Niagara on the Lake's History

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You will be hard pushed to find a lovelier location to delve into Ontario’s past than this quaint town perched on the edge of Lake Ontario. The first capitol of Upper Canada (now the province of Ontario) before its relocation to York (now Toronto), Niagara-on-the-Lake played a central part in the area’s fascinating history. Its pretty streets hold plenty of historic secrets. Seek them out on a horse-drawn carriage through the old town; join a ghost tour to hear spooky tales of the headless soldier who stalks the town; discover the area’s pirate past on a harbour walk or explore Fort George, a reconstructed British stronghold used in the War of 1812.