This is a continuation of the last blog because there is so much to do in and around Niagara Falls, Canada. Last time, you explored the world-famous Niagara Falls, along with other not to miss spots like the “Journey Behind the Falls,” the Hornblower Cruise, the Hornblower Funicular (cable cars), and the Riverside Patio. In the first part of your tour, you also learned about the beautiful archway bridge that is The Rainbow Bridge border crossing, the 53 metres tall Niagara SkyWheel, the Skylon Tower and dining room, and Clifton Hill “The Street of Fun at the Falls.” Let’s continue the adventure with more fun in “Not to Miss in Niagara Falls, Canada, Part II.”
WildPlay MistRider Ziplining
For the adventure seekers in your travel party, this amazing zipline takes you 670 metres from the elevated platform directly toward Horseshoe Falls. This activity is not for the faint of heart!
Niagara Falls Illumination and Fireworks
If you simply can’t get enough of the famous falls, you don’t want to miss the June to September fireworks shows over the Falls. You don’t even have to head to the river’s edge, you can see them from many of the area hotels, and other places around the area. Of course, if you happen to be in Niagara Falls any time of the year, you can enjoy the majestic illumination of Horseshoe Falls from the river’s edge or onboard the Fireworks Night Cruise.
Niagara Helicopter Tours
Getting a bird’s eye view of the majestic Falls and their picturesque surroundings is as easy as hopping on board the Niagara Helicopter Tour. The tour leaves the heliport and heads to the Niagara River and onto the Falls offering expansive views in this short, but memorable tour.
Queen Victoria Park
You’ll find this one-of-a-kind green space along the Niagara Parkway beside the river. Separating the downtown areas, by the Canadian and American Falls, the beautiful park lets you explore native flora, historic sites, statues, a rock garden, unique international plants, and exquisite flowers, including a hybrid tea rose garden.
Niagara Glen and Nature Centre
To get to the Glen, you begin the journey down a staircase along pathways deep into Niagara Gorge. There you will find Niagara Glen, filled with fossils, rock formations, and the distinctive Carolinian Forest, all overlooking the incredible Niagara River Whirlpool. If you’d rather not go it alone, there are guided hiking tours and bouldering tours available as well. In the Glen, you will find the Nature Centre overlooking the river and offering up beverages, souvenirs, and more.
The Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory
The scenery in the Niagara Falls region is not to miss and grows more beautiful as you move away from the Falls outward. The Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory is a short drive from downtown, but well worth the trip. Explore the 99-acre complex overflowing with displays and gardens – including the famous rose gardens with nearly 2,500 roses. Next, head into the giant glass greenhouse that is the Butterfly Conservatory filled with waterfalls, tropical plants, and butterflies!
The White Water Walk
If your family enjoys the great outdoors, consider the White Water Walk, a trek that begins with an elevator ride 70 metres down into the Niagara Gorge, followed by a 400 metre boardwalk into the hundred-million-year-old rock layers, as well as native plant and animal life. While on the boardwalk, you can enjoy a close up look of the Whirlpool Rapids. Of course if you want an even closer look at the Whirlpool itself, consider a trip on the Whirlpool Aero Car or the Whirlpool Jet Boat!
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