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Niagara-on-the-Lake | Ontario

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The First Capital of Upper Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well-preserved 19th-century village. The historic centre had been designated as a provincial Heritage Conservation District under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1986.

The town was established in 1792 when it was chosen as the first capital of Upper Canada and named Newark by Lieutenant-Governor John G. Simcoe. The town became a British military site.

Photo: Pierre André, Wikimedia Commons

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Shaw Festival

8 plays on 3 stages from May to December 2021

The Shaw Festival was founded in 1962. The original mandate was to stimulate interest in Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and his period and advance the development of theatre arts in Canada.

Today, with ten or more productions each year performed in three theatres for an audience of more than 250,000, the Shaw Festival has grown to become a major Canadian cultural icon, a gem in this country’s rich cultural heritage.

The Shaw Festival is the second largest repertory theatre company in North America.

Royal George (on photo) is one of three theatres. Two others are the Festival Theatre and Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade).

Don’t miss the selfie with Bernard Show in front of Show Café, 92 Queen Street.

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The Niagara Apothecary

The oldest apothecary in Canada

The apothecary is an authentic museum restoration of an 1869 pharmacy as part of a practice that operated in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, from 1820 to 1964.

Hundreds of artifacts from the 1830’s medicine jars, authentic leech jar used during the time, show globes, and tons of other one-of-a-kind items.

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Queen’s Royal Park

Just seconds away from the downtown core, this park offers up lovely views of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River empties into the lake.

Walk by the small shore trail or relax on the grass.

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Solo Swims of Ontario Plaque

A granite stone on King Street lists 65 names of a very exclusive club. The marker is dedicated to the people who have successfully completed a solo swim across Lake Ontario.

  • 21:11:55 – Average time in hours it takes a swimmer to cross Lake Ontario.
  • 45-51 km – Distance
  • 65 – Number of successful lake crossings on the Toronto route since 1954.
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First Newspaper 1793

The Upper Canada Gazette was the first newspaper to be published in Ontario.

It was produced at Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) for five years before being moved to York (now Toronto). A semi-official and then the official organ of the government, the paper continued in publication under various names until 1845.

Check the plaque on the Queen’s Royal Park.

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Il Gelato Di Carlotta

Try gelato from Florence in the heart of Upper Canada.

As master gelato makers from Florence, we take gelato seriously. Il Gelato di Carlotta embodies the essence of what Italian gelato really is – Florentine gelato craftsmanship, combined with top-quality ingredients, creativity and genuine love for gelato.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club

North America oldest golf course – since 1875

As you walk along this full-length 9 hole course, you will be treated to some of the most scenic views in Niagara.

The entire course runs along the shores of Lake Ontario and many holes are elevated just above the shore’s edge. You will also feel the history of the course as it is located on the grounds involved in the war of 1812.

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Fort George National Historic Site

Fort George was the headquarters of the Centre Division of the British Army during the War of 1812. It played a key role in the defence of Upper Canada.

Visitors to Fort George National Historic Site can step back in time to experience the early military history of Niagara. Tour through 19th-century military architecture including the Blockhouses, Officers’ Quarters, Artificers Shop and Guard House. Make sure to visit the powder magazine, which is the only building to have survived the Battle of Fort George and is the oldest military building in Ontario today!

Throughout the summer, experience the sounds of the Fife and Drum Corps, witness the training manoeuvres of the 41st Regiment Infantry unit, taste food prepared over an open fire in the Officer’s Kitchen, and witness musket and artillery demonstrations.

Photo: Sergiu Dumitriu, Wikimedia Commons

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Avondale Dairy Bar

The best place to get a cold treat since 1955! Enjoy the region’s finest ice cream made right here on premise while the kids play on the swings.

You’ll love the background of a working dairy farm with about 90 Holstein cows (Stewart Haven Farms), cornfields, and vineyards. Over 40 handmade ice cream flavours. From traditional flavours to our own unique creations not found anywhere else.

Photo: facebook.com/Avondale.Dairy.Bars

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St. Andrew’s

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St. Andrew’s is a Presbyterian church made from brick and wood which was built in 1831. It was designed by James Cooper in cooperation with John Edward Clyde and Saxton Burr who were carpenters and joiners.

The church has 6 Pantheon-like columns situated near the 3 entrances of the church. The church’s interior is pristinely white and natural light effortlessly fills the entirety of the church. The pulpit is made from a dark rich wood which complements the lighter elements and aspects of the church.

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewsNOTL/

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