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3 Amazing Amusement Parks in Niagara Falls

skylineblog13.jpegWhile many visitors to Niagara Falls would probably (accurately) declare that our beloved city is an amusement park altogether due to its dedication to fun and excitement at every turn, the region is home to three unique amusement parks built specifically with visitors’ needs and desires in mind.

Each of our three parks boasts sights, sounds, and experiences truly unlike any other in the area, and they are bound to delight kids from age 3 to 103. After you’re done viewing the Falls during your next trip to Niagara Falls, visit one or all of our three exceptional amusement parks for a time you won’t soon forget.

1. Marineland Canada

This park is heaven on Earth for visitors looking to combine their dual loves of high-flying adventure and marine biology. Marineland Canada began as a marine zoo, where visitors could come to see and learn about various aspects of life under the sea. The park still places a strong emphasis on education, and several exhibits on marine mammals, birds, and fish are sure to teach your family about the importance of conservation and preservation.

However, Marineland also understands their visitors’ need for fun. Not only can you see the park’s animals lounging comfortably in their own habitats, but you can watch them play in a handful of carefully choreographed shows and skits designed to make you laugh — and gasp in awe. What’s more, determined visitors can even get up close to their favorite creatures. Orcas, dolphins, beluga whales, and more have distinct habitats where guests can feed, pet, and possibly even train the animals to their hearts’ desire.

Believe it or not, that isn’t all the fun Marineland can provide. In fact, this park offers visitors the most thrill rides and play areas of any park in the city, which means that you and your family could spend days here without repeating an attraction once. From simple log rides to wild roller coasters, the park’s rides are numerous, and there is destined to be one to perfectly suit the tastes of everyone in your clan.

2. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

skylineblog12.jpeg The world may be covered in waterparks, but not one of them stands up to the amenities and wet and wild fun available at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. This park contains all the elements you’d expect to find at a typical waterpark — slides, wave pools, play areas — but it makes them legendary to the extreme.

There are literally dozens of waterslides in Fallsview, each with its own thrills. For example, the Extreme Racing Slides will pit you against a friend in a breakneck race to the pool to the bottom, and the Canadian Plunge will see you whirling and spinning as your inner tube takes you on a wild ride down a narrow slide. Meanwhile, less adventurous guests can soak in any of the pools or lounge on the decks while ordering food and drinks from the Planet Hollywood Beach Club restaurant.

3. Safari Niagara

Most people don’t come to Niagara Falls expecting to see exotic animals like lions, giraffes, and hippos, but at Safari Niagara, that’s just what you get. With more than 500 wild and domestic animal species to see and interact with, this zoo provides Niagara visitors the chance to learn about animals they’ve never known about before. Zookeepers guide guests around the zoo, providing facts about each of the exhibits; plus, presentations in any of the park’s various amphitheaters will educate listeners on anything from the preservation of threatened species to up-close introductions of individual zoo inhabitants. On top of this, the park offers a handful of fun rides to keep little minds entertained: visit the rope course, bungee experience, or animal splash pad for extra fun.

Why Niagara Should Be Your Winter Sport Wonderland

skylineblog10.jpegWe have written at length about the absolute unparalleled beauty of Niagara Falls during the winter, but we have barely nicked the surface. Visitors can enjoy the wintertime by participating in a variety of sports perfect for this time of year. Winters in Niagara are snowy yet mild, which creates the perfect environment for any type of winter play.

Instead of waiting for the busy, hot summer months to see Niagara Falls, grab your skis, sleds, snowboards, skates, and sense of adventure for a thrilling Niagara vacation you won’t soon forget.

1. Skiing and Snowboarding

Despite being located in a region full of steep hills and gentle valleys, Niagara Falls is not particularly well-known for skiing. For skiing enthusiasts, this could be a blessing in disguise: Some of the continent’s best slopes have yet to be overrun with eager skiing greenhorns that clog up trails and ruin clean snow. Plus, these trail wholeheartedly welcome snowboarders as well. Here are two of the best undiscovered skiing spots in the area:

  • Bond Lake. A public park within Niagara County, Bond Lake offers more than 13 miles of absolutely free cross-country trails. To cool down and warm up after a long day of skiing, the site has a skating rink and a warming house as well as a tubing hill to entertain less-avid skiers.
  • Kissing Bridge. Less than 30 minutes from the city, the Kissing Bridge falls in a region called the Colden Snowbelt, which receives an average of 180 inches of snow every year. There are more than 36 downhill trails over the park’s 900 acres, and most of the trails are lit for use at night.

2. Sledding

Skylineblog11.jpegThe activity goes by a whole slew of names throughout the world, but in Canada, the proper term for riding a sled down a snowy hill is “tobogganing.” Local Canadians enjoy the sport just about year-round — grassy hills are just as conducive to tobogganing as snowy ones — but deep winter after a full night of snowfall always feels the most appropriate.

The hilly terrain within Niagara Falls perfectly suits extreme and gentle tobogganing alike, and throughout the winter, visitors are likely to see dozens of excellent toboggan spots around the city’s numerous parks.

There is near unanimous agreement that Fireman’s Park, where eager tobogganers can find a plethora of excellent hills, is the best spot. Some keen tobogganers even bring their own ramps to make their toboggan ride that much more exciting. Still, if Fireman’s Park doesn’t suit your toboggan style, you can search out the perfect hill anywhere else in the city.

Niagara Falls transforms into a winter wonderland during the coldest season of the year, which makes it a utopia for fans of frigid sports. If you are looking for a new winter vacation destination but need a spot that gives you a shot of adrenaline, look no farther than Niagara Falls.

 

Only If You Dare: Niagara’s Best Extreme Attractions

skyline7.jpegMost travelers enjoy calm and leisure on their vacations, finding space in quiet destinations that offer relaxing attractions to soothe nerves and abate aches. Other travelers seek out places with plenty of entertainment and attractions well-suited to families or large, rambunctious groups.

Then, there is a small fraction of travelers who look first and foremost for vacations filled with adrenaline, where every activity is white-knuckle and bravery is a must. Believe it or not, Niagara can accommodate all three types of vacations. If you want a vacation that will keep your heart racing and your teeth clenched, book a room in Niagara Falls and prepare your body for these extreme attractions.

1. Helicopter Tour

To start your trip off easy, purchase space on any one of the city’s illustrious helicopter tours. With tours departing regularly, it’s easy to schedule a quick birds-eye view of the area. If the standard family tour isn’t enough to get your blood pumping, look into companies offering adventure tours, where you’ll get access to some of the most remote regions of Niagara.

2. Skydiving

skyline8.jpegBecause Niagara is such a stunning region, it should come as no surprise that people love to see the landscape from all angles, including 15,000 feet in the air. Skydiving is a popular sport in and around Niagara Falls, and thrill seekers over 18 are welcome to jump out of a plane and float toward the verdant forests and patchwork of farmland far below.

If this will be your first jump, you’ll learn the ropes with a class beforehand and have the guidance of an instructor throughout your flight, and experienced jumpers are welcome to explore the skies as well. Many companies offer video services to record your experience for posterity.

If you don’t feel quite brave enough to tackle the real thing, you can still experience freefalling at Niagara Freefall. Instructors will educate you about skydiving, and then you’ll be let loose in a vertical wind tunnel strong enough to keep anyone floating well above ground. Though you won’t get the scenery, you will get a quickened pulse.

3. Whirlpool Rapids

If you prefer your thrills a bit wetter, the world-famous Whirlpool Rapids — widely touted as the most dangerous rapids in the world — are available for exploration. The Whirlpool Rapids are generally regarded as too violent to permit human-powered rafting, but that doesn’t mean you are forbidden from experiencing their power firsthand. The Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour will take you directly into the churning, white-tipped water so you can feel the cold spray of the Niagara River. The jet boats are safe and reliable in the chaotic water, which means you can feel secure in one of Niagara’s most perilous places.

To see the rapids from the air, schedule time for the Whirlpool Aero Car, which suspends travelers in a car far above the whirlpools and rapids. Hanging above a wild and powerful river on just two cables strung through the air, your adrenaline will kick in as you dangle directly above the rapids.

Alternatively, the White Water Walk will take you within walking distance of the whirlpool. The journey can hardly be called strenuous or heart-pounding, but the views from the bridge will amaze you as you peer right into the frenzied water.

Niagara Falls is an amazing place to test your mettle, whether you desire flying, jumping, or rafting. Plus, the best part of Niagara’s extreme attractions is that after your need for speed, height, and danger has worn off, you’ll still have plenty of serene and entertaining attractions to keep you busy.

Canada’s Top 5 Must-Visit Destinations

skyline5.jpegThe United States is vast and varied while Mexico is crazy and cultural, so Canada, as the third major country in North America, is often forgotten as a vacation destination. However, Canada has plenty to offer the intrepid traveler, from one-of-a-kind views to world-renowned culture. So, set your sights northward and pack warm for a vacation to any or all of these terrific Canadian trips.

1. Niagara Falls

Perhaps the best known of any vacation destination in Canada, Niagara Falls is thrumming with visitors almost any time of year — and it’s easy to see why. Its world-famous waterfalls are some of the world’s natural wonders, with the churning water falling more than 178 feet at a breakneck 100 feet per second, and there are plenty of delightful parks and natural forests to explore. Staying in Niagara Falls also grants visitors access to world-class entertainment, from amusement parks to casinos, winery tours to water parks. Niagara Falls is certainly a place any world traveler must see.

2. Montreal

French Canada feels like its own country, and plenty of French Canadians wish it were so. A visit to Montreal affords visitors a chance to indulge in all things French, from the language to the architecture to the legendary food. Catch glimpses of striking 18th century architecture along the Vieux-Montreal, which boasts plenty of attractions for tourists, like shops and museums. Or, simply eat your way through the city at any of the proudly award-winning restaurants.

3. Victoria and Vancouver Island

skyline6.jpegIf you tire of the French attitudes in the Quebec Province, head west for a taste of Canada’s British roots. Victoria is full of British architecture and culture; the Parliament building looks and feels straight out of London, and the city boasts the country’s best tea rooms where you can indulge in a scone or crumpet with clotted cream along with your brew.

When you exhaust the city’s attractions, you can step outside into British Columbia where opportunities abound. British Columbia is celebrated for its outdoor sports, from surfing to skiing, and the national parks of the region rival even tropical jungles in their diverse beauty. Plus, this is one of the best places in the world to spot humpback whales. The list of activities on Vancouver Island seems unending, so any traveler can find his or her ideal vacation here.

4. Ottawa

The nation’s capital certainly isn’t the largest city in Canada or even the most culturally or naturally diverse, but it is certainly worth a visit. The metropolitan area is full of federal, financial, and commercial buildings to explore, but the real treat is the Rideau Canal. This waterway connects the capital to Lake Ontario and other cities in the region, and in Ottawa, it creates interesting and lovely scenery. Most importantly, during winter the canal freezes solid creating the world’s largest ice skating rink. So bring your skates for a quick winter trip to Ottawa.

5. Banff National Park

If exquisite landscapes are what you’re looking for, you absolutely cannot ignore Banff National Park. Nestled in the province of Alberta, Banff is Canada’s first and most popular national park due to its seemingly untouched natural scenery. Crystal blue lakes reflect stark white and gray mountains surrounded by a sea of fresh green forest; you can stop for a glance as you pass along the Trans-Canada Highway, or you can spend some time hiking and exploring the park’s unique beauty.

Endless Family Fun on New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

keithNew Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls offers a family getaway unlike any you’ve ever experienced! With ET Canada’s free New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park offering performances from Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, and Lights, dazzling lights illuminating the Niagara Parkway, and amazing fireworks shows happening directly over the Niagara Falls, there is something exciting for everyone to experience.

If you’re looking to book a stay, The Skyline Inn is a family favourite hotel located just minutes from the Niagara Falls, Queen Victoria Park, and exciting Clifton Hill entertainment district. It also features a direct indoor connection to the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, which offers 16 waterslides, a massive indoor wave pool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket and so much more.

A fun and exciting New Year’s Eve getaway that is sure to please people of all ages awaits in Niagara Falls. Book your stay now to be a part of the fun!

Don’t Miss Canada’s Most Beautiful City This Winter

skyline3.jpegStep aside, Nova Scotia, and take a seat British Colombia; Niagara is perpetually voted Canada’s most stunning area, and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is nestled comfortably as the number-one most beautiful city in the country.

The quaint shops and cozy parks are cute and welcoming, and there is plenty to do and see even on a day trip from Niagara Falls. However, for a limited time, Niagara-on-the-Lake is dressed up in its winter whites and looks even more gorgeous than usual. Here are all the must-see places and attractions that can’t wait for warmer weather.

Shaw Festival

The city prides itself on its profound emphasis on the arts — especially the theater. In tribute to noted playwright Bernard Shaw, the town hosts a yearly festival, called the Shaw Festival, featuring the world’s best plays, including comedies, dramas, musicals, and everything in between. The magic of the stage can bring audiences to laughter or tears, and Niagara-on-the-Lake works to provide world-class productions at its theaters throughout the year.

The Shaw Festival is on hiatus during the winter months, but the theaters that proudly present its plays continue to offer shows while the snow falls. There is nothing more pleasant than snuggling up to a fantastic show while winter chills the air outside.

Winery Tours

Burrowed into the countryside, Niagara-on-the-Lake is settled between a handful of the absolute best vineyards and winemakers in the country. Year-round, these masters of wine offer tastings of their best vintages as well as pairings with world-class meals in their cafes and restaurants.

While winter certainly isn’t a growing season, it is the crucial period that creates Niagara’s signature ice wine, a sweet and unique Canadian variation on Riesling. During the off-season, you’ll be given the star treatment as the best wineries welcome you to warm your bodies and spirits with amazing drinks and food.

Horse and Carriage Ride

skyline4.jpegNiagara-on-the-Lake looks and feels like a city frozen in time, but the feeling is even more powerful when you’re riding an old-fashioned horse and carriage through the city’s streets and parks. The carriage driver can give you a full tour of the city or simply convey you from one place to another. It’s a unique and comfortable thrill, especially for couples.

In wintertime, the experience is even more intimate. The quiet chill lends itself to snuggling for warmth in the back of the carriage. The town’s twinkling lights and holiday music make the simple ride feel like a journey through wonderland.

Explore History

Because the town is one of the best preserved examples of life in the 19th century, it boasts a handful of opportunities to learn about the history of Niagara and the experiences of its people during that time. The Niagara Historical Society Museum is filled with artifacts and information on Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding region throughout its 9,000-year history.

Throughout this winter, the museum is focusing its exhibits on the experiences of local Canadians during the great wars. After exploring the museum, you can warm up in the province’s oldest working inn, Olde Angel Inn, whose regulars can regale you with stories you’re not likely to find in history books.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a gem of the Niagara region, but during winter, that gem gleams brighter than usual. Instead of waiting for the crowded and busy tourist season, see how the magic of winter transforms Canada’s prettiest town into a real-life winter wonderland.

Why Niagara Falls Is the First and Last Choice for New Year’s Eve

Skyline1.jpegStep aside, New York City: North America has a new destination for New Year’s Eve fun, and it’s none other than Niagara Falls. Long touted as a party city full of thrills and excitement year-round, Niagara Falls goes all out during New Year’s, with parties and celebrations of all types for days on end. If you are tired of the monotonous and dreary goings-on at your regular New Year’s Eve bashes, visit Niagara Falls this New Year’s for festivities that will revive you for the year ahead.

1. The Biggest Bash

With more than 30,000 revelers expected, Queen Victoria Park hosts Niagara Falls’ largest party, hands down. Filled with lights, music, and dancing, this celebration lasts well past midnight, so you’ll be ringing in the New Year until you can’t ring anymore. This party has a history of booking big musical entertainers, and this year should be no exception. Though the lineup isn’t certain yet for this year’s bash, you can be sure there will be major names taking the stage. Last year featured Demi Lovato, Serena Ryder, the Sam Roberts Band, and more.

2. New Year’s Eve Family Spectacular

This holiday is for the whole family, not just adults, and Niagara Falls understands the importance of access to a family friendly event to delight all ages. On December 31, the Americana Hotel is hosting just such a party, with music, magic, and more lasting past midnight. Games and contests will keep kids of all ages entertained all night long, and as soon as the countdowns starts, adults will have Champagne — and little ones will have cider — to toast good tidings for 2015. All visitors to Niagara are welcome to come enjoy the festivities, so you can stay at any of Niagara’s hotels without worrying about access to the family fun.

3. New Year’s Eve Gala

skyline2.jpegIf event-crowded parties aren’t your scene, the Greg Frewin Theater is inviting visitors to attend a night of illusion and wonder hosted by the Grand Champion of Magic himself: Greg Frewin. To start, you’ll be treated to a cocktail reception and delicious buffet dinner, followed by hours of magic and mystery as Frewin delights and charms you with his award-winning act. Then, an hour before the countdown, you and yours can dance down the clock to a live band playing your favorite hits from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The gala is classy and fun, with delicious beverages and food to boot.

Before the big night, you can spend the daylight hours exploring Niagara Falls parks and scenery or indulging in any of its wild entertainment. Then, to rest your feet and soothe your head on New Year’s Day, you can lounge in the pool or relax at the spa to cleanse your body of toxins. Then, once rejuvenated, you can go enjoy other Niagara attractions. It’s abundantly clear that Niagara Falls is the ideal place to celebrate the New Year before, during, and after the holidays.

The Life and Legend of Massimo Capra

skylineinnblog7.jpegNiagara Falls is full of top-tier dining opportunities, but one of our absolute favorites is The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant is dedicated to providing visitors with the most delicious meals they’ve ever tasted. Dishes are delicately crafted out of ingredients sourced right from Niagara’s backyard, meaning The Rainbow Room has the freshest and most flavorful food around. The Rainbow Room has been serving an unparalleled culinary experience to Niagara Falls patrons — including notable guests such as royalty and celebrities — since 1929, and it only continues to raise the standards of dining with its menus today.

The genius behind The Rainbow Room is none other than world-renowned chef Massimo Capra — but who exactly is this culinary mastermind? Read on to find out more about Capra’s brilliance and to learn why one of the world’s best chefs chose to set up shop in the Niagara region. Then, when you’re dining on his fantastic fare during your Niagara Falls vacation, you can truly appreciate your culinary experience.

The Fascination Begins

Massimo Capra was born and raised in Italy. While growing up in Cremona, Capra was active in his family’s household, especially when it came to tending his father’s garden and helping his mother in the kitchen. This is where Capra developed his intense love of foods and flavors, as well as his understanding of the importance of freshness. Capra had a busy young adulthood, during which he enlisted in the armed forces and attended culinary school. Capra eventually got a job offer in Toronto, where his culinary career truly began.

Years of Training

skylineblog8.jpegCapra worked for seven full years at the now-defunct Archer’s Kitchen, learning the ins and outs of a real restaurant kitchen. However, when the opportunity arose, Capra was eager to make the move to a more prestigious restaurant: Prego Della Piazza. Michael Carlevale, the owner of Prego Della Piazza, saw promise in Capra, and invited him to join the team as a true chef.

In one of the more trendy neighborhoods of Toronto, Prego Della Piazza was popular among celebrities and other socialites. It gave Capra the opportunity to make his work truly shine — an opportunity Capra took full advantage of during his nine-year stay at the restaurant. Capra gained such notoriety for his food at Prego Della Piazza that he was invited to develop the concepts for two of Carlevale’s new restaurants. Chefs all over the world began to notice and appreciate Capra’s world-class meals.

A Worldwide Sensation

Now that Capra had proven himself in the culinary sphere, he was able to devote his talents to pursuits he was truly passionate about. Joining forces with other renowned chefs in the Toronto area, Capra began to open a series of restaurants in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Combining fantastic food with sensational service and exciting atmosphere, Capra’s restaurants are generally lauded as some of the best culinary and culture stops in all of Canada.

Since his success, Massimo Capra has appeared numerous times on various food-centric television shows, and he has even published a line of recipe books and cookbooks that instruct regular chefs to create Italian masterpieces in the comfort of their own kitchens. However, if you want the real Massimo Capra experience, you simply must dine at The Rainbow Room the next time you’re in Niagara.

Shopping (Without Dropping) in Niagara Falls

skylineblog5.jpegEvery good vacation includes plenty of shopping. Even travelers who prefer tents and muddy trails over luxury hotels and spa treatments enjoy retail therapy at the end of their experience. Luckily, Niagara Falls is full of malls and shopping centers perfect for any amount of shopping a tourist might want. Read on for six ways to get your shopping fix in the Niagara Falls area.

1. First Step

Intrepid shoppers should consider their accommodations’ locations while making their vacation plans. Most dedicated shoppers would be wise to take advantage of any one of the luxurious hotels in the Fallsview district of Niagara Falls due to its prime location amidst miles of shopping opportunities. Additionally, once one’s party is all shopped out, this area of the city is the best — bar-none — for attractions like theaters, games, rides, and views of the falls.

2. Clifton Hill

Right in the middle of the action, Clifton Hill is chock full of prime shopping opportunities for interested travelers. Shoppers can find everything under the sun — from Niagara Falls souvenirs to high-end boutiques and even specialty shops with award-winning wares — and with the right hotel you won’t even have to drive to get there.

3. Canada One Factory Outlets

Every savvy shopper knows that the best place to find deals on designer items is at an outlet mall, and Niagara Falls is full of them. Canada One is open 364 days every year, meaning even if you vacation during the holidays you’ll have somewhere to shop. More than 40 brand-name stores comprise the outlets, including Coach, Lululemon, Guess, Nike, Samsonite, and more. If you’re hoping to hit up this outlet, you should pack their suitcases lightly to make room for your huge haul.

4. Niagara Square

skylineblog6.jpegJust a short eight minutes from Clifton Hill and the center of Niagara Falls, this giant mall has more than 70 stores and restaurants to fill a whole day of Niagara shopping. Retailers of all stripes call this shopping center home; whether you’re looking for the latest fashion trends or a place to catch a movie, Niagara Square has it all. Get a dose of quintessential Canadian shopping by visiting this mall on your vacation.

5. Outlet Collection at Niagara

Like we said before, Niagara Falls is an outlet shopper’s paradise. This collection of outlets is located near the cozy town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is a scenic place to explore on its own. However, serious shoppers can’t miss out on the 520,000 square feet of shopping available at the neighboring outlets. More than 100 brands will have storefronts once this magnificent shopping center is completed.

6. Online Shopping

In the unfortunate event you were so distracted by all the attractions that you missed out on buying any souvenirs, Niagara Falls State Park has a handy online shop to help you preserve your memories in a timeless keepsake. While you won’t get access to the outlets and malls until you come back on your next trip, you can still save the memories from your last by ordering a souvenir online.

What to Do With One Night in Niagara

skylineblog1.jpegSome people get months of vacation time to enjoy lengthy and luxurious trips around the world — and others have to squeeze in all the relaxation they can in one night. If you’re in the latter category, Niagara Falls is one of the best locations available to spend your vacation. With centrally-located attractions and plenty of thrills for a small party, a one-day vacation feels almost as good as a whole month when you spend it in Niagara.

Book a One Night Vacation Package

Skyline Inn offers a fantastic package for couples looking to minimize their time away while maximizing their vacation fun. The package includes:

  • One night accommodation
  • Breakfast for two at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery
  • Dinner for two at either the Fallsview Grand Buffet or The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

Once you are sure your eating and sleeping arrangements are taken care of, you can spend the rest of the day truly enjoying yourselves in the delights of Niagara Falls.

See the Falls

skylineblog2.jpegA trip to Niagara Falls just isn’t complete without a thorough look at the falls themselves. There are plenty of lookouts to see the falls from a distance: Head to the top of Skylon Tower to get a birds-eye view of the entire Niagara region, or take a stroll in Victoria Park to see Horseshoe Falls in its best light.

You can even get some up-close views of the falls by signing up for exciting tours. The famous Maid of the Mist takes tourists right up to the base of the falls to feel the mist and hear the roaring water. Additionally, you can go on a journey behind the falls to see what the water looks like from behind.

Tour Wine Country

If you have a couple hours to spare, Niagara’s wine region is blossoming into one of the world’s best places to sample top wines. Most vineyards offer full tours, taking visitors through the fields and cellars to get a full experience of the wine-making process. You’ll be treated to several award-winning wines, and you can even stop by for a meal to receive a perfect pairing of wine and food.

Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

This tiny town just outside Niagara Falls proper is packed with charm. The houses and shops circling the scenic lake look like they were frozen in time more than a century ago. Take a carriage ride, see a theater production, or simply walk around the quaint parks; Niagara-on-the-Lake is calm and unhurried, so you can unwind between more pressing scheduled attractions.

Shop the Outlets

To fill in time between activities, you can head toward any of Niagara’s fantastic shopping centers to get amazing deals on brand-name designer apparel. Canada One Outlets feature as many as 40 recognizable brands, including Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, and more, with perfect prices for any budget. Alternatively, the Outlet Collection at Niagara contains nearly 100 storefronts of your favorite brands, and it is located conveniently next to Niagara-on-the-Lake.