Bring your temperature down on these hot Summer days, with this list of 10 of our favorite locations to cool off in Niagara (pictured above: Cave of the Winds).
Table Rock Centre
For both a spectacular view of the Horseshoe Falls and for a prime spot to cool off and get wet on a muggy Summer day, is at the Table Rock Centre.
From here, you will experience the thrill of watching 2,800 cubic meters of water crash down to the base of the Falls below.
Journey Behind the Falls
At Journey Behind the Falls you will get the opportunity to descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that will overlook the magic of experiencing the Horseshoe Falls from directly underneath the cascading power above.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is Niagara’s largest indoor waterpark, located off Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue. It features 125,000 of wet fun! A huge play area, 6 storey high waterslides, a wave pool, a year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, a plunge bowl, and two oversized adult only Jacuzzis!
Cave of the Winds
On the US Side, a must-do is the Cave of the Winds attraction. You will be standing a mere 20 feet from the Bridal Veil Falls, and the winds reach up to 68 miles per hour as you get soaked by buckets of water!
Hornblower Niagara Cruises
The Hornblower Niagara Cruises (located on the Canadian side) is an intimate boat tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. You’ll journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.
Maid of the Mist
The Maid of the Mist now departs from the US side. Since 1846, the Maid of the Mist is North America’s oldest tourist attraction. Much like Canada’s Hornblower, you’ll experience the magnitude and magnificence of the Falls thundering down from the water below.
Whirlpool Jet Boats
At the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours you will speed along the Lower Niagara River at 80 km/h. You will get drenched as 31,000 lbs. of thrust from the jet boat vanquishes the mighty Class 5 whitewater of the Devil’s Hole Rapids and the swirling waters of the Whirlpool.
Located in Jordan, just 30-minutes from Niagara Falls is FlyBoard Niagara. Here, you can take a FlyBoard flight (a watersport apparatus which allows propulsion underwater and in the air), or you may rent a seadoo, paddleboard, or a kayak.
WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls
Feel a refreshing mist from the falls as WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls takes you from high above the gorge from the Grand View Marketplace toward the Niagara Falls. These side-by-side lines will descend a distance of 670 metres (2200 feet) from the Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below.
Dinosaur Adventure Golf
Yes, miniature golfing is refreshing at Dinosaur Adventure Golf! Feel the spray from the waterfall as you golf through and beside the 50-foot high volcano with waterfalls. This is one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses that features not only realistic dinosaurs that tower over you as you play, but 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers to give you that refeshing mist to cool you down on a hot Summer day.