Niagara Falls, really, no introduction is needed for this honeymoon capital of North America. As the Niagara Gorge separates Canada from United States – views of the spectacular falls are exceptional from both sides.
But there is more to Niagara Falls than the falls themselves or the entertainment complexes that surround the gorge; spend some time here and you’ll discover the quaint Victorian-style town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and some of the best wineries in the country.
Niagara Falls Canada attractions create an authentic Niagara experience, ride a Hornblower Niagara Cruises in the morning and head off to the Whirlpool Jet Boat tour in the afternoon. Souvenir shop and then head out to the Fallsview Casino. Smell the roses at the Niagara Botanical Gardens then zip up to the top of the Skylon Tower for the best view around. There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls!
Hornblower Niagara Cruises Hornblower’s “Voyage To The Falls” Niagara Cruise will take you from the Canadian docks at the base of the Great Gorge, past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the awesome up-close and personal connection with the thundering water, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls! Voyage To The Falls departs every 15 minutes and starts early each day with the Early Morning Sunrise Cruise during operational months.
Wine Tours Niagara Ontario Canada has become famous for its wines. Whether you are looking for wineries in the Niagara Region, or a specfic winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara is gaining international recognition as ‘must visit’ destination to enjoy a beautiful country escape with a bit of food and drink, that a Niagara wine tour beckons.
Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake Niagara-on-the-Lake, the birthplace of Ontario’s modern wine industry, is a place where rural pleasures blend seamlessly with sophisticated entertainment. You can relax in charming B&Bs, replenish with indulgent spa experiences, and delight in delectable local food paired with delicious VQA wines. From antique shopping to challenging golf to internationally celebrated theatre, it’s a world of endless fun and flavours.
Golfing Niagara Falls Canada golf courses are on par with the world, offering an incredible selection of quality courses sure to please discriminating duffer. Niagara Offers championship golf courses and one of the longest playing seasons in North America, Niagara has become a top choice for golfers who demand excellent courses and variety of challenges – with nine courses in Niagara Falls and over 40 in the region, just a quick drive away.
Shopping Shopping in Niagara Falls Ontario is a fun experience. Niagara shopping offers visitors themed boutiques, delightful gift shops, and mainstream shopping centers. For serious shoppers? Head to the Canada One Factory Outlet, a favorite of Niagara attractions with over 40 brand name stores, or why not try shopping on Clifton Hill, where you are sure to find your favourite souvenir of the ‘Street of Fun’.
Dining Niagara Falls Canada has something on the menu that’s sure to satisfy! Because in Niagara great food is a passion…and dining is one of the most important elements of the Niagara experience. From the hustle and bustle of the Mom & Pop coffee shops on refurbished, historic Queen Street to the high-energy of the Roadhouse-style restaurants that dot infamous Clifton Hill to the sumptuous fine-dining offered in fabulous settings with fantastic views of the Falls, every meal is one to savour. Minutes down the road, the Niagara-on-the-Lake’s culinary scene is certain to impress, offering literally dozens of delicious excuses to sample and explore.
For a taste of our regional culture, plan an Ontario vacation around one of our many popular Niagara festivals.
Folk Arts Festival: May-June Niagara Folk Arts Festival, Canada’s oldest continually-running Heritage Festival. This festival is a beautiful blend of the cultures and people that make Canada a nation to be envied.
Summer of Thrills: Late June-Late August Experience the Niagara Summer of Thrills in Niagara’s Clifton Hill District all summer long! At the top of Clifton Hill, watch in amazement as Victoria Avenue becomes electrified and energized with outrageously daring street performers and death-defying thrill acts high above the skyline!
Canada Day at Fort George: 1 July Come celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast put on by the Friends of Fort George in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake decorated by Willows Cakes & Pastries down Queen Street to Simcoe Park.
Niagara Wine Festival: Late September Join our ‘Wine Country’ celebration of Niagara’s internationally acclaimed grape and wine industry in September. Enjoy more than 100 events including winery tours and tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, wine seminars, family entertainment and one of Canada’s largest street parades. Included in the celebrations is the Discovery Pass program featuring special events and tastings at Niagara wineries.
The city of Niagara Falls has a humid continental climate which is moderated to an extent in all seasons by proximity to water bodies.
Winters are cold, with a January high of −1.0 °C (30.2 °F) and a low of −7.9 °C (17.8 °F). However, temperatures above 0 °C (32.0 °F) are common during winter.