Arts & Culture

Lights, Camera, Action! Immerse in Niagara’s South Coast arts and culture scene! In 2012 Niagara was named the Cultural Capital of Canada  and the arts community along the south coast continues to flourish. There are countless places to explore and connect with others and be inspired.

Whether it is Art, Theatre, live Music, or History, let your imagination be captured!


Visit galleries, studios, and speciality shops (including antiques and rare books) with Niagara’s South Coast Arts & Culture Route Map, a self-directed, year round guide to the studios and galleries of some of the most creative people in Canada. Within a 50 kilometer span, from Wainfleet, through Port Colborne, and into Ridgeway and Crystal Beach we've mapped a scenic route that winds its way along country roads, into exciting downtown shopping districts, through lush farm land, and along a coastline dotted with pristine beaches and rocky shores.

Meet and chat with the painters, potters, sculptors, glass artists, and fine artisans who are inspired by this landscape and explore our cultural history at local museums and fine antique shops. 

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Visit the Theatre section to learn more about the many theatres and stage productions in Niagara's South Coast!

The Canadian Authors Series

One of the best venues in Canada for writers to showcase their work. Past seasons have featured some of Canada's finest writers including Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mordecai Richler, Rohinton Mistry, Farley Mowat, Alistair MacLeod, David Adams Richards, Conrad Black, Stevie Cameron, Lawrence Hill, humourists Allan Fotheringham, and Stuart McLean. 

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Live Music

From the Race Track to Crystal Beach, there is plenty of live music to enjoy.

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Step back in time and discover the stories that shape the past, present and future of Niagara’s South Coast. From Canada’s Military history to the railways, there is something for everyone to learn and share on your travels. Niagara’s South Coast is rich in history, with many fascinating heritage properties and real life sites of significant events and battles.

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