Distillery District

The historic distillery district, located in Toronto, is home to dozens of unique shops, bakeries, venues, and restaurants. Often celebrated here are multi-faceted cultural festivals, music festivals, and art displays. Coming up this week until the beginning of February, they will be having a baby ASL classes! As well as on January 25th, there will be the annual Robbie Burns Brewmasters Supper from 5:30pm-11pm!


The Distillery District Before and After Photos

The Distillery District Before and After Photos

For more information regarding upcoming events, visit: www.thedistillerydistrict.com

Wine Country!

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre will be celebrating wine country throughout the month of Sepember (through the 27th)! This exhibit will feature original artwork by local artists in order to display themes from Wine Country! Participating artists will include: Ron Clavier, David Drum, Janice Low, and many more!
You will be able to view this exhibit during normal business hours at the Pumphouse from 12-4pm (weekdays).

For more information visit: www.niagarapumphouse.ca



Bird Kingdom

Take a tropical adventure to the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls! The Bird Kingdom is the largest free-flying indoor aviary where over 300 birds call their home. The aviary is a multi-level rainforest setting housing a 40 foot waterfall, dozens of topical plants, and 80 different species of birds! The Bird Kingdom also features a smaller aviary for small birds to make their homes in as well as a nocturnal aviary! The nocturnal aviary stays dark even during the daytime hours to accommodate the nocturnal creatures. Besides bird watching, children can have fun with the Kids Archaeology Dig where they can search for treasures in the kingdom! Fun for everyone, the birds in Bird Kingdom await your visit!

For more information visit: http://www.cliftonhill.com/attractions/other-attractions/bird-kingdom

Written by: Kelsey Chapman

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Journey Behind the Falls

Taking a Journey Behind the Falls is truly an experience unlike any other! Geared with your poncho, be prepared to stand in the mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls! At 13 stories tall, the Horseshoe Falls holds one fifth of the worlds fresh water. While extremely refreshing in the summer, you can still go behind the falls in the winter months! Prepare for a frigidly exciting visit in this case!

For information regarding ticket prices visit: http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/journey-behind-the-falls.html

Written by: Kelsey Chapman



Marineland was opened over 50 years ago and takes great pride in educating the world on its unique aquatic life and attractions. Attractions at Marineland include: the Arctic Cover (where you can get up close and personal to touch and feed the white whales), friendship cove (which allows an uncles underwater view of the killer whale), the Beluga whales, and even traditional land animals (including bison, elk, and deer)! Marineland has something to offer everyone!

To find out more information visit: marineland.ca

Written by: Kelsey Chapman


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Butterfly Conservatory

The butterfly conservatory is located at the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden, just north of Niagara Falls. With over 2,000 butterflies (thats 45 different species!), you can explore up tp 180 meters of trails and exhibits all throughout the beautiful environment. Though the conservatory is enclosed, it holds true to a rainforest like environment full of lush trees and exotic plant life. The tour is self-guided for your convenience and children of all ages are welcome.

To find out more about ticket prices visit: http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/butterfly-conservatory.html

Written by: Kelsey Chapman

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Lake Gibson

The Mel Swart Lake Gibson Conservation Park is the largest inland man made lake in the Niagara area. Created in 1904, spanning 27 acres of farmland and meadows, the surreal piece of the world plays host to a wide variety of endangered wild life, and other habitats that have had their homes threatened by urbanization. Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy the beauty of Lake Gibson.

To learn more visit: http://melswartlakegibsonpark.com

Written by: Kelsey Chapman

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Fort George National Historic Site

       A legendary site for Canada and a  historic pride for NOTL, Fort George is a must-see during your visit! During the War of 1812, the fort served as headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army. In the course of the fight for control of Canada between The United States and Great Britain, much of Niagara-On-The-Lake was burned down as Britain attempted to reclaim territory from the U.S. forces. The Fort was one of the few structures that survived the conflict. You’ll sense the history in the atmosphere, and trod the footpaths of war legends such as Major General Sir Isaac Brock, who died in the battle of Queenston Heights. On your tour you can see the Brock’s Monument National Historic Site. And if you’re interests lie in hauntings, you can embark on the Fort George Ghost Tours, the longest-running ghost walk in the Niagara Region! Join a group of other candle-wielding adventurers on a nightly stroll around the most haunted site in town, and learn about the dark history and haunting of Fort George.

ADDRESS: 51 Queens Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON  L0S 1J0
PHONE: (905) 468-6614
WEBSITE: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/fortgeorge/index.aspx

 Written by: Maurice Smith


ADDRESS: 26 Queen St, Lower level, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0, Canada, PHONE: (905) 468 1950
WEBSITE: wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com

NOTL is teeming with a variety of family vineyards and makers of the finest Canadian wines. Take the opportunity to discover new tastes with a tour of the Wineries of Niagara-On-The-Lake! You can catch one of several tours and getaways, depending on the season. January is a full month of celebration here, with the Icewine Festival presenting a brisk experience of a Wine Country winter.  In February, the Days of Wine and Chocolate are sure to indulge your tastebuds in the most romantic flavors. Wine & Herb in May lets you in on the agricultural side with local herbs and produce, and November stimulates the palate with Taste the Season, a regionally-inspired culinary experience.

Written by: Maurice Smith

Top-notch Dessert Spots!

Indulge yourself in the myriad of flavors at Niagara-On-The-Lake! Previously, we gave you the scoop on some of the top suggested restaurants in the NOTL area. Perhaps after you enjoy a delicious meal at one of these acclaimed spots (see previous blog post) perhaps you may want to complete the delights of your palate with a dessert or two. To save you some of the hassle of finding a sweet spot, we’ve compiled 5 top-notch places to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be sure to check them out during your stay at Niagara-On-The-Lake Cottage Rental!


44 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Phone number 1-800-565-2697

Website http://www.cows.ca

Willow Cakes and Pastries

242 Mary St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

Phone number (905) 468-2745

Website willowcakes.ca


The Pie Plate

1516 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil, ON L0S 1T0, Canada

Phone number (905) 468-9743

Website thepieplate.com

Nina Gelateria

37 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

Phone number (289) 868-8852

Website ninagelateria.com

Niagara Home Bakery

66 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

Phone number (905) 468-3431

Website: https://www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/attraction/2254/Shopping/niagara-home-bakery

Written by: Maurice Smith