A favourite spot in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the gazebo overlooking the Niagara River but just behind it once sat a posh hotel.
The Queen’s Royal Hotel was built between 1868-1869 and was a Grand building that employed many in the area at the time and had many famous people stay at it to enjoy the views. The Hotel mainly catered to the rich and was said to be the best in North America. In the early 1900s it even had gas lighting. Several ships brought passengers from all over to Niagara-on-the-Lake and many stayed at the Hotel. It lasted up until 1929 and then it closed its doors forever and shortly after it closed it was demolished.
Today the Queen’s Royal Park and Parking lot sit where the Hotel once existed.