Weekend Trip to Niagara Falls: Must-Try Activities!
Niagara Falls is the world’s second-largest waterfall and is known as the birthplace of hydroelectric power which was developed by Nikola Tesla in 1896. The site of Schoellkopf Power Station was the first place to sell electricity as a commodity and became power plants on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls that produce 2.5 million kilowatts of electricity. It is said that the brink is eroding as much as six feet per year and the falls is believed to stop flowing by 23,000 years from now. But, our generation was lucky to experience one of the magnificent wonders of the world. Here are some places you can explore and enjoy while visiting some of the most famous spots of the town.
CANADA REOPENING BORDER TO US AND REQUIREMENTS AMIDST COVID19 RESTRICTIONS
Canada announced on June 28th that it would finally be reopening the border to US citizens.
Although Canada is willing to accept US citizens, the country has set strict requirements for Americans who want to visit there. These include full vaccination records, Covid19 PCR negative test results within 72 hours of travel to the border, valid passport and visa.
NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATION AT NIGHT
Niagara Falls, the largest waterfall in North America and one of the most famous sights in the world, is perfect for some stunning nighttime views. During the spring and autumn seasons, the falls are illuminated by colorful lights and during the winter they are adorned with colorful sculptures. Visitors can make a day of visiting the falls and staying in Niagara on the Lake, a beautiful hotel with beautiful landscaping and a quaint gift shop. There are also some very nice restaurants and tourist attractions close by.
NIAGARA FALLS BEHIND THE WALLS
Niagara falls were established over 1,000 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has more waterfalls than any other place on earth, which makes the falls the most breathtaking sight in North America. Among the falls, there are some of the most well-known tourist attractions, such as the Maid of the Mist tour boat. This ship takes you on a 40-minute journey where you go through the multi-tiered rapids of the falls. If you don’t want to have any contact with the falls, you can do the Wonder of Water Tour, which is a glass-bottom boat tour where you can see the falls underwater. At night you can see the lights of Niagara Falls as you travel on the boats. Some of the tours even have rooms where you can get dinner and enjoy the scenery.
CAVE OF THE WIND
The best part of the cave is the incredible view behind Bridal Veil Falls. There is a huge waterfall coming from above you, and you can climb the stairs right up to the very corner of it to enjoy the gorgeous view and feel the roar of crashing waterfalls dropping behind you.
Canada is a beautiful place to go on vacation, and it is definitely worth checking out. You don’t have to get too far, either; there are a lot of nighttime activities near the falls at night when you are on the Canadian side. You can check out Port Dalhousie in the morning to experience some sands and lake water and have a family picnic there.