INEXPENSIVE THINGS TO SEE AND DO WHILE IN NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
We understand that exploring unknown cities, sipping cocktails on a new outdoor bar patio or driving across country can leave a mark on your bank account. Whether you enjoy the season or the destination or if you enjoy both at the same time you are in luck as there are many exciting places, activities and festivals to enjoy that won’t have you breaking the bank.
We’ve suggested the following outdoor and indoor activities to explore that you might enjoy.
HIKING THE NIAGARA GORGE AND NIAGARA ESCARPMENT
The Niagara Gorge is one of Ontario’s most admired locations for outdoor adventurists. In the Autumn leave changes multiple shades of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. There are a number of marked hiking paths that bring you up close with the famous Niagara Whirlpool Rapids. The Niagara Glen is a nature reserve containing many plants native to the land. Walking these routes is beautiful and certainly jaw dropping, but can be dangerous as the elevation changes in difference of 200 ft. (60 m). The Niagara Gorge is part of the Niagara Escarpment which is recognized as a world unique natural wonder and topographical feature in Southern Ontario. The Escarpment is formed of bedrock from the Great Lake basin and trails 725 km starting in Niagara Falls and ending near the Wisconsin- Illinois border. The Niagara Escarpment offers many hiking trails and outdoor activities costing little to no admission. Get out and enjoy the fresh air!
SEEK ADVENTURE ON THE WATER
A little cooler weather doesn’t stop our boats. If you’re travelling to Niagara Falls or you are a local looking to enjoy a staycation or an adventure in your own backyard then both our daytime and evening cruises are great experience for you, your friends and family to enjoy. Our 20-minute daytime ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour is amazing way to have fun for a minimal cost. If you’re thinking, ‘this can’t be true a cruise in the Fall?’ Then think again, our daytime boat tour offers a comfortable tour passing magical sites such as the Niagara Gorge, turquoise waters, the city skyline, historical buildings and of course the famous Falls. Make your experience an even better one when you purchase your tickets online in advance. With the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend only one weekend away it’s best to avoid the lines and walk right through to our elevators. http://www.niagaracruises.com/
A very popular and free thing to do to explore the city lights and colours is photography. We aren’t just talking selfies, but taking photography of nature, animals, people and anything and everything Fall related. It’s common to see professional’s walking the Niagara Parkway snapping pictures of the beauty found in Niagara.
DON’T WINE ABOUT IT
A very popular attraction during the Fall is winery tours. Wineries will be going through their Harvest preparing their grapes for next season. Many of the Region’s wineries feature tasting bars and wine tours for as little as $5-$10/ person. It’s not only fun but educational to learn about wine making. If you are travelling with multiple people then taking a winery bus tour is always a great idea.
TAKING A STROLL THROUGH HISTORY & BEAUTY
Sir Winston Churchill once called Niagara-on-the-Lake ‘Canada’s prettiest little town. Today, millions of visitors will stop and visit Niagara-on-the-Lake to explore the many boutiques, wineries, art galleries, theatres and the Niagara Parkway. The parkway is famous for its long and winded walking path above the Niagara River spanning 5km (34mi) in length. The Niagara Parkway travels from Fort Erie, Ontario through Niagara Falls, Queenston and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
STEP BACK IN HISTORY
Explore the grounds at old Fort George located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Learn what it was like to live during the War of 1812. Tour the grounds, shop at their souvenir boutique, learn the stories. Ghost tours are also available in the evenings.
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
You don’t have to be a local to take part in local events. The Niagara Falls Museum hosts a number of public events including Community Yoga Series, Fall Film Series, and Drummond Hall Cemetery Tours.