5 Recommendations When Visiting Niagara
Niagara Falls is a world class destination and one of the most natural wonders of the world. Visitors will want to spend their time exploring trails and experiencing some of the most unique majestic activities while staying in this beautiful region. May we suggest the following top 5 things to do in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Relax and Enjoy!
Enjoy a Wine Tour
When visiting Niagara most visitors have no idea that this beautiful region is famous for wine making. It’s so picturesque with all the vines, fruit orchards and amazing sunsets.
You will want to enjoy an afternoon wine tour to discover some unique hidden away secret gem cottage style wineries. Observe how wine is made at a winery. Enjoy an extensive tour of one winery learning all about the history of wine making and Ice wine making, enjoy a structured wine tasting, see the grapes growing in the vineyards, view a barrel cellar and taste many different varietals of wine. Judge for yourself which ones are your favorites.
If the weather is nice you will be escorted to vineyards to see the different types of grapes growing and how they are harvested and crushed and stored inside the barrel cellar. You might even meet the winemaker if one is available. Or if you have time enjoy a relaxing decadent dinner tour prepared by a very popular well trained winery chef.
Excellent value and memorable experience for sure!
The magnificent fireworks display is something you will not want to miss out on while visiting Niagara Falls. There’s nothing quite like it. All performances begin at 10:00 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday night from May 1st right through until October 31st and selected holidays including Victoria Day Memorial Day, Canada Day, US Independence Day and Canadian Civic Holiday.
You can enjoy this show in the comfort of your own suite in Niagara Falls or experience the magic for yourself up close and personal on a blanket or lawn chair in Niagara Falls State Park. Just sit back relax and enjoy the brilliant rays of colour fulling the sky with a live fireworks show.
Take a Ride on the Skywheel
One of the best sightseeing opportunities for you to experience is to take a ride on Canada’s largest SkyWheel. With breathtaking views of Niagara Falls, the Niagara SkyWheel Towers 175 feet high overlooking the horizons and unobstructed views of Niagara Falls. From the top of the SkyWheel you will be delighted to see the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River and many beautiful landmarks and historical sites. You will glide through the air for 8 to 12 minutes high up in the sky while marveling at the view! Incredible photo opportunities from so high up with a birds eye view of all the attraction in the area. Ride Canada’s largest observation wheel before while visiting. It is easy to find and just waiting for you to enjoy.
Visit the Ten Thousand Buddha Temple
If you are looking for an attraction that is unique then you will want to visit the Ten Thousand Buddha Temple. The temple was completed in 2002 and offers a dazzling array of stature and art. Named for the fact that it has ten thousand miniature gold Buddha’s located inside on the shelves in the walls across all levels of this magnificent structure. It is just is astounding to look at. Especially the central attraction, the huge bronze detailed statue of the Buddha. One of the other interesting statues is that of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. One more highlight is the Grand Bell of World Peace which has only been rung once since the structure was built. Besides this, there are statues and paintings of Bodhisattvas and Arhats.
The Cham Sham temple is a functioning temple and has services conducted by monks during the day and tourist may participate. There are free guided tours available from June to October for those who wish to know more about the temple and the Buddhist community. Plenty of photo opportunities available in the courtyard with an array of carvings and statues plus a gift store with artefacts. There is Buddhist literature to read in many different languages including Chinese, English French. This temple is a one of kind peaceful calming joyful place to visit.
The Cham Shan temple is open every day from June – October 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the Niagara Falls Historical Museum
The Niagara Falls Historical Museum is located on Lundys’ lane and offers a significant collection of War of 1812 artifacts, as well as historic prints of Niagara Falls. This is a place to purchase souvenirs and gifts before heading home. There is so much to learn about the war of of 1812 between the United States and Britain played an important part in shaping the look and makeup of the City of Niagara Falls. Plus other significant battles such as The Battle of Lundy’s Lane and the Battle of Chippewa.
If you like history or want to go back in time and relive some of the important events in time this is a must see for you. Black History The African Experience are show cased along with a Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain commemorating her reign of over 64 years, erected by her loyal subjects of Stamford Township.
Interesting Facts About Niagara Falls:
#1 – Amazingly as much as 90% of fishes that travel down Niagara Falls survive.
#2 – There are close to 30 million liters of water flow down Niagara Falls every second.
#3 – Niagara Falls have been frozen in the past.
#4 – On any given day, you are very likely to see rainbows.
#5 – Niagara Falls is not the highest fall in the World.