Bustling with activities for the whole family, Niagara Falls is suitable for kids of all ages. If you are heading there, either for a short weekend vacation along with your kids or a week-long holiday, do remember to sample the following adventures.
- A trip aboard Maid of the Mist or Hornblower Niagara Cruises
To cap off a memorable outing for your spouse and your adventure-thirsty kids, give them a voyage on The Maid of the Mist. A trip into the basin of the 170 foot high Horseshoe Falls will most probably remain echoed in their minds forever. In fact, the mystical sight and the deafening sound of the millions of gallons of water thunderously dropping down into the basin is priceless!
- A trip behind the falls
How about journeying through the descending 150 feet tunnels that go through the bedroom into the upper and lower observatory decks right at the base of the falls? Standing in the mist and experiencing the waters crash into the basin is another magical experience. The upper observatory deck is open 24/7, all year round and the whole sightseeing experience lasts about 30 minutes.
- Aquarium of the Niagara
It is at the Aquarium that you can get to see and interact with Sea lions, penguins and otters. However, the highlight of your visit is seeing the seals, sharks, and penguins feeding and the cheeky sea lions.
- The Butterfly Conservatory at the Park
When you need a different type of adventure, just visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. About 10 minutes from the Falls, the Butterfly Conservatory serve as a good spot where families can take a self-guided walk through and see the many colorful butterflies flutter around. The kids will perhaps enjoy riding the horse and carriages at the Botanical Gardens.
- The Historical Sites
Niagara Falls has some fun and educational, historical sites for a whole family adventure. At the locations, you will get to learn about the ancient Canadian heroines of the 1812 war, how the British soldiers stayed at the Fort George among other mesmerizing information.
- Niagara Skywheel
At the Canadian side of the Falls, you can get a memorable view of the whole area atop the 175 feet high skywheel. It’s open all year-round too and guarantees an 8-12 minute ride while the panoramic view of the Falls is sure to wow even the most jaded vacationers.
Terming the famous Niagara Falls the most intriguing wonder of the world can be an understatement. The 12,000-year-old marvel fascinates, attracting millions of sightseers and recreational enthusiasts every year. What many don’t know, however, is the fact that away from seeing the gushing waters of these giant twin waterfalls are a dozen of things to do, especially as a family.