Niagara Falls, Canada (PRWEB) August 24, 2007
For the thousands of people who visit the Niagara Peninsula each year, the area is the perfect holiday destination because of the variety of things to see and do - from historical to adventurous to entertaining, Niagara Falls has something for everyone. But, with so much to choose from, it can be difficult to decide.
To make your vacation planning easier, here are the Top 10 things to see and do in Niagara on your next visit:
10. Floral Clock
Originally built in 1950 by Ontario Hydro, the Floral Clock features an intricately designed face using up to 20,000 carpet bedding plants.
The flowers are maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission, which changes the clock face design twice each year.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must see for any history buff. Once the capital of Upper Canada it was completely destroyed during the War of 1812 and then rebuilt. Today visitors to the Old Town can tour Fort George, take in a play as part of the Shaw Festival or browse in the many unique shops.
8. Wine Country
Featuring more than 50 wineries, Niagara's Wine Country is the perfect opportunity to learn about the art of wine making. With so many wineries, there's an endless selection of vintages produced in the Niagara Peninsula and one to suit every taste. Be sure to sample some of Niagara's world famous Ice Wine - there's nothing like it anywhere else.
7. Journey Behind the Falls
Here adventurers take a trip below and behind the thundering falls, standing in the mist as water rushes over the Horseshoe Falls 13 stories above. It's an unforgettable experience but be warned, you will get wet!
6. Sir Adam Beck Generating Station
Comprised of two separate stations, the earliest dating back to 1924, the Sir Adam Beck Generation Station has harnessed the power of the Niagara River to become one of Ontario's largest hydroelectric facilities. Closed to the public for many years, tours of the facility are now offered daily.
5. Clifton Hill
All the kitsch you may remember but with plenty of updates. Take a ride on Niagara SkyWheel, Canada's largest observation wheel or visit the newly opened Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum, just for starters.
4. Skylon Tower
A landmark on the Niagara Falls skyline, the Skylon Tower is perched on top of the Niagara Escarpment. The 520 ft tower offers exceptional views of Niagara Falls and the surrounding parks both during the day and at night when the Falls are illuminated.
A family-favourite for many years Marineland offers theme park thrills combined with up-close experiences with a cast of marine animals. Visit Marineland's resident killer whales at Friendship Cove, feed and touch a Beluga whale at Arctic Cove or catch a live show where the stars are dolphins, sea lions and walruses.
2. Maid of the Mist
A must-do experience for visitors since it began operating in 1846, guests on the Maid of the Mist include royalty, celebrities and heads of state. The Maid of the Mist takes its guests to the base of Niagara Falls where they can see, feel and hear Niagara Falls.
1. Niagara Falls
Witness nature's awesome power at Niagara Falls, where every second over 2,800 cubic meters of water hurdles over the edge at 65 kilometers per hour crashing below. It's easy to see why people travel from all over the world to see Niagara Falls.
There are many places to view the world-famous falls, but none better than the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa. As the closest hotel to the Falls, every room offers breathtaking views of the spectacular Falls.
Academy Award-winning Director Colin Chilvers, who has filmed Niagara Falls for scenes in the 1980 movie Superman II, says "The views offered by Niagara Falls Marriott are spectacular. The angles superb and the view offered is unparalleled by any other structure in Niagara Falls.
"You simply can't get a better view of Niagara Falls than from the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa," Chilvers says.