Monday, 7 April 2008

Niagara-on-the-Lake

We had a glorious weekend, so took the opportunity to head out of the city and visit the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is generally considered to be one of the prettiest towns in Canada. We parked on the edge of town near The Charles Inn (above) and enjoyed strolling along the main street and browsing in the shops.

At the opposite end of the main street is the famous Prince of Wales hotel. You can see the horse-drawn carriages outside waiting to take tourists for a drive around to admire the sights.

This cute shop is The Owl and the Pussycat, which sells children's toys and clothing.

And here you can see the clock tower and the green building behind it is The Christmas Shop. I was unable to get a good photograph of this because of traffic/parked cars, but it is a delightful place to visit.

The sunshine made it pleasant to walk around, but it was cold in the shade. As you will notice, there are no leaves on the trees yet, but we did see the tips of tulip bulbs appearing, so spring is not far away.

Yesterday, we went for a shorter drive to the Toronto Beach neighbourhood. We enjoyed a stroll along Queen Street, but avoided the Beach boardwalk because it was too windy to be beside the Lake!