Niagara-on-the-Lake, a well preserved 19th century village, is often described as "the prettiest town in Ontario".
Only a few minutes from Niagara Falls, it is the heart of Niagara's wine region where wine has been made since the 1800s. More recent experiments with European species over the past half century have led to serious wine production. Today, with more than 60 wineries in the Niagara Peninsula, the region accounts for nearly 80% of Canada's growing volume.
Niagara-on-the-Lake draws theatergoers to its annual "Shaw Festival" and food lovers to its unparalleled restaurants.