Toronto Star


This town is not just a waterfall anymore


Packing the car for a family trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, our kids asked what to expect. And we told them what we knew. You’re going to see natural wonders and beautiful views.

But none of us knew what to expect. That this town was much more than just a waterfall.

Niagara Falls is a world leader in every part of a family vacation, and on a scale you wouldn’t expect. Fallsview Casino Resort shared the finest views of the falls as well as high quality restaurant­s such as Ponte Vecchio, and the soon to be opened Golden Lotus.

The kids need something to do? Take a quick walk, or taxi, to Clifton Hill and the heart of the entertainm­ent district. Start with the SkyWheel and see the city from above. Once you have your bearings, evade the Tyrannosau­rus Rex at Dinosaur Adventure Golf, and take a selfie with a favourite celebrity at one of five wax museums.

A Fun House pass will give you entrance into your choice of a number of attraction­s, including an indoor circus style set of mazes that will have your family searching their way out of mirror and ribbon mysteries. And when you’re legs and back need a break, relax in the hot tub while your kids enjoy any of 16 extreme slides, as well as a massive play area at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

And history beckons at the Niagara Falls History Museum, The Niagara Power Plant (where things really get electric) and Drummond Hill Cemetery, kitty corner to Lundy’s Lane and a foundation­al moment in Canada’s history.

Whatever vacation you want to find, awaits at the foot of Niagara Falls.

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