There are so many attractions that may draw you to the beautiful country of Canada, from the snowy expansive landscapes of the Yukon, to the city life of Toronto. The one thing that still seems to draw in the crowds in their millions each year though, is the phenomenal sight of Niagara Falls.
Most people think that the Falls themselves is all the area has to offer, but you’d be wrong. No matter what kind of traveler you are – photographer, nature expert or intrepid explorer – Niagara Falls is the place for you. Here are just the top three reasons why.
1. The spectacular views
First and foremost, you can’t talk about visiting the Niagara Falls region without mentioning how incredible a place this is to stay in. Not only because of just how much this place has to offer, with its vibrant city nightlife and exciting tours, but also due to the fact that the best hotels in the area all come with guaranteed views of the Falls on your doorstep. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself by visiting niagarafallsmarriott.com. The Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel in the Fallsview area is also particularly good if you’re wanting a truly relaxing and luxurious stay in Canada, as it’s one of the only hotels in the area with a full spa.
2. It’s the best place in the world to experience the forces of nature
At Niagara Falls, you don’t just watch these magnificent rapids in action, but you actually get to experience them, making them one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with a dangerous natural wonder. On the one hand, you could take the Journey Behind the Falls tour, take an elevator 150 feet down to the depths of the Falls, and step out onto an observation deck so close you could almost touch the water. If you’re a true thrill-seeker though, the White Water Walk might be more your style. You’ll be witness to the Class 6 rapids as you make your way along the wooden board walk next to Niagara River, and watch in awe as the waters reach speeds as fast as 109 km/hour.
3. There’s something for everyone
You don’t have to be an adrenalin junky to enjoy this part of the world though – there are tours and attractions to suit every member of the family. If long, romantic walks is for you, Niagara Park will have what you’re looking for. The Botanical Gardens (click here for more information) is just a 10 minute drive north from the Falls, and is home to 99 acres of perfectly pruned gardens, including the world-famous, 2,400-strong rose garden. Explore a little further in to find the Butterfly Conservatory, that houses over 2,000 exotic butterflies.
I hope these top three reasons have given you inspiration for a trip out to Niagara Falls soon. Have you been out there recently? Why not leave a comment about your story.
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Photos: Alessandro Grussu, Eduardo Zarate, Matt Northam, Mark Kaletka, Joe deSousa.