The Community of Niagara On The Lake


About niagara on the lake , Ontario

This picturesque town is located in the Niagara Peninsula, where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. 

It is known for its old town charm, historic monuments, wineries, theatre venues and fine dining. Niagara-on-the-Lake was traditionally a cluster of beautiful historic homes, or large residential homes that run along the Niagara Parkway and River, surrounded by orchards and vineyards. 

It has further developed some newer residential neighbourhoods in the past ten years and offers something for everyone. It has been rated one of the best places to retire to and has a large percentage of seniors. 

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Average House Prices in niagara on the lake

2020 was a busy year in real estate, with real estate prices trending upwards in Niagara On The Lake. Average home prices in this area are as follows:

  • Single Family Homes  $890,000
  • Semi-detached homes $522,500
  • Townhomes $715,000
  • Condos $660,500


Downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake is the place for shopping and dining. Beautiful heritage properties house a wide variety of dining and shopping venues, as well as some beautiful hotels such as the vintage property The Prince of Wales Hotel.

 Book a traditional High tea in this beautiful hotel, or try a wine pairing meal at Trius Winery Restaurant. There are many boutique type shops such as Beau Chapeau Hat Shop, or find the perfect ornament at The Just Christmas Shop

Delicious speciality foods can be found at the Oliv Tasting Room, Greaves Jams or Cheese Secrets. Don’t forget to stop at Cows Creamery for some delicious ice cream on hand rolled waffle cones.

Indoor Recreational Activities

If you love theatre, you must go and watch a play at the Shaw Festival Playhouse

The Fort George National Historic Site of Canada is a great place to visit if you are a history buff. 

You must visit wineries if you are in this region, and book at tour or tasting. 

There are many amazing wineries to visit, and at Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery you can go for an ice skate in the winter or check out the amazing memorabilia inside after tasting Whisky in the distillery, 

Rief Estate Winery offers tastings of fine Rieslings, or Riverview Cellars Winery can offer you a truly delightful Sauvignon Blanc. 

Wine tours can be explored using driving companies, bike rentals, or by horse and carriage! 

Outdoor Parks and Recreational Activities

There are many beautiful outdoor parks and areas to explore in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Queen’s Royal Park is a waterfront green space with a small beach, gazebo and picnic tables perfect for an outdoor lunch.

  Queenston Heights Park offers amazing views over the Niagara River, and historical monuments including a towering tribute to General Brock. 

There are also many opportunities in this area to hike or bike along the Bruce Trail as it winds along the Niagara River. 


Niagara-on-the-Lake is serviced by the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board

There are a number of elementary and secondary schools in this area. Be sure to check on the board website to find out which school services the neighbourhood you are considering. Niagara Falls also has a Niagara College campus and is a short drive to Brock University.

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