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Over 12 million tourists flock to Niagara Falls every year. They travel from all over the world to experience dining, shopping and attractions in the area. Read on to find out the top ten things you didn’t know about and things to do in Niagara Falls.
Things to do in Niagara Falls and some important information about the area that you might not know.
Niagara Falls is famous for its three thunderstorm spectacles. Bustling city life, award-winning international wineries and super friendly people. Every year, the city welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world who try to experience, touch and taste the famous waterfall and the surrounding city. Travellers should not only visit Niagara Falls because it is a must-see attraction, but it is also adjacent to the international border between Canada and the United States, and it can also be integrated with nature.
If your travel interests are to be surrounded by natural elements and experience a sense of calm, then consider Niagara Falls as your next city! Here are some interesting Niagara Falls things about the most famous waterfalls in the world to help you plan your visit.
Niagara Falls is adjacent to New York and Ontario, Canada. The waterfall consists of 3 separate waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.
Although the American and Canadian side of the falls offers different activities, most people choose to book a hotel on the Canadian side due to their proximity to the falls. In terms of shopping, restaurants and activities in Niagara Falls, many people like to walk on the Canadian side.
There are 3 indoor water parks in Niagara Falls, Canada, which are very suitable for family vacations. My favourite is the Great Wolf Lodge. Kids will love the over 100,000 square feet of the water park, arcades and wizarding issues. This is an opportunity to quickly reach the actual failure. Registered guests of Great Wolf Lodge can stay overnight for free.
Another water park is the Fallsview Indoor Water Park, which is shared between 4 hotels and offers daily admission options for unregistered guests. Located in the centre of the Niagara Falls tourist area. This water park is often busy. When booking a hotel, make sure to use the water park pass to upgrade your room, as these passes are not included.
The third water park is located inside the Americana Hotel on Lundy’s Lane. There are great low-cost hotel deals and many family restaurants in this area.
The closest boat trips to the falls are the Mist Tours of Mist Tours in the United States and Hornblower Niagara Cruises on the Canadian side. Both ships operate seasonally and follow the same route through the waterfall. In fact, you can tell which one is by the colour of the tourist’s raincoat. The red is the trumpet blower, and the blue is the girl who travels in the mist.
After taking a boat tour of the waterfall, you can further admire the unique beauty of the waterfall from the zipline. Take one of the four sides facing the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls at a speed of 40 miles per hour and 2,200 feet per hour. Although the zipline will not slip, you must not miss its uniqueness of 220 feet. Take time to ride on four ziplines with your family and take some epic Instagram photos.
Surprisingly, the height of the waterfall is not as high as people expected. In fact, the maximum vertical drop is just over 50 meters (about 55 yards). The waterfall is famous for a large amount of water gushing from the waterfall. About 28 million litres per second.
The best way to truly feel the power of the waterfall is to experience a wind tunnel tour at Niagara Falls State Park. The park is the oldest state park in the United States, and must-do things in Niagara Falls should not be missed. Before taking the 175-foot-high elevator to Niagara Gorge, guests will be provided with professional rain gear and sandals. After leaving the elevator, follow the boardwalk along the river to the hurricane deck, just a few feet from the Bridal Veil Falls.
Expect to experience tropical storm-like conditions. Don’t expect to capture many successful selfies.
Niagara Falls offers many amazing shopping places for families who want to bargain. Since the value of the Canadian dollar is often not as good as the U.S. dollar, it is cheaper for tourists than in the United States. The Outlet Collection in Niagara Falls includes more than 100 brands, ranging from Nike to Saks and Nordstrom and many more luxury brands. The shopping centre also provides an excellent outdoor playground for children.
Niagara Falls is home to the beautiful Butterfly Academy. This greenhouse is only a few minutes away from the waterfall and houses more than 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies. This is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area.
Nightmare Fear Factory is the oldest continuously operating haunted house in North America. It is said that it was built in an old coffin factory, where the owner was crushed to death by a pile of coffins. Please be prepared, this haunted house is not suitable for the faint-hearted or small children. For teenagers, this is definitely one of the most interesting things about Niagara Falls.
The Niagara Skywheel Tower is located 175 feet above Niagara Falls and is one of the best places to take pictures of the falls. The journey is slow, taking 8 to 12 minutes. The scenery of the waterfall is indeed different, and children like to try it.
Niagara Falls does offer some luxury options, but there are still many budget hotels and offers. Go to some of the official travel websites to save on restaurants and events.
No matter when you visit, Niagara Falls has a lot to do to keep the whole family happy!
Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at [email protected] or Twitter
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