Foraging for Food in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Can’t make up your mind where to eat in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here’s a unique solution for you and a couple of special events you might want to consider. Foodies unite! Niagara Culinary Tours is a relatively new company, which offers the unique experience of a walking food tour that incorporates a perfect blend of culture, food and history. Think of it as speed dating with restaurants during which you savour what Niagara’s locally-owned and operated eateries have to offer. Each Niagara Culinary Tour visits several local restaurants where you will have a taste of Niagara cuisine and meet chefs, owners and friendly hospitality professionals. Along the way your guide will talk about the history of the area and point out cultural landmarks, as well as the farm-to-table, current food and wine trends and, of course, Niagara VQA wines. You will get a chance to eat, walk and embrace your inner foodie! Tours run Friday to Sunday with a start time of 1:30 pm and are limited to 12 persons. Tickets are $55/person and include tour and food tastings at a minimum of five culinary partners. The walk is a flat three- to four-kilometre loop. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Special events On June 8 and October 5, 2014, Niagara Culinary Tours will host special events called “Foraging, Fabulous Food and Fine Wine”, along with culinary partners, Puck’s Plenty, Southbrook Vineyards and The Yellow Pear. These full-day events (from 1:30 to 7:30 pm) cost $125/person and include a 2 to 2.5-hour professionally guided foraging hike; a behind-the-scenes tour of Southbrook Vineyards, a LEED-certified, biodynamic winery; dinner created by The Yellow Pear at Southbrook Vineyards with accompanying wine pairings; and a take-away gift. Dinner-only tickets are also […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

WIN A TRIP TO NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

Here are two online contests you should know about: OnTheGo: Just go online to enter the draw for a romantic getaway for two in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which includes a two-night stay at a bed and breakfast including breakfast, a cycling wine tour with Grape Escape, a $100 certificate toward dinner at the Epicurean Restaurant, a tour of Chocolate F/X and a Truffle Gift Pack, and two bottles of wine from Reif Winery. JAZZ-FM 91.1 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN: Listeners who donate between April 30 and May 11 will have a chance to win one of three amazing getaways: GETAWAY #1 (VALUE: $630): Two nights at a bed and breakfast including breakfast, an afternoon wine tour for two with Grape Escape, and a bottle of Northern Icewine 2007. GETAWAY #2 (value: $550): Two nights at a bed and breakfast including breakfast, dinner for two at the Epicurean Restaurant, and a bottle of Northern Icewine 2007. GETAWAY #3 (value: $530): Two nights at a bed and breakfast including breakfast, a personal tour for two at the Chocolate F/X Factory and a Truffle Gift Pack, and a bottle of Northern Icewine 2007. Posted by Donna Vieira, Proprietor of Globetrotters Bed and Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake

By |April 7th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT GLOBETROTTERS BED AND BREADKFAST IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

Well, it’s finally here! Daytime temperatures are reaching double-digit figures, the likes of which we haven’t seen since fall 2013. Time to shed the mitts, hats and scarves, put away the shovels and tend to the garden. Fernando is thinking up new recipes with which to delight you. The tables are set up out under our outdoor breakfast pergola. Yes, I know it’s still a bit cool to eat out there, but we’re trying to encourage Spring to start blooming and Summer to make an early debut. WHAT’S NEW IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE FOR 2014? While I could go on for days about what’s coming down the pike here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, here are a few to get you planning your next getaway at Globetrotters Bed and Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival has begun its new season, which includes Man and the Arms, Cabaret, The Philadelphia Story, The Philanderer, The Charity That Began at Home, The Sea, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, When we are Married, Juno and the Paycock and The Mountaintop. You may have heard that the Maid of the Mist tour of Niagara Falls no longer operates out of the Ontario side. But fear not! Hornblower Niagara Cruises have arrived. Featuring a fleet of three custom-designed, state-of-the-art tour boats and a variety of tour options, Hornblower is breathing new life into this iconic Canadian sightseeing adventure. Hornblower’s two custom-designed 700-passenger catamarans offer the best views possible of the three waterfalls (the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls) that make up “The Falls” and the greatest number of tour options ever offered, including The Voyage to The Falls with departures every 15 minutes; Sunset Cocktail Cruises; Falls Illumination Cruises; and Falls Fireworks […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off

Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake: A Living Postcard

Mother Nature is certainly putting on a spectacular show this year! First there was ice: And now snow. How beautiful! Posted by Donna Vieira of Globetrotters Bed and Breakfast, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

By |December 24th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off

Santa’s Come and Gone

But we’re still here ready to welcome you to Niagara-on-the-Lake… As expected, our favourite visitor, jolly ol’ St. Nick, came to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, December 14. It’s a standing date. On the second Saturday of every December, Santa arrives on schedule much to the delight of residents and visitors alike. Here are a few memories of his most recent visit captured by photographer Bill Watson. Enjoy! Posted by Donna Vieira of Globetrotters Bed and Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake

By |December 24th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off

Embrace Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Pristine winter landscapes . . . twinkling lights . . . award-winning wineries and tantalizing culinary experiences . . . unique boutiques . . . museums and art galleries . . . cosy accommodation . . . heart-warming hospitality . . . delicious homemade breakfasts . . . making new acquaintances . . . These are just a few of the reasons why visitors enjoy bed and breakfast getaways at Globetrotters Bed and Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake. But did you know about the live entertainment available in the area? Wine Bars, Pubs and Lounges Just a quick 10-minute walk from our door, the Old Winery features live music in their wine bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Just a two-minute drive away (or a brisk 20-minute walk if you prefer not to drive), the Old Angel Inn rocks on Friday and Saturday evenings as does The Irish Harp on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And be sure to check out Cork’s on the main street to see what entertainment they’re featuring on any given night. In St. David’s, Ravine Winery invites you to settle into their lounge with a nice glass of wine and a hand-sliced charcuterie plate that’s to die for as you listen to music performed by local artists. Centre for the Arts at Brock University From November through May, the Centre for the Arts at Brock University hosts amazing performances by such brilliant artists as Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the University Wind Ensemble, the Manhattan Transfer, Chorus Niagara, Ballet Jörgen Canada, Darlene Love, the Leahy Family, John McDermott, Fabuki Daiko, Tower of Power, AC/DC, Jim Brickman and Luke McMaster, DINO-Light, the Tall […]

By |December 24th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off

Yes, We’re Open!

Many of our guests ask whether we remain open during the winter. Yes! The only time we may close is for maintenance or if we are taking a break ourselves. Otherwise, if the room is available, you can assume we’re open for business and eager to welcome you to Niagara-on-the-Lake. There are so many reasons to visit the Niagara Region during the late fall, winter and early spring. First of all, the crowds are gone so you can tour the area, Niagara Falls and the wineries without any hassle. It’s a great place to spend a weekend out in the country, away from the city. Theatre in Niagara continues. Wonderful performances, acts and events take place throughout the fall and winter seasons at the Centre for the Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines, at the Lyndesfarne Theatre in Niagara Falls and at the Niagara Falls Casino Resort where The Tenors and Bette Midler are scheduled to perform. Here are a few more reasons to consider a winter getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake: NOVEMBER: Taste the Season is the must-do event of the season. Seasonally-inspired VQA wine and food pairings take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Touring passes are $44.25/person (plus HST) and can be purchased online at www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/taste-the-season. On November 7, “In the Grip of the Eagle: Trial, Tribulation & Dinner” combines a wonderful dining experience with period music. For tickets, call 905-468-3912. DECEMBER: This month is filled with events and merriment. For instance, on December 6 & 7, there are the Rotary Holiday House Tour (6 & 7), the Candlelight Stroll (6), The Night of the Phoenix (7) and Niagara on Fire (6 & 7). On December 14, […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off
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    What’s New at Globetrotters B&B, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada What’s New at Globetrotters B&B, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

    What’s New at Globetrotters B&B, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

What’s New at Globetrotters B&B, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Owning a bed and breakfast is always a work in progress. In anticipation of your upcoming visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake this summer, we’ve been busy making changes at Globetrotters B&B to enhance your comfort and enjoyment during your stay with us. If you like what you see, just click here to reserve your favourite guest quarters today. BRAND NEW FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT If you’ve been here before, you won’t believe the changes we’ve made to our backyard garden. We’ve added a paved area and a covered gazebo, where Fernando serves his famous breakfasts, weather permitting. Guests love it! The area is also open to you should you decide to enjoy some appetizers and wine you’ve picked up before you head out to dinner or a Shaw performance. Our popular covered veranda now features a conversation corner with four chairs as well a couple of bistro tables and chairs. A wrought-iron gazebo with a bistro table and chairs adorns our front deck and offers a quiet spot for you to relax as you spend a lazy afternoon reading or an evening watching the sunset. A SPA-LIKE ENSUITE FOR THE CRYSTAL PALACE Early this year, we completely gutted the private ensuite washroom in our Crystal Palace on the main floor and replaced it with state-of-the-art European fixtures and a roomier designer spa-like walk-in shower. You’ll love the results! NEW TASTES AND FLAVOURS AWAIT YOU Fernando is always looking for ways to enhance his breakfasts. We don’t want to give away his secrets, but a new store called OliV just opened in town and he’s creating magic with their huge variety of flavours. As always, he’s happy to share his recipes with you — provided you’re a cherished guest, […]

By |June 13th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off

Free in Niagara, Ontario!

Music to your ears, right? Let’s go! – Beautiful Drives: Take a beautiful drive along the Niagara Parkway from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie. Or drive along Lakeshore Road west to Port Dalhousie and on to Jordan Village. – Viewing the Falls: Awesome during the day and spectacular at night with coloured lights and fireworks (on Friday and Sunday nights during the peak season). – Table Rock Welcome Centre, Niagara Falls: Take in the terrific views from the second floor Grand Hall and Horseshoe Landing Patio Terrace next to the elevator. – Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls: Need a break from touring? Relax in the beautiful gardens filled with stately trees. – Maid of the Mist Plaza, Niagara Falls: Take in the beautiful view of all three falls. There’s also a souvenir shop and snackbar on site. – The two casinos, Niagara Falls: It’s up to you what you spend. The Fallsview Casino has a lovely concourse full of shops and a gorgeous view of the Falls. – The Power Plant: In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Power Plant presents two exhibitions: Kerry Tribe: Speak, Memory and Dissenting Histories: 25 Years of The Power Plant. The gallery has also launched its ALL YEAR, ALL FREE program. – Niagara Parks Floral Showcase: Enjoy this beautiful seasonal garden and a tropic greenhouse. – Fragrance Garden: This is found beside and behind the floral showcase. The focus here is on scent and touch. There are also water features, sculptures and topiary. – Dufferin Islands, Niagara Falls: Head off to this quiet, secluded 10-acre park on the Parkway featuring several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths. A beautiful place for a picnic. – Thompson’s Point, Niagara Falls: […]

By |June 1st, 2013|Blog|2 Comments
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario, is just a 20-minute drive along the beautiful Niagara Parkway.
    Must Do’s in Niagara-on-the-Lake Must Do’s in Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Must Do’s in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Must Do’s in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake. You’re one of 18 million visitors who flock to the Niagara Region every year to enjoy all the incredible things there are to do and see. So much so that TripAdvisor named Niagara-on-the-Lake one of the top 25 must-see destinations in Canada. Our little town was also named the top wine and food destination in the country. Are you a thrill seeker or do you prefer culture and learning? Either way there is much to explore, plenty of yummy cuisines to taste and stores to tempt the most reluctant shopper in your family. So what are you waiting for? TOP 5 MUST-DOS: The Shaw Festival: Take in a live stage performance at one of the four theatres in town. Performances take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in all theatres every day except Mondays. Ticket prices range from $24 for students to $106 for Platinum on a summer weekend. Too expensive? Ask about Super Sundays, preview tickets or $30 tickets for patrons under 30. If you don’t have time to take in a performance, for $4.75 take an hour-long guided backstage tour at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. for families) at the Festival Theatre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fort George: See how life was prior to 1812, talk to the people, watch re-enactments and much more. Fun for the whole family. Guided Town Tours: A number of walking and motorized tours are available. Take a Ghost Walk Tour of town or Fort George. Or perhaps you prefer a historic perspective. Or how about a Mystery on the Lake tour, which combines a scavenger hunt and history? For those who prefer to ride, there are horse-drawn carriage tours and trolley tours. […]

By |May 26th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off
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