Best Time to Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

When is the Best Season to Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake?

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All year round!

There are some destinations that you are only really supposed to visit during certain times of the year, but that is simply not the case with Niagara-on-the-Lake. Make the easy drive to the heart of the Greenbelt and experience the beauty of Niagara all year long.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in Winter

There is lots to do in Niagara, even when the winter winds begin to blow. Indulge in a three-course meal at Tiara, Noble and Cannery restaurants for an unbeatable price during Fabulicious. During this celebrated culinary event in November and February, you’ll get to try culinary creations carefully prepared by each of the restaurants’ executive chefs for a fixed price.

Another not-to-be-missed tasty winter adventure is the Niagara Icewine Festival. The streets come alive with special events, and many of the region’s favourite wineries participate to allow guests to sample the best icewines the area has to offer.

Niagara is renowned for its rich history, and you can visit the historic Fort to enjoy the wintertime favourite of outdoor skating. The 7,200-square foot skating rink will be fun for the whole family, and if you get too chilly, you can walk up to the Agora for refreshments. As well, they have equipment available, so you don’t even need to pack your skates.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in Spring

During the springtime, Niagara’s beauty is truly on display. You’ll see the fruit trees blossoming as the region begins to shake off its frost. This is a great time to explore Niagara on a bicycle wine tour with friends or to go for a walk in any number of the region’s lovely parks.

Swing into golf season at one of the well-manicured golf courses in the region. There are many courses to choose from, and they each offer golfers a unique view of Ontario’s gorgeously green region.

Get ready for summer with a spa package at Secret Garden Spa or 100 Fountain Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, so you can look and feel your best with bikini season just around the corner. From manicures and pedicures to revitalizing body scrubs, these award-winning spas will treat you to unparalleled service and natural products.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in Summer

The summertime activities in Niagara are endless. Whether you love the arts, outdoors or are a true foodie, Niagara really shines in the summer months. Check out the Vineyard Concert Series, which is hosted annually by Jackson-Triggs. Listen to great bands under the summer night sky while sipping some of the region’s most popular wines. Continue to live your love for music and live performance by attending a play at the Shaw Festival or the Niagara Jazz Festival.

Celebrate Niagara’s natural beauty at the Lavender, Peach and Cherry Festivals – or explore the lush landscape during a garden tour. The Cherry Festival and Peach Festival include a wide variety of delicious fruit-inspired recipes, children’s activities and live concerts. While celebrating the harvesting of Niagara’s lavender, you can join local growers right next to the greenhouse where the lavender is being harvested. Learn about this healing plant and how its transformed into magical products.

Niagara-on-the-Lake in Fall

During the fall, you can experience Ontario’s favourite town like never before during Niagara’s largest Wine Festival. Celebrate the region with live entertainment, special events and tasting experiences at most local wineries. If you are a history buff or just have an appreciation for it, enjoy Doors Open in Niagara-on-the-Lake and visit a variety of unique heritage sites and learn about the lustre of the town.

Shop for unique items at the renowned Commons Market towards the end of September. You’ll find countless one-of-a-kind items, including beautiful gifts from vintage vendors and skilled artisans. If you’re looking for something slightly more spooky, enjoy the Theatrical Cemetery Tours and see the spirits of Niagara come to life in St. Mark’s Cemetery.

And, the list of things to do year-round in Niagara goes on.

Book your stay at a Vintage Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake so you can be centrally located to access all that the fine dining, wine and fun region has to offer at any time of year.