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Niagara-on-the-Lake: Charming, Relaxing, and Beautiful

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Charming, Relaxing, and Beautiful

Witnessing the beauty and awe-inspiring views of Niagara Falls first-hand cannot be undersold. Yet, there are a number of equally memorable stops you will experience on your Airlink Niagara Falls Bus Tour. Among them is a visit to the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s an historically-rich area featuring plenty of shopping, dining, and adventure.

A Wine Lover’s Paradise

Did you know that Niagara-on-the-Lake (or NOTL as the locals call it) sits at the heart of Ontario Wine Country? In fact, NOTL is home to nearly 40 wineries! Plus Niagara College Teaching Winery, an actual working winery educating future winemakers and viticulturists. The College offers a variety of public tours and tastings. Visit to enhance your knowledge of the history and creation of some of your favorite Canadian wines.

The number of wineries open to visitors in NOTL is staggering. Several are located along Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Among some of the more popular options are Konzelmann Estate Winery on the lake, Two Sisters Vineyards near the mouth of the river, and The Ice House Winery further south. Every spot in NOTL has its own distinct personality and charm. Along with a range of wines that will satisfy any palette.

While in Ontario Wine Country, don’t forget to sample the infamous ice wine available for samples! They also available for purchase at many of the area’s wineries and restaurants. A complimentary glass is also part of your Airlink Day Tour, ensuring you will get a taste of the true Wine Country experience.

Shop the Day Away

Take a leisurely stroll along Queen Street, the main road in NOTL’s shopping district. There, you will experience quaint boutique shops, many of which are locally owned and operated by area residents. Also known as The Landmark Shops, some of these retail spaces include Beau Chapeau Hat Shop, Cheese Secrets, and Greaves Jams. What makes The Landmark Shops most attractive is their commitment to supporting local businesses and their owners, allowing tourists to directly benefit the area and local community.

In addition to some of the specialty stores previously mentioned, there are also plenty of gift shops and general stores fitting all tastes and budgets. Serendipity, The Little French Shoppe features French-woven home goods, ceramic art, and beautiful flowers. Irish-inspired clothing can be found at Irish Design, and Just Christmas speaks for itself.

Art and History at Every Turn

While on your Airlink Bus Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake, consider visiting one or more of the fine art museums open to the public. Each destination possesses its own historical and cultural look into the true heart and soul of NOTL and the entire Niagara region. They should not be missed by the tourists passing through the area.

The work of a number of local artists has found a home at Niagara Image Gallery.  Visitors can purchase these gorgeous pieces and may have the opportunity to meet with the actual artists to hear their personal stories. A variety of art forms are also on display at The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Center.  This restored water pumping station makes the building itself a place of artistic and historical significance.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is sure to be one of the most memorable stops along your Airlink Niagara Falls Bus Tour. Check out our variety of day and evening tour packages and get ready for an amazing adventure.