Top 10 Reasons to Visit Niagara Region

Ontario's Niagara Region is best known for world famous Niagara Falls, but there's even more to entertain. Here are our top 10 reasons you should visit.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Niagara Region
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1. The Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the most iconic images of Ontario and Canada!

2. Hornblower Niagara Cruises
This exciting boat ride takes passengers as close as can be to the base of the thundering Niagara Falls and is a must-do for visitors. This is truly an amazing way to see the Falls up close and feel the mist on your face.

3. Helicopter over the Falls
Let Niagara Helicopters take you on a thrilling 10-minute ride over the Falls and region!  You can even get married while doing this! 

4. Table Rock
The Table Rock welcome centre is a fantastic place to take photos and see the Falls up close. There are lots of activities to see and do here for the whole family including Niagara’s Fury, which relates the birth of the falls in a 4D simulation experience, and Journey Behind the Falls, where you can explore tunnels below and behind the falls for a behind-the-scenes perspective. When you’re done, enjoy a meal at Elements on the Falls restaurant overlooking the Falls.

5. Clifton Hill
This famous street in Niagara is well known for the fun atmosphere that attracts kids of all ages and the young at heart.  Museums such as Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Mystery Maze and Louis Tussauds Waxworks line the street.

6. Golfing in Niagara
Niagara region has an abundance of amazing golf courses where you can practice your swing or perfect your putt.

7. Culinary Experience
Niagara region has some excellent restaurants offering the Farm to Table experience featuring locally grown produce.  There are also cooking schools where you can take a class for a day, weekend or longer. The Niagara Culinary Trail will guide you to all of them.   

8. Niagara Wineries
With more than 60 wineries in the region, this is one of the premier wine regions of Canada where you can sample international award-winning wines, from a crisp Riesling to a bold Merlot or the delicate sweetness of Icewine.  Take a tour of the vineyards, dine at one of the winery restaurants or shop in their wine boutiques.

9. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Don’t mind getting wet?  Then be sure to take this exhilarating ride down the Niagara River to the lower gorge and then through the rapids while visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake!  Fun for all ages!

10. Shaw Festival
From April to November theatre buffs flock to Niagara-on-the-Lake to take in one of the many plays featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.

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