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 peaceful and beautifully landscaped location on a quiet cul-de-sac near parklands, just a 15-minute walk from Queen Street. 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 Theatre Festival; all can be reached via a short walk, bike or car ride. Then return to a quite oasis in our beautiful backyard, which includes a fire-pit-table sitting area, gazebo and hot-tub.

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

EXPLORER HOUSE WINS 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD
 
Explorer House has been awarded TripAdvisor 2018 Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Canada. This “Travelers’ Choice” award is the highest honor TripAdvisor can award. The hallmarks of the Travelers’ Choice Awards are remarkable service, value, and quality. Thank you to all of our guests who have taken the time to write wonderful reviews, we couldn’t have done it with out you! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 travel now!

Next Up:

The 2018 season of the Shaw Festival is now on sale. The regular season runs from April 4 to Oct. 28, 2018. The shows this year include The Magician’s Nephew, Grand Hotel, Mythos Trilogy with Stephen Fry, The Hound of Baskervilles, Henry V, and many more! Then the Christmas holiday season, Nov. 14 to Dec. 23, 2018, offers you the classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.

The weekly Wednesday night Supper Market returns May 23, 2018 running until Sept.19, 2018. It is guaranteed to be a fun evening with numerous food vendors, music, wine & beer.

The Summer Concert Series returns to Jackson-Triggs Amphitheater with the following shows:

  • Johnny Reid – July 17 & 18
  • Matt Anderson – July 19
  • Finger Eleven – July 20
  • Chantal Kreviazuk – August 10 & 11
  • Terri Clark – August 16
  • Bahamas – August 17 & 18
  • The Jim Cuddy Band – August 23
  • Rootstock – August 24
  • Joel Plaskett – August 25

The Niagara Historical Society is offering a guided historical tour of the Old Town every Saturday and Sunday from June to September. Tours start at 11:00 am at the Queen’s Royal Park Gazebo and the cost is only $10.

The International Cool Climate Chardonnay celebration takes place again this year on July 20-22, 2018. There are numerous fun events to attend over the 3 day festival. 
 
Jazz in the Park takes place in Simcoe Park from 11am-7pm on July 28 & 29, 2018 and admission is free!
 
Art at the Pumphouse takes place on Aug. 4 & 5, 2018. This 13th annual, juried, original art show and sale offers plenty to see and do both outdoors, on the picturesque grounds along the river’s edge and inside the Niagara Pumphouse heritage brick building.
 
28th Annual Peach Festival takes place August 11, 2018 from 10am-5pm. The festival will feature lots of tasty, “Peachy” delights from local bakeries and restaurants and (of course!) local growers selling their delicious fresh peaches.
 
Trius Red presents their 29th annual Blues Festival on August 11, 2018. The perfect day in wine country!
 
Peller Estates brings you Wine Country Fare on August 25, 2018. Put on your Stetson and dust off your cowboy boots to Party in the Vineyard at this summer’s hottest country music festival!
 
The Niagara Pumphouse will host the Moonlight Picnic on Sept. 7, 2018 from 6-10pm. Spend an enchanting evening on the banks of the Niagara River while enjoying a Moonlight Picnic.
 
Polo “The Sport of Kings” returns to NOTL this year on Sept. 8, 2018 from 12-4pm. Spectators can enjoy 2 live polo games, divot stomp, half-time entertainment, and food and artisan vendors.  
 
The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival from Sept. 15-30, 2018 offers over 100 events including cellar door experiences, concerts, fresh local food, street parades and more.
 
5th Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition returns to Fort George on Sept. 21-23, 2018
 
Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is transformed into an incredible, multi-coloured water and light masterpiece. But there are also special illuminations for this summer:
July 1 – CANADA DAY: Red and white every hour for 15 minutes
July 4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY: Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
 
Visiting us Monday to Friday? New this year, Konzelmann Winery offers an Lakefront Lunch & Winery Experience starting at noon Monday to Friday and a Blind Tasting Experience at 2pm also Monday to Friday.
 
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. 
 
Also find us and the latest happenings at Explorer House, along with tips on what to do while visiting us on our Facebook page