Niagara Falls – more than just a wonder - The Smiling Heart

Niagara Falls – more than just a wonder


Niagara Falls seems to be on everyone’s bucket list, but there’s so much more to this beautiful little corner of southern Ontario than meets the eye. You’d be forgiven for thinking that all there is to do in this area is take a picture in front of a huge waterfall, as that’s the main draw for its millions of visitors every year. However, in today’s post, I’m going to share just a few more reasons why Niagara Falls should be at the top of your holiday list.

You can see the Falls from your bedroom window

Most people who travel here want to leave with a snapshot of those iconic Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have plenty of photographic opportunities when you visit this area though, because if you stay in the best Niagara Falls hotels, you’ll have a view of them right from your bedroom window! These hotels will offer you a taste of luxury but at a great price, because they have tonnes of packages and deals throughout the year, from winter breaks to romantic weekend getaways, that include a variety of activities.

The Falls is perfect for wine buffs

Did you know just how famous Ontario Icewine is? Especially from the Niagara region! Ontario has roughly the same latitude as France, which makes it the perfect environment with ideal weather conditions to produce excellent grape crops. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that so many wineries in the area are award-winning, and just a short walk from your hotel is a tour bus that takes you right to them. You’ll be shown around the wineries by experts, and aside from learning all about the production process, you’ll get to taste some of their finest tipples and food pairings.

It’s the ideal spot for nature-lovers

If you’re heading to Niagara Falls because of its huge natural and biological significance, you’ll find yourself in good company. Thousands of specialists flock here each year to take the geological walking tours through Niagara Gorge, or take in the many horticultural delights of the Botanical Gardens. In particular, you might like to take a stroll around the famous Butterfly Conservatory set into its grounds, which is the tropical home of over 2,000 colourful inhabitants. It houses many exotic plants too, in a re-creation of a rainforest, with its own central waterfall too.

Families will love it

If you’re concerned that there won’t be anything for the children to do, then think again. You can stop by Clifton Hill, packed with mini-golf courses, amusement arcades, bars, restaurants and the Niagara Falls Skywheel, or head for the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. If you’d like something a little more educational, why not take them on the Hornblower Cruise? It sails right up to the Falls themselves, whilst tour guides give you all the facts.

I hope this has given you a better idea of what awaits you in Niagara Falls. If you’re heading over there soon, let me know what you have planned by leaving me a comment.