Places to Visit in Niagara Falls, Canada, America
Niagara Falls is a city located on the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region in Ontario of Canada. The municipality of Niagara Falls was established on June 12, 1903. Niagara Falls is situated about 125 km from Toronto and 570 km from Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The coordinates of Niagara Falls are 43°07′ N 79°04′ W.
Niagara Falls is the name of both city and falls which located in the vicinity of city and it is a world famous natural tourist destination drawing tourists from all around the world for its eye catching beauty.
History of Niagara Falls:
Niagara Falls derives its name from the most popular set of 3 large waterfalls ‘Niagara Falls’ at the Niagara River. It is believed that, Iroquois were the first settlers of Niagara Falls, followed by Europeans and the first European to reach Niagara Falls was a French priest, Louis Hennepin in 1670.
Connectivity to Niagara Falls:
Niagara Falls is served by John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport with connection to Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, located at a distance of 84 km. Toronto Pearson International Airport is situated 125 km away from Niagara Falls.
There are regular buses available in Niagara Falls operated by Coach Canada, GO Transit and Megabus. Also trains services are continuously catered by VIA Rail. It is good to have guided tours.
Food and Shopping in Niagara Falls:
There are plenty of food corners and shopping centers located all around Niagara Falls, the major shopping centers are listed below:
- Niagara Square Shopping Centre
- Canada One Factory Outlets
- Piccadilly Place Gifts
The prominent food corners in Niagara Falls are as follows:
- Carpaccio Restaurant
- Maid of the Mist Restaurant
- Napoli Ristorante and Pizzeria
- Suisha Gardens
Things to do and must visit in Niagara Falls:
- Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
- Helicopter tours
- Casino Niagara
- Greg Frewin Dinner Theatre
- Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
- Queen Street Arts & Culture District
- Waves Indoor Water Park
Tourist Attractions in Niagara Falls:
Queen Victoria Park:
Queen Victoria Park is at the border of Niagara Falls offering a great view of the falls. Tourists can enjoy fireworks over the falls to be arranged on Friday and Sunday nights during the summer months.
Skylon Tower is at Robinson Street of Niagara Falls is located at a height of 160 meters. There are arcade games arranged in the base of the tower and during the winter days from 11AM-9PM and during the summer days from 8AM-midnight. Entry fee is $12.95 for adults and $7.55 for children.
Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens:
Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens is situated around 9 km away from the natural beauty Niagara Falls. It features a splendid arboretum, 20th century themed gardens and the largest butterfly conservatory of North America. Entry is free.
Other places of interest in Niagara Falls include:
- Marineland Theme Park
- Niagara Skywheel
- Clifton Hill Amusement Area
- Bird Kingdom
- IMAX theatre
- Brick City
- Queenston Heights Park
- Floral clock
- Queenston Heights Park
Best time to visit Niagara Falls:
From June to August is the ideal time to holiday the amazing Niagara Falls.
Accommodation Options in Niagara Falls:
Niagara is a world famous tourist destination specially known for wonderful Niagara Falls. The budget hotels in Niagara Falls charge around $50/night, mid range-$100 and top end-$150+ with top class facilities. List of prominent hotels and resorts in Niagara Falls include:
- Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
- The Rex Motel
- DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
- Wyndham Garden Fallsview Niagara Falls
- Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
- Sterling Inn & Spa
- Niagara Parkway Court
- Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
- Country Inn & Suites
- Hampton Inn by Hilton
- Sheraton on the Falls
- The Tower Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott
- BEST WESTERN PLUS Cairn Croft Hotel
- Rodeway Inn Fallsview
- Blue Moon Motel
- Embassy Suites by Hilton
- Comfort Inn Clifton Hill
- Skyline Inn