Life as you know it becomes busy with people, appointments, social outings, events and as soon as you know it the buzz is overwhelming and has consumed your life. Every once in awhile your life needs a break as in a vacation and what better way to give your mind a refreshing start than spending some quality time with yourself. The best cure for this is through travel and what better country to travel to than Canada. The country is filled with many cultural comforts, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, refreshing atmospheres and world famous attractions including natural wonders and the world’s 6th tallest building.
Since we opened in May 2014, we’ve seen millions of families with young children, seniors, teenagers and of course those wishing to walk the travel path alone. We’ve put our top five reasons why travelling solo and why travelling to Niagara Falls, Canada solo is a must do at least once in a lifetime.
MAKE CANADIAN FRIENDS
There is nothing quite rewarding like saying, ‘I have friends from overseas’. Meeting Canadians is always an exciting opportunity when travelling solo. Canadians are known as some of the most friendliest people in the world. Making friends with locals will also give you an insider look at the city and the best restaurants, best attractions and best shopping malls to visit.
TRY NEW THINGS THAT YOU CAN THANK YOURSELF LATER FOR
Niagara Falls, Canada is full of adventure tourism including our famous boat ride into the heart of the Niagara mist bringing you face-to-face with the thundering waters from 157-feet above. Travelling solo aboard our boat is extraordinary because of the wild adventure you can have with your gopro, smart phone or camcorder. One of the benefits of trying new things solo like our boat ride is being able to truly appreciate the feeling of being surrounded by a natural world wonder. You can embrace the sights and sounds much more when it’s yourself and your thoughts. Other exciting attractions that are a must that will have you adrenaline racing is the Journey Behind The Falls, a walk through the Niagara Gorge, The White Water Rapids Walk, the Whirlpool Aero Car and the Niagara Helicopters.
One of the most exciting ideas about travelling solo is the ability to walk to the beat of your own drum, in other words you have the freedom to create your own agenda. Niagara Falls is filled with many cultural restaurants, hotels, hostels and attractions so it’s easy to coordinate your time and how you wish to spend it while visiting the city. If you mapped out Niagara Falls for only a few days, be sure to keep in mind Toronto is down the highway and only a 1.5 hour bus ride and 1 hour train ride from Niagara.
GIVE YOURSELF THAT CONFIDENCE
There is a confidence when travelling alone. The more you challenge yourself the more you stretch your world and the bigger your world becomes. This is a skill mastered when you first make the leap to travel alone, followed by taking on a new challenge such as learning a new language, eating a foreign food, and learning to appreciate other cultures. As you become a risk taker in your journey you become less fearless and insecure of what others might think of you.
EXPLORE 4 CITIES IN ONE WEEK
Travelling to Niagara Falls, Canada is a must on your Canadian journey due to the massive waterfalls and its jaw-dropping geological surroundings. The city is short drive to Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s biggest city at 2.6 million people. The city may be a busy one, but attractions like the CN Tower, which is the world’s 6th tallest structures standing at 1,815 ft tall should not be missed. Continue your adventure in Montreal, Quebec and Quebec City just 7 hours from Toronto, Ontario. The city is full of culture, history and festivals.
So remember to keep Niagara Falls and yourself in mind this year!