Niagara-on the lake today is comprised of several Historic Old Towns. The best known is Niagara located at the mouth of the Niagara River and site of a major battle in the War of 1812. Less well know is the sleepy Village of Queenston located at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment and originally a portage site around the Falls prior to the construction of the Welland Canal. Further along the Old Kings Highway is the Village of St. Davids and further west lies the Village of Virgil originally a Mennonite Farming community, it is now the site of the Town Offices, area and has a busy commercial area. These four towns make up present day NIAGARA-on-the-LAKE.
You can vist Fort George and watch the changing of the Guard and this year join in many Bi centennial celebrations, or walk the many pathway along the river, visit over 27 Wineries, or enjoy the Shaw Festival.s 3 theatres then walk along Historic Queen Street in the Old Town where most the the Historic buildings have been preserved and offer specialty shops and numerous sidewalk cafe's