Niagara’s main attraction has always been The Falls, however there is so much more to do there than activities related to this alluring and attractive centrepiece. No matter what your interests are, you are sure to be able to find plenty of things to do in this area, and there are many family friendly activities.
The Fallsview Hotel – If you are looking to find a Fallsview hotel, this aptly named four star Marriott hotel is a great choice. This hotel is conveniently located only 185m walking distance from the falls themselves, offering you amazing views of The Falls. The hotel has been renovated recently and is furnished with modern technology and elegant furnishings.
Nightmares Fear Factory – This world famous haunted house is Niagara’s best and scariest of its kind, and one of the most fun things to do around Niagara if you love being a little scared. It is good for the whole family, and is popular with couples as well. You can find this attraction on Victoria Avenue, a block east of Clifton Hill and near a lot of the hotels and other attractions.
Helicopter Rides – For a unique vacation experience, helicopter rides are always fun. The combination of spectacular views and adventure will create family vacation memories that will last you a lifetime. The helicopters lift off and give you views of the Niagara Region which are awe-inspiring. This is the perfect opportunity to get some fantastic pictures of the area, truly making your memories something that will last a lifetime.
Niagara Glen Nature Area – If you want to venture away from the hustle and bustle to see more of what this area has to offer, this is the perfect place to go. It is around a ten minute drive and you’ll be away from all the noise and into the countryside. This is the side of Niagara that is full of nature trails and views of the canyon. You’ll have to go down some steps and there are several trails which are signposted for you to explore. It is easy to spend a few hours here taking in all the natural beauty around you.
Welland Canals Centre – Take an hour or two driving up and down the canal from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. At several points along the route, you can pretty much walk up to the ships and take some wonderful photographs. The ships are a lot bigger than you might imagine, and it is a great addition to your trip to Niagara. Plus, this attraction is totally free to visit, and if you want to go into the St. Catharines Museum it will only cost you a few dollars for each admission.
Willoughby Historical Museum – This museum was opened in 1968, and housed an original rural, one-room school at the Willoughby Township. It is open daily between noon and five between July 1st and Labour Day. The admission is free, so this is an easy one to put on your list for the whole family to be able to visit a piece of the area’s history.
Fort Erie – Fort Erie is a fortress that dates back to 1812. There are guides who are authentically dressed who take you around this British garrison, making it come to life. You can explore the old stone fort’s period rooms and war of 1812 museum between May 1st and September 30th.
These are just a handful of things that Niagara has to offer other than the spectacular falls themselves. With this much to do you can be sure to have a vacation of a lifetime here.