A Traveler’s Reprieve in Niagara-on-the-Lake

…helping you explore & experience Niagara!

If your heart beats faster each time you pack your bag to discover new and exciting sights, then Explorer House is your ideal lodging choice! This modern home-turned boutique bed and breakfast was built with guests’ needs in mind, and reflects the owners’ love of global travel. Inside you’ll find luxuriously comfortable accommodations for your explorations of the Niagara Region.

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Each of our beautiful guest suites is uniquely decorated with a global décor. All are lavishly appointed and include luxurious amenities, use of common areas and a delicious breakfast each morning.

Experience Niagara from our wooded neighborhood location on a quiet cul-de-sac near parklands, just a 15-minute walk from town. Explore the Old Town area with its 19th-century charm; take a carriage ride through the beautiful streets of town or marvel at our town’s beauty by foot as you duck into the specialty shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants throughout town. Nearby visit the oldest golf course in North America, historic sites, biking/walking trails, wineries and the famous Shaw Festival Theatre; all can be reached via a short car or bike ride.

There is so much to explore and experience in the Niagara Region. Let Explorer House host your southern Ontario travels!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – Saint Augustine of Hippo.

If for some reason you’re delaying on acting on your wanderlust, remember that travel can be one of the most life-changing experiences…. not all of us can travel the whole globe, but just making travel a priority—even to a new place a day’s drive away—can be eye-opening.Mark Twain

Upcoming Explorations:

Keep checking in here to see the latest in happenings in Niagara-on-the-Lake…There is always lots to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

And if you feel like just relaxing you can enjoy our lovely guest sitting area with Adirondack/Muskoka chairs & firepit table, or the gazebo and/or the hot tub…all available for our guests. So don’t forget to bring along your swimsuit!. Come explore with Explorer House! Book your summer travels now!

Next Up:

Celebrate the 65th Niagara Wine Festival and experience wine and culinary experiences that truly showcases the best of Niagara from Sept. 10-25.

The 3rd Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition takes place 

Theatrical Cemetery Tours presented by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Museum and Society will take place on the weekends from to

Konzelmann Winery will host Winefest 2016 – At the Lake on Sept. 24 at their lakefront area and feature gourmet food vendors, fun games and live music from 11:30am to 6:00pm

Willowbank host the Stonethrow Stone Festival on Sept. 30-Oct. 2. This year’s festival will feature a slate of short courses and lectures on traditional building methods, live music, an artisan market and a dance.

The Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival takes place October 7-10th, always a lot of fun!

Hallow Ghost Tour take place again this year. Join in for an exploration of the scariest aspects of haunted Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This 2-hour walking tour includes stories too frightening to be told on the summer tours, and opens a building (the Officers’ Quarters) that is usually off limits during the summer ghost tours. All tickets: $20.00. Halloween tickets go on sale July 2 and must be purchased in advance. Hallow Ghost Tour Dates: October 14-16, 21-23, 28-31. Halloween Tours start at: 7:00, 7:15 & 7:30 pm and 10:00, 10:15 & 10:30 pm (excluding Sunday tours).

Fall Fabulicious takes place from A delightfully tasty food event, Fabulicious happens twice a year – late February to early March and again in mid-November.

Candlelight Stroll takes place on Dec 2. A guided stroll winding through the historical town, accompanied by local choirs and seasonal entertainment. The stroll begins at the Old Courthouse building located at 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Proceeds from candle sales in support of a local family/non-profit organization in need. Please bring a non-perishable food item in support of Newark Neighbours.

Rotary Club Holiday House Tour takes place on Dec. 2 & 3 from 10am-4pm. Always a nice way to start to celebrate the holiday season!

Don’t miss the Santa Claus Parade on Dec.10! Santa comes to town when the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake presents one of Ontario’s best Santa Claus Parades, starting at 11am.

Shaw Festival have also extended their season by one week so plays will now run until the end of October. Also the 2017 season has just been announced! Includes Dracula, Me & My Girl, The Madness of King George, Dancing at Lughnasa, and more!

Guided Historical Walking tours, offered by the Niagara Historical Museum, take place every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park.  Tickets are $10 and include Museum admission.

Perhaps a cooking class is more your style. Wine Country (at Strewn Winery) offer Saturday cooking classes from 10am-3pm. They also offer a number of other food & wine classes.

It’s never to early to start planning for the 2017 events in Niagara! The Niagara Icewine Festival will take place Jan. 13-17, 2017.

Also find us and the latest happenings at Explorer House, along with tips on what to do while visiting us on our Facebook page