Fall Head Over Heels for Niagara Falls

One of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, Niagara Falls is the most iconic destination in Canada and with good reason. Straddling the US border over Niagara Gorge, the thundering cascades of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls have captivated visitors since 1604 when French explorer Samuel de Champlain and his party became the first Europeans to set eyes on their majesty. Over the course of its long history, Niagara Falls went from a key battlefield of the War of 1812 to a premiere honeymoon destination for newlyweds and a paradise for daredevils determined to test their mettle by going over the falls in barrels.

The largest of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls towers a full 167 feet over the raging waters beneath. Measuring 2700f across, the sheer scale of the falls is a sight to behold. There are numerous ways to view the falls, from the observation platforms along the Niagara Parkway, to Maid of the Mist boat tours to the foot of the falls, or even ziplining across the length of the Niagara Gorge.

Beyond the falls, the city of Niagara Falls is a vibrant tourist town filled with fun attractions, such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Great Canadian Midway and Niagara SkyWheel at Clifton Hill. Visit Fallsview Casino for an evening of slots, table games, and live entertainment. Outside of town, explore over two dozen world-class wineries within a 20-minute drive, or take a stroll through the flower gardens and butterfly conservatory of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, or enjoy monuments and gorgeous views at Queenston Heights.

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