It’s hard to get into the March Break mood when the thermometer outside seems to think it is still early January, isn’t it? So do the right thing – get out of town. Come to Niagara Falls where, even if it is still cold, there is a ton of things to do that don’t involve skiing (how many times can you go down a hill and come back up again, anyway?) In no particular order, here is some of the fun that awaits after you make that trip down the QEW to Niagara…
It’s worth the drive to Niagara Falls – but what if you didn’t have to drive? There is a simpler way. That’s because Niagara Falls is on the GO – daily commuter train service connecting Niagara with Toronto has arrived, and more trips are expected to be added to the schedule before too long. For now, weekday service is limited to one round-trip that leaves Niagara Falls at 5:19 a.m. with a stop in St. Catharines on the way to Toronto, and the trip home leaves Toronto at 5:15 p.m.
They call Niagara Falls the Honeymoon City. But if you'll allow us a moment to brag about our romantic prowess, we're a pretty good place to feel the love year-round. Pick a night - OK, Valentine's Day. February 14. Come on down. So first, book your room at the Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls on Victoria Avenue.
Where else but Niagara Falls might November be the most entertaining month of the year? It started in early November, when the 36th annual Winter Festival of Lights kicked off in Queen Victoria Park across from the falls in a blaze of two million lights.
It's that time of year again when Niagara Falls really comes alive in its most natural colours. The beautiful green that can be found all along the Niagara Parkway, all around the falls and through to Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake is giving way to the red, yellow and orange shades of autumn. Niagara is such a driver- and bicycle-friendly place that it's worth the drive to come to see Mother Nature's beauty for yourself.
Break out the bratwurst! Pass the schnitzel! On the October 5-6 weekend, everyone will be German in Niagara Falls, if only for two days. New for this year's event - no admission charge. It's all free.
There's an awful lot to like about a nice red or white wine, sipped slowly as you're surrounded by good company, in a warm, comfortable setting. The only thing that beats that - wine, and dinner.
Think green and blue, when you think of a visit to Konzelmann Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's just a short, scenic drive north from Niagara Falls along the Niagara Parkway, and before long you're into grape and wine country, some of the lushest farmland in Canada. Good winemakers in Niagara understand the climate - or climates because there are several here based on terrain and season and the deep Lake Ontario.
There are no yoga sessions like this anywhere else in the world. Namaste Niagara combines the ancient art of exercise and meditation with some of the most stunning visuals on the globe, by offering yoga sessions at two of Niagara Falls’ most breathtaking sites.
Niagara Falls offers more casino gambling space than any city in Canada - the equivalent of five football fields, and then some. Compared to the billion-dollar Niagara Fallsview Casino, with 200,000 square feet of gaming space, the city's original betting hall, Casino Niagara, is cozy and comfortable at 95,000 square feet. That's 295,000 square feet in total. It would take numerous football fields, though, at about 57,000 square feet, to hold all the casinos' slot machines and table games.