Within a short drive of the falls, enter the world-class lush vineyards of the Niagara region where taste testing is an art and ice wine is a gift from the gods.
History buffs can spend hours reliving past battles at Fort George and Fort Erie or just remembering the life of Laura Secord, beloved heroine of the War of 1812. Theatre-goers will revel in the fabulous world class Shaw Festival.
Take a drive along the Niagara Parkway, which Winston Churchill once described as the “Prettiest Sunday Drive Anywhere” and marvel at the gardens, fruit markets and the quaint specialty shops in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Watch ships climb a mountain! Ships of many shapes and sizes wind their way through the locks of the Welland Canal en route from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. There are many viewing platforms where you can view this astounding feat along the route including Lock Three, which also houses a museum.