Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Center

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General Information

Located in a restored 1891 water pumping station, the centre was established to provide residents and visitors with an environment which encourages interest in various forms of visual art. Classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in a wide range of meduims are ongoing. Open to everyone


In 1994, the Niagara Pumphouse opened as an art school and gallery. Today it's an attractive and active centre for students, local artists, and community events; featuring exhibits by local artists and workshops for all ages.

Hours of Operation

June - August
Daily 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September - May
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Built in 1891, the Niagara Pumphouse is the oldest surviving water treatment building in the regions. Wood fueled pumps took water from the nearby Niagara River for distribution to the town. In the early years, a large room in the building was used for town balls until a rudimentary electric system was installed to serve the neighbourhood. A comfortable three bedroom-home was also provided in part of the building for the plant manager.


Phone: (905) 468-5455


Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Center 247 Ricardo Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: 43.25347734550
Longitude: -79.06045004500
UTM easting: 657440
UTM northing: 4790790



Niagara Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre
247 Ricardo Street
P.O. Box 676
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0
Tel (905) 468-5455
Toll free