great if you’re on a budget but still want good grub and a good atmosphere.

4. The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

On the grounds of the beloved Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens is the Butterfly Conservatory that makes one feel it is spring all year round. The conservatory has over 2,000 tropical butterflies from over 60 different species. It’s located just 9 km north of the Falls, so whether you’re visiting the Wonder of the World or it’s quaint counterpart town, be sure to stop by the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory for a relaxing natural wonder.

5. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Festival Weekend Giveaway

TodayTix partnered with the Shaw Festival to create a contest for a Niagara-on-the-Lake Festival Weekend! For no fee, you can enter for your chance to win a 2 night hotel stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake, 2 tickets to a performance of the Shaw Festival’s Dracula (pictured above) on October 14th, and a food and wine pairing experience and Whiskey Tour for 2 at the Wayne Gretzky Estates.

See what else Niagara-on-the-Lake and the great city of Toronto have to offer on TodayTix!