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Art in Niagara

For the Love of Gardening!


Mark June 9th on your calendars! It’s the Shaw Guild Garden Tour. Eight beautiful gardens and only one day to see them.  Each year the Shaw Guild helps Niagara-on-the-Lake show off our wonderful gardens and support the Shaw Festival with this lovely event.  Check out the secrets behind the fences, learn some new methods, and ask the on site Master Gardener all of your questions.  Get lots of ideas for your outdoor space.  Get tickets here.

Why not stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s beautiful bed and breakfasts, inns, or vacation rentals and make a weekend of it?  Book your getaway at


Summer Exhibitions at Niagara Pumphouse

POSTED ON MAY 13, 2018

Paintings from the North Shore by Sylvia Simpson, May 1-30, 2018

Recent work from Sicily, Italy by Cosmo Condina, June 11-29, 2018

Nature’s Jewels by Marilyn Cochrane, July 1-30, 2018.

Join us at the Niagara Pumphouse for these fabulous exhibitions this summer. 

Get all the details here.  


Why not stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s beautiful bed and breakfasts, inns, or vacation rentals and make a getaway out of it? 

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Book your b&b at demi’s place, and make a great weekend out of this event.

Our bookings are a minimum of 2 nights stay, including a hot breakfast each morning, fruit, yogurt, muffins, eggs, waffles, fritatta’s, coffee and tea.  Enjoy the backyard and our outdoor hot tub.



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Yes Way, Rose

 NOTE: This is an event from Peller Estates Winery, only promoted by demi’s place b&b, see their website for details and to book tickets.


Don’t forget to book your b&b at demi’s place, and make a great weekend out of this event.

Our bookings are a minimum of 2 nights stay, including a hot breakfast each morning, fruit, yogurt, muffins, eggs, waffles, fritatta’s, coffee and tea.  Enjoy the backyard and our outdoor hot tub.



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It’s Back Again!!

Looking for something different to do?

THE PROGRESSIVE DINNER in Niagara-on-the-Lake is back for its final weekend this year.

This is the 13th year for the Progressive Dinner here in NOTL, a top-notch event scheduled for one weekend in January, March and April.

What a good way to enjoy food and wine parings, and a nice opportunity to meet new people.  The five participating restaurants are: Grill on King, Epicurean, Oban Inn, The Old Winery and Bistro Six One. The five wineries are: Reif Estate Winery, Peller Estates, Caroline Cellars, Palatine Hills and Pondview Estate Winery.

The concept is easy: provide 5 restaurants with wines from 5 different wineries (one winery assigned to each restaurant) and have the chef create five different courses to match each wine.

The 2018 price for this event is $145 c. per person, inclusive of all taxes and gratuities. Up to 130 tickets are sold for each dinner (this year’s dinner is  Sat Feb 3, March 2 and April 7, 2018).  Unfortunately tickets sell fast and you should consider purchasing tickets months in advance, as of this writing April 7th is mainly sold out. Possibly there will be some tickets on the day of the event.   The ticket also includes a Friday night wine and cheese party where participants can meet the winery representatives, try a couple of their currently available products and mingle with other diners. You will then be told where and what time to meet back on the Saturday night for the Progressive Dinner.

The attendees are split into 5 separate groups usually each group is 26 or less.  Buses then take each group to their starting restaurants and then each group rotates between the five restaurants. Starting with  appetizers, a main course, a cheese course and dessert course. You won’t know what the menu is until you get to the restaurant. All five groups have a completely unique dinner experience. There are representatives present at each restaurant from the winery providing tasting notes and commentary on the pairings. The chefs come out from the kitchens to describe their courses.


Guests comments describe what to expect: This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor.
– Appetizer, Grill on King: Black Tiger Shrimp Tempura, onion rings, popcorn, spicy cabbage, sweet & sour pomegranate glaze; (Reif Estate Sparkling Chardonnay) –
– Appetizer, Epicurean: Lamb Ravioli with crispy fennel & leek, red wine jus; (Peller Estates Private Reserve Gamay Noir) – terrific commentary by the Peller representative and the ravioli was outstanding
– Main course, Oban Inn: Beef tenderloin and Crabcake, demiglass, heirloom carrot (Caroline Cellars 2016 Meritage).  Not a crabcake fan but this was an exception and the tenderloin was tender and grilled to perfection
– Cheese course, The Old Winery: Lindsay bandaged goat cheddar, black fig jam, red wine Grape Must Bread (Palatine Hills Neufeld Vineyard Cabernet Franc). Charles, the rep from Palatine Hills, did a great job with his commentary and the wine and food here was an exceptional pairing
– Dessert, Bistro Six One: Crème Brule Cheesecake (Pondview Vidal Ice Wine). One diner described this experience as better than _ _ _!


You will not be disappointed with this event. But in order to not miss out on the Progressive Dinner put this on your calendar for the winter of 2019 and order your tickets early. Also book your B&B at  demi’s place and make a great weekend out of it. 
just in case you are unable to get tickets for this weekends events, their is still lots happening in town.

What’s Happening Around Town

For the week of April 2 through April 8, 2018
   Wednesday, April 4  Shaw Festival Performance, 2 pm
   Thursday, April 5  Shaw Festival Performance, 2 pm 
• Exhibit opening at the Pumphouse, 7-9 pm
   Saturday, April 7 
• Backstage Tour of the Festival Theatre,  11 am 
• Photography Workshop at  RiverBrink, 10:30 am 
• Shaw Shivaree, 6:30 pm 
• Shaw Festival Performance, 8 pm
  Sunday, April 8 
• Backstage Tour of the Festival Theatre10 am
Digital photography with Josh Bellingham
  April 7 @ 10:30 am—12:30pm
  Cost $15. For registration, please call
  (905) 262-4510.
  116 Queenston St. |
Festival Theatre
April 4 at 2 pm
April 5 at 2 pm
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There’s always something happening in Niagara-on-the-Lake

1- Pick your dates and check availability in our Booking Calendar

2- Decide on your room type, choices of king or queen size bed, and book your next getaway

3- See what’s happening in  Niagara-on-the-Lake, check The Shaw Festival Theatre and book your tickets


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February is for Wine and Chocolate!

Bed and Breakfast Association

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 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 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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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!

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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
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0

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

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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How to shop with style this Christmas!

Christmas shopping with style!



The Bed and Breakfast Association website

‘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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. . . there is more to see in NOTL, check out our suggestions !


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 Niagara-on-the-Lake is world-renowned for its wine, for the Shaw Festival, and also its close proximity to the natural wonder Niagara Falls, but there’s more to do in Niagara than Taste Wine.


Coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake isn’t just for wine snobs and lovers of theatre. There are plenty of activities for the young-at-heart to get out and enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise as well.

Golfing, biking, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) are also great activities to clear your head between wine tastings. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Get a different perspective of Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a combination of surfing and outrigger canoe paddling.

Paddle Niagara,, offers sunset paddles and even SUP Yoga. Kayaking If you prefer something slightly more steady,

Niagara Kayak,, will meet you at the launch site of your choice and provide you with everything you need including a tutorial on safety and basic kayaking instructions. Cycling If you prefer a dryer activity, there are many bike paths through Niagara and along the Niagara River Parkway. There are even bike tours to the wineries. Bring your own or rent from

Zoom Leisure,, or

Grape Escape, Or you can even skip the pedaling with an electric bike from

eSkoot, There’s even bicycles built for two available for rent.

Golf there are over a dozen golf courses in the Niagara region, including the oldest Golf Club in North America, Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, established in 1875. With all this to see, you will want to stay a while.

Book your getaway with us  and stay at demi’s place b&b

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