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There is still time to catch a show at the Shaw Festival

(Version française) We are at mid season and there is still lots to see.  Dracula is just starting along with An Octaroon, and Middletown. Dracula – What if your darkest fear was your deepest desire? Sexy, funny and scary, Bram Stoker’s Gothic classic will leave your senses on fire. (from the ShawFest website)  Playing now, get… Read more

Explore Niagara Parks!

(Version française) As if wine, fine dining and the Shaw Festival were not enough, Niagara-on-the-Lake is also home to many of Niagara Parks attractions.  If you are into nature, look no further than Queenston Heights, Niagara Glen, or the Botanical Gardens.  Or Heritage, try Laura Secord’s Homestead, McFarland House or the Mackenzie Printery.  Golf, hiking,… Read more

What’s going on at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre?

(Version française) Here is the latest from the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, get more information at www.niagarapumphouse.ca .  Located at 247 Ricardo St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-468-5455. JOSH TIESSEN OPENING RECEPTION: Please join us for Opening Reception of Watching Paint Peel: Weathering Effects of Nature and Time on Sunday July 2, 2 p.m. Tiessen was mentored by acclaimed… Read more

Beat the mid-week supper blues!

(Version française) What’s for supper on a Wednesday? Have a seat at the one and only the Niagara-on-the-Lake Supper Market. Gourmet food trucks, wine and beer all with local flavour!  There is usually live music as well. Located in the field across the street from Jackson-Triggs Winery at 411 Niagara Stone Road – look for the big… Read more

Can you guess what i4C is?

  (Version française) Do the photos give it away?  The 2017 International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration is taking place in Niagara July 21-23. Join 59 winemakers from Ontario and nine other countries as they pour over 150 specially selected cool climate wines during a weekend of extravagant wine and culinary events.  Including the “School of… Read more

Fort George Commemorates the “Great War”

(Version française) It’s been 100 years since the “Great War” (World War 1).  June 17-18, Fort George will be hosting a commemorative event including re-enactors from across North American that will bring Fort George National Historic Site’s roots as Camp Niagara to life with displays and demonstrations honouring those who fought in the “war to end… Read more

Canada Day – Niagara Style

(Version française) Niagara-on-the-Lake knows how to celebrate Canada especially on Canada’s 150th birthday. Kick off the weekend on June 30 with a Canada 150 Celebration at Centennial Sports Park, admission is free, lots of events for all ages including fireworks to end the evening.  Check out all the details here. July 1st – Canada’s Birthday!… Read more

Start Summer in a Berry Nice Way!

(Version française) The Strawberry Festival will be held on June 17th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church (323 Simcoe St., Niagara-on-the-Lake). Come out for strawberry shortcakes, crepes, pies, ice cream,  barbecue and corn on the cob, strawberry jam , fresh strawberries for sale, silent auction, accessories, used books, bake table, plants, along with… Read more

Can You Dig It? 2017 Horticultural Society Garden Tour

(Version française) Plan to be in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday July 8th, for this year’s Historic Old-Town Garden Tour.  Hosted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society, this annual event has been named one of the top 150 garden events for the Canada 150.  Get a look behind the fences at some of our beautiful gardens. GARDEN LOCATIONS… Read more

Is it Pride or Prejudice? – 3rd Annual Jane Austen Lecture

  (Version française) For all you Austen fans out there, the third annual Jane Austen Lecture with Dr. Barbara Seeber from Brock University, she will discuss the timeless appeal of Jane Austen, 200 years after her death. This special evening will take place on May 18th, at 7:00 pm at Navy Hall. Tickets are $15.00… Read more