If you want to visit the iconic Niagara Falls, you have a choice of countries to stay in. The Falls straddle both Canada and the USA. Both sides are well-equipped in terms of tourist infrastructure and have wonderful places like the Niagara Falls Marriott to stay in, so whichever you choose is entirely up to you. This post deals with the Canadian side and the attractions that most tourists visit while traveling to Niagara Falls.
A room with a view
The first tip is to stay in one of the hotels that offer rooms with a falls view. There really is no better way to appreciate the scale and majesty of these huge waterfalls. It really is also very relaxing having a view like this.
Visit the Skylon tower and enjoy a meal
The Skylon tower is another great place to get a bird´s eye view of this beautiful natural wonder. Provided you book in advance you can even enjoy a meal there. The food in the revolving restaurant really is world-class. There is also simpler fare available in the form of a buffet at the Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room. This restaurant does not revolve so there are good views, but you will need to sit close to the glass to get them.
Take a walk alongside the Falls
A great way to see the spectacular waterfalls is to take a walk alongside them. The Niagara White Water Walk is a good way to do it. Most of the time, you will be on a special walkway and can even take an elevator to the very base of the waterfalls.
Take the Whirlpool Aerocar
There are many vantage points from which you can see the Niagara Falls. One of the most unusual is the Aerocar. The attraction was first opened in 1916. It is just as popular now as it was then because it gives visitors a unique aerial view or the huge whirlpool that is next to the Falls, on the Canadian side.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment
Perhaps one of the best things about staying on the Canadian side is the fact that there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy. This means that in the evening you really are spoilt for choice. The Greg Frewin Theatre Magic Show is very popular and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre always puts on interesting performances.
Visiting both sides of the Niagara Falls
Of course, if you want the best of both worlds, you can potentially visit both sides. A lot of people take a couple of the US tours, but choose to stay on the Canadian side because there are more hotels that are within an easy walking distance of the Falls. This is important if you want to enjoy the light show or firework displays that take place regularly. If you want to do this, it is best to read this article first. There you can read about the paperwork you will need and how to obtain it.