Did you know Canada.. The Niagara Falls (3 waterfalls) were formed around 12000 years and have since become a top tourist attraction for travellers and tourists alike. With a 50m vertical drop, three lakes combine to form the fastest flowing waterfall in existence.
As a first time visitor of the falls you want to make sure you get the best experience you possibly can out of it. Here are some travel tips to encourage your visit to be a worthwhile, breath-taking experience.
· To make the most of your stay in Ontario, it’s recommended to stay as near to the falls as possible. Imagine having that incredible view outside your window, well it is possible! Niagara Falls hotels such as the Embassy Suites by Hilton provide an up-close view of the falls; you can stay in rooms overlooking the falls and even dine in the restaurant overlooking the amazing sites. Staying close to the falls means you can get up early and see what the surroundings have to offer before everyone else, and it is highly recommended to go early to avoid crowds.
· Plan ahead! To make the most of your trip to the city of Niagara Falls it’s important to make an itinerary of what you want to do, places you want to visit and sites you want to see. This gives you the time to suss out when you can do each trip, and this will also assist you when budgeting. Some site seeing trips may require booking in advance; so make sure you check this out to avoid disappointment.
· Decide your modes of transport beforehand; you have the option of driving, taking the bus or train. There is a train station approximately 2 miles from the Falls itself and also a bus terminal, if you are staying a bit further afield then these methods of transport are suggested. You can drive in and park your car for one day for a fee and spaces are often filled quickly so it is recommended you pay for hotel parking if that is an option for you. Many hotels also offer a free shuttle service, which is a great option that saves you money and also leaves you with less stress worrying about where you are going!
· If you don’t mind getting a little wet with the spray of the falls, the Maid of Mist boat tour is one of the most popular ways of seeing the Niagara falls as it takes you to all 3 falls: American, Horseshoe and Bridal falls. The tours have been running for over 150 years and have become a tradition for tourists on their travels. Don’t forget you can also view the falls at night-time, which is a spectacular experience as they are lit up with an array of different colours, truly magical.
Check out the other attractions whilst you are in the area, you can visit amusement parks, the aquarium with live aquatic animal shows. There are great opportunities for all the family, especially for the kids! You can also make the most of learning about the history of the city at the museums.