Niagara Falls is a collective name for three waterfalls, namelythe Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. These straddle the international borders between Canada and United States, in the province of Ontario and the state of New York. It was when the glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciations the Niagara Falls were formed.
Niagara Falls allure everyone with their rustic and mystifying beauty, and are a source to many recreational, commercial, and industrial uses. Niagara Falls have today become a source of many an adventure arenas and are captivating people to come and acquaint themselves to its power packed fun and frolic activities.
Today numerous activities serve a recreational mode to the visitors of the mighty Niagara Falls. These family oriented fun adventure activities are:
Maid of the Mists
These boats carry passengers into the basin of the 170 foot high Horseshoe Falls. Visitors to the Niagara Falls would surely not miss this thrilling escapade. This once in a lifetime episode experience can be quite wonderful. As the maid of the mist nears the falls, roar from the millions of gallons of water thundering into the basin becomes deafening.
Journey Behind the Falls
Once the falls have been seen close enough, the adventure flight rises to the Journey Behind the Falls; an attraction that involves descending 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead to the upper and lower observation decks at the base of Horseshoe Falls. Rain ponchos given to the visitors are a measure for protection.
The Massive Niagara Skywheel
This is Canada’s largest observational sky wheel and is approximately 175 feet in height. A roll over this wheel gives a memorable and unforgettable aerial view the Falls and captures the soul to reside in the mystic beauty. This is open all year around; the flight being of 8 to 10 minutes provides a bird’s eye view and is ideal for capturing the Niagara Falls on camera.
The IMAX Theater
This massive theater gives a heart throbbing experience for it features a more than six-stories high screen and 12,000 watts of floor shaking digital surround sound that duly takes a heart of a lion to be sitting through it.
As it goes, ‘everyone loves Marineland’; yes, everyone does indeed. Marineland offers a sight of killer whales, feed a beluga, and attend fun-filled shows starring dolphins, walruses and sea lions in the months from May to October. Marine mammals are the real stars of Marineland. Marineland also offers various amusement rides to its visitors for an enthralling experience.
The Skylon tower
This observational deck is 775 feet high and provides a spectacular view to the Niagara Falls. It also has luxury facilities like Revolving and summit suite Dining facilities.
Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Parks
Located at a ten-minute drive from the Falls in Niagara parkway, this much loved place only takes an hour of your precious time.Families can take a self-guided walking tour through the conservatory that features over 2000 colorful butterflies floating freely in a rainforest setting. The fascinating botanical gardens can be visited with the help of privilege horses and carts.
Whirlpool Aero Car
This is an antique cable car that provides a glorious view to these mystic Falls. It gives a sudden flush of excitement that leaves most visitors taken aback by the enthralling view of the Niagara Falls.
Niagara Helicopters Limited
If the Skylon Tower, Aero car and Skywheel do not give you that adrenalin rush, then Niagara Helicopters is the thing for you. The chopper experiences will calm your nerves giving you the elevation that will leave you in awe with the beauty of the Falls.
Niagara Falls are jam packed with experiences that will serve your devil’s lust for excitement, fun and frolic. The famous waterfalls are a popular tourist destination and have been developed in a way that offers visitors a lot to do and enjoy.