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Event information

Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and explore the rich history and architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake!

As the first capital of Upper Canada, home of the first post office and library in the province, and a battleground during the War of 1812, Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Ontario's most historical small communities. During Doors Open, we invite you to visit many of our heritage and architectural gems – including some sites that are rarely open to the public!


Community information

Niagara-on-the-Lake is at the heart of Niagara's wine, heritage and tourism industry. The town was the first capital of Upper Canada and Fort George was a critical military fortification during the War of 1812.

In 1813, the town was captured by American forces, held for seven months and burned by the occupational army. But the community rebuilt itself and today it is home to the renowned Shaw Festival, numerous award-winning wineries, gourmet restaurants and many heritage homes and buildings preserved for future generations.

For more information on the community, visit or And for more information on its history, visit the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum's website.


Become a volunteer

Several sites in Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake will require volunteer docents or guides. If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Amy Klassen.


Contact info

Telephone: 905-468-3912