Save on Sunday Evening Shaw Performances

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association (BBA) has teamed up with the Shaw Festival to offer you additional savings of up to 20% on already discounted tickets for most Sunday evening Shaw performances throughout May and June 2015. This further reduction results in savings of up to 40 to 50% or $72 to $116 for two tickets off the regular Saturday evening price!

You Never Can Tell is one of Shaw's most light-hearted plays. (Photo illustration by Emily Cooper)

You Never Can Tell is one of Shaw’s most light-hearted plays. (Photo illustration by Emily Cooper)

These discounted tickets for Sunday evening performances are only available through participating BBA members, so be sure to ask your hosts about details when reserving your Sunday night stay.

Here are the performances and reduced ticket prices for affected Sunday evening performances:

Date

Time

Performance

Threatre

Ticket Price

Blue

Gold

Platinum

May-03

8:00PM

Lady from the Sea

Courthouse

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

May-10

8:00PM

You Never can Tell

Royal George

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

May-17

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

May-24

8:00PM

You Never can Tell

Royal George

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

May-31

8:00PM

You Never can Tell

Royal George

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

Jun-07

8:00PM

Lady from the Sea

Courthouse

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

Jun-14

8:00PM

You Never can Tell

Royal George

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

Jun-14

8:00PM

Lady from the Sea

Courthouse

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

Jun-21

8:00PM

Pygmalion

Festival

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

Jun-21

8:00PM

Peter and the Star Catcher

Royal George

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

$ 68.00

Jun-28

8:00PM

You Never can Tell

Royal George

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

Jun-28

8:00PM

Lady from the Sea

Courthouse

$ 44.00

$ 52.00

$ 60.00

All tickets are also subject to HST and a booking fee of $8.50 per ticket.

Featuring musicals, dramas and comedies, the 2015 Shaw Festival season promises something for everyone in the family. For a fully listing of this year’s playbill, visit shawfest.com.

One of four distinctive theatres, all within easy walking distance of each other, the beautiful Festival Theatre is the Shaw's flagship theatre. (© Cosmo Condina Photography)

One of four distinctive theatres, all within easy walking distance of each other, the beautiful Festival Theatre is the Shaw’s flagship theatre. (© Cosmo Condina Photography)

 

Posted by Donna S. Vieira on behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association

This is the one and only official website of the Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B Association. Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections, are legally licensed to operate as a B&B and meet all the required standards set out by the association. If you prefer to book online, this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association’s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not-for-profit association and not other, unrelated, commercial entities.

 

 

 

“It’s All About Da Grape, ‘Bout Da Grape”

Partnerships in business make good common sense. And the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association is proud to be associated with a long list of carefully chosen winery and wine tour partners who conduct business throughout the Niagara Region.

WINERIES:

To paraphrase a popular song, here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, “It’s all about da grape, ’bout da grape.” Many of our Niagara winery partners have won prestigious awards over the years. All are open from May throughout the summer while some remain open year-round. Your B&B hosts will be happy to provide you with coupons for free tastings at their favourite locations.

It's all about da grape, 'bout da grape.

It’s all about da grape, ’bout da grape.

Caroline Cellars Winery — also enjoy great food at its Farmhouse Café

Ravine Vineyards — renowned for its wines and bistro, open for lunch and dinner

Two Sisters Vineyards — a new addition to Niagara-on-the-Lake

Reif Estate Winery — a longtime favourite for locals and visitors alike

Peller Estates Winery — 50 years old and still thriving; superb dining too

Trius Winery at Hillebrand — a winemaking pioneer for over 30 years, featuring delicious menus

Between the Lines Winery — a family-run estate winery specializing in Lemberger and Vidal

Château des Charmes Winery — founded by a fifth-generation French wine growers

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery — featuring wines that reflect its unique terroir and microclimate

Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits — offering an exciting portfolio of Canadian and International wines

Five Rows Craft Winery — a small operation in St. David’s with big plans

Frogpond Farm Organic Winery — for something truly unique and different

Inniskillin Winery — the granddaddy of them all

Jackson-Triggs Winery — known for great wines and outdoor summer concerts

Joseph’s Estate Wines — featuring a full portfolio of premium VQA red and white wines and more

Konzelmann Estate Winery — for one of the friendliest and most informative experiences in wine country

Palatine Hills Estates — sample wine in an unpretentious atmosphere

Pillitteri Estate Winery — where old world meets new world; be sure to visit its one-of-a-kind barrel cellar

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery — a family affair dedicated to producing small-batch wines

Small Talk Vineyards — experience new varietals that’ll have you talking

Southbrook Vineyards — an upstanding member of the global biodynamics community and steward of the earth

Stratus Vineyards — row upon row of grape vines featuring 11 varieties of red and seven of white

Strewn Winery — a winery, a cooking school and an on-site tapas bar, all in one lovely location

Sunnybrook Farm Winery Estates — Canada’s original fruit winery

The Ice House Winery — become an ice wine expert and sip n’Ice Slushies

 

WINE TOUR OPERATORS:

If you’re going to drink wine, we recommend a guided cycling or chauffeur-driven wine tour. You’ll also get a deeper understanding of the various wineries and wines in the area. Choose from an array of tour options offered by our wine tour partners. Some include lunch or dinner, while others keep it light and simple.

Tour three or four wineries on a guided wine tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tour three or four wineries on a guided wine tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

ZOOM Leisure, for bike rentals and guided cycling wine tours

Grape Escape Wine Tours, for bike rentals and guided cycling or chauffeur-driven wine tours

Niagara Vintage Wine Tours, for chauffeur-driven wine tours

Niagara Wine Tours International, for bike rentals and guided cycling wine tours

Posted by Donna S. Vieira on behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association

This is the one and only official website of the Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B Association. Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections, are legally licensed to operate as a B&B and meet all the required standards set out by the association. If you prefer to book online, this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association’s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not-for-profit association and not other, unrelated, commercial entities.

 

 

Shed Those Mid-Winter Blahs

It’s been a cold, harsh winter by all measurements. Isn’t it time you took a break from the city life, chaos and grime to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Niagara-on-the-Lake? Book a cozy weekend at your favourite B&B where privacy, peace and quiet, and a taste of the local lifestyle are just a few of the reasons to stay. Oh, and of course, there’s that delicious spread first thing in the morning—lovingly prepared and served by your hosts.

 

Out and about

And if you do choose to head out during your stay, there’s plenty going on to keep you entertained and out of the cold. Check these out:

 

FEBRUARY 26–MARCH 5:

The popular Fabulicious event comes to town, during which you have the opportunity to dine at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest restaurants serving special three-course meals at amazing prices. Indulge in three-course lunches for $25 and three-course dinners for $35.

The Fabulicious dining event in on until March 6. Don't miss it!

The Fabulicious dining event in on until March 5. Don’t miss it!

 

MARCH:

Sample a variety of award-winning wines at numerous vineyards throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake. Your B&B hosts are always happy to recommend the best and their favourites and furnish you with complimentary tasting coupons.

And, there’s always Sunday brunch at the ever-popular Ravine Winery—that’s if you still have room after your hearty B&B breakfast servings earlier that morning.

Enjoy a tasty Sunday brunch at the Ravine Winery Restaurant.

Enjoy a tasty Sunday brunch at the Ravine Winery Restaurant.

 

APRIL:

On April 4, hippety-hop over to the Annual Bunny Trail at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre where the Kinsmen Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. sharp. There’s plenty of family entertainment planned until 1 p.m. too. It promises to be fun for the whole family and everyone’s welcome.

Also on April 4, at 7:30 p.m., BRAVO Niagara! and the St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre, in partnership with the Centre for the Arts, Brock University, present world-renowned piano sensation and “You Tube Star of Classical Music,” Valentina Lisitsa. For tickets and information on other upcoming performances scheduled by BRAVO Niagara!, visit bravoniagara.org.

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa performs on April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa performs on April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

And on April 11, Willowbank is holding an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. That means Spring is coming! Another great reason to celebrate in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

 

This is the one and only official website of the Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B Association. Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections, are legally licensed to operate as a B&B and meet all the required standards set out by the association. If you prefer to book online, this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association’s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not-for-profit association and not other, unrelated, commercial entities.

 

Posted by Donna S. Vieira on behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association

 

 

 

 

A January Salute to Icewine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

It’s January. And that can mean only one thing here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Icewine Festival is coming to town! So start planning you trip today as bed and breakfasts in Niagara-on-the-Lake book up fast at this time.

 

Festivities abound

From grape harvesting and pressing to the Gala and ice wine festivities, there’s much to experience from January 16 January 25. Here’s a glimpse at what’s in store for 2015:

• Friday, January 16: Sparkle and Ice Gala

• Saturday and Sunday, January 17 & 18: Icewine Village in the Heritage District

• Thursday, January 22: The new White on Ice dinner presented by Signature Kitchens begins at 7 p.m.

• Thursday and Friday, January 22 & 23: Live ice carving demonstrations at the Icewine Village

• Friday, January 23: Soups On at the Icewine Village from 4 to 7 p.m.

• Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25: Shop, sip, sample and savour your way through the Icewine Village in the Heritage District.

Wine glasses at the Icewine festival

Enjoy fine vintage wines from Niagara-on-the-Lake at the Icewine Festival.

 

Indoor recreation

If you find it a bit chilly outside, you can always plan to take an indoor break from all the activity and attend a movie hosted by the Shaw Festival Film Series at the Festival Theatre at 3 p.m. on Saturday. On January 17, Love is Strange starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Maria Tomei is considered one of the best movies of 2014, and on January 24, St. Vincent stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy join forces to keep you entertained. If you enjoy documentaries, check out Fed Up on Friday, January 16 or Particle Fever on Friday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Single tickets are $12 including tax and can be purchased in advance or same day at the Shaw Festival Box Office.

And why not plan to enjoy a bite before the Saturday films? Gathering Niagara’s Lunchmarket at the Shaw Festival Theatre features excellent fare at reasonable prices from local food trucks and vendors. Be early though as food can sell out fast!

 

A tribute to Inniskillin

The Hollywood Reporter has issued a Top 10 list of best foreign beverages to enjoy as you watch the Golden Globe Awards this weekend. Vidal Icewine by Inniskillin is No. 3 on the list. Way to go guys!

Happy New Year to all!

 

This is the one and only official website of the Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B Association. Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections, are legally licensed to operate as a B&B and meet all the required standards set out by the association. If you prefer to book online, this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association’s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not-for-profit association and not other, unrelated, commercial entities.

 

Posted by Donna S. Vieira on behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association