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Niagara Beach Horseback Ride

Niagara Beach Horseback Ride
Duration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 58.47
Explore the beaches of the beautiful Niagara Region on this 90-minute, horseback riding tour. A guide will lead the way on an easy ride along the trails near Lake Erie and around the Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area, located just 45 minutes from Niagara Falls. Bring a camera to capture the scenic views. The standard tour is perfect for groups. For a more intimate and romantic evening, book the private tour for two.

Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario

Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
Duration:
5 hours
From:
USD 119.40
See the Canadian side of Niagara Falls inside and out on this 5-hour group tour with a knowledgeable local guide who has all kinds of interesting information to share about this world-famous natural wonder. Experience the top attractions like Skylon Tower and Journey Behind the Falls, take an exciting Hornblower cruise or visit the Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara Fury depending on the season, and visit several viewpoints for various perspectives of the whole site — American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. This tour is limited to just six people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.

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Things to do in Niagara Falls if you have a Niagara Falls (Ontario) Layover or Extended Niagara Falls (Ontario) Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Niagara Falls (Ontario) or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Niagara-Falls.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Niagara-on-the-Lake


Niagara-on-the-LakeNiagara-on-the-Lake is a pretty, historic town located about 20 minutes north of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Each summer it hosts the Shaw Festival, featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. There are also a number of wineries in the area that you can visit. Shuttle services are available, as are Niagara Falls car rental services - or take a tour.


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Niagara Falls State Park


Niagara Falls State ParkNiagara Falls State Park, is located on the U.S.A. side of the falls. The park is a short drive over the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York. Its Cave of the Winds attraction, takes you down a series of wooden staircases right beside the Bridal Veil Falls. There are also hiking trails and a Falls observation deck. You can get there with a Niagara Falls rental car - or take a tour.


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Maid of the Mist


Maid of the MistMaid of the Mist (near the foot of Clifton Hill) is a boat that takes tourists to the foot of the falls, where you can better appreciate their thunder and spray. Runs April-October. Boats depart every 15 minutes and the ride is 30 minutes. Line-ups for this attraction can be quite long, try later in the day (1 hour or so before the last boat leaves) for a shorter wait. Many people use their digital cameras to take pictures, but they will get wet. Waterproof disposable cameras are conveniently offered for sale before boarding.


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Journey Behind the Falls


Journey Behind the FallsJourney Behind the Falls (Table Rock Center, beside the Falls) is an interesting attraction to consider in lieu of Maid of the Mist (or when Maid of the Mist isn't operating). Although popular, the lines aren't nearly as long for "Journey" as they are for Maid of the Mist, and therefore may be a better option on crowded days, or for those traveling with small children. Ponchos are provided, as the Journey still offers participants the chance to feel the "spray" of the Falls, from portholes opening behind the Falls themselves. An informative guided tour that still provides some--but not all--of the thrills of the other attractions. Open year-round except 25 December. Whilst this attraction remains open during winter, often some of the viewing points are in-accessable due to snow build up.

Niagara Skywheel


Niagara SkywheelNiagara Skywheel is a ferris-wheel-like attraction, with air-conditioned/heated pods and views of the Falls and surrounding skyline. 10-minute ride. Year round.


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Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory


Botanical Gardens and Butterfly ConservatoryThe Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens are located 9 kilometers (6 miles) north of the Falls. 100 acres of 20th century themed gardens and a magnificent arboretum. Open daily year-round, dawn until dusk. At their best in the summer. Free admission.

 

The Butterfly Conservatory is located within the Botanical Gardens, and is the largest in North America. Here you can see over 2,000 butterflies in an enclosed garden - great photo ops. Open year-round except 25 December. An admission fee applies

The Bird Kingdom


The Bird KingdomThe Bird Kingdom is the world's largest free-flying indoor aviary. A multi-level 'rainforest' of tropical plants - complete with a 40-foot waterfall - is home to 400 birds from around the world (many of the 80 species are endangered). Housed in an old corset factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada.


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As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Niagara Falls (Ontario) in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.



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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2017