Niagara Falls Tourist Guide

By Carlo Cretaro, August 8, 2011

Niagara Falls holidays are by far Canada’s best attraction. Located in Ontario and only miles away from the United States, the Falls are magnificently impressive. Whilst observing the Falls won’t cost you anything, plan on taking at least AUD$100.00 per person in your party. The attractions in the area all vary in price as do the various eateries and concessions.

While Niagara Falls have been flowing for thousands of years, it wasn’t until 1604 that the first explorers described the Falls to Samuel de Champlain. Louis Hennepin is credited with the first comprehensive written description of the Falls in 1677. It wasn’t until the 18th century that tourism to the area became popular. Tourism became the area’s main industry in the mid-18th century and continues as such to this day. Footbridges, walkways and vehicle bridges have been added over time to aid in the crossing of the river. The Falls have also experienced a change in flow thanks, in part, to man who has built dams and added land to the area in order to prevent stoppages. Whether you choose to quietly observe the Falls from one of the observation decks or take a ride on the Maid of the Mist, you’ll be taken in by the splendor of the cascading waters.

After you’ve seen the Falls, be sure to visit one of the many museums in the area or grab a bit to eat in one of the several available restaurants. If you are of age, try your hand at the slots in Casino Niagara. No matter what you choose to do in Niagara Falls, you’ll leave duly impressed by the majesty of it all.