Niagara Falls, Ontario draws in millions of visitors each year especially during the Spring, Summer and Fall months. Despite the arctic temperatures scheduled to arrive in Southern Niagara this Saturday, the city is still expected to be booming with locals and American visitors.
This Monday (February 15, 2016) Ontario residents will be able to hit the snooze button on their alarms and enjoy the comfort of their families as they celebrate the non statutory holiday known as Family Day. The day is celebrated in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, however not all provinces celebrate Family Day on February 15.
While some plan to relax and spend the day at home many will be packing their bags preparing to visit Niagara Falls for a 3-day getaway. With the American Dollar soaring many Canadians are ditching the beaches and trading in their sandals for casino tokens. While Ontarians celebrate Family Day Americans will celebrate President Day. Americans can enjoy the benefit of the dollar by shopping, relaxing, or dining.
Niagara Falls, Ontario and the entire Niagara Region is filled with many exciting attractions, restaurants, hotels, wineries, spas, outlet malls and water parks so choosing Niagara Falls as your long weekend getaway is an easy choice. Here’s a sample of the events coming up this weekend:
It’s no wonder this natural beauty is ranked #1 on our list. Whether it is your first time to Niagara Falls or your second, Niagara Falls, Ontario it is a definite must see destination. Bundle up as the weather by the water this time of the year is always much colder than the inner parts of the city. Get your camera ready as the snow covered boulders present beautiful sites like no other.
CHOCOLATE & WINE PAIRINGS
Nothing says the perfect weekend like wine, chocolate and being with your family or friends. Explore the flavours of chocolate infused dishes paired with Niagara’s favourite, Icewine! This two-day event happens on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 from 11am to 5pm. It’s recommended to purchase your tickets in advance. See where the tastings occur.
FOR THE WINE LOVERS
Although the Niagara Icewine Festival has recently come to an end the city is still booming with visitors looking to satisfy their tastebuds with Niagara wines. Who said wine tours were made only for Summer? Discover the process of winemaking, meet the people behind the magic and taste some of Ontario’s best wines during an 1 hour wine tour offered at many of the wineries. Arrive early as most wineries will close at 5pm or 6pm.
ITS A BUGS WORLD
If you or someone you know is fascinated with creepy crawlers like scorpions, praying mantis’, cockroaches and flower beetles then you will love spending a few hours at the Butterfly Conservatory. The Montreal Insectarium will be visiting the Conservatory from February 13 to March 19. During the Family Day weekend the hours of operation are from 10am to 6pm providing educational displays and hands on seminars. Don’t forget to explore the hundreds of beautiful butterflies. For more information vist their website
A CELEBRITY LINE UP
Listen and sing-a-long to some of your favourite hits from Taylor Dayne who will be performing at the Fallsview Casino & Resort on Friday, February 12 at 9pm. Known for songs such as, ‘Tell It To My Heart, ‘Love Will Lead You Back, ‘Prove Your Love,’ ‘Send Me A Lover’ and many more. For more information click here
Michael Bolton will also perform at Fallsview Casino on Saturday, February 13 at 9pm and Sunday, February 14 at 7pm. Known for classics such as, ‘’When A Man Loves A Woman’, ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You’ and ‘Georgia On My Mind.’
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A GREAT WOLF LODGE GETAWAY
Treat your entire family to the ultimate Niagara Falls getaway. Great Wolf Lodge is offering a savings of $65 on two nights with admission to two Ripley’s attractions in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This package ends in April 2016.
THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Spring is around the corner which means showing off your wardrobe with some of the season’s newest finds. Explore Niagara’s newest outdoor mall at the Niagara Outlet Collection in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Just a short drive from Niagara Falls, NY and Toronto, Ontario the mall offers hundreds of brand name stores with many great savings.
If you are looking to remain in city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, don’t forget about the Canada One Outlets.