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Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York is about a 45-minute drive away.

    * Buffalo Airport Shuttle, offers service from the Buffalo-Niagara airport to Niagara on the Lake. A group of up to 4 can expect to pay approximately way and the drivers often have great tips on where to go and what to avoid.

Hamilton John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario is about a 75-minute drive away.

Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto is about a 1 1/2-hour drive away.

By car

Niagara on the Lake is approximately 1 1/2 hours from Toronto (depending on traffic) and 45 minutes from Buffalo.

From Toronto Airport: Take the QEW east (QEW Niagara). Once you pass St. Catharines, exit at Niagara Stone Road (HWY #55). Go north for 20 minutes.

From Niagara Falls (Ontario) follow the scenic Niagara Parkway north along the Niagara River.

By bus

Daily bus service is available from cities throughout Ontario from bus companies such as King Transportation, or bus tours companies such as eTours and Niagara Tours.

Key places to visit
Shaw Festival, Fort George, Music Niagara, Royal George Theatre, Peach Festival


Places to Visit

Shaw Festival

Named after playwright George Bernard Shaw, this theater festival runs from April to November and features plays by Shaw, playwrights who lived during Shaw's lifetime, or plays about his era (1856-1950). The 2008 playbill features two plays by Shaw, and nine other plays and musicals. Three main theaters comprise the festival venues, and all are located within walking distance of downtown.

Fort George

A reconstucted British fort which featured prominently in the War of 1812. Open April to November. Ghost tours offered some evenings.

Music Niagara

Music Niagara: July 17 - August 14, 2010 – Summer music festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake featuring 34 concerts with internationally renowned musicians of classical, jazz, opera, and more. From brilliant pianists (Andre Laplante, Dick Hyman), engaging ensembles (Swiss Piano Trio, Métis Fiddler Quartet), terrific instrumentalists (Paul Pacanowski, Julie Spring), and tremendous vocalists (Brett Polegato, Krisztina Szabo), hear great music round the clock in intimate venues including wineries, churches, and bistros.

Royal George Theatre

Liberty Theatres is a live theatre owner and operator of four Off Broadway theatres. Three of the theatres are located in heart of New York City at Union Square, Greenwich Village and the East Village. The New York theatres are all free standing venues with houses ranging from 399 seats to 500 seats.

Peach Festival

Queen Street. 9AM-. First Saturday in August to celebrate peaches. It starts at 9AM sharp and the day is full of jams and pies and peaches.




Right Time to Visit

April - June
July - October