Millions of visitors flock to the Niagara Falls area for natural beauty, breathtaking sights, exhilarating sensations, and memorable entertainment for the whole family. What the novice tourist might not be aware of is that some of the best reasons to visit Niagara are on the Canadian side of the border. The city of Niagara Falls, Canada is packed full of many attractions that go well beyond the majestic beauty of the falls themselves. Horseshoe Falls, also on the Canadian side, are separated from the U.S. by Goat Island, a lot of rushing water, and the international border.
Visitors to Niagara Falls, Canada will more than likely wish to visit the great waterfalls first, and with the many different ways to experience the falls, it can require a full day or two to see it all. A visit to Niagara Falls will require a lot of walking and resting, as the natural area covered is enormous. The Canadian Falls are about 2600 feet wide, and at the tallest point, the water falls about thirteen stories to the lower continuation of the Niagara River. After a long day of travel and sight-seeing, tourists are glad to be able to relax in one of the many Niagara Falls hotels to rest, replenish, and plan what to do next.
Parents wishing to show their kids the excitement and natural wonders of Niagara Falls, Canada should check out the local amusement park Marineland. This attraction is a great way to introduce kids to marine creatures like whales, dolphins, and sea lions, while also enjoying the exhilaration of roller coasters, rides, and even some camping time. Other fun places to take the kids for an exciting education on the natural world include the Butterfly Conservatory and the Niagara Falls Aviary, where kids can come face-to-face with over 400 free-flying parrots, toucans, even bats.
The braver visitors to Niagara Falls, Canada may be enticed by the aerial view provided by the Skylon Tower and the Niagara Sky Wheel. Each of these rides enables their passengers to see both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and even a view of New York. Within the Canadian falls, visitors are treated to another aerial view from the cable car that floats right over the famous whirlpool of Niagara River. While this does not offer a view of the rest of Niagara Falls, it does give an excitingly close glimpse of the constant churning of Whirlpool Basin.
One of the most popular Niagara Falls Hotels to check out is named after the majestic view of the falls. Travel agents highly recommend singles and families alike to consider the luxurious Fallsview Casino Resort for their entertainment and accommodation needs when not actually viewing the falls. Many hotels are available in the Niagara area, on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the river. However, adult visitors to Niagara Falls will be ready for this particular hotel to enjoy a good night’s rest, as well as a good meal and an opportunity to try their luck at thousands of slot machines and hundreds of gaming tables.