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Top attractions in Niagara Falls

With the 2015 Pan-Am games in Toronto in full swing, we have compiled a list of things to do in Niagara Falls which is a one hour drive to where the games are held. With countless wineries, golf courses, family attractions, and natural scenery, the Niagara Region offers an amazing day-trip getaway.

1. Play a round of golf at one of Niagara’s 48 golf courses:

Niagara is home to 48 golf courses, creating the greatest single concentration of golf facilities in one region, anywhere in Canada. The Niagara Golf Trail features the area’s top seven courses open for public play.
– via www.niagaragolftrail.com

 

2. Experience a tour of some of the 70 award-winning local wineries

Niagara’s unique geography and climate has allowed for breathtaking vineyards and wineries throughout the region. From small boutique wineries, to organic wineries and even celebrity wineries, there’s a wonderful diversity to keep visitors coming back again and again.
– via www.tourismniagara.com

3. Marvel at a breathtaking view of The Niagara Falls

The best view of the Falls is the Canadian side. We are fortunate to have the view of all three waterfalls! Niagara Falls is located in the Niagara Region which is a peninsula which makes us famous for our Waterfalls, beaches, escarpment, fruit farms, rolling hills and our wineries.
– via Niagara Falls Tourism

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4. Visit one of the many museum attractions in and around Niagara Falls

Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum

Home to the Louis Roy Press, oldest in Canada and one of the few original wooden presses remaining in the world.

Located in the home of the 19th Century firebrand editor William Lyon Mackenzie, The Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum is Canada’s largest working printing Museum.
– via www.mackenzieprintery.org

 

Fort George

 

Located in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Fort George was the headquarters of the Centre Division of the British Army during the War of 1812, and played a key role in the defence of Upper Canada.
– via www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca

 

Clifton Hill

Located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill offers an exciting array of attractions, resort hotels, restaurants, shops and nightclubs…providing fun experiences for everyone.
– via Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls Canada

 

5. Enjoy Niagara’s natural attractions and diverse ecosystem

 

Butterfly Conservatory

The Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes north of the Falls. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home.
– via www.niagaraparks.com

 

The Bruce Trail

The southern terminus of the Bruce Trail is located at the stone cairn in Queenston Heights Park.  Near the famous Niagara Falls, the park is perched in the west side of a deep gorge carved over the centuries by the Niagara River.
– via The Bruce Trail Conservancy

Feature Photo by `James Wheeler