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Will you like Shaw? What do people think of various plays? Professional reviews are available online and in the media once the show is officially open. However, in our experience, many critics often write reviews that do not match at all with the reaction of our guests.

So, for a more candid reaction, we ask for comments and reviews from the people who visit us! Jane and I go to all the plays and we will post a blog comment as soon as we have attended. You too can post your rating along with any comments you may have.

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The Niagara region has become a wonderful wine destination in the last several years. There is now over 100 wineries and many of them are turning out excellent wine. Year-round, the wineries host many and varied events. Some of the most interesting and unique ones happen in the December to March time period, when the Shaw Festival is inactive.

These two sites have loads of info regarding the wineries, including events. See Wineries of Ontario or Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Niagara-on-the-Lake has many terrific events that take place thoughout the year. Some of the most interesting and different ones happen in the December to March time period, when the Shaw Festival is inactive.

Click here for the Chamber site in Niagara-on-the-lake, then click on Events in the menu bar.

Beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich in history and home to the ever popular Shaw Festival, presenting extraordinary theatre from April through November. Tours and tastings are offered at many estate wineries so all can appreciate the area's deserved reputation for fine wines. Golf and miles of walking and bike trails await the active visitor. Just a short drive away, on an incredibly scenic road along the Niagara River, is one of the natural wonders of the world - Niagara Falls. We are looking forward to sharing with you some of our local experiences, especially those that are our area favourites.

The country feel, the clean air and the beautiful, historic surroundings of Niagara-on-the-Lake make it a wonderful place to live and visit. Yet we still enjoy many of the urban centre benefits of great theatre, along with fine food and great wine and the very interesting people that these attributes attract.

If you are a theatre buff, take a look at our blogs about the latest Shaw productions.

Airplane Tours: Niagara Air Tours from Niagara District Airport at 905-688-9000.

Airplanes to Toronto: Fly GTA Airlines provides daily service between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto's Billy Bishop airport.

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: Charles Inn Lounge (5 minute walk), 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), Trius Winery at Hillebrand(8 minute drive, 905-468-7123), 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; 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).

Limos: Southhampton Limousine at 905-646-3072; Mermaid Limousine(905-357-2400).

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-on-the-Lake Taxi 905-468-2661; Niagara Airbus provides shuttle bus transportation to and from the Toronto International Airport (YYZ) or the Buffalo International Airport (BUF), 1-800-268-8111; Niagara's Designated Drivers 905-394-2731; Uber app or local Uber driver 905-658-4379

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!