Niagara is a city in Ontario, located on the western side of the Niagara River. The city, which is famous for the world’s most powerful waterfall in North America and possibly the best-known in the world. Millions of tourists every year from all over the world come to this beautiful city, where in addition to the Niagara Falls, has many tourist attractions, including the Niagara Skyline, high-rise hotels, souvenir shops, museums, water parks, casinos,….
The Niagara Falls, one of the most famous and tallest waterfalls in the world is the collective name for three waterfalls, which is located on the border between the United States and Canada. This Falls is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.
The Fort Niagara, which was originally built to protect France in North America, is the oldest military center in North American. The history of Old Fort Niagara spans more than 300 years, during the colonial wars in North America, a fort at the mouth of the Niagara River was vital, for it controlled access to the Great Lakes and the westward route to the heartland of the continent. With the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, however, the strategic value of Fort Niagara diminished. It nonetheless remained an active military post well into the 20th century.
NIAGARA PARKS BOTANICAL GARDENS:
The Niagara Parks Botanical Garden, which includes 99 hectares of beautifully maintained gardens that include perennials,azaleas, rhododendrons, herb and vegetable plantings, a formal parterre garden and world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. This amazing botanical garden was established in 1936.
Skylon Tower an observation tower that overlooks both the American Falls, New York, and the larger Horseshoe Falls, Ontario, from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. The tower was opened on October 1965 by Ontario Premier and New York Governor.
Height of Tower above Niagara Falls gorge is 775 ft
Skylon Tower Fun Facts:
- The Revolving Dining Room rotates 360 degrees in one hour
- Visibility from Observatory on a clear day is 80 miles (129 kms)
Museums of Niagara:
- Niagara Falls Museum
- Movie land Wax Museum Niagara Falls
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls
- Battle Ground Hotel Museum
- Guinness World of Records
- Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks
- Niagara Children’s Museum
- Rock Legends Wax Museum
- IMAX – Niagara Falls
- Niagara Falls Art Gallery & Niagara Children’s Museum
- Niagara Military Museum
- Criminals Hall of Fame
- Buddhist Museum in Canada
Other tourist attractions in Niagara:
- Cave of Winds
- Niagara Falls State Park
- Rainbow Bridge
- Three sisters islands
- Hyde Park
- Clifton Hill
- Niagara on the Lake
- Floral Clock
- Niagara on Lake
- Dufferin Islands
Walking on Niagara’s Streets: