Niagara On The Lake

Historic Niagara On The Lake Hotel - Prince of Wales

This quaint village is located where the Niagara River ends as it empties into Lake Ontario.  Voted Canada’s most beautiful town, it is renowned for the shops, boutiques, sidewalk cafes, galleries and seasonal flowers.  On your Chariots of Fire Niagara Falls tour you will have the opportunity to stop here and take photos, shop or have lunch.

The bus tour guide will provide a commentary on the town’s history.  You will see Fort George, constructed in 1793 as the central command of the British army in Canada after the American Revolution took place.  This fort was burnt in August of 1813 during the war of 1812, and later rebuilt.  The first library, newspaper and printing press in the province are located here.

Niagara-on-the-Lake was the site of Ontario’s first parliament legislature government in 1792 and the Law Society of Upper Canada began here that same year.  The Canadian fugitive slave act was passed here in 1793.  Black fugitives escaping the slavering plantations of the south would find refuge after they crossed the Niagara River, with the protection of law and freedom and the opportunity for a new life.

This village of Niagara-on-the-Lake that your Fall for Niagara day tours stops at is second only to Niagara Falls itself.