If you thought a trip to Niagara Falls was just a one-day activity, then think again. With everything from Hornblower tours to cave exploration and botanical gardens, the Niagara Falls region has a lot to offer a vacation.
With so much available though, where should you start? To help you decide, here’s a list of the most exciting things to see and do around the area. I hope you enjoy them!
Go on an adventure tour
There is no shortage of tours and attractions around the Falls for the adventurous kind. Perhaps you’ll start with the Journey Behind the Falls, where an elevator will take you right down to the bottom of this gigantic natural wonder, and you’ll get to step out behind it.
Instead, you might prefer to grab a raincoat and head out on a Hornblower river cruise, where you’ll be able to feel the spray on your face. Whatever tour you pick, make sure it’s with Niagara’s largest tour company, so that you’ll always get the best deal and the best expertise in the area!
Go on a wine tour
Speaking of tours, for the culture-vultures in the group, I bet you’re already aware of Canada’s rapidly expanding wine country. The Niagara Falls area in particular is home to some of the tastiest selections in the world, so why not take in a wine tour instead? Sip on Icewine and feast on food pairings like cheese and chocolate, as the experts walk you through it.
Pay a butterfly a visit
Close to the iconic Falls is the Niagara Park Butterfly Conservatory – a must-see for any nature-lover. Over 2,000 tropical butterflies call this place their home, amongst the lush, rainforest setting, dense with many different exotic plants. The 180 metres of pathways wind around the Botanical Gardens, which is another attraction in itself! With 40 hectares of perfectly manicured gardens, you’ll be staggered by their world-renowned rose gardens – featuring over 2,400 of them! If you’d like more information on Niagara Parks, click here.
Travel down the rapids
For the thrill-seekers in your travelling group, you’ll be pleased to know that Niagara Falls also hosts the world’s fiercest and most dangerous stretch of whitewater. You can take the White Water Walk, a boardwalk right along the edge of the river, so that you can watch in wonder as the trillions of gallons of water accelerates towards the edge of the Falls.
Or, for the bravest in your party, the Whirlpool State Park allows some visitors to follow a series of stairways to the base of Niagara Gorge, so that they can hike towards an observation deck. It allows for unparalleled views of this formidable phenomenon.
I hope you enjoyed this list of things to do in and around Niagara Falls. Are you headed there soon? If you know of any more attractions, please feel free to leave a comment and tell me all about it.