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There’s always something happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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2- Decide on your room type and book your next getaway

3- See what’s happening in  Niagara-on-the-Lake


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 Your are not on a journey too happiness,  it is not the destination, it’s IS the Journey!

The linguistic term snowclone is used for these collections of related phrases:

“X  is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ not a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. ”
(Substitute: journey and destination, X =happiness)

Happiness is not tomorrow, its now.

Happiness is not a dependency, its is a decision.

Happiness is who you are, not what you have.

Happiness is not the destination, it is the journey.


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We hope you will discover your own happiness by discovering some of ours.’

‘demi’s place b&b is our journey and through it we wish to share our happiness with you.’


The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but on how happy others can be because of you.

….. from an anonymous modern proverb.

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Getting Married in NOTL!


Are you Getting Married in


After reserving your venue for your wedding, consider where your guests will stay. 


The Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast Association has over 100 bed and breakfasts, inns and cottages all listed in one convenient website.  Each with its own character and ambiance, your guests are sure to find a spot that suits them perfectly. They will begin each day with a delicious meal, indulge in the local wineries, restaurants and shops, and come home to a warm welcome and a comfy bed.

Check out Bookyourstay.ca and see how a bed and breakfast will fit perfectly into your special day.

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We hope you will consider demi’s place b&b which is centrally located 3 blocks from town. Check our availability and book early.



To also make your day more memorable book your wedding photographer with Peter and Vero. Check out their website



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February is for Wine and Chocolate!

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Wine and Chocolate!

February always makes me think about chocolate and what better way to indulge than with the perfect wine.  Every weekend in February, the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are celebrating this wonderful combination with The Days of Wine and Chocolate.  Enjoy pairings at over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Check out the decadent menu on their website. Surprisingly, many of the pairings are savoury rather than sweet. Passes are only $45/person and a designated driver pass is available.

It will be hard to get to all the wineries in a day, so why not make it a weekend getaway and stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s beautiful bed and breakfasts, inns or cottages.  Book your stay at Bookyourstay.ca today.

Insiders Tip: 

The passes are good for all weekends in February, so visit more than once!



A great way to show your LOVE, and great way to experience our  hospitality,

give a gift of a B & B.

Gift Certificates never expire, they are a convenient gift personalized for you.


Romance in the Air


Looking for your perfect Valentine getaway? Niagara-on-the-Lake is filled with romance and no better time than Valentine’s to visit. 

Hike or snowshoe along the Niagara Parkway, take in a wine tasting or winery tour (including the wonderful Days of Wine and Chocolate), indulge in fabulous restaurants.  Or maybe a stroll along Queen Street and a little shopping, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, spent time with the one you love in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

You will need a very special place to stay for this romantic getaway, why not a bed and breakfast, inn or cottage.  There is one to suit every taste! Book your stay at Bookyourstay.ca today.

Insiders Tip:  For that extra special touch, see if there are any romance packages available at your B&B or have flowers delivered by one of the local florists!



CALL us directly or fill out the form below and let us help you personalize a gift for your loved one.

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Visit Niagara’s Wine Country and Stay A While!

8EDDD731-DA0C-4758-B04D-4AEEE0AE2B83Visit Niagara’s Wine Country and Stay A While

Winter is a great time to come to Niagara-on-the-Lake and explore the wonderful world of wine. In its 23rd year, the Icewine Festival runs from January 12-28th, with events at individual wineries as well as Icewine Villages and gala evenings. If chocolate is more your thing, the Days of Wine and Chocolate will delight with chocolate and wine pairings at over 22 Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries, weekends in February.

Come to Niagara-on-the-Lake and discover over 100 world-class bed and breakfasts, country inns and cottages, each with its own character and ambiance. Begin each day with a delicious breakfast. Rejuvenate with a relaxing treatment at one of the local spas. Visit the world famous Niagara Falls. Indulge in quaint shops and award-winning restaurants. Explore, sip and savour at the local wineries, each as unique as their wines. Come home to a comfy bed.

Explore the diverse accommodation options available through our Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association directory. Each member offers world-class accommodation, warm hospitality and expert knowledge of the Niagara region. As you’ll soon find, there truly is a Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn or Cottage Rental to suit every preference. Find your favourite at Bookyourstay.ca.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast Association (BBA) is a collective of dedicated property owners who all call Niagara-on-the-Lake home. The Association was founded in the late 1990s as a way to ensure the highest level of quality among local accommodation providers, and as a means to share ideas and collaborate on special initiatives for our guests.

World-class accommodations are just the beginning. Together, our association members and partners can help you create an endless variety of getaway experiences in Ontario’s historic Niagara-on-the-Lake region. Use our website to explore the many options available to you when planning your next trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Canada’s prettiest little town, only 20 minutes from Niagara Falls. Your key to a perfect getaway awaits. Bookyourstay.ca

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Start the New Year in Niagara.

Welcome in the New Year!

Fort George National Historic Site

Learn and discover
Soldiers in redcoats fire muskets, clouding the air with black powder smoke. Fifers’ and Drummers’ tunes drift past blockhouses, a historic powder magazine and cannons on the lookout. Step straight from the genteel Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake into the War of 1812 at Fort George, a military post that defended Upper Canada against American attacks. Experience that era by tasting food cooked 19th century-style over an open flame, then fire a musket yourself!

Featured things to do:



A Canada 150 Wrap Party!

December 30

Vintage Parks Canada Ice Rink


Stroll through 250 years of Niagara’s stories

Getting here   51 Queens Parade
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Hours of operation     May 1 to October 31     Open every day

Nov 1 to April 30         Weekends only

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Contact us

Telephone: 905-468-6614
Email: ont-niagara@pc.gc.ca

Parks Canada’s site nearby


Fort Mississauga National Historic Site
Completed after the War of 1812, the fort and its central tower were located at a strategic position at the mouth of the Niagara River to protect the British/Canadian side of the Niagara frontier and to serve as a counterpoise to Fort Niagara.

Queenston Heights National Historic Site
Queenston Heights is the Niagara battlefield where Major General Sir Isaac Brock, Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Upper Canada died while leading British regulars, local militia and First Nation warriors against an American invasion.

Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site
Butler’s Barracks is a historic military complex comprised of five wooden buildings located at the edge of the Commons behind the Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

HMCS Haida National Historic Site
Commissioned in August 1943, HMCS Haida served for an impressive 20 years in times of war and peace. Today, Canada’s most famous warship rests in Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, where you can explore her historic decks.


Woodside National Historic Site
Come to Kitchener, Ontario to visit Woodside National Historic Site, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister. View authentic King family artifacts and gain an understanding of Victorian family traditions.

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It’s Cold Outside . . .

It’s Cold Outside – and it’s Wonderful!


The 23rd annual Niagara Icewine Festival takes place weekends from January 12th to 28th and there is lots going on.


Visit over 35 wineries for unique wine and food pairings, gala events, White on Ice dinner, and icewine street fares. For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, in celebration of one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.


Check out all the details in the Icewine Festival Guide and get your discovery passes today.


Come in from the cold and stay the weekend at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s beautiful bed and breakfasts, inns or cottages. 


Book your next getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake



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How to shop with style this Christmas!

Christmas shopping with style!



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‘Tis the season when, just like Santa, everyone goes around with their own list trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones…and we all know it is not always easy! This year, why not change it up a little? Here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we would like to help you find your Holiday spirit back by offering you a most pleasant Christmas shopping experience.

Our charming historical downtown is filled with one of a kind shops, boutiques and art galleries offering everything from designer clothing and accessories, novelty items, unique art pieces, locally made food products and preserves, and of course, our very own Christmas shop! Instead of running around overcrowded malls this year, come visit us in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake and make your Christmas shopping experience a fun, civilized and relaxing one.

For those of you who generally need to check your list twice, why not spend a night or two in one of our many B&B’s, inns or cottages and magically transform your shopping spree into a nice and relaxing getaway? We made it easy for you, simply use the search engine above to find your perfect room in town and voilà!

Come visit us in Niagara-on-the-Lake this December and experience Christmas shopping with style!

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The Ultimate Christmas Village


Here’s how to plan

your getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake this holiday season.

1.    The Annual Candle Light Stroll starts at dusk on Friday December 1st with everyone lighting a candle in front of the clock tower and walking the neighbouring streets singing Christmas Carols. Take time to admire all the homes decorated for Christmas.

2.    Looking for that special gift?  No problem.   Plan your weekend getaway to downtown Queen Street to shop local artisan one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures.  Still want shopping,  take a short drive to The Outlet Collection Mall for name brand items. After shopping head downtown to Queen Street for a relaxing dinner at one of our many restaurants and pubs.

3.     December 1st & 2nd make sure you have your tickets to the Annual Holiday House Tour,  featuring 6 professionally decorated homes. This is the 19th season for the Rotary which draws people from all over the province and parts of the USA.

4.     To help you get into the holiday spirit, The Shaw Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Carol’   from Nov. 15th to Dec. 23. Get your tickets on-line or at the box office.

5.    Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to some of the best wines and ice-wines in the country.  Wineries are open everyday except Christmas Day for sampling and tours.

  1. 6.    NOTL’s Santa Claus Parade is the largest parade in the region. Saturday Dec 9th the parade starts at 11am. Watch for marching bands from the province and the USA. Members of the Bed and Breakfast Association will be walking and handing out candy along  the route.

7.   Fort George is home to outdoor skating again this year (weather permitting).  If you forgot your skates, don’t worry they rent skates. Treat your family to some hot chocolate too.

8.   And if you still can’t find a gift for that very special person on your list, give them a gift card to demi’s place and let us  take good care of them.

When Ed and I made the decision to move to Niagara-on-the-Lake and open a bed & breakfast we had no idea how much we were going to love this life style. The fact that we can spend so much time with our family while running the b&b is just a bonus. When our kids or our grandkids are visiting they frequently come into the dining room to say “good morning” and meet our guests. We consider ourselves very fortunate that our guests love interacting with them too. 

Thank you to all the guests we met over this past year, it was our pleasure to have you stay at demi’s place and we hope you will choose to stay with us again.  

We will be closed for a short time over the holidays for some family time and open again in the new year. Please check our booking calendar for our 2018 availability.  

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy holiday,

Ed and Demi



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A Christmas Carol starts November 15th at the Royal George Theatre.  Join the Shaw Festival to celebrate Christmas with the beloved Dickens’ classic. Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect setting to experience a Victorian winter wonderland.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable old miser. But when three ghosts decide to swoop in overnight, he gets the wake-up call of a lifetime. This charming Christmas classic by Charles Dickens has one of life’s most inspiring questions at its heart: what — and who — will really matter in the end? See it brought to life in the historic Royal George Theatre by the Shaw Festival’s world-class Ensemble. Plus, enjoy a Victorian winter wonderland in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fun for everyone (even Scrooge). (from the Shaw Festival website) Get show times and tickets here.
Take in the show, do some holiday shopping, or have a glass of wine.  You will want to make a weekend of it.  Book your stay at one of Niagara -on-the-Lake’s charming Bed and Breakfasts, Inns or Cottages