Your talents and generous hospitality create exquisite sensory indulgence for your guests. We have savoured our stay. — Victoria Fisher & Jennifer Williams, North River, NS, Canada
|Where is Niagara-on-the-Lake? We are just a 20-minute drive along the beautiful Niagara River Parkway from Niagara Falls; a 90-minute drive along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Toronto; a 75-minute drive from Toronto’s L.B. International Airport; a 50-minute drive from Buffalo’s International Airport in northern New York State; and a comfortable day’s drive from New York City, Washington DC, Detroit and points in between.A car is definitely recommended if you plan to tour the Niagara Region, but not necessary if you intend to spend your entire time in Old Town taking in the shops, restaurants, breweries, wineries and theatres.Niagara Airbus provides door-to-door service between all of the airports and Globetrotters B&B in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Make your reservations online at www.niagaraairbus.com and save 10% or call them direct at 905-374-8111 in Niagara or 716-835-8111 in Buffalo, NY.|
WHAT’S THERE TO DO IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE?
|In a single word—plenty. In fact, you’ll likely run out of time before you experience all there is to see and do. The picturesque historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a range of activities for all ages and interests: a repertoire of live theatrical performances at the Shaw Festival; musical performances at various venues by talented musicians from around the world at Music Niagara and numerous Jazz Festivals; historical, architectural and winery tours; a host of great shopping and dining venues; hiking, biking and horseback riding trails; goat yoga; as well as a huge variety of unique sightseeing tours in and around Niagara Falls. Some of our star attractions for the upcoming season are listed below for your convenience but feel free to contact us and we’re happy to let you know what’s happening during your intended stay. For information on sightseeing tours in Niagara Falls and the Discover Niagara Pass, click here|
FOR YOUR DINING PLEASURE
|Looking for a restaurant that offers quality food and service at reasonable prices? Advance reservations are always recommended. Here are some of our favourites:
The Old Winery Restaurant, 2228 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-8900
Ginger’s, 390 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-3871
The Ravine Vineyard restaurant, 1366 York Road, St. Davids: 905-262-8463
The Twisted Vine Kitchen & Market, 1502 Niagara Stone Rd., Virgil: 905-468-2486
The Lounge at the Charles Inn, 209 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-4588
Zee’s Grill, 92 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-5715
The Epicurean, 84 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-3408
Niagara’s Finest Thai, 88 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-1224
Masaki Sushi, 60 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake: 905-468-1999
The English Pub at the Old Angel’s Inn and the Irish pub at The Harp are also crowd-pleasers and do not require advance reservations.
For a more complete listing of dining options in Niagara-on-the-Lake, please feel free to ask us for recommendations.
FUN THINGS TO DO IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
|Looking for something to do other than shop, taste wine or beer or dine? You’ve come to the right place. These are just a few of the activities and fun tours available in and around Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls—even on rainy days*.NOTE: Information was correct at time of printing and may have changed due to the current COVID situation. Please check the websites for latest information.
BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY *
Located on Old Stone Road in Virgil, Grape Escape Wine Tours offers fully guided bicycle tours as well a bike rentals. All rental rates include premium Fuji bicycles, helmets, handle bar bags. bottle cages and maps. Call in advance to reserve your full-day (or more) bike rental. 1-866-935-4445 or 905-468-9959 or 905-468-9969.
At 431 Mississauga Street, ZOOM Leisure offers quality service and bike rentals. All bikes are equipped with handle bar bags, bells, water bottle cages and kickstands. Helmets, locks and maps are included in the rental price. Selections include touring hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, bicycles for two or children’s bikes and trailer attachments. They’ll even deliver your bikes to our door so it’s here when you arrive. Call 905-468-2366 or 1-866-811-6993.
FORT GEORGE GHOST TOURSDuring the evening you will hear a score of ghostly accounts as well as be introduced to the history of Fort George and the surrounding area. Tours happen on Sunday evenings during May, June and September, then Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in July and August. Visit online or call 905-468-6621.
HISTORICAL WALKS OF NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
IMAX THEATRE NIAGARA FALLS *
HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISES *
NIAGARA FALLS AVIARY *
NIAGARA FALLS HELICOPTER TOURS
NIAGARA’S FURY *
NIAGARA’S GIANT OBSERVATION SKYWHEEL *
SPA AT Q124 *
OUTLET MALL RETAIL THERAPY *
SKYLON TOWER *
THE SHAW FESTIVAL *
WELLAND CANAL MUSEUM *
WHIRLPOOL JET BOAT TOURS *
WILLOWBANK HERITAGE ESTATE *
WINERY TOURS With more than 100 wineries in the Niagara area, there are plenty of options available — too many to list here. For a full list in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area, visit wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com. If you’re interested in reading about the variety of wines available and where to taste them, check out Lidija Biro’s blog, Divine Vines, here.
GETTING AROUND NIAGARA
|A car is A MUST when visiting the Niagara Region. For those who prefer not to drive, there is taxi and Uber service between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. Taxi rate information is available at 905-358-3232. During the summer months, there is also regular bus service from 11am to 5pm between Niagara Falls and the Fort George parking lot in Old Town.If you do not wish to rent a car, there is daily year-round service via the GO system (train and bus service) between Toronto and St. Catharines or Niagara Falls, from which you would hire a taxi.
While most shops, restaurants and theatres within Old Town are easily within a 20- to 30-minute walk from anywhere, shuttle service on demand is available between Queen Street and the Community Centre, which is just a three-minute walk from Globetrotters Bed and Breakfast. This shuttle service also provides transportation between Niagara-on-the-Lake and The Niagara Outlet Collection.
In Niagara Falls, paid parking is available at the Falls parking lot, the Greenhouse and the Rapidsview parking lot. If you park at the latter, you can ride the free shuttle bus from the parking lot to the Falls and back. Information is available from WEGO.