Things to do in Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Tourist Attractions, World Class Golf Courses and Wineries in the Niagara Region
When planning your getaway, visit or vacation to Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada there is no limit on the sights to see, attractions or activities to participate in. Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region simply has something for everyone, here is a short list of "what to do" in Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region on your next trip.
Niagara Falls Canada Attractions
Niagara Falls Waterfalls- The reason that over 12 million tourists from around the world flock to Niagara Falls, Ontario each year is to see Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is located on the border between Canada and the United States and is combined of three waterfalls, the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Falls also referred to as the Horseshoe Falls. More than 168,000 cubic metres of water go over the falls every minute, this vast amount of water creates the roar heard as well as the amount of mist created. The entire tourist industry has been built around Niagara Falls and each year expands to offer new and returning guests something new.
Hornblower (Maid of the Mist)
The Hornblower is the number one tourist attraction in Canada, taking roughly 2 million guests on an up close and personal experience of Niagara Falls. The Hornblower, previously named the Maid of the Mist has been in operation since 1848. The boats carefully manoeuvre up the Niagara River to the base of Niagara Falls, allowing tourists to get as close as safely possible to Niagara Falls. The various Hornblower boats can accommodate between 150-700 guests and run from early spring until fall each year.
Clifton Hill begins at Victoria Avenue and leads directly down towards the Niagara Parkway and to Niagara Falls. Clifton Hill got its name from Captain Ogden Creighton ( a British Army officer) who named the settlement "Clifton" after a town in England, but it wasn't until 1812 that Niagara Falls and Clifton Hill became known as tourist attractions. Clifton Hill also referred to as the World Famous Street by the Falls, is a combination of amusement park including rides (Niagara Skywheel), wax museums, haunted houses, bowling, large arcade, mini putt and a variety of restaurants. Walking up and down Clifton Hill is a great way to experience more of the kitschy side of Niagara Falls.
For over 20 years the Niagara Parks Association has been putting on Fireworks shows over Niagara Falls. Tourists and local residents enjoy watching the night sky light up with professional fireworks displays over Niagara Falls. The ideal location to watch the fireworks is at Queen Victoria Park along the Niagara Parkway. Firework shows run throughout the year with shows from Monday-Friday in July and August and then again in mid November until New Years Eve to celebrate the Festival of Lights and the Holiday Season. Firework displays begin at 10pm in the summer months and 9pm in the winter months.