Icefields Parkway is lined with more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls, natural rock walls, lakes, and is about 232kms! Stretching from Jasper to Lake Louise, you will be able to hike for miles in this breathtaking parkway. Home to wildlife creatures such as, bears, bighorn sheep and more. You can hike on your own or you can take a guided tour of Lake Louise and Jasper in their “Roam the Rockies Tour.”
For more information visit: www.icefieldsparkway.com
Join us here at NOTL for Ontario’s best Santa Claus Parade! Beginning at 11am on December 12, this is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Fun for the whole family, there will be food, candy, and holiday cheer! Beginning on Wellingtonto Buron and then on to Queen Street, admission is FREE, and will last until a little after noon that day.
For more information visit: http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/events/niagara-on-the-lake-santa-claus-parade/
Take a stroll through Old Town Niagara on this 3 hour narrated wine tour! These tours depart daily downtown at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm. Visiting 4 award winning wineries, you will be given the opportunity to taste 16-20 different wines along with gourmet cheeses and a chucuterie tray that will be paired with the selected wines. Here you will also learn about the intricate process of winemaking. Reserve your spot today!!
For more information visit: www.niagaragetaways.com
As you may know, Nikola Tesla brought to us the first hydroelectric power plant to use AC electricity in 1895. Soon after Tesla would become known world wide. And even today there is a car brand named Tesla, after Nikola Tesla himself. In 2006 a monument in Niagara Falls was unveiled at Queen Victoria Park! Visit the park, for free, and view the monument for one of the most famous men of all time!
For more information regarding the monument and Nikola Tesla, visit: www.teslasociety.com
The Oakes Garden Theatre is the gateway park leading to the Queen Victoria Park. Built on the site of a demolished hotel (1937), the debris and remains from the hotel can still be found scattered throughout the park. Filled with beautiful foliage, limestone hardscaping, iron gates, and rock gardens, the Oakes Garden Theatre is designed as an amphitheater where concerts, weddings, or other events are planned! And did I mention, its FREE!
For more information about the park, visit: http://www.10best.com/destinations/canada/niagara-falls/clifton-hill/attractions/oakes-garden-theatre/
The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and Hiking Trails is wonderfully fun and FREE way to spend your day around Niagara Falls. Take on five different hiking trails each of various difficulties and various times to complete (some courses recommend everyone in your group be 8 years of age or older). After you’ve spent your afternoon hiking, visit the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center where you can take a hands on look at geology with rock climbing (complete with geological and fossil formations) as well as an interactive theater experience! Fun for the whole family! Spend your fall days before winter hiking!
For more information visit: http://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/discovery-center.aspx
The Niagara Historical Museum on Sunday, September 20 (2pm), will be showing an interactive biography discussion group about historical figures! Discussions presented every 3rd Sunday through November and are presented by local residents!
For more information visit: nwww.niagarahistorical.museum
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre will be celebrating wine country throughout the month of Sepember (through the 27th)! This exhibit will feature original artwork by local artists in order to display themes from Wine Country! Participating artists will include: Ron Clavier, David Drum, Janice Low, and many more!
You will be able to view this exhibit during normal business hours at the Pumphouse from 12-4pm (weekdays).
For more information visit: www.niagarapumphouse.ca
If you’re a Canadian native you may already know of the brave journey go Laura Secord, but many of us are unaware of the courageous path she traveled. . .
During the War of 1812, Laura Secord traveled a 32 kilometre journey in order to warn the British of a planned American attack. Her home was invaded by American soldiers and was no longer her after 1835.
The home is located at Queenston Heights Park and is just a walk away from the Niagara River Recreation Trail. Stopping by to take a guided tour of this historical home would put the perfect touches to any old walk on the Trail.
For more information visit: http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/laura-secord-homestead.html
Built in 1800, the McFarland House is Niagara Parks’ oldest property! The picture perfect home stands as a monument to etiquette, good manners, and a luscious lifestyle. You may take guided tours of the lovely home and may also enjoy a picnic under their covered pavilion when you’re finished.
The home has been renovated slightly in order to improve your visit their, but still remains true to its historical value. After Labour Day, you may visit their Conservatory Tea Room (weekends only), and enjoy a fine dining experience that your entire family will love.
To find out more information about this historic house, visit: http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/mcfarland-house.html