Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side
HOW TO GET AROUND
If you fly into Toronto you’re going to need a car rental to get from Toronto to Niagara Falls, which is about an hour and ½ drive – in good traffic. Once in Niagara Falls you won’t need your car for getting around. There is a WeGo Bus that you can get a pass for that takes you everyplace you’ll want to go. If you do decide to drive in Niagara Falls there are several parking lots around you can park at and spots on the street, but be prepared to pay each time you park.
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HOTELS TO STAY AT TO SEE THE FALLS & FIREWORKS
- Hilton Niagara Fallsview – American Falls view
- Fallsview Casino Resort – Both American Falls view & Horseshoe Falls view
- Marriott on the Falls – Horseshoe Falls view
- Radisson Fallsview – Horseshoe Falls view
- Embassy Suites – Horseshoe Falls view
- Sheraton – American Falls view
Niagara Falls is very hilly. There are no hotels directly on the falls. There is a road between the falls and all hotels. All of the hotels are up on a hill at least one or 2 blocks away from the Falls.
In the summer they have fireworks over the Falls at 10pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. If you are in a Fallsview room at any of the hotels above you should be able to see and hear the fireworks.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruise – The 20-minute Voyage to the Falls boat tour that gets you as close as possible to the magnificent Niagara Falls. Journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls aboard Hornblower Niagara Cruises.
Journey Behind the Falls – Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. Posters of information are a great resource of information about the history and evolution of the hallways you walk through. Journey Behind the Falls is an iconic Niagara Falls experience, make sure you take a waterproof camera.
Niagara’s Fury – Discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in 4D and re-live the exciting experience in this 360 degree multi-sensory theatre. Water will bubble and spray as you travel down river, while snow falls all around simulating the last Ice Age. The moving platform beneath your feet will help you understand the power of nature as you’re surrounded by stunning visuals of the mighty Niagara River. This family-friendly attraction provides a great introduction to your Niagara Falls adventure.
White Water Walk – Experience a first-hand lesson in the raw power and peril of the Niagara River’s Class 6 white-water rapids. The roar of the river provides a deceptive calmness, the perfect ambiance for your walk among the many viewing platforms that put you right at the river’s edge. For those looking for an up-close and personal view of nature’s power, you will not want to miss this. This self-guided tour includes many stories about the geology of the Niagara Gorge and the plant and animal life you may see on your visit to Niagara Parks.
Skylon Tower – A trip to the top of this legendary Niagara Falls attraction combines an exhilarating 52 second ride with the awe of seeing Niagara from 775 feet above the mighty Falls day or night.
If you thought Niagara Falls’ only attraction was the Falls, you haven’t seen Clifton Hills! Clifton Hills is the world famous ‘Street of Fun by the Falls’. In addition to many, many shops and restaurants, Clifton Hills has a ton of attractions, some of which are:
SkyWheel – Soar 175 feet above the falls in climate controlled comfort for the most spectacular view imaginable – day or night.
Dinosaur Adventure Golf – Putt your way past erupting volcanoes and 50 life-size dinosaurs at Canada’s largest adventure golf course. Its 36 holes of prehistoric fun!
The Haunted House – A ghost in every corner, a skeleton in every closet. A spook-tastic experience you’ll have to see to believe. Every kind of ghoul imaginable. Dare to visit The Haunted House. You’ll be too frightened to be nervous!
Ripley’s Moving Theater – Challenge your senses with 4D movies Moon Thunder and Red Beard Rapids, they will have you riding every bum, dip and sharp turn. Indoor fun for the whole family.
Want to spend some time away from the Falls? Why not take a ½ hour drive over to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara-on-the-Lake is renowned for its history and as one of Canada’s prettiest towns. The Old Town, designated a national heritage district, is a rich agricultural area of orchards and vineyards. A picture-perfect landscape with lovingly tended gardens, heritage buildings and shops and cafes.
WINERIES, BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES
Did you know that Niagara Ontario Canada has become famous for its wines? Whether you are looking for wineries in the Niagara Region, or a specific winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara is gaining international recognition as the ‘must visit’ destination to enjoy a beautiful country escape with a bit of food and drink. The entire Niagara wine region along the shores of Lake Ontario is home to over 50 wineries. Discover the best of the region’s vineyards by following the Wine Route of Ontario through the countryside by car, bike or guided tour. Many Niagara wineries have restaurants, where they pair their fine wines with regional cuisine, and an overnight outing can easily be arranged at nearby a bed-and-breakfast or inn.
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