Beaches, poolside, amusement parks, camping getaways… ahh the joys of Summer vacation. Just when you think you did everything this summer you might be asking yourself, ‘did I do everything I wanted to do? However you chose to enjoy your summer why not have one last long weekend getaway to Niagara Falls, Ontario and what better time to do so than this upcoming Labour Day weekend.
What’s Labour Day?
Labour Day is celebrated in both Canada and the United States and is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday of September (September 7, 2015). Created in 1872, Labour Day was formed to improve worker’s rights. Today, Canadians celebrate their three day long weekend by relaxing or travelling to a last minute mini-getaway before kids, teachers and well just about everyone says goodbye to that blissful summer vacation.
What To Do?
If you plan on getting away with the family or friends, a vacation to Niagara Falls, Ontario can be created as a relaxing or a busy one, however you wish to make it. The city is filled with many sights to explore and attractions to do.
Looking For An Adventure ThrillED
If you’re seeking the thrills or want your kids to have some of the greatest show-n’-tell stories when they arrive back to school then you might consider visiting us. Hornblower Niagara Cruises. With the crowds dwindling down and temperatures cooling to a crisp Fall afternoon, Labour Day weekend is the perfect time to visit Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Whether you are looking to do a daytime 20-minute ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour or a 40-minute evening cruise, either option you choose offers the closest views of the Falls, amazing photos and many jaws dropped in awe. Our daytime boat tour is the perfect place to capture those amazing #inthemist and #niagaracruises photos to share with your friends on social media back home. Since Labour Day falls on a Monday and you have an extra day making it 3 days we recommend considering our ‘Day + Night package’ that offers the best of both worlds. Our ‘Falls Fireworks Cruise’ operates on Fridays, Sundays and on Labour Day Monday! If you plan on watching the fireworks over the Falls why not get the best view in town aboard our evening Falls Fireworks Cruise.
Conquiring The Hill Of Fun
Known as ‘fun on the hill’, Clifton Hill offers so many things to see and do and not just for the whole family but for couples and groups of friends. After your daytime boat tour or evening cruise, take some time to walk up the hill which is only a 8-minute walk from Hornblower Niagara Cruises to explore the many restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, wax museums, haunted houses, mini golf and most recently the Niagara Brewing Company.
Making A ‘Splash’ At WaterparkS
If you and the family are looking to cool down and make a splash in Niagara Falls then you won’t have a hard time finding the many waterparks in the city. ‘Waves Indoor Waterpark’ is located in the beautiful Americana Hotel & Spa on Lundy’s Lanes, while the ‘Fallsview Indoor Waterpark’ overlooks the city as it faces the American and Bridal Veil Falls. The waterpark is connected to the Sheraton Hotel and located beside the Crowne Plaza on Falls Avenue. Great Wolf Lodge located on Victoria Avenue is also a massive indoor water park for all ages.
BikE riding Through The Vineyards
Did your mind just wander thinking about a classic french movie of a couple pedaling off into the sunset through lushest green vineyards in France? If so, this dreamy activity is a reality and quite a popular activity to do in the Niagara Region. Whether you are a wine love or not, this leisurely ride offers amazing and picturesque scenes of the vineyards, the countryside and old historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and yes even sunsets (depending on the time of day of your bike ride). Bike rental businesses are available in Niagara Falls and in Niagara-on-the-Lake, but we must warn you it is best to book in advance to secure your bike.
Taking A Stroll On The Quiet Side
If you are heading to Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and are looking for a peaceful getaway then taking time to take a stroll through the many gorgeous parks is always a great option. Oaks Garden Theatre located across the street from Hornblower Niagara Cruises offers stunning and maintained shrubbery, flowers and trees creating a mini oasis in the heart of the city. The Niagara Botanical gardens are in full bloom at this time of the season. See hundreds of thousands of vibrant flowers and trees as you walk the paved and pebble paths. If your looking to make your visit to Niagara Falls an outdoor adventurous one then the Niagara Parkway is great option as it leads to many attractions all the while offering beautiful views of the Niagara Gorge. There are many hiking paths when accessing the Gorge. The Niagara Parkway is 55km (34mi) in length connecting Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston, Ontario.
Summer is too short, so be sure to make time for the beautiful weather and amazing sites this Labour Day weekend.