The Niagara Falls region in Ontario is packed with places to amuse and delight people of all ages. If you’re planning on heading that way any time soon, check out our top ten list of must-see attractions.
- Hornblower cruise
You’ll find that most Niagara Falls hotels have a magnificent view of the Falls right from your hotel room, but if you’re looking to get up close and personal, take this catamaran right up to the base – just be sure to wear a rainoat!
- Journey Behind the Falls
If that experience wasn’t enough for you, why not take an elevator down into the rock face behind the Falls. Through a series of twisting tunnels, you’ll emerge onto a platform that lets you almost reach out and touch this giant curtain of water.
- Niagara’s Fury
This interactive experience allows you to experience the Falls in a totally new way: you’ll be able to witness their birth and development throughout the ages. At the Table Rock Welcome Centre, ‘Niagara’s Fury: The Creation of the Falls’ is a 4D experience that combines entertainment with education and top CGI effects.
- Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
By this point you’ll be used to getting wet, so why not don your swimming costume and jump into the largest indoor waterpark and resort in North America. With three acres to explore, dozens of water slides and your own “beach house”, this will be a favourite with the kids.
- The Whirlpool Aero Car
If you’re an amateur photographer and you’d like a birds-eye view of the Falls, take to the skies in this vintage aero car. One of the oldest attractions in Niagara, originating in 1916, you’ll be suspended above the dangerous rapids.
- Clifton Hill
This is the place to be if you’re looking for some evening entertainment. With plenty of amusement arcades, mini golf courses, wax museums, restaurants and bars, this is the perfect place to let loose.
- Daredevil Exhibit
Over the years, many people have attempted to survive a tumble over the Falls, and if you head to the nearby IMAX theatre, not only will you be able to see the props they used, but listen to their daring accounts too.
- Botanical Gardens
If you fancy getting back to nature while you’re in the area, the best place to start is the Botanical Gardens. With their world-famous rose gardens and perfectly manicured lawns, they’re hiding a secret Butterfly Conservatory in their grounds, home to thousands of tropical inhabitants.
- Dufferin Islands
Home to Niagara Glen and Paradise Grove, this hugely popular beauty spot has a whole 10 acres of quiet, secluded parkland. It consists of several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths, and is one of the most photographed areas.
- Niagara Gorge
What trip to Niagara would be complete without a stroll around the awe-inspiring Gorge, carved over thousands of years? Either plot a hiking route yourself, or take a local geological tour.
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