Niagara Falls is one of the famous landmarks in Canada right up there with the CN Tower and Parliament Hill. Niagara Falls is the collective name for three falls. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Niagara Falls is one of the big tourist attractions in the area next to the casinos, Clifton Hill, Marineland and the Skylon Tower. The annual rate of tourists for Niagara falls is approximately 28 million. Seeing the Niagara Falls is great during the daytime as you can adore and admire its natural beauty; however seeing Niagara Falls at night is absolutely a treat as floodlights illuminate Niagara Falls for several hours after dark.
There have been some daredevils that have taken the experience of Niagara Falls just a bit too extreme with people putting themselves inside barrels and going over the Falls and to tightrope walkers walking a tightrope across the Niagara Gorge, from the United States to Canada. All these stunts were deemed illegal and the lucky survivors had to face the consequences of their actions by either facing criminal charges or paying stiff fines.
But all this changed as of June 15, 2012 as daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda tightroped across Niagara Falls with the approval from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission. It was a 25-minute intense journey across the Niagara Falls with an estimated 120,000 cheering spectators egging him on, as he became the first person in 116 years to tightrope across Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world and will continue to be so for a long time to come.
Photo courtesy of The Niagara Parks Commission
477 Mississauga St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (289) 271-0663 eSkoot Website What makes eSkoot Niagara different than all other bike tour/rental companies near Niagara Falls is their 20 Amp lightweight, LITHIUM powered URBAN eScooters in their fleet. These babies will take you up to 80 km on a single charge! Re-charge in about half the time… Read more
14778 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 262-6161 The Ice House Website The Ice House Winery holds a unique position in the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is the only winery near Niagara Falls that exclusively makes Icewine. That’s right. Totally dedicated to the making and perfecting of what is often referred to as, “Canada’s liquid… Read more
4943 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada (905)357-2200 ext. 6612 Bronto’s Playland Bronto’s Playland is family fun for all ages! Both an outdoor and indoor attraction is perfect for letting out some energy on Clifton Hill. Families have a blast at Bronto’s Playland, whether it’s by watching or participating. The highlights of the Playland include a… Read more
6000 Marineland Parkway, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 357-6000 Thundering Waters Golf Club Website Thundering Waters Golf Club is a golf course located in Niagara Falls, Canada that was designed for pros by the pros. Designed by John Daly, previous winner of the 1991 PGA Championship, the Thundering Waters golf course provides many obstacles and hazards… Read more
5631 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 357-3327 Nightmares Fear Factory Website Nightmares Fear Factory is the world’s most frightening Niagara Falls attraction. Over 120,000 people have chickened out…will you? IT’S THAT SCARY!! Featured on Live! with Regis & Kelly, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Canada AM, MTV, Yahoo, MSN, The… Read more
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4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 358-4793 Niagara Skywheel Website Want to take amazing overview shots of the Niagara Falls area while enjoying a relaxing, world-class ride when you’re at Clifton Hill? Then the Niagara Falls Skywheel is the ride you want to take. Towering 175 feet over the Niagara Falls horizon, the Niagara… Read more
6170 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 358-3611 IMAX Theatre Website If you want to view the history of Niagara Falls in a different way, then you must experience the IMAX theatre in Niagara Falls. The IMAX theatre is located in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourist and entertainment district and is home to… Read more
1055 Line 1, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 468-4943 Sentineal Carriages Sentineal Carriages welcomes you to Niagara on the Lake and the Niagara Falls region. Since 1989 they have made wedding days special, tours of the Niagara more entertaining and the passing of loved ones more elegant with their horse drawn hearse. Sentineal Carriages invite you… Read more
The Rainbow Bridge is a world-famous bridge over the Niagara River, connecting the Niagara Falls here in Ontario to the Niagara Falls in New York. The Rainbow Bridge was constructed to replace the Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed in an ice storm in the 1930s. The Niagara gorge is approximately 60 meters deep, with an estimated… Read more