DINING, HOTEL, SPA — May 25, 2017 at 10:46 am

Summer in Niagara


The Niagara region is the  perfect place for summer activities. There are hundreds of fun things to do, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 favourites. So go on, get out there!


1. Biking Wine Tours

Try and name three things better than a glass of wine at the end of a leisurely bike ride past the vineyards. You probably can’t, because there’s hardly anything better. Niagara on the Lake boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards in North America, with some of the most incredible wine. There are wineries around every turn, so whether you’re looking for red, white, or ice wine, there’s something for everyone! On those blistering hot days, you can even dig into an ice wine slushy!

2. Movies in the Vineyards

All of the region’s wineries offer a romantic atmosphere, but not all of them let you sprawl out amongst the vines, under the stars, to watch your favourite flick! Trius Winery offers Movie Night in the Vineyard on Friday nights throughout the summer, where $20/person gets you a movie ticket, popcorn, a lawn seat, and a glass of wine with a collectable glass!

3. Adrenaline Adventures

For the more adventurous, Niagara Falls is full of aerial adventures that will leave you breathless! If you’re not afraid of heights, one of the best ways to see the Falls is a Zipline tour over the Niagara Gorge. 

4. Spa-hhhhhh

Take some time to relax! The Spa at White Oaks has been named the #1 spa in Niagara, #2 in Ontario, and #3 in Canada! Loosen those tense shoulders with a massage, smooth your skin with a facial, or treat your toes to a pedi!

5. Fireworks

Friday nights in Niagara Falls wouldn’t be complete without fireworks! Beginning Friday, May 19, there will be fireworks over the Falls every Friday night at 10pm. Bring the family and a blanket, grab an ice cream, and watch the show!


6.Take a Stroll

Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. With quaint European-inspired charm, the Old Town strip is filled with shops, restaurants, and cafes. The streets are lined with beautiful flowers, and the old clock tower adds rustic charm. It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon!


7. Take in Some Theatre

Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to the four theatres that make up the Shaw Festival. The Festival has been performing incredible plays since 1962, and was a travelling theatre company until June 20, 1973, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Be part of history, and grab a ticket to one of the theatre’s many incredible performances!


8. The Supper Market

Wednesday nights in Niagara-on-the-Lake are home to The Supper Market. Locals and visitors alike can share in food trucks and vendors, local beers, wines, and ciders, and free entertainment from 4:30 – 9:30 every Wednesday from May 24 to September 20.

9. Tee Up

Hit one of the many golf courses in the Niagara area! Peninsula Lakes is consistently ranked as one of the best conditioned courses in Ontario, and is one of our favourites, boasting three 9-hole courses, for whatever difficulty you’re feeling that day!

10. I’ll drink to that!

Craft beer is becoming wildly popular, and the Niagara Region is right on the mark with this trend! There are craft beer tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake that prove NOTL is more than grapes, but if wine is your vice, there are numerous wine tours leaving from White Oaks every day!