WHILE YOU’RE THERE…
Designagency might have a thing for Victorian luxe (we’re looking at you, Broadview Hotel). Thankfully, the Prince of Wales Hotel, the team’s fave spot to hit the hay when in the area, gushes 19th-century magic. Built in 1864, it has a mansard roof, Victorian furniture and a peacock populated stained-glass wall, as well as excellent pub fare and spa treatments. 6 PICTON ST, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE 905 468 3246 VINTAGE-HOTELS.COM
If you’re into sampling grub from food trucks, shopping wares from local artisans and listening to live music, the Handmade Market is your jam. Let’s talk about the butter tarts from 13th Street Bakery, Harvest Pillows’ organic cushions that promise a just-like-inthe-country sleep and the fun, nerdy greeting cards by The Chemist Tree.
MAY 11 & 12, 13TH STREET WINERY, 1776 FOURTH AVE, ST. CATHARINES HANDMADEMARKET.CA
When you crave Ontario in a bottle, try a swig in the Sipping Room at Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers. Its spirits celebrate fresh, raw ingredients - locally grown pears and rhubarb, as well as wormwood, an herb used in real absinthe, are all expertly turned into bitters on the spot. Ontario rye grain is a reason to order your whisky neat.
4833 TUFFORD ROAD, BEAMSVILLE 905 563 3030 DILLONS.CA