It’s Summer, and it is hot, hot, hot! Here are 7 ways for you and the family to cool off in Niagara Falls with our various attractions…
1. Hornblower Niagara Cruises (as pictured above)
Feel the wind and the mist on Canada’s most up close and personal boat ride straight to the majestic Niagara Falls! Hornblower Niagara Cruises is an intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge you’ll journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.
2. Journey Behind the Falls
You can almost touch the Niagara Falls — that’s how close you will be. It’s impossible not to cool off when the water gushes all around you when you do the Journey Behind the Falls attraction. Approximately 567,811 litres of water per second run over the brink of the Niagara Falls, which create winds and mist guaranteed to get you to cool off in Niagara Falls. You will descend 150 feet in an elevator through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal. This is one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls.
3. Walk along Clifton Hill
Get out of the heat by walking along Clifton Hill. Building to building is air-conditioned for your comfort, and the street is aligned with concession stands for ice cream, water, patio drinks (ie. Kelsey’s, Boston Pizza), fast food stops for a Frosty run (Wendy’s), or many different iced capp, lemonade, or smoothie flavours at Tim Hortons. Want to do the Niagara SkyWheel? No problem. Each gondola is air-conditioned for your comfort, and our indoor Wizard’s Golf will keep you incredibly cool! There is no shortage of ways to keep you cool along Clifton Hill.
The Clifton Hill Fun Pass is the best way to save money — and keep cool!
4. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
It’s North America’s largest indoor waterpark! The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark offers over 3 acres and 125,000 square feet of indoor water fun including sixteen thrilling waterslides, a massive indoor wave pool, a year round outdoor sundeck and activity pool, plus the mammoth “Beach House” Aqua Play area. There are also two oversized “adults only” Jacuzzis — so it’s fun for all ages! This waterpark is located next to Casino Niagara, accessible from Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue.
5. Whirlpool Jet Boats
Speed along the Lower Niagara River at 80 km/h in the confines of this truly one of a kind jet boat, the river guide will tell you all about the fascinating history of the Niagara area, local points of interest as well as the mechanics of the impressive vessel you are touring in.
Highlights of the Whirlpool Jet Boat ride will include the power plants of the Niagara Gorge, the 175ft. stone wall canyon, and the Whirlpool Cable Car. This is amazing experience and getting absolutely drenched is inevitable!
6. Niagara’s Fury
Travel back in time 10,000 years ago to experience the Creation of the Falls with Niagara’s Fury. Witness the power and beauty of nature in 4D as the history of Niagara is revealed – you’ll feel like you were actually there when Niagara’s Great Gorge was formed! You will experience the temperature dropping, water spraying and snow falling all around. That, combined with the platform that you are standing on feeling the effects of Mother Nature, will be an educational experience that you will remember.
7. Niagara’s splash pads and swimming pools (FREE!)
Click here for a full list of public swimming pools and splash pads to access in Niagara Falls.
There are many ways to cool off in Niagara Falls when the heat gets to be too much! These are just a few suggestions.
Remember to take these 5 precautions in extreme heat:
*Drink plenty of fluids.
*Avoid strenuous activity.
*Wear lightweight and light coloured clothing. Light colours reflect heat.
*Use sunscreen with a high SPF rating.
*Do not leave pets and/or children alone in hot cars under any circumstances.