The History Museum at Niagara Falls

The History Museum at Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls Museum is located in the old Stamford Town Hall which was built way back in 1874. This place quite a history. It was given to the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society in 1971 and became to be known as the Lundy’s Lane Historical Museum. However in 2010 the operations was taken over by the city of Niagara itself and hence it is now known as the Niagara Falls History Museum. This museum has a vast collection of the history of Niagara Falls. The Museum itself is a very interesting place for people of all ages. It in fact shows the unique past of the Niagara city.

After the completion of the  $12 Million renovation and expansion it was reopened in July 2012. The renovations has been done quite nicely; the museum now has three remarkable galleries that give you the story of Niagara Falls in a way that will awe you.

Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery:

The gallery is home to one of the best collections of 1812. Its primary focus is on the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. At this gallery the environment is set to the war ambiance aided with audio and visuals. There are also several activities for all like trying on the military coatee, handling a musket and feeling the weight of a cannon ball. There are many artefacts and the collections includes several items from those time as well. For example there are uniforms, equipment, weapons, relics, archival records and buttons that all date back to the Battle of Lundy’s Lane and the 1812 War.

Community Gallery:

Community Gallery Community Gallery

  • The community Gallery has been designed with the idea for the visitors to have a learning opportunity regarding all aspects of the community at Niagara Falls. This includes items like the culture, geology, industry, social life. It also includes matter on the subject of the dare devils who had attempted to conquer the falls. There are also geology interactive section. This section has rocks extracted from several parts of the falls that will illuminate at the touch of a button. There is also a bridge building interactive section where you can build bridge across the falls.
  • But that is not all. If you are up for an adventure you can embark on a tight rope walk across the falls.

Temporary Exhibition Gallery:

Exhibition Gallery

  • There is also one section in the Museum that has temporary galleries lasting for a short period of time. There are about 3 – 4 exhibitions of this kind in a year. The exhibitions held here in the past are
  • Electricity one from the Ben Franklin Institute Philadelphia USA
  • Art of Fact gallery from the Niagara Artists center, St Catharines, Ontario
  • Ordinary Live Extraoriary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences during the world war II from the Columbus Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Fakes and Forgeries from the Royal Ontario Museum, Tornoto, Ontario

Getting Around:

  • The History Museum is closed on Monday; just in case you were planning a trip on this day. However it is open on the other days of the week from 10 am to 5 pm in general except for Thursday when it is open till 9m.
  • There are several Niagara falls tours from Toronto which you can avail to get to Niagara and move around.  In fact opting for the motor coach travel is also choosing the safest mode of transport. This is because of the fact that motor coach transport has been established as the safest mode of transport in Canada.
  • But it gets better. Can Ar Coach has taken the safety standards and pushed it way high. They happen to be a leading Coach services when it comes to the safety standards. From the maintenance of the Coach to the assurance of a good driver, they leave no stone unturned. Thus by opting for Can Ar coach for your Niagara Falls tour there is no way you can go wrong. Can Ar is one coach service that has been operating since over 35 years now and has a fleet of over 40 luxury tour coaches.

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Visiting Canada

Canada is country where the natural beauty is evident all places; from the mountains and glaciers to all the lakes and forests in secluded places. However don’t be mistaken the cities of Canada are also cosmopolitan. They are completely safe, multicultural and friendly and often debated as being one of the most liveable country.  Canada has many natural wonders like the Niagara Falls, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, etc besides which there are several other popular destinations as well like Vancouver, Toronto, etc. A more detailed list of the top few place is mentioned here.

Among the favourite travel destinations in Canada, that are on the must visit list, here are a few of them:

Jasper National Parks, Alberta: 

Jasper National Parks, Alberta

Jasper can be accessed from Alberta which is a small town in the Canadian Rockies, close to the British Columbia border. Jasper National Park is one of Canada’s largest and oldest national parks. The views here are breath-taking where ever you go. The Jasper Sky Tram is a good way to obtain a spectacular view of the town and the surrounding landscape.

Niagara Falls, Ontario: 

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the world. It is a very big natural Falls though it is not the largest it does come close to being the largest (second largest). Major part of the Niagara Falls that is located both in Canada and USA is in the Canadian territory. Scores of people come to visit the Niagara Falls every year and throughout the year.

Churchill, Manitoba:

  Churchill has been nicknamed the Polar Bear capital of the world and is also famous for the Beluga Whales, besides being a Birder’s paradise and one of the best places to experience the Northern Lights. This is surely a must visit place with many attractions to see and most of them being quite unique, exclusive or rare.

Ottawa, Canada:

Ottawa, Canada

The capital city of Canada, Ottawa has a lot to offer from great casinos to theatre and art. There are also several museums that are worth a visit.

Lake Louise, Alberta: 

Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada has one of the most wonderful landscapes which are definitely worth a visit.

The Calgary Stampede, Calgary: 

The festival of the Calgary Stampede in Calgary includes loads of exhibits, fireworks, activities and free concerts. It is one of the biggest festivals in Canada and is visited by millions of people.

Dawson City. Yukon:

The Downtown Hotel, Dawson City

Interested in the Gold Rush? You would need a time machine for that; however Dawson City is where the Gold Rush took place in the late 1800s. But there is more to Dawson city then that, is one of the best places to enjoy the natural beauty all year round.

Pacific Rim National Park, BC:

One of the best places for hiking, whale watching, seal and sea lion observing and even birding. Considering its proximity to the city and the peaceful environment this is another must visit destinations for Canada.

This short list is by no means the complete or comprehensive list of place to visit or things to do in Canada. Several other wonders have been left out like the like the wonderful places to visit during falls and how Canada’s cities and natural wonders are different from those in USA. The short list here is simply meant to showcase few of the many possible destinations and let you do some exploring depending on your tastes and the time of the year you want to visit.

The best way to move around:

It has been established that motor coach travel is the safest modes of transportation in Canada, it is also a fact that Can-Ar has taken the safety standards a notch upwards. They are proud to be leading in the safety standards. From the assurance of the Driver to the maintenance of the Coach they leave no stone unturned. It is little surprise that Can-Ar Coach is one of the few who are very popular and for so long. The fact of the matter is that Can-Ar coach has been operating the Coach Service in North America since over 35 years now and that too with a fleet of 40 luxury tour coaches.

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Popular activities at Niagara

Niagara Falls

Niagara is one of the few destination in the world that attracts people of all ages. Besides the obvious attraction being the wonderful Niagara waterfalls, Niagara has a lot to offer and hence this place records a great number of visitors all throughout the year. As it happens, the Niagara Falls is located in both Canada and USA. The Canadian part of the Niagara Falls is a big bigger than the one in USA. Here is a short list of the many amazing activities on offer around Niagara:

Outdoor Activities: To start with the Niagara Falls itself is a magnificent sight that can hardly be described with words. You can get up close too by taking a boat ride all the way under it. The entire place is very scenic hence hiking is very popular too. There is a path along the river that will be quite the adventure besides providing even more magnificent views. There is also more to explore further in Niagara on the lake and Queenston Heights and many trails in the several Parks close by. If you are looking short hike then you have that at Niagara Glenn, which too is a lovely walking trial.

Vineyards: The vineyards here are also very popular and there are many of them. There are several vineyards in the vicinity and many of them also have bed and breakfast facilities. You even have the option of taking the wine tour that start downtown and includes visiting several wineries in the area. You will also have the opportunity to sample a few wines at these wineries. If you are lucky enough to visit during the months of either September, January or June you will be able to witness the wine festival on at the time where you will be served all kinds of wines like Ice Wine, New Vintage, etc. It is a complete wine and dine experience, the best of its kind.

Animals: Niagara is a true nature’s wonder. This extends to the animal kingdom as well. The Butterfly conservatory is located near the botanical garden houses thousands of butterflies. The Blue Morpho butterfly is one of the more popular ones there. Besides which you can enjoy the company of many different species of birds in the bird kingdom located downtown.

Entertainment: There is a special festival of lights in Winter at Niagara called the Winter Festival of Lights. This includes fireworks and display of millions of lights. Besides this there is also a casino close by which has a lot to offer. The Sky wheel located close to the falls offers a good view of the falls too.

The best way to get there:

It has been established that motor coach travel is the safest modes of transportation in Canada, it is also a fact that Can-Ar has taken the safety standards a notch upwards. They are proud to be leading in the safety standards. From the assurance of the Driver to the maintenance of the Coach they leave no stone upturned. It is little surprise that Can-Ar Coach is one of the few who are very popular and for so long. They organize several tours, the Niagara Falls tour from Toronto is one of them. The fact of the matter is that Can-Ar coach has been operating the Coach Service in North America since over 35 years now and that too with a fleet of 40 luxury tour coaches.

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Niagara Falls – The ultimate destination for every age group

Niagara Falls

Where is Niagara Falls?

There are not many people who are not aware of the awesomeness of the Niagara Falls. Niagara is one of the natural wonders that spans over two countries, Canada and USA. It is actually three waterfalls across this international border between Ontario in Canada and New York in USA. The three waterfalls are:

Horseshoe Falls

  • Horseshoe Falls: This waterfall is mainly located on the Canadian side and is also the largest of the three waterfalls.

American Falls

  • The American Falls: The American Falls is entirely located in USA and is separated by an island, the Goat Island. This is the second biggest of the three water falls.

Bridal Veil Falls

  • The Bridal Veil Falls: This is the smallest of the three and is also located entirely on USA side of the border. It is separated from the other falls by the Luna Island.

Niagara Falls in Canada is also called the Canadian Falls although it is officially called the Horseshoe Falls. The major section of the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls, as compared to the other two Niagara Falls. After all this is the largest of the three.

A few interesting Facts of Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls):

The Niagara Falls is the result of the water that flows from the Niagara River. However there are four great lakes that supply water to the Niagara River and they are:

  • Superior
  • Erie
  • Huron
  • Michigan

Niagara is massive in terms of water flow and volume however it is not the largest waterfall in the word. Victoria Falls in South Africa is the largest waterfalls in the world and Niagara Falls comes in a close second. Here are few more facts to get a better idea of what to expect when you visit:

  • The Height of the Falls is 170 ft (52 metres).
  • The Crestline is 670 metres wide.
  • The depth of the river at the section near the base of the Water Fall is 184 ft ( 56 metres)
  • The approximate flow rate of the water fall is 168,000 cubic metres.

A tourist Attraction:

Tourists have spotted the beauty of this location since the early 1800s and began to come in many number to catch a glimpse of the stunning scenery and beauty. There are many things to do at Niagara and that list continues to grow since many other attractions have come up lately. Although the main attraction at Niagara is the Falls itself but due to the sheer amount of people that come to visit the falls each year there are now many other attractions here too. Some of them are listed below:

Maid of the Mist:

  • Maid of the Mist: This is a boat ride, one that you are likely to remember for a while. Small coal powered steam boats ferry people to and from the base of the falls. These boats get very close to the falls itself and you are bound to get quite wet. It Is highly advisable to use the rain gear provided and is best ways to experience the Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls View Casino:

  • Niagara Falls View Casino: Niagara is now home to a Casino as well. This becomes very popular place once the sun goes down. It is a place with 150 table games and thousands of slot machines. But that is not all the casino also has a massive shopping area where you can shop yourself mad. The Avalon Ballroom hosts many concerts and performances throughout the year and will keep you entertained. Besides which it also has a golf course and spa for those who are interested.

Niagara Park Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory:

  • Niagara Park Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory: This is a nice place to enjoy the nature away from the buzz that the Falls. Just so that you know the main besides the buzz of the several visitors, the main buzz is that of the Falls itself. The sound generated by the Falls can be thunderous. The garden features many thousands of species of plants and is also home to many thousands of butterflies in the conservatory. You also have the opportunity to visit the garden in style on a horse and carriage.

Skylon Tower

  • Skylon Tower: This an alternate method of viewing the falls. Once you have actually visited the Falls itself up close you can pay a visit to this tower that dominates the Ontario Skyline. The 775 foot high tower has a breath-taking view of the Niagara Falls. Besides the observation deck, there is also a revolving restaurant from which you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the illuminations at night.

Inniskillin Winery

  • Inniskillin Winery: For those who enjoy fine wine, Inniskillin is just the place to go down and do some wine tasting. It is best known for its Icewine that is made from grapes that are frozen on the vine over the winter to intensify the flavour.

Marine World

  • Marine World: If you need something to keep the kids who are beat from hiking to and from the Falls or simply looking for a good show, the Marine World can provide just that. This place happens to be home to the largest killer whale habitat in the world. The most popular shows are the Dolphin and the Sea Lion shows though.

Besides all these attractions, Niagara has been one of the most desired places for the Honey Moon occasion. This has been historically the most popular place for a Honey Moon and still continues to be one.

In addition to this it is also a place where you can catch the thrill of your life in the numerous sporting activities and adventures there.

The best way to get there:

It has been established that motor coach travel is the safest modes of transportation in Canada, it is also a fact that Can-Ar has taken the safety standards a notch upwards. They are proud to be leading in the safety standards. From the assurance of the Driver to the maintenance of the Coach they leave no stone unturned. It is little surprise that Can-Ar Coach is one of the few who are very popular and for so long. They organize several tours, the casino bus tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls is one of them. The fact of the matter is that Can-Ar coach has been operating the Coach Service in North America since over 35 years now and that too with a fleet of 40 luxury tour coaches.

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Sightseeing in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the ultimate destination for people of all ages to enjoy. It is one of the wonders of the World and is located in Canada a well as USA. The local people in Canada regularly visit the falls and enjoy the great environment as well as the casino close by. Niagara Falls also has a lot to offer in terms of adventure and thrill. Besides the locals, many tourists flock to Niagara Falls every year to get a glimpse of the great wonder of the world; many of these are new visitors and some returning for more.

Niagara is a popular destination amongst tourists and visitors during all seasons of the year. Several guided tours are also organised from Toronto and are extremely popular amongst the visitors. Can-ar Coach is a couch service that provides bus tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Motor coach transport has been established as being one of the safest mode of transport in Canada. Hence many people opt for the coach service even over their own vehicles. The coach trips are usually very economical too.

The attractions:

There are several attractions in and around Niagara Falls and some of them are listed here:

  • Maid of the Mist: This is a mini tour in the Niagara Falls itself. The maid of the mist is tour that takes you up close to the Niagara Falls, hence you need to be prepared to get very wet. The boat ride takes you very close to the Falls and hence wet suits are usually required to avoid drenching your clothes.
  • Niagara Wineries: The wineries close by to the Niagara Falls are very popular too and usually visited by the tourists visiting Niagara Falls.
  • The busy Casino located close by has many good facilities like the electronic Roulette. Besides which it has over 1500 slots and approximately 40 card tables and even a facility to place our sporting bets.
  • It has been established that motor coach travel is the safest modes of transportation in Canada, it is also a fact that Can-Ar has taken the safety standards a notch upwards. They are proud to be leading in the safety standards. From the assurance of the Driver to the maintenance of the Coach they leave no stone unturned. It is little surprise that Can-Ar Coach is one of the few who are very popular and for so long. They organize several tours, the casino bus tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls is one of them. The fact of the matter is that Can-Ar coach has been operating the Coach Service in North America since over 35 years now and that too with a fleet of 40 luxury tour coaches.

 

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Bus Trips To Niagara Falls for a more enjoyable experience

  • Niagara Falls in Canada is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the world. This is one place where you can witness close to 700,000 gallons of fresh water flowing every second.
  • There are three different waterfalls that make up the Niagara Falls. The eastern border of the Falls is in New York State of USA while the western border lies in Ontario, Canada.
  • One of the best ways to enjoy the great sights of Niagara Falls is by coach. There are plenty of Niagara Falls trips from Toronto which is a short distance away from the falls.
  • Doing this not only saves you from the stress of driving up to the falls but it also makes sure you get there in style and luxury with all your friends and family beside you. Some of these tours also have a narrated tour show that provides a great deal of information about the Niagara Falls; some of which may even surprise you.

Attractions close by:

Niagra falls

  • There are many other attractions located close to the Niagara Falls, which include the Marineland Canada, Casino Niagara as well as the Whirlpool Gold course. There are even some camping grounds situated within a six miles of the Falls.
  • There is a tent camping site, the King Waldrof’s Tent Park, within four miles of the Falls. The camping site includes a playground, boat launce as well as laundry facilities. Also located close by within the 6 miles radius is the Niagara Falls KOA. This is an outdoor whirlpool and pool facility which also includes a miniature golf course, basketball court and a playground.
  • Scott’s family Campground located close by having a heated pool along with children’s play area and laundry facilities as well. You could even opt for the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park that has additional game rooms, a playground and pool.
  • The Niagara Falls View casino resort is located close by, which happens to the largest and most elegant gaming resort in Canada. Besides, it was also the most expensive Casino to build. It belongs to the government of Ontario and has a great deal to offer in terms of gaming machines, hotel rooms, SPA centres, fitness centres and plenty of food places.
  • Niagara Wineries are quite famous too where you can sample some fine wines. This is located close by to the falls.

Sights & Activity:

Niagara falls in toronto

  • Maid of the mist is a boat tour to the Falls which gets you very close to the Falls. You will require wet suits to protect you from the mist, since it can get pretty wet up close. Besides which you can get the thrill of your life by engaging in several adventure sporting activities.
  • Thus there are many ways in which you can enjoy the Niagara Falls; by either taking advantage one of the several places to stay or by simply arranging a day trip from Toronto to the Niagara Falls. Either way you are bound to have the time of your life.

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A perfect weekend trip to Niagara falls

 

Traveling and touring just seem to be built into our system. We tend to require a good break or get-away from our routine work on a regular basis. This is due to the busy life we lead now-a-days. It helps us relax and set our minds on something else besides the work at hand. This has proved to make people more efficient as well. Weekend breaks do just that. They take your mind off the current issues and problems and help you relax more. Niagara falls is one such place that has the potential of providing you with a good refreshing break. Besides a trip to Niagara falls from Toronto can be the perfect weekend trip to boost up your spirits. But how do you make it even more special. It is by getting there in style. It is a quick drive and many prefer to drive down than taking a coach. But taking the coach can prove to be more sensible at times especially after a tiring long weekend trip.

As the saying goes ‘it is not where you are going but it is how you get there’. Thus planning a trip to Niagara is one thing but actually getting there is another ball game all together. But it does not have to be that complicated. Booking a trip to and fro from Niagara falls is just a phone call away in fact. A Niagara falls tour from Toronto can be booked in many ways. Can-Ar Coach Service provides such a service of tours in the Niagara region. In fact Can-Ar Coach specialize in school tours, corporate tours, convention/meeting planners, private tours, local touring and much more. The have been transporting people fulfilling everyone’s needs to get from one place to another in at most luxury since about 35 years now. They in fact are the leader in the group travel market in south Ontario including Niagara falls too. They have a modern set of coaches that provide a reliable, memorable and safe journey to and fro.

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