Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake: Spice It Up on a Perfect February Getaway

Traditionally, February is a month of celebration around the world. For instance, New Orleans has Mardi Gras; Québec City has its Winter Carnival; and Brazil has Rio Carnaval. Likewise, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we keep the New Year champagne glow alive. February is a time for love, intimacy and revelry.

 

Plan Your Picture-Perfect Escape Online

Nothing is more memorable than a romantic stay in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. STAY Niagara-on-the-Lake offers an assortment of accommodation choices, ranging from country-style inns and bed and breakfasts to private vacation homes, apartments and luxury villas.

 

Browse through the member properties listed on STAY Niagara-on-the-Lake’s website where an interactive map of the area helps you pick the perfect location that suits your budget. From popular tours and relaxing spas to performing arts and scenic golf courses, an endless array of experiences and attractions await you year-round in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

 

Need help? Your hosts know the area well and are happy to help you map out your perfect February getaway. If you need an excuse to visit us, here are a few suggestions.

Indulge in Chocolate, Cheese & Wine

It’s been said the best way to the heart is through the stomach. What better way to express your love than sampling decadent sweet chocolate and savory cheese artfully paired with wine.

 

On four weekends throughout February, 20 Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries invite you to indulge in these tempting pairings. Couples’ passes to the Chocolate & Cheese Festival are now on sale and provide access to all participating properties.

 

If you’re a frequent visitor to Niagara-on-the-Lake, may we suggest the Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass, which entitles you to one tasting of a Winemaker’s Selection wine at each winery any Monday through Friday throughout the year.

 

Pair Up to Create Magic on Valentine’s Day

This is when Venus and Cupid wing in like a love fairies to set the stage for seduction and ramp up the chemistry between you to create wonderful wintertime memories together as a Supercouple. Apply one or more of our ideas, and you can bet your amour will brag about this day for weeks to come.

 

Once you’ve booked your overnight accommodation, be sure to arrange delivery of your sweetie’s favourite flowers to your room from one of many florists in the area. Perhaps, a selection of chocolates and nuts is preferred. Either way, your hosts can help you with that.

 

Begin your day with a stroll down Queen Street lined with whimsical boutiques filled with tempting delights. Saunter down to the lake to take in the majestic view. Meander through the Commons or admire the natural beauty along the mighty Niagara River. Head over to the Monet-inspired gardens at John & King where a skating rink, an outdoor sandwich and beverage bar and warming stations help to keep winter’s chill at bay.

 

With nearly 40 wineries in the immediate area, Niagara-on-the-Lake features countless award-winning vintages. Book a late-morning or early afternoon tour of your favourite winery to set the tone for an evening of romance.

 

Or schedule a couple’s full-body massage at one of several spas around Old Town.

 

As dusk settles in, cuddle up close under a warm blanket as you tour the picturesque streets of Old Town and relive the romance of centuries past. This a good time to slip out that little gift you bought for a moment just like this.

 

When it comes to dining, you’ll not be disappointed. Niagara-on-the-Lake is renowned for its array of fine restaurants where seasoned chefs prepare thoughtfully curated cuisine using fresh local ingredients and regional flavours, paired with delicious Niagara wines. From here on, you’re on your own…

February is Black History Month

Is history more your style? Follow the Freedom Trail along the majestic Niagara River and learn about the legendary role Niagara played in the Underground Railroad that welcomed an estimated 40,000 African American slaves to freedom throughout the 19th century.

 

Stand in the spot where Harriet Tubman crossed into Canada in 1856. Rediscover landing points where freedom-seekers entered Canada. Visit the Mackenzie Printery in Queenston where Upper Canada’s 1793 Act Against Slavery was printed. These are just a few of more than 20 plaques and displays found along the scenic Parkway highlighting some of Canada’s most historic moments that happened right here in Niagara.

 

On the last Sunday of the month in January, February and March, Niagara Parks is hosting a three-part speaker series exploring perspectives on Black history and culture in Canada, delivered by prominent historians, community leaders and commentators.

 

Come Just for the Fun of It

Maybe you don’t have any agenda at all. You just want a mid-winter break. We have you covered there too. History buffs, artists, fitness enthusiasts and music lovers will find a host of activities happening.

 

Start with Fireside Fridays Speakers Series at Navy Hall where hour-long presentations include original artifacts from the War of 1812. Or maybe you’re interested in the various artistic programs and classes at The Pumphouse Arts Centre. Raise a glass of local brew with your Trivia colleagues or share a laugh or two at The Exchange Brewery. Relax in Muskoka chairs in the warmth of an enclosed winter patio at the Konzelmann Estate Winery as you sample a seasonal wine flight, perfectly paired with your very own Smores and Chilli Board.

 

We know that time spent with family is special too. A vacation rental is the ideal solution to any getaway with kids. And what better place to celebrate your upcoming Family Day Weekend (February 20) than right here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In addition to the outdoor skating rinks at the Monet-inspired gardens mentioned earlier, the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass from Niagara Parks features a number of venues and exclusive benefits that are sure to capture young imaginations.

 

Isn’t it time you booked your February escape with STAY Niagara-on-the-Lake?

Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake Passport Programs

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Great News!!! Just in time for Christmas tickets to all of our 2020 passport programs are on sale now!

If you are short on time and dreading the thought of venturing into a crowded mall to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy person on your list, there is no need to panic.

You can get your loved one the ultimate gift of a wonderful Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country experience in a few easy clicks without leaving the comfort of your own home. Take a look at the great options below. 

There is something for everyone, from the chocolate lover who embraces winter’s chill, to the sun seeker eagerly awaiting the return of grilling season, to the wine aficionado seeking terroir-driven wines hand selected by their winemakers.

Days of Wine & Chocolate

Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Visit our wineries every weekend in February and taste over 20 VQA wines matched with delectable chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. A romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls’ getaway weekend! PURCHASE TICKETS!

Sip & Sizzle

What could be better than a spring weekend afternoon with a few friends, a barbecue, and fine wine? Well how about if we do the hosting? Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake every weekend in May and experience a unique grilled food item perfectly paired with a premium VQA wine at over 20 wineries. The perfect way to kick-off barbecue season! PURCHASE TICKETS!

Taste the Season

Taste the Season is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must-do event in November! This is when our wineries celebrate the bountiful fall harvest by pairing premium VQA wines with locally-inspired culinary creations that highlight the flavours of the season. The pass entitles the holder one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at over 20  member wineries any weekend in November. PURCHASE TICKETS!

Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass

Our Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass is a great way to visit all of our member wineries year-round. So slow down, take your time and savour carefully selected terroir wines at over 20 member wineries for one convenient price. PURCHASE TICKETS!

Any don’t forget to book your stay at one of the world-class bed and breakfasts, country inns, vacation homes and cottage rentals.

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Noël en juillet

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Ne manquez pas Noël au Festival Shaw!

Le Festival Shaw n’a pas un, mais bien deux spectacles de Noël prévus en novembre et en décembre! A Christmas Carol sera de retour pour sa troisième saison au Royal George Theater et la scène du Festival sera décorée en prévision du classique musical Holiday Inn.

La vente des billets va déjà bon train pour les deux spectacles, alors n’attendez pas. Nous ne voudrions pas que vous vous sentiez comme si vous aviez trouvé un morceau de charbon dans votre bas de Noël!

Holiday Inn lancera joyeusement la saison des Fêtes. Cet incontournable classique de Noël comprend de nombreuses chansons que vous aimez fredonner comme White Christmas, Cheek to Cheek et Easter Parade. C’est la meilleure façon de commencer la saison des Fêtes!

Michael Therriault est de retour dans le rôle de l’avare Scrooge dans A Christmas Carol. La pièce est un parfait rappel de la véritable signification de Noël. Arrivez de mauvaise humeur et repartez le coeur rempli de l’esprit des Fêtes!

Réservez votre hébergement parmi plus de 100 gîtes, auberges et maisons de vacances de renom, gracieuseté de l’Association des Bed & Breakfast de Niagara-on-the-Lake. L’hébergement de classe mondiale n’est que le début. Ensemble, les membres de notre association et nos partenaires peuvent vous aider à créer une parfaite combinaison d’expériences pour faire de votre séjour dans la région ontarienne historique de Niagara-on-the-Lake une escapade inoubliable.

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