Top 10 Things to Do in Niagara Parks
Canada’s Niagara Parks includes some of the most beautiful sights in the country – indeed, in the whole world! Be sure to put our top ten suggestions on your Niagara sightseeing list!
1. Adventure Pass
Get the Ultimate Falls Adventure - Four great experiences at one low price, plus all-day transportation in the Park! The Adventure Pass includes admission to:
• Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat tour
• Journey Behind the Falls
• White Water Walk
• Niagara's Fury
The Adventure Pass also includes valuable coupons for Butterfly Conservatory attraction, and the Whirlpool Aero Car attraction.
2. Dining as Close as You Can Get to the Falls!
Overlooking the brink of the thundering Falls, delight your senses in the stylish atmosphere of Elements on the Falls Restaurant. Open-flame grilling, stunning views of the Falls and fiery glassworks make your dining experience come alive with all the elements of nature.
Featuring the freshest ingredients from local farms, our award-winning Chef expertly prepares Niagara inspired cuisine right before your eyes. Savour one of our specialty martinis, followed by char-grilled Beef Tenderloin or Canadian Atlantic Salmon along with a mouth-watering dessert. Elements on the Falls also features a wide selection of world-class VQA wines from the vineyards of Niagara. At Elements, we pride ourselves on not just serving our guests, but serving your senses.
3. Nightly Illumination of the Falls
The only thing more beautiful than Niagara Falls by day is that same natural wonder at night, shimmering out of the darkness illuminated by a rainbow of coloured lights. Be sure to end your Niagara evening gazing at those sparkling waters – it’s mesmerizing.
4. Journey Behind the Falls
The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above!
At Journey Behind the Falls, you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 kilometers per hour.
5. Niagara’s Fury
The temperature will drop. Water will bubble and spray while snow falls all around. Standing on a massive platform you will feel the wrath of Mother Nature as the floor tilts and trembles beneath you. This is Niagara's Fury!
Niagara Parks has recreated the amazing sights and sounds of the Creation of Niagara Falls. Incredible images developed with technology used previously only in satellites and medicine, will immerse you in a 4D Universal Studios-style attraction.
6. White Water Walk (Seasonal)
Take a walk like no other, long a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater! Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough - the sight will take your breath away!
7. Whirlpool Aero Car (Seasonal)
High above the racing Niagara River, you'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car.
Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenons – the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable!
8. Butterfly Conservatory and the grounds of the Botanical Gardens
The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.
This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.
Also enjoy 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens, including perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, a formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, as well as our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. Footpaths wind past the Butterfly Conservatory and butterfly garden, ponds and an arboretum featuring one of Canada’s finest collections of ornamental trees and shrubs.
9. Fireworks Series (Seasonal)
Canada’s longest running fireworks series lights up the skies. Check out our complete 2013 Schedule.
10. Explore Table Rock
This landmark location next to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is the best way to start your Niagara Falls vacation. The Table Rock Welcome Centre is the heart of Niagara Parks - where every year over 8 million visitors stand close to the thundering water rushing over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls! There are many exciting features at Table Rock, such as, Niagara's Fury, Journey Behind the Falls, Welcome Centres, shopping and fast food court.