Things to Do in Niagara Falls, Canada

Things to Do in Niagara Falls, Canada
Niagara Falls is a stunning, powerful place. Full of natural beauty, there are unsurprisingly many attractions built around the falls and many events that take place throughout the year in the area. Among the many things to choose from at Niagara Falls, try going for a nature walk, visiting the aviary or observing the Winter Festival of Lights.

Scenic Tours

Magnificent Tours offers several tour options, one of which is the fall/winter scenic tour. Nature lovers will appreciate many of the attractions included in this package. The tour includes a trip to the nearby butterfly conservatory and a journey behind the falls. It also includes admission to the Skylon Tower, the Niagara Skywheel and the IMAX Theatre.

If you prefer to stretch your legs and set out to explore on your own, the Niagara River Recreation Trail--built and maintained by Niagara Parks--is a good choice. It is a paved path stretching about 35 miles through beautiful scenery for walkers, runners and cyclists. There are more than 100 historic monuments and markers along the way. Call 1-905-371-0254 or write to Oak Hall Administrative Office, Box 150, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6T2 for more information.

See the Birds and Take a Flight

The Niagara Falls Aviary (called Bird Kingdom) will fascinate and enrapture those who are avid birders or merely those who enjoy watching wildlife with wings. Bird Kingdom houses more than 400 birds and 80 species from around the world. Observe musical song birds, colorful waterfowl and tropical species you have only glanced at prior in National Geographic. The Bird Kingdom is open all year, and it's an exploration just minutes from viewing the falls. Group tours are also available at Bird Kingdom. After being in awe of all those winged creatures, you may want to take a helicopter tour to get a bird's eye view of the falls yourself.

Winter Festival of Lights

The Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls is held each year in Canda to celebrate winter in a bright way. In 2008, there were more than 125 animated light displays and three million tree or ground lights. The Disney Light Displays, especially loved by the kids, is held at Queen Victoria Park. Some companies such as Magnificent Tours provide narrated tours through the light displays. From the first week in November to the first week in January, there are fireworks each Friday over the falls. The falls are back lit by an assortment of colorful lights, causing the water to glow like a rainbow waterfall every night during these months.

Article Written By Naomi Judd

Naomi M. Judd is a naturalist, artist and writer. Her work has been published in various literary journals, newspapers and websites. Judd holds a self-designed Bachelor of Arts in adventure writing from Plymouth State University and is earning a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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