Niagara-on-the-Lake is a small town in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. It sits on the shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River. It is a frequent destination for daytrippers from Niagara Falls, and a destination in its own right. It is situated in the middle of a thriving grape and fruit growing area featuring numerous wineries. There has been a recent growth in craft breweries. The town name is often abbreviated NOTL.

Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake


Visitor Information, 26 Queen Street (in the lower level of the Court House building), +1 905 468-1950. Open daily.

Get in

By plane

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF) in Buffalo, New York is about a 45-minute drive away.

Hamilton John C. Munro International Airport (IATA: YHM) in Hamilton is about a 75-minute drive away.

Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ) in Mississauga 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 (Niagara Regional Road 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.

Get around

By bus

By taxi





The village of Niagara-on-the-Lake is well known for the little shops along Queen Street. Hats, jams, cheese, fudge and many other items are available in these stores.




There are a number of fine hotels, including several within walking distance of the Shaw Festival theatres and the centre of town. The town also has an extensive network of B&Bs, which provide an opportunity to mix with other tourists.

Go next

Routes through Niagara-on-the-Lake

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