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Top 5 Ways to Get Active in Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls Tours Guide

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Jun 22, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

Planning a trip to Niagara Falls? Top 5 ways to get active in Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls tours tips guide your vacation around Niagara Falls. Find out everything you need to know about passport requirements, customs, hours of operation, attraction passes and more.

Niagara Falls Tours Guide

While Niagara Falls itself is always open for viewing, each Niagara Parks attraction and restaurant has its own hours of operation throughout the year.

1st, Wander along the winding paths of Dufferin Islands all season long

Explore 10 acres of paradise, where wooden footbridges connect small, secluded islands. You may be surprised at the wildlife you find in this popular escape, Niagara’s hidden secret. Open year-round, enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights displays from November through December.

2nd, Escape to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and explore 99 acres of manicured parkland.

Established in 1936, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens presents visitors with 99 acres (40 hectares) of beautifully maintained gardens that include perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, a formal parterre garden, herb and vegetable plantings, and our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. This section of the parkland is also the home to the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, an institution that provides unique practical training to horticulture students on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens.

Niagara Falls Tours Guide

3rd, Discover the prehistoric geological formations hidden within the Niagara Glen.

Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool.

4th, Hike alongside the Niagara Whirlpool

Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) of rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations, wild flora and fauna. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool.

5th, Discover what's in bloom throughout Niagara Parks

For over 70 years, visitors have come to discover paradise at this lush oasis, just a short walk south from Niagara Falls and Table Rock Centre. Collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, along with floral shows that reflect the changing seasons. With eight shows per year, something new is always in bloom.