Tour Niagara-on-the-Lake, a small town rich in culture and history.
The small town near Niagara Falls has history
BY PHILL FELTHAM
This past summer, my wife and I took a trip to Niagara-On-The-Lake. If you’re city folk, the surrounding greenery might cause culture shock. The two-hundred-plus-year-old architecture is inspiration enough to take a snap shot or two. You’ll be more compelled to take pictures if you walk the waterfront.
Since the small town is only 30 minutes from Niagara Falls and close to the U.S. border, Niagara-On-The-Lake floods with tourists and travellers. And since the town’s streets aren’t designed for such large numbers, you might find yourself squeezing between people (especially if you’re walking shop to shop) on Queen Street (the main strip).
If you’re staying at a nearby bed and breakfast, start your sight-seeing early in the morning. An early start also means that your chance to getting a decent parking spot on Queen Street increase exponentially (There are many parking meters on the road, so be sure you have plenty of change).
We used InfoNiagara’s very helpful one-hour walking itinerary. The best part about this itinerary is that we could take a detour to the nearby waterfront or stay longer at a particular spot. Read about Niagara-On-The-Lake’s history before you travel, you’ll definitely get more out of the tour.