Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Fort George National Historic Site
This historic military structure was the location for several battles during the War of 1812. The fort sits along the Niagara River, directly from Fort Niagara in New York. Many of the structures have been rebuilt to show the site of how it stood during its historical period in time, although the stone powder magazine is the only original building still intact. The fort was built in 1796 by the Britist Army after they withdrew from Fort Niagara due to Jay’s Treaty; the well known Major General Sir Isaac Brock served at the fort during the early periods of the war until he was later killed in battle.
Brock’s Monument National Historic Site
The monument stands with a 185 foot column that is dedicated to Major General Sir Isaac Brock who fought during the War of 1812. The monument you see today was built in the mid-1850s and replaced an earlier monument to the Major General that stood from 1824-1840.
Niagara River Recreation Trail
One of the perfect places for a lengthy bike ride, the trail stretches over 34 miles from Fort George at Niagara on the Lake to the beautiful and mighty Horseshoe Falls and ending at Fort Erie. The trail extends past other amazing historical sites, shops, and delicious restaurants which makes for a great day experience during your time in the area.
One of the most popular stops in the area, the Floral Clock is located just north of the Botanical Gardens in the area and features a bedding of 16,000 plants and flowers and is an actual working clock! During each quarter hour, the tower sitting behind the clock chimes to greet passersby.
Art & Museums
King Street Gallery
Located in one of the oldest buildings in Old Town, the King Street Gallery showcases original works of art by local Canadian artists. Throughout the gallery, you can see wood creations, sculptures, and contemporary paintings.
Pumphouse Arts Centre
This historic art gallery and studio is located in the original pump house building that sits along the banks of the Niagara River that supplied the water to the town from 1891 to 1983. The building was later restored and converted into the beautiful gallery you see today and offers educational programs, events, and exhibitions to promote the interest in visual arts.
Historical Society & Museum
Dedicated to the beautiful history of Niagara on the Lake, the museum was established in 1895 and features the unique and rich stories of the area and artifacts including the War of 1812, early textiles, furniture, and other historical pieces dated before the First World War.
Shopping, Dining, & More
With quaint city streets, beautiful ambiance, and historic buildings, the shopping and dining experiences you find at Niagara on the Lake can be a fun experience to enjoy. The area is filled with boutiques, local restaurants, and so much more. If you are looking for a great outlet shopping experience, the Outlet Collection at Niagara is located a short distance away for a huge variety of stores and shops to enjoy.