If you are traveling here from out of town, you may be wondering where some of the best Niagara antiques are located. Niagara Falls and the Niagara Greenbelt is full of hidden treasures, and if you are an antique collector or if you are just looking for a unique find, then there are several places to go to uncover these gems within the Niagara antiques market. Based on overall popularity and reputation, I have listed a few suggestions. With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching you may be able to find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift at an inexpensive price at any one of these suggestions.
Niagara Coin and Collectibles:
Niagara Coin and Collectibles have been in business for 27 years and they have built an incredible reputation among the Niagara antiques scene. They have been featured on “Pawnathon Canada” (as seen on the History Channel), and these expert “pawn masters” are on hand to buy and sell good quality items. More than just a “pawn shop”, they buy and sell great finds such as jewelery, vintage watches and cameras, military items and war relics, coins, historic artifacts and so much more. They are located right in the heart of Downtown Niagara Falls at 4936 Victoria Avenue and they are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 905-371-0111.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is full of quaint little Bed & Breakfasts, farmer’s markets and little antique shops. The Forum Galleries and Antiques is one of them, with many treasures to be seen! It is known to be a destination of choice for all collectors, interior designers and lovers of antiques. What I really like about this antique shop is that if you come in and don’t find what you are looking for, there is a section online called “My Forum” in which you enter in the item that you are looking for and when it comes in, they will let you know. The owner, Leon Perel, is a native of Belgium and enjoys traveling frequently to obtain these hidden treasures. He is fluent in six languages and has been in the antique dealing business since 1967 and is a qualified and experienced appraiser. Forum Galleries and Antiques is open daily until 5:00 pm, with the exception of Tuesday’s. They are located at 1547 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-468-2777. Email Leon at [email protected].
S & B Antique Gallery:
This is one of my personal favourite Niagara antiques location, primarily if you are looking for beautiful vintage furniture. They have such gorgeous decor in the S & B Antique Gallery located in the quaint Jordan Village. This is part of the Twenty Valley tourist and wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. All the furniture is cleaned and waxed and personally hand-picked from across Europe and North America. Aside from furniture, they also offer vintage jewelery, sterling silver, Royal Doulton figurines and various decorative arts and antiques. You can find them open 7 days a week and they are located at 3836 Main St., Jordan Village, just a 25 minute drive from Niagara Falls. In addition to the S & B Antique Gallery, you will find other stores in this village for one-of-a-kind treasures such as the Jordan Art Gallery, Ninavik Native Arts and Jane Vining Antiques (antique jewelery). See map of village:
Lakeshore Antiques & Treasures:
Lakeshore Antiques & Treasures is 7000 square feet full of unique items from the collections of multiple local Niagara antiques dealers. There is a wide selection of antiques to take home from your visit, from new artwork to vintage treasures. There are 16 rooms to maneuver through–each room featuring different themed products for sale. A list of treasures you will find? China, glass, furniture, military items, jewelery, hats, purses, linens, records, crystals and collectibles. Definitely a must-see! They are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and are located at 855 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 905-646-1965.
There are literally hundreds of antique stores in the Niagara region with these four being a few of the most prominent and well-known in this region. For a full list of Niagara antiques, auction houses and warehouses full of hidden treasures click here.
Of course, you don’t have to stray too far from the heart or the tourism district in Niagara Falls to find some one-of-a-kind collectibles. The Canada Trading Company right on Clifton Hill offers many collectibles and unique items that you won’t find anywhere else at reasonable prices. Great gift ideas for the upcoming Canadian and American Thanksgiving Holidays and new arrivals for Christmas have just begun to arrive this week — it’s not that far away!
Take a drive into Niagara Falls and beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake to find a special item to take home, and don’t forget it is also harvest season and the perfect opportunity to support our local farmer’s markets for fresh goodies! Click here for a previous blog on a few farmer’s markets and for a full list of local markets to buy fresh for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holidays!