If you’re planning on heading to this beautiful part of southern Ontario, make sure these eight activities, tours and attractions are right at the top of your must-see list…
1. Take the Hornblower Cruise
The pick-up point for the Hornblower catamaran should always be your first port of call in Niagara. The Falls is actually made up of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls, and you’ll get to see all three on this boat ride – just don’t forget to wear your rain coat!
2. Stay in a room with a view
Thanks to the brilliant hoteliers in the area, you can have a panoramic view of the Falls right from your bed! Check in to a Niagara Falls hotel room and sip your evening glass of Canadian Icewine with a view of the Horseshoe illuminations.
3. Take a helicopter tour
If you’d prefer to see Niagara from the sky, why not do so in style with a helicopter ride? Perfect for an unforgettable family adventure, each of the Niagara helicopters seat seven people, and will fly you over attractions such as the Whirlpool Rapids, Queen Victoria Park and the Falls themselves.
4. Take a stroll through time
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll definitely want to take a guided tour around Niagara Gorge. Discover the geological processes that carved the Niagara landscape over millions of years, and take advantage of the opportunity to get up close and personal with the white water rapids.
5. Visit the Botanical Gardens
For anyone green-fingered or those who love the peace and quiet, the beautifully manicured Botanical Gardens are a must-see attraction. You’ll have 40 hectares to amble around, bursting with rhododendrons, azaleas, herb and vegetable plantings, as well as the world-famous rose garden of over 2,400 roses.
6. Explore Devil’s Hole State Park
If you’re a keen hiker, there are dozens of trails to choose from in the picture-perfect Devil’s Hole State Park. There are 42 square acres of untamed, natural beauty for you to explore, and it’s also a popular fishing spot with an abundance of trout and salmon.
7. Take the new MistRider Zipline
For true thrill-seekers, there is a new attraction in town that has everyone talking. The MistRider Zipline consists of high-speed cable lines that are 2,200 feet long. You’ll hold on tight whilst strapped into your pulley and harness, and zip along the stunning scenery, taking in the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls as you fly.
8. Go on Safari
I bet you didn’t think there would be a safari park in Niagara Falls! Safari Niagara isn’t just home to over 500 species of animals though – it’s also packed with activities such as kite flying, paddle boating, bungee courses, and much more, as well as restaurants serving delicious food for all palates.
I hope you enjoyed this post on Niagara’s top attractions. Are you heading there this year? I’d love to hear your thoughts so please leave them below.