During your bus tour of Niagara Falls, your step-on-guide will give you detailed information on some of Niagara Falls most incredible landmarks. From the marvel of gazing at the Niagara Falls from innumerable lookout points to the hustle and bustle of Niagara Falls’ Clifton Hill, the city is filled with adventure.
Niagara Falls Skylon
One of Niagara Falls prominent landmarks, the Skylon Tower is an observation tower that overlooks the American Falls, New York and the larger Horseshoe Falls, Ontario. Standing 520 feet in the air and situated just steps away from the Falls, it offers visitors the very best in shopping, dining and entertainment.
The largest of its kind and beautifully maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission, the Floral Clock located on the Niagara Parkway is popular among tourists and is photographed almost as often as the Falls. Delight in the intricate designs on the face of the timepiece created with an estimated 16,000 carpet bedding plants and don’t forget to listen for the Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour.
The Niagara River Gorge
The Niagara Gorge carved by the Niagara River measures approximately seven miles along the US-Canada border in New York and Ontario, beginning at the base of the Niagara Falls and ending at the Niagara escarpment near Queenston, Ontario. Comprised of several different parts, the most popular including the Maid of the Mist and the Whirlpool Rapids Gorge, the Niagara Gorge has widened over the years due to erosion and weathering which has in turn caused rock falls. Witness the power of the Niagara River Gorge as you make your way past on your tour bus.
Whirlpool Rapids Gorge
The Whirlpool Rapids Gorge is a section of the Niagara River Gorge. World famous for its white waters, the rapids generated in this portion of the gorge are amongst the wildest, formidable and most dangerous in the world and are best seen during a White Water Walk or from Whirlpool State Park.
Niagara Fruit Belt
As you continue on toward Niagara-on-the-Lake you will pass through the region’s Fruit Belt. With a moist, mild climate, it’s the ideal location for growing a wide variety of fruits. Over 90 percent of Canada’s grapes and other soft fruits are grown in Canada’s Fruit Belt. While most of the fruit production goes to surrounding canneries and wineries, some fresh fruit is available to purchase at roadside stands or in local stores.
One of the most beautiful towns in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming 19th century village situated in the heart of Ontario’s wine country. As you pass through delight in the quaint character of the village, its unique storefronts and historical surroundings.
Your Niagara Falls tour will come to an end at the famous Clifton Hill, one of Niagara Falls’ major promenades. In close proximity to the Falls and the Niagara River, Clifton Hill contains a number of shops, restaurants and themed attractions. It’s the street of fun by the Falls.
Witness the power and beauty of the Niagara Falls. Made up of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, the Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded during the end of the Wisconsin glaciations and water from the Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment during route to the Atlantic Ocean. While most people know Niagara Falls for having the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the entire world and for its beauty, today it also serves as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.