Candy Cane Lane 5K Race & Fun Run

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6400 Lundy’s Ln, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T6 905-356-1161

Description: Starting in front of the Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel, the Candy Cane Lane 5k Race is a fun, competitive way to kick off the holiday season. If you decide to lace ’em up and join in, don’t be surprised to show up on race day and find that most of the other runners are dressed in funny, often themed costumes. Medals and prizes are given to the winners of various categories, including the top male and female finishers.

Hours:
November 20, 2011

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Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival

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Lakeview Park, Port Colborne, ON L3K 4T6

Description: Port Colborne has always played an important role in the shipping heritage of both Lake Erie and the Niagara Region. Today, folks gather each August to celebrate this nautical tradition during the four days given to the Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival. Concerts and family-friendly entertainment abound at Lakeview Park and along the Wells Canal, and there are also plenty of chances to hop aboard ships of shapes and sizes, from Canadian Coast Guard vessels to the Empire Sandy, a tall ship based out of Toronto.

Hours:
July 29 – August 1, 2011

Website:
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White Water Walk

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4330 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON 905-374-1221

Description: NIAGARA FALLS. At this location along its route, the Niagara River is channeled through one of the area’s narrowest formations. The power of the water here is astounding, and visitors can catch the strength of the current from an observation platform. Geological layering is also evident from millennia of erosion. For a closer vantage point, consider making your way along the boardwalk that runs alongside the river. Better yet, take advantage of all the views to be had by purchasing a Niagara Falls & Great Gorge Adventure Pass at a discount on the individual attractions.

Hours:
Apr – Oct Daily 10am-5pm Contact for Specific Dates and Times Hours May Vary Seasonally

Payment Methods:
Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club

Website:
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Navy Island

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Niagra Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON 905-356-1338

Description: CHIPPAWA. If you require a strong dose of nature, Navy Island can deliver it in spades. First populated by Native Americans and used variously over the centuries as a military site and base for shipbuilding, agriculture and tourism, the island now serves as a nature preserve. Lush vegetation and bird and animal populations greet visitors, who come to camp, fish and bird-watch. Access to the island is only via boat and no facilities are available.

Hours:
Park Daily Sunrise-Sunset Office (Jun – Sep) Daily 8:30am-4:30pm Office (Oct – May) Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Payment Methods:
Cash Only

Website:
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Journey Behind the Falls

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6650 Niagara River Pkwy, Table Rock House Plaza, Niagara Falls, ON 905-354-1551

Description: FALLSVIEW. If you think Niagara Falls is impressive from the front, try viewing it from the back! This tour takes visitors in an elevator to the base of the waterfall and lets them see, from behind, the sheer magnitude of the water as it’s forced over the cliffs above. An observation platform provides views from the side, while tunnels and portals cut into the rock lets folks experience the rush of water from within the falls. Tours are self-guided, rain gear is included and a gift shop is available after you’ve made your way through.

Hours:
Daily 9am-5pm Contact for Specific Dates and Times Hours May Vary Seasonally

Payment Methods:
Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club

Website:
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Niagara Historical Society & Museum

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43 Castlereagh St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 905-468-3912

Description: NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE. Founded in the late 19th century, this museum is one of the region’s oldest and its founders showed considerable foresight in their desire to preserve Canadian culture and history. These days, museum collections offer documents, photographs, maps and artifacts relating to town settlement, local agriculture, the War of 1812, furniture-making and textile production. The facility affords a fascinating browse for first-time visitors and is a valuable resource for folks researching Canada’s beginnings and Ontario in particular.

Hours:
May – Oct  Daily 10am-5pm Nov – Apr  Daily 1pm-5pm

Payment Methods:
Visa,Master Card,Diner’s Club

Website:
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Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

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Robert Moses State Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 716-278-1070

Description: AMERICAN SIDE. Charting geology’s effects on this part of the world, the Discovery Center educates visitors about Niagara Falls and the Gorge. Interactive exhibits and displays show how the river has carved out local terrain and how, 12,000 years ago, the Falls were created. Fossils and rock formations provide clues to the long-ago event and a short film helps clarify the process. Outdoors, an overlook offers a vista of the Gorge itself and a trailhead leads trekkers directly into it.

Hours:
May    Oct Daily 8:30am-5pm Contact for Specific Dates and Times Hours May Vary Seasonally

Payment Methods:
Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club

Website:
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Fort George

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26 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 905-468-4257

Description: NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE. Built by the British in the late 18th century as a frontier stronghold, this fort was a prominent player in the War of 1812. Restored to its early status in the 1930s, Fort George now presents a glimpse of war-time life. Reenacted battles, period musical performances, craft demonstrations and authentic dress set the scene at the military installation, and knowledgeable guides ably share details of the era with interested visitors. Special events are also held intermittently at the fort.

Hours:
Apr & Nov Sat-Sun 10am-5pm May – Oct Daily 10am-5pm

Payment Methods:
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diner’s Club

Website:
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Queen Victoria Park

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Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 905-371-0254

Description: FALLSVIEW. Favored for incredible views of the Falls and its seasonal sweeps of floral color, this park is beautiful any time of year. Its plants hail from across the globe, and amply stocked beds are interspersed with open lawns for visual relief. Magnolia trees, tea roses, a rock garden and carefully clipped shrubs and standards create focal points amid a sea of cultivated beauty. Even in winter, the spare landscape gets a high measure of interest, thanks to the frozen offspray from the Falls.

Hours:
Daily dawn-dusk

Website:
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Floral Clock

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14004 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 905-371-0254

Description: QUEENSTON. In the tradition of such cities as Geneva and Edinburgh, this floral clock combines both art and utility in a tourist-friendly package. The attraction, first created in 1950, utilizes approximately 16,000 plants to achieve its distinctive appearance. The entire face is changed out twice each year to accommodate temperature variations and plant tolerance. The clock, which is 40 feet in diameter, also features an oval pool at its base and is a favorite spot for tourist photos.

Hours:
Apr-Oct Daily dawn-dusk

Website:
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