Niagara Falls (ON) Travel Guide

Derek Purdy

It's huge, it's noisy and it makes your heart race.
Standing on the edge of Niagara Falls are unique travel experiences awaiting you, where you will be thrilled over and over again when you venture on back to this beautiful city.  This hands down explains why a visit to Niagara topples the To See list of world travelers. Deemed Often as one the Seven Wonders of the World, Niagara Falls has been attracting attention since Father Louis Hennepin first published his description of the Falls in 1678.  By the time the first Maid of the Mist was launched in 1846, Niagara was welcoming over 50,000 summer visitors.  It is estimated that 13 million tourists visit Niagara Falls yearly.

Niagara Falls is something special as you don't just get the one main attraction that is Niagara Falls but you get three Falls in one - the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, and the American and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side. Together they conduct water from the four Upper Great Lakes into Lake Ontario and then on out into the ocean. Over 20% of the world's fresh water flows over these Falls and is compressed through the Niagara Gorge. The resulting power and speed of 600,000 gallons of water per second tearing through this conduit is astounding.

Locals refer to them simply as The Falls, and most people acknowledge that the view from the Canadian side, as well as the compelling array of  attractions that are clustered around the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, provide the quintessential Falls experience. In Niagara Falls its not just about The Falls itself, it is all about the whole package deal of bright lights and long nights while in the city.

The rich and famous frequently flee to Niagara Falls and always gain a warm Canadian welcome. The likes of Royalty, politicians, presidents, writers and movie stars have all wander over the border to see what all the hype is all about. Many members of the Royal Family have come to visit, such as King George VI, Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth, and Princess Diana, Prince William and Harry.  Various movies have also been filmed here, Marilyn Monroe with her Niagara, and Christopher Reeve in Superman. Celebrities to visit Niagara Falls include John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent their honeymoon here, Regis and Kelly and Brad Pitt. 

A tourism playground is what many call Niagara Falls and its surrounding areas. With everything from wine tours to Clifton Hill there really isn't anything short of fun-filled activities to partake in for the whole family. With lush vegetation and walking trails throughout the Niagara Region, Niagara Falls is a perfect spot to gain some rest and relaxation you have been waiting for all those days being cramped up in an office. In 1885, the Niagara Parks Commission was created to act as steward for the green spaces in Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor from Niagara Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake. This area has been kept as parkland and it is maintained primarily by students of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. The park-lands of Niagara remain lush and green and provide many with a sense of solitude around all the hustle and bustle of Clifton Hill and the tourists spots in Niagara Falls.

Over the years Niagara Falls continues to prosper and expand. With Marineland, The Fallsview Casino, The SkyWheel, restaurants galore and much, much more you really will succumb to the perfection and growth that the city has mastered over the years. The newest addition to Niagara Falls is the $100 million Convention Centre. With an abundance of shows and what not to partake in at the convention centre this just as to the wondrous list of adventures to go on while in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls brings wonder and excitement to anyone and everyone who visit this perfect tourist destination. It has something for everyone - from the natural wonder of the world to history lessons, arts and theatre, attractions and walking trails Niagara Falls is really the perfect spot to gain insight into the Niagara Regions world of tourism.

Where to Go in Niagara Falls (ON)

TOP PICKS BY OUR LOCAL EXPERTS

Sterling Inn & Spa

5195 Magdalen Street

Surprisingly affordable upscale boutique hotel

The Niagara Falls and Great Gorge Adventure Pass

expert pick

A bundled attractions pass that makes seeing the best of the Falls easier and more affordable

Napoli Ristorante Pizzeria

expert pick

5545 Ferry Street

traditional family style Italian restaurant and pizzeria

Vintages Wine Bar & Lounge

expert pick

48 John Street West

Indulge in some of the finest wine The Niagara Region has to offer

Niagara Falls (ON) Blog Posts

UPDATES FROM OUR TRAVEL TEAM

Nothing Beats This Festival
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Sweet Tastes of Sugar
The beauty of living in Canada isn't just about the endless breathtaking sights Mother Nature has plotted on our land, it's certainly much sweeter than that. That sweetness were talking about, well that's the maple syrup that is uniquely crafted at White Meadow Farms in Pelham. If you have a love for... Read more


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