Niagara Falls Tour

Toronto to thunderous Niagara

The Niagara Falls, a natural wonder of the world, is found bordering the cities of Ontario of Canada and New York of USA. They comprise of three falls-the Bridal Veil Falls, The Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. Of these the Horseshoe Falls are the biggest and the Bridal Veil Falls are the smallest. They are the result of glacier activity and owing to the sheer volume and force of the falls; a great amount of hydro electricity is produced. The Niagara falls are a major tourist attraction with millions of people visiting every year.

How to get there

There are many options available to get to Niagara falls- bus, rental car, rail and shuttle service from the airport.

Bus- There are several bus services that offer express to and fro services between Toronto and Niagara. Some coaches or tour buses also offer site seeing packages.

Rental cars- You could drive yourself up to the falls in a rented car. That would give you more flexibility and you could choose the places you’d like to visit the most.

Rail- The railways runs two passenger trains daily from Toronto to Niagara and back.

Flight – Fly in to Toronto and take the shuttle service to Niagara.

Sights to see

The first stop for most visitors is the Queen Victoria Park situated along the Niagara Falls Parkway form where one can get a breathtaking view of the Niagara Falls. It is a regal garden of great beauty set with the stupendous Niagara Falls as the back drop. During the day, you could take various rides like the Maid of the Mist, Journey behind the falls, Whiter Water Walk, Aero car and also visit the butterfly conservatory. One-day passes which include all of these are available. You can even take a ride over the falls in a helicopter to get a breathtaking view if the thundering Horseshoe Falls. You could also visit the Brick city, the Bird kingdom, the Floral clock and the Qeenston Heights park. You could also catch a 45-minute movie about the history of Niagara Falls at the IMAX theatre. You could get a heady experience of wine tasting at one of the world renowned wineries.

Niagara by night

In the evening when myriad colors from the lights dance on the misty waters, the falls look at once magical and hypnotic. Daily at the hour of the sunset the falls are illuminated with rainbow colors. These together with the colors of the setting sun cast a captivating and mesmerizing mystique. There are boat rides that take you close to the falls and the vista from close up is unbelievably splendid. You could also take the 40-minute voyage on a ship that will take you to the American Falls, Bridal Veil and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at night to experience the spellbinding splendor of the falls, while partaking some of the snacks and drinks on offer. After feasting on the visual splendor, head straight for the various restaurants with a multitude of cuisines on offer. There are restaurants that cater to most palates from the world over. So dive headlong into one of them to experience a culinary adventure par excellence.

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