Niagara Falls is a popular destination, an iconic place to visit and found on nearly everyone’s bucket list. Whether you chose to visit the Canadian Falls or the American Falls, you won’t be disappointed. For RVers there is no better destination, with all sorts of activities to enjoy and sights to see. Niagara Falls is fun for the entire family, from the youngest to the oldest, and everyone in between. When planning your RV trip to Niagara Falls, here are some tips for fun on the Canadian side of the border, as well as one of the best places to set up your base camp near the world-famous Falls.
Campark – Niagara Falls
Among the best spots for your RV base camp is Campark, located in the picturesque countryside of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Only five kilometers (three miles) from the Falls, Campark is located in a tranquil setting of lush landscape abounding in history. Campark is right on the city bus line (WEGO) offering shuttle service to get you to and from the majestic falls, as well as the surrounding entertainment area, including the excitement of Clifton Hill. On top of that, Campark’s central camping area offers loads of fun for the whole family like Mini Putt, fun playgrounds, a heated pool and splashpad, kids’ crafts, an outdoor cinema, a country diner for those times you just don’t want to cook, dances and karaoke, a musical hayride, an escape room, laser tag, and lots of other fun activities for you to enjoy.
Niagara Falls, Canada
If you have passports (and the border is open following the COVID-19 pandemic) going over to the United States side for a visit is well worth the effort. If you don’t have passports or the coronavirus is still presenting problems, there is plenty to explore and enjoy on the Canadian side. Niagara Falls, Ontario is a quaint little classic tourist town, complete with Clifton Hill, the enjoyable entertainment district where you will find a fun theme park ambiance complete with Ferris wheel, speedway, adventure golf, and more!
At the Canadian Falls, you’ll find a more sprawling view than on the United States side, featuring the incredible expansive horseshoe overflowing with water. You can walk the pathway along the river to the Falls’ precipice, a particularly beautiful spot from which to view the falls illuminated at night. Not to miss is the Hornblower excursion which, like the Maid of the Mist on the American side, takes you by boat to the base of the Falls. You’ll get a poncho and you will get wet, but nothing compares to the rush of being alongside the powerful Falls. While at the Falls, you should head to the Skylon Tower for a completely different point of view, 775 feet above the Falls, where you will enjoy the rotating views and a delightful meal.
There are a number of idyllic observation points, where you and your family can enjoy hiking, picnicking, and breath-taking views of the Falls, including Queen Victoria Park. At the park, everyone will enjoy not only views of the Falls, but also the Niagara Gorge, Escarpment, and River, as well as the park’s gardens. If your family enjoys more active adventures, Niagara Glen offers natural trails, rock climbing, and more where you can explore the Lockport Limestone Rock, Wilson Terrace, Foster’s Flats, Wintergreen, and the Niagara Whirlpool. Biking the Niagara Parkway is also great fun. The 54k trail traverses through gardens, historical areas, sights to see, as well as bouldering and hiking areas, from the Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you can experience the charm of Canadian wine country.
Got your RV ready to go yet? Campark and Niagara Falls are waiting for you!