Our Favourite Things To Do
Airplane Tours: Niagara Air Tours from Niagara District Airport at 905-688-9000.
Antiques: The Refuge Antiques at the Village on Niagara Stone Rd.; Lakeshore Antiques 855 Lakeshore Rd., a multi-dealer co-op. In Jordan there are 2 or 3 places on the Main Street.
Art Galleries: Viewing at the Riverbrink Gallery in Queenston (905-262-4510, Wed.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1-5); The Pumphouse, 247 Ricardo, workspace and gallery for amateur local artists with a rotating display (905-468-5455); Visit Doug Forsyth Gallery on Queen St, Angie Strauss (905-468-2255) or Trisha Romance (905-468-4431). The Albright-Knox in Buffalo is a world class Museum featuring Impressionist and modern collections at 716-882-8700, Tues.-Sat, 11-5, Sun., 12-5).
Bicycle/Scooter Rentals: Zoom Leisure (1-866-811-6993) offers bicycle tours and rentals from April through October. We also have 4 bikes that we can lend you. Or try eSkoot Niagara (289-271-0663) offering scooter rentals from April 15 until November 15.
Butterfly Conservatory: On the Parkway between Queenston & Niagara Falls.
Carriage Rides: Old Town Tours are available from Sentineal Carriages at 905-468-4943. Leave from Prince of Wales or arrange pick up at Lakewinds.
Casino Niagara: Open 24 hours per day in Niagara Falls. Shuttles 3 times a day from Fort George.
Dining (Light)-Our Favourites: Garrison House (6 minute drive), Olde Winery (5 minute drive, Epicurean for lunch (7 minute walk), Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Clubhouse (7 minute walk), Queen's Landing Bar (15 minute walk), Bistro 61 (7 minute walk).
Dining (Fine)-Our Favourites: There are sample menus in the basket in our front foyer. A great web site has lots of info on some of the local restaurants that follow and many more. Hob Nob Restaurant and Wine Bar (5 minute walk, 905-468-4588), Backhouse Restaurant (7 minute walk, 289-272-1242), The Grill at the Epicurean (7 minute walk, 905-468-0288), Trius Winery at Hillebrand (8 minute drive, 905-468-7123), Ristorante Giardino at the Gate House Hotel (5 minute walk, 905-468-3263), Ginger’s (10 minute walk, 905-468-3871), Peller Estates Winery Restaurant (5 minute drive, 905-468-4678), Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine (7 minute walk, 905-934-9797), Grill on King (10 minute walk, 905-468-7222, Zee’s Grill (4 minute drive 905-468-5711), Ravine Vineyard Winery Estates (15 minute drive, 905-262-8463, Two Sisters Vineyards ( 5 minute drive, 905-468-0592).
Fishing: Hire a professional guide from Natural Wonders Angling Adventures to help you catch salmon, trout, bass, walleye and maybe even muskie! 905-325-0095.
Florists: In Virgil, Regal Flowers 905-468-2181 or Van Noort, 905-468-7815
Fort George: National Historic Site operated by Parks Canada. Open April 1st until late fall. 1-888-773-8888.
Golf: Niagara-on-the-Lake (905-468-3271) across the street, semi-private, the oldest course in North America, 9 holes; Whirlpool (20 minute drive, 905-356-1140), 18 holes, semi-private; Peninsula Lakes (40 minute drive, 905-892-8844) 27 holes, semi-private; Hunters Pointe(30 minute drive, 1-877-714-4659) 18 holes; Legends on the Niagara (30 minute drive, 905-295-9595, 1-866-465-3642) 45 holes; Grand Niagara (30 minute drive, 905-384-4653)18 holes.
Horseback Trail Rides: Niagara Riding Stables offers escarpment trail rides at 905-262-5101.
Jet Boats: Whirlpool Jet Boats are wildly exciting, but you will get wet. (905-468-4800).
Music: Summer music festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Music Niagara features outstanding music in standout settings. Over 30 concerts from mid-July until mid-August with internationally renowned musicians: classical, jazz, and more. Intimate, stunning venues – from historic churches to wine cellars.
Shaw Festival: World-famous, plays from mid-April until the end of November. We love the Shaw and think it offers terrific live theatre. (905-468-2153 or 1-800-511-7429).
Shopping: Many smaller, boutique opportunities along the main street. For a larger experience, head up Niagara Stone Rd to the QEW and experience Canada’s largest outdoor outlet mall, including all the usual suspects and for the guys, Bass Pro.
Spas: OSpa at the Oban Inn 1-866-359-6226, White Oaks 1-800-263-5766, Pillar & Post 1-888-669-5566, Shaw Spa 1-800-511-7070.
Taxis: Central(used to be 5-0 Taxi) at 905-685-5464 or 905-358-3232; ); Niagara Classic Cabs at 905-262-0005; Niagara Airbus provides shuttle bus transportation to and from the Toronto International Airport (YYZ) or the Buffalo International Airport (BUF), 1-800-268-8111.
Walks: Old Town Tours offers historic walks through the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake (2 hrs 10:30 daily meet at Corks 289-292-3532); ; The Historical Society Museum offers volunteer led tours (Sat and Sun 1:00); Historic Ghost Walks (1-855-844-6787); Ghost Tours (905-468-6621); Taste of the Town, a food and cultural tour (1-800-838-3006).
Wine, Van & Bike Tours: All wineries offer free guided tours. Crush on Niagara Wine Tours (905-562-3373), has escorted wine tours in nice vans. Niagara Wine Tours International (468-1300, 1-800-680-7006, 11a.m and 1:30p.m.) has escorted wine tours in vans. Zoom Leisure (1-866-811-6993) offers bicycle tours from April through October.
Wineries: Too many to mention. Try Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin or Peller for comprehensive guided tours. See Ontario Wineries of Niagara Region or Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We have winery maps and contact info in our foyer which we will be happy to provide to you. Ask us about designing a wine tour to fit your own preferences!
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