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How to Pack for Winter in Niagara

November 14th, 2014

sheratonblog3.jpegDecember anywhere north of the Equator signals the definitive end to shorts and T-shirts and a time for sleeves and boots. However, if you’re planning a trip to Niagara Falls, having the appropriate clothing is crucial to having a good time exploring the city and surrounds. More often than not, vacationers cram as much as they can into their suitcases in anticipation of every climate contingency and barely wear half of what they bring. If you’re struggling to pack your suitcase for Niagara’s winter weather, read on for tips and tricks to fill your suitcase with clothes you’ll actually use.

Understand the Weather

Most travelers liken Niagara Falls to a real-life winter wonderland, as the chilly climate transforms the landscape into a glittering and gleaming world. The Niagara River usually freezes solid, and ice forms all around the city and surrounding region, creating dramatic natural sculptures and excellent sight-seeing.

While snow does fall — around 50 inches, on average — the rushing falls warm the air enough to prevent snow from becoming prohibitive, meaning it remains easy to get around the city and surrounding regions. Winter tends to get windy around Niagara Falls, which makes the air nip at exposed noses and fingers. The actual temperature lingers around the freezing point during the day, with temperatures dropping sharply when the sun sets.

Pack Right, Not Light

Winter clothes are going to be bulky and heavy, which means it’s more important than ever you consider what exactly is going into your suitcase. Make sure you don’t procrastinate packing for any winter vacation, and follow these tips as you plan what to bring.

Invest in light and warm clothing. Outdoors retailers are filled with clothes to keep backpackers dry and warm in any climate. Because backpackers don’t have much space to carry everything they need in the wilderness, this clothing tends to be thin and lightweight while incredibly insulating.

Wear bulky items instead of packing them. Your heavy boots and puffy winter jacket probably won’t fit in your suitcase, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take them with you. In fact, the bulkiest items will likely be incredibly useful during cold Niagara nights exploring the Winter Festival of Lights. These items can be worn on the plane or in the car and save you crucial inches or pounds in your suitcase.

Use compression bags. Sometimes called vacuum-seal bags or space bags, any container that can be made smaller through suction can easily be adapted for use in travel. You can pick and choose what items you need compressed; it might be wise to separate your outfits into different packages, or organize parcels of bottoms, tops, and miscellaneous items.

sheratonblog4.jpegResist the urge to pack everything. While it may prevent the need for tough decisions before your vacation, packing your entire wardrobe isn’t economical. If you have trouble deciding which clothes you should and shouldn’t bring, consider the following:

  • You can mix and match individual clothing items to create entirely new outfits
  • You can wear clothing more than one day in a row, especially in cold weather
  • You don’t need two of the same items, like two pairs of black pants or two blue blouses
  • You can employ layering to create a fashionable and warm look with more options

Niagara has a mild winter in comparison to regions of Canada even 20 miles away. However, if you don’t pack right, you’ll be left in the cold — literally.

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An American Thanksgiving in Canadian Niagara Falls

November 9th, 2014

sheratonblog7.jpegThanksgiving is a uniquely North American holiday. Something about gathering the family around a feast of turkey, potatoes, cranberries, and corn speaks to Canadians and Americans in a way the rest of the world just doesn’t understand. While Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone, American Thanksgiving is coming up fast. This year, you can make Thanksgiving unforgettable by celebrating with your family and friends at Niagara Falls.

Stunning Natural Scenery

If Niagara Falls is known for anything, it’s the area’s unique natural wonders. Niagara Falls, if you didn’t know, is a one of a kind attraction. The thundering water of the Niagara River rushes over the edge at a rate of 100,000 cubic feet per second. There are three sets of falls that make up the Niagara Chain, but Canada’s Horseshoe Falls is the most iconic and most impressive. A network of easy hiking paths and walkways allow visitors perfect views of the falls from virtually all angles — interested parties can even travel beneath or behind the falls for an exclusive experience.

At the end of November, the Niagara region transforms into a wonderland. During late fall, trees’ leaves turn vibrantly red, and flaming leaves litter the ground to make seasonal confetti and free keepsakes. As the temperatures drop for winter, visitors might even get to experience a white Thanksgiving, as snow can hit the Niagara region earlier than it would anywhere in America.

Wonderful Regional Wines

Niagara is world-renowned wine country, as the fertile soil and warm climate provide perfect growing conditions for a bevy of wine varietals. Most of the local wineries have won major awards for more than one of their wines. The art of making icewine has been perfected by the area’s vintners, but you’ll find winning vintages in more familiar reds and wines as well. Vineyards are welcoming and gracious to guests looking to sample world-class wines; many estates also have on-site restaurants where visitors can dine on expertly paired dishes with their famous wines.

Fresh Local Foods

sheratonblog8.jpegAs previously mentioned, Niagara Falls is exceedingly fertile, but farmers and ranchers grow more than just wine grapes. Orchards and farms make a patchwork of the landscape, providing the region’s restaurants with the freshest and juiciest ingredients possible. Travelers can visit one or more of the area’s orchards to pick fresh fruit and fraternize with farm animals in petting zoos. Most farms open for tours also offer tourists souvenirs in the form of jarred goods like jams and honeys from ingredients grown on the premises.

Remarkable City Restaurants

If you are still looking to craft your own Thanksgiving dinner while you’re on vacation, Niagara Falls has all you could possibly need: amazing food, astounding wine, and awe-inspiring views.

However, if you are looking to take a break from the stress of the kitchen during holiday season, any of Niagara Falls’ five-star restaurants will sate your appetite for a Thanksgiving feast. Jaime Kennedy, Massimo Capra, and more world famous chefs have restaurants in hotels around the city, and the fare is always top tier. Whether you’re eating in or out this Thanksgiving, you can’t go wrong as long as you’re in Niagara Falls.

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Niagara’s Winter Wonderland: The Winter Festival of Lights

November 7th, 2014

sheratonblog1.jpegWinter in Niagara Falls is truly stunning. The bright white snow and shining ice turns the landscape into a wintery paradise. However, most visitors during this season don’t come for the gleaming beauty of the day — instead, it’s the glinting of the night that inspires wonder. During the winter season, Niagara Falls’ nights are filled with glitter and magic as Ontario Power Generation decorates the city for its annual Winter Festival of Lights.

What to See

By a wide margin, Niagara’s Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest celebration of the season, as it attracts 1.5 million eager visitors every year. The festival has been in operation for over 30 years, which means it has had time to perfect the subtle art of dazzling and amazing with light and sound alone. More than three million twinkling tree lights and 120 animated displays are placed along a winding five kilometer route that accommodates both vehicles and pedestrians.

The exhibits cover important and interesting topics, such as Canadian wildlife and world religions, as well as simple and pleasant shows celebrating the joy of the season. Additionally, every Friday at 9 p.m., the glimmering ground lights are supplemented by a stunning fireworks presentation that lights up the surrounding countryside in bright bursts of color.

Where to See It

The festival consumes a large portion of Niagara Falls, meaning you are never far from a fantastic display of holiday and winter cheer. While the following are the locations of visitor and local festival favorites, they are by no means the only places you’ll find lights.

Dufferin Islands. These manmade islands connected by a series of land bridges are a quintessential slice of Canadian forest during the day, but at night they light up to become the setting of Ontario Power Generation’s Great Canadian Outdoors. You and your family will be able to spot modern and prehistoric indigenous wildlife shining through the trees and along pathways. Look for moose, wolves, beavers, and whales, but don’t miss out on the dinosaurs brought to life just for the festival.

Fallsview District. Illuminating crosswalks and pathways around Niagara’s bustling tourist area, giant gusts of wind and snowflakes make Niagara feel even more like a bright winter wonderland. Plus, visitors to this area will be delighted to see the giant Skylon Tower lit decoratively for the season.

Niagara Parks. Throughout Niagara’s countless parks and green spaces, the festival educates and enlightens with exhibits on the many religions of the world. See baby Jesus in his creche, pilgrims making their way to Mecca, and a giant menorah, each commemorating a major religion celebrated within Canada’s borders.

When, and How Much

sheratonblog2.jpegThe Winter Festival of Lights is impossible to miss, and when you stay in Niagara Falls’ tourist district you’ll be minutes from the fairyland’s main thoroughfare. This year the festival is in operation from November 15 to January 12, so you still have plenty of time to see the magic for yourself.

In order to make the festival available to one and all, Ontario Power Generation does not charge an entry fee to parties of any size or age, but they do encourage donations: between $5 and $10 dollars per car and as little as $1 per individual bus passenger.

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Making a Difference with ManiCURES

October 30th, 2014

Manicures logoThe Christienne Fallsview Spa and the Sheraton on the Falls hotel are pleased to have participated in the Canadian Cancer Society’s ManiCURES campaign during the month of October, exceeding fundraising goals in support of the fight against breast cancer.

The ManiCURES campaign asked teams of men to sign up and have their nails painted pink at a participating salon or spa across Ontario as their team’s fundraising goals were met. Numerous schools, workplaces, salons, and spas got involved, with male participants wearing their pink manicures throughout the entirety of the month.

Check out pictures from the campaign on Twitter by searching #pinkManiCURE, or visit the Canadian Cancer Society  for more information on the campaign.

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Considering a Winter Wedding? Niagara Falls Has It All

October 29th, 2014

sheratonblog5.jpegWeddings are stressful and costly, especially during the high wedding season of late spring and early summer. Vendors are difficult to work with because of their widespread demand, and family members are difficult to corral due to the start of vacation season. This is why many savvy couples choose instead to plan their wedding for the winter, when things cool down (metaphorically and literally) and a marriage celebration stays well within cost.

Niagara Falls is an excellent location for a stunning and serene destination winter wedding. From the unparalleled natural landscape to the bevy of attractions to keep all guests entertained, Niagara Falls can deliver on every wish a betrothed couple might have.

Niagara Falls Is a Winter Wonderland

Winter is a brilliant season to get married, and that’s even truer in Niagara Falls. The landscape is covered in a soft blanket of white making everything a bit more magical and austere for your special day. The trees and ground glint with freshly fallen snow, and icicles cling to eaves creating glittery natural garlands wherever you go. Travelers may even get to witness Niagara Falls completely frozen — a once in a lifetime opportunity to see unlimited power stopped dead. Anyone who loves the quiet beauty of winter will love celebrating their love and family in the frosty loveliness of the Niagara Falls region.

Niagara Falls Is Budget Conscious

sheratonblog6.jpegBecause winter is the off-season for most places in the world, you can definitely stretch your wedding dollar farther in the winter. Must-haves like venues, catering, and florists usually charge less during the winter because they have fewer clients demanding their time, meaning savvy wedding planners will be able to snag great deals on amazing places and products. Winter is also Niagara Falls’ off season; while plenty of travelers still make the trek to Niagara Falls to have a one-of-a-kind experience, there are markedly fewer tourists that usual during this season, as the cold can be daunting for some. However, the chill in the air can be exhilarating, and many find that the nip at their nose makes them feel more awake and ready to explore, especially with the lack of crowds.

Niagara Falls Is Accommodating

As previously mentioned, Niagara Falls isn’t nearly as busy during the late fall and winter months, so many of the most luxurious hotels have wide open books. Even if you expect 500 attendees, there is plenty of space in the area’s top hotels, and there are venues large enough to host thousand-person conventions, let alone a wedding ceremony and reception.

Moreover, Niagara Falls is designed to oblige all manner of travelers; thus it contains myriad attractions and entertainments to suit any interest. Your more outdoorsy attendees will love traversing the frosted wilderness and seeing Niagara Falls from all angles, while your cultured guests will revel in the fresh, local food and wines available at the city’s highest rated restaurants an vineyards. There are museums, arcades, rides, and more around Niagara Falls, so visitors can pick and choose their favorite attractions while you relax before your big day.

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Reliving the War of 1812 in Niagara Falls

October 20th, 2014

sheratonblog3.jpegThe War of 1812 was one of Canada’s most dramatic military engagements. Declared on June 11, 1812, the war waged between the Britain and America lasted nearly three years, and battles between the British military giants and their old enemies the Americans took place all over North America — including Niagara Falls. No fewer than seven distinct historic battles took place in the Niagara region, as it was such a significant center of agriculture, trade, and beauty that both armies wanted to claim the area as their own. The most famous of all battles waged in Canada was that of Lundy’s Lane, and it has earned its place in history for being one of the bloodiest and deadliest battles that has ever occurred within Canadian borders.

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane

In the summer of 1814, British and American forces crawled all over the surrounding Niagara landscape. An American army had just defeated the British at the Battle of Chippawa, and surrounding British armies were relocating southward toward the falls to give aid to their faltering comrades and prepare for retaliation against the Americans.

The Americans and British had several hints about their enemies’ movements, as both armies reported sightings of scouts and messengers in unexpected regions; however, when a British sentry was nearly killed by the relocating American army, the drums of war began to sound. The sentry raced back to the main force to explain his findings.

sheratonblog4.jpegMeanwhile, the Americans were informed about the British force by a local tavern owner afraid for her livelihood. They learned that the British were currently camped at the base of a strategically significant hill at Lundy’s Lane. In the time it took the Americans to move toward the region, the small British army was bolstered by many reinforcement troops, and they remained confidently camped on Lundy’s Lane Hill.

While most of Britain’s land forces were encamped on the hill, the Americans still vastly outnumbered them, and soon the British abandoned the hill and were on the verge of defeat. The battle carried long into the night and next day, and large numbers of soldiers were critically wounded and killed.

Yet, the urgent need for supplies forced the Americans back to Chippewa, allowing the British to reinforce their troops and entrench themselves on Lundy’s Lane Hill. Despite several vigorous attempts by the Americans, they were never able to regain their position on top, and they withdrew to Fort Eerie, burning everything in their wake.

Total casualties for this battle alone number in the thousands, though the Americans suffered nearly twice the deaths of the British. Since this infamous battle, Niagara Falls is proud to claim 200 years of peace and prosperity. With borders firmly in place and trade agreements established among the French, British, and Americans, Niagara Falls

Niagara’s War of 1812 Today

History buffs and military fanatics love experiencing places of significance in defining historic wars — and Niagara Falls is just that. During your stay in Niagara Falls, you can learn more about the region’s experience during the War of 1812 by visiting the Niagara Falls History Museum. Inside, you’ll learn in-depth details about the war and participate in hands-on activities like wearing the British military uniform and handling a few period weapons. Just outside the museum, visitors can take a walking tour through the site of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. The museum and battleground tour are pleasant and informative, and interested parties are sure to have a blast — figuratively, as all weaponry is currently non-functional.

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Niagara Falls Is for Birthdays

October 10th, 2014

sheratonblog1.jpegA major problem with organizing children’s birthday parties is there is rarely anything for parents and chaperones to do while the kids have fun. At regular arcades, adults usually sit around the food while kids go wild on games and entertainment; at regular water parks, adults must guard everyone’s belongings while kids splash around the rides and pools. While a child’s birthday party is a major milestone, for many adults the party can turn out to be a real drag — even when the kids are having the time of their life.

This year, you can change all that with a birthday celebration in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is a destination perfect for adults and children alike. While kids explore the arcades in Clifton Hill, adults can wander around bars and shops. While kids race each other on the lightening-fast slides in Fallsview Indoor Water Park, adults can soak up the sun next to the pools. Plus, while kids marvel in the magnificent power of the thundering water of the falls, adults will be right there with them, equally amazed. Niagara Falls is perfect for your child’s next birthday because you’ll be having fun with your kids at every turn.

Birthday Packages

Sheraton on the Falls offers two fantastic birthday packages to travelers looking to celebrate big this year.

The Fallsview Indoor Water Park package promises wet and wild fun for everyone in the family. This package includes seven all day passes (plus one for the birthday kid) to the country’s best water park. Lunch will be provided for every guest, who gets to choose from a selection of hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizzas. For dessert, the birthday kid gets to blow out candles on his or her very own birthday cupcakes, and every guest will be given sparklers to celebrate the occasion. Plus, every kid gets to go home with souvenirs, like a Fallsview cup and loot bag filled with tons of exciting goodies.

While kids are roaming the three-acre park and riding the 16 thrilling slides, adults can have some fun of their own at the Planet Hollywood Beach Club bar, which serves any cocktail you can think up. There are a handful of adults-only spas and pools, where the older crowd can lounge without the fear of a kid’s cannonball disrupting their relaxation.

Unlike regular water parks that are only open for a handful of months due to seasonal temperatures, Fallsview is inside, meaning it remains operational even as temperatures outside start to turn. Rain or shine, your party will go on at Fallsview Indoor Water Park.

sheratonblog2.jpegThe second birthday package combines the fun of Fallsview Indoor Water Park with the thrill of Adventure City. Adventure City offers even more excitement for party-goers, who with this package gain all-day admittance to bumper cars, mini golf, a 4D theater, and more. The group still gains the perks of the regular Fallsview Indoor Water Park package — filling lunch, excellent loot — but the games and rides at Adventure City provide the opportunity to take home even more amazing prizes. Adults and kids alike will love practicing their skee-ball tosses and racking up tickets to cash in for all manner of items, from stuffed animals to expensive tech devices.

Even outside the packages, Niagara Falls offers a wealth of attractions perfect for children and adults. If you have a big birthday to celebrate, reward both you and your kid with a trip to Niagara Falls.

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Top 6 Books Set in Niagara Falls

October 4th, 2014

Lady reading a book There is no better time to read than when you’re on vacation. When you’re away from your everyday troubles, you have ample time to sit back, relax, and devote yourself to a compelling story in a far off land. Niagara is a beautiful land filled with mystery and excitement, so it’s no wonder so many authors place their characters in the midst of the falls. During your relaxing Niagara vacation, pick up a tome set in Niagara, and be consumed body and mind with the drama and wonder of the place.

“The Falls” by Joyce Carol Oates

Oates is a prolific and excellent writer, and she proves her skill once again with this impressive tome. The plot follows young Ariah Erskine in the mid-20th century through her wedding, honeymoon, and widowhood — which all occurs on the same fateful day. But all is not hopeless for Ariah at Niagara Falls, and what follows is a story of passionate romance, but also distrust and greed.

“The Whirlpool” by Jane Urquhart

Another tale of tragedy and mystery set at the falls, this story follows the lives of four different individuals living in or visiting Niagara in the late 19th century whose lives all converge at the whirlpools at the bottom of the falls. The prose is rather Gothic in tone, so if you’re a fan of dark romances, this book is for you.

“The Day the Falls Stood Still” by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Niagara FallsBuchanan has lived in the Niagara region for much of her life, and her beautifully realistic depiction of life around Niagara Falls shows it. This novel follows 17-year-old Bess Heath, an upper-class girl who falls almost instantly for a working-class boy, Tom Cole — a romance riddled with obstacles in early 20th century Niagara Falls, Ontario. You’ll learn plenty about the region and the exploitation of the falls, and you’ll be swept off your feet by the drama of Bess’s and Cole’s budding love.

“The Widows” by Suzette Mayr

One of the few novels on this list not starring a young person in love, “The Widows” instead is concerned with the lives of three old women who make a pact to go over the falls in a steel barrel. However, what sounds like an absurd literary jaunt actually has plenty of meaty layers to peel back, including issues of racism and homophobia.

“Stone House Diaries” by Robert C. Moore

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, you’ll love this extensive exploration of the history of Niagara Falls the city. Spanning several generations of Niagara Falls natives, from the Loyalists coming to Canada from America to nearly modern-day Canadians, the stories told depict how life has changed in Niagara Falls over the past few centuries.

“City of Light” by Lauren Belfer

Although this story is actually set on the Buffalo, New York side, Belfer includes plenty of history and drama that includes the entire falls system. Set at the turn of the century, “City of Light” examines Niagara Falls at the peak of the industrial Revolution, when it was full of the bustling activity of high society and big industry — not to mention crime. This story is an engaging thriller that will keep you interested until the very last page.

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Relax and Enjoy the View at the Christienne Fallsview Spa

September 29th, 2014

Woman receiving spa treatmentPeople usually go on vacation to take a break from their regular lives. There are plenty of activities and experiences in Niagara Falls designed to bring your mind away from everyday stress, but one of the most prominent and effective are those found at Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the gorgeous luxury hotel Sheraton on the Falls.

You’ll be able to stimulate and soothe all of your senses at the spa, which offers all sorts of services and packages to suit any taste. Luxuriate in your complementary spa robe with your fresh, calming tea, and surround yourself in our signature aromatherapy scent, then feel your stress melt away under the pressure from these relaxing services offered at Christienne Fallsview Spa.

Massages

There is no better way to relieve your stress than to have a professional massage by one of our Registered Massage Therapists.  We have several options to choose from depending on your specific needs.  Ranging from Stress Relief to Deep Tissue to Hot Stone, the choice is yours.  If you like to try something a little different we also offer Reiki which is specific hand positions and light touches to balance your energy and Reflexology which is the application of pressure to specific points and areas of the feet.  We also offer a Relaxation massage that is performed by our Spa Therapists. Come and experience all that massage can do for you.

Facials

We hold much of our tension in our facial muscles, and to maintain a healthy appearance, it’s important to let them relax every once and a while. All of our facials are fabricated to enhance beauty and youthfulness, but like the massages, there are plenty of options of various tastes. Cleansing facials will clear and tighten pores, while collagen treatments will firm and lift sagging skin damaged from age or the sun. There is even a facial specially designed to keep men’s skin young and healthy.

Body Treatments

Person receiving body treatmentWe offer a variety of full-body treatments to reawaken your tired body. Our scrubs and wraps will cover you head-to-toe with luxurious products to soothe your muscles and reawaken your skin. If you’re looking for a slimmer, younger-looking body, try out the Aromatic Body Contouring Treatment, which will exfoliate your dead, dried skin and relax your tired muscles with a detoxifying body mask. Or, bring your body back to its prime health with the Detox Remedy Wrap, which uses natural marine products like sea salt and seaweed to rid your body of harmful toxins that affect your appearance.

Hydrotherapy Tub

The spa services cannot be beat — except by its unparalleled hydrotherapy tub. This gorgeous infinity tub will wrap you up in warm and soothing water flowing gently around your body. Right next to you is a wall-mounted fireplace to keep the room nice and warm, and the rainforest shower above you can gently rinse you off when you’re finished. However, the reason this tub is the absolute best feature of the spa is the view that accompanies it. Your hydrotherapy tub is placed right next to a window that allows full views of the Canadian and American falls in all their glory. While the water from your bath flows slowly over the sides of the tub, the powerful water of the Niagara River plunges over the falls. It is a truly magical experience.

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5 Stunning Golf Courses Around Niagara Falls

September 22nd, 2014

Man teeing off It’s no wonder that Niagara Falls has become a golfer’s paradise. The landscapes around Niagara Falls are beautiful and lush, allowing for amazing views on world-class courses. After reviewing the more than 15 courses in the Niagara region, we’ve come up with this short list of our absolute favorites. If you’re traveling with a golfer, or you and your loved ones are golf enthusiasts, try your swing at one of these world-renowned courses.

Grand Niagara Resort

This course is unarguably one of the most beautiful in the entire country, if not the world. The course is relatively quiet, set well into the rural surroundings of Niagara Falls, allowing for a serene and stress-relieving game of golf. This course is relatively challenging, especially for amateur golfers, so bring plenty of balls and be prepared to go into the rough if you haven’t perfected your swing. The designer and builder of the course is confident that this course will soon host a major championship — so book your tee time while you still can.

Thundering Waters

Playing golf on this course is the closest you can get to playing around the falls themselves. Only 1500 yards from the power and majesty of the falls, Thundering Waters really earns its name. This is definitely one of the hardest courses in the Niagara region; the course is littered with sand traps and woods, and the green doesn’t grab, so your balls will roll. However, the thick woods and rolling hills make for a stunning view no matter where you’re swinging, so be sure to take a break from wedging your ball back onto the fairway to take in the beauty.

Whirlpool Golf Club

This course is maintained by the Niagara Parks, and thus it is one of the most cost-effective courses available to golfers on vacation in Niagara Falls. From the course, you can get amazing views of the Niagara Gorge and Niagara River Whirlpool rapids. More than 60 years old, this course has withstood the test of time; its hills are as challenging as ever and make for plenty of blind shots to keep golfers of all abilities on their toes.

Legends on the Niagara

Men on golf courseComprised of three separate courses (named Battlefield, Ushers Creek, and Chippawa) Legends on the Niagara has been rated among the top 100 courses in Canada for several years now. Each individual course is intended to challenge golfers of different abilities, so it’s the goldilocks of golfing in the Niagara region. Plus, the courses meld almost seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, meaning golfers get unmatched views. Many golfers say that these courses are some of the best-kept in the area, which means you can count on having the best course available no matter what time of day or year.

Royal Niagara

Another course relatively close to the falls, Royal Niagara is nestled comfortably between the Niagara Escarpment, the popular Bruce Trail, and the Welland Canal, which all offer gorgeous and important scenery. This course takes advantage of the natural environment, using native land contours and woods to shape each hole. Paying homage to its environment, the course has an abundance of water features, so make sure you aim carefully if you don’t want to take too many penalties.

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