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Join our experienced local guides for Niagara on the Lake’s Original Walking Tour

Explore the story of Canada’s prettiest town

Connect to and feel the heartbeat of our town!

Explore the sites that echo with stories of the past, heroes and villains, revolution and war, slavery and freedom, arts architecture and culture. Discover the secrets of how this little town has adapted to changing times and changing fortunes.

Did you know our main street- full of pretty shops and restaurants today and rich with the history of a provincial capital was once the site of a “biker bar” and a gas station?

Voted the “prettiest town in Canada” our private and public gardens are filled with colour and beauty and are yours to discover along with a master gardener.

Saints and sinners are part of our history- our graveyards are where they repose- or not- you decide.

Our local guides’ enthusiasm and knowledge will combine to inform and captivate you each step along the way. A two-hour walking tour, visiting more than 20 sites.

The Walking Tour of Niagara on the Lake’s Historic District starts Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

May through September

24 hr pre-booking is required. We may be able to accommodate last minute bookings with a phone call to 1-800-492-3532

 Tickets: Adult $20 Child (7-12) $10

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Visitor Reviews

“a “must-do” for your weekend in NOTL”
This tour thoroughly exceeded our expectations. Our guide Lily was gracious and a wealth of historical and local information. The two hour tour is an introduction to the charming town, as well as a satisfying “revision” for those who thought they well understood the place from earlier visits.
“Awesome walking tour!”
If visiting Niagara Falls then a short trip to Niagara-on-the-lake is a must, especially the Old Town Tour run by Lily Forsyth. Lily is an amazing source of knowledge about the history of the town and also what is currently taking place – a true walking encyclopedia of the town! Have no fear that you will get bored – Lily keeps you engaged as you walk through this quaint and picturesque town.

We liked it so much we ended up re-visiting some locations after the tour. Well worth the $20ea. Visited August 2015

VincentCT Connecticut
“Take the Tour!”
My California cousin and I spent three days in NOTL in June. We attended the Shaw festival, ate at some wonderful restaurants and visited the falls (my cousin’s first time!). The highlight of the trip, however, was Old Time Tours. Lily was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her town. She took her time sharing stories of the history of the town; despite an impending storm she kept her steady pace, not deterred by a few raindrops. The back stories were fascinating; Lily did a great job of bringing history to life. She is a wonderful guide. The tour is highly recommended.
Visited June 2015
Susan H

Includes Wine Tasting for 2- a $14 Value!

To bring your tour to a sublime close, we offer participants a complimentary wine tasting at Wine Country Vintners on Queen Street.

As purveyors of premium Niagara VQA wines they offer visitors over 30 wines including current,cellared and rare varietals from Hillebrand, Peller, Trius & Wayne Gretzky Wines.