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Niagara Set To Deck The Falls This Christmas

October 21, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) in Niagara Falls is celebrating its 35th birthday this year, set to attract millions of visitors who will flock to the region to experience the magical spectrum of lights and colours from 18 November to 31 January 2018.One of North America’s premier illumination festivals, the WFOL Illumination Route runs eight kilometres through Niagara Parks, past the roaring Falls, into Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist areas, featuring dynamic concerts, light shows and special events. Read on for four unique ways to experience Canada’s most iconic waterfall during the winter season:

  1. Journey Behind the Falls
    The sound is like thunder, the sight awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above. At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below.
  2. Hornblower Catamaran

Take a boat cruise to ‘soak’ up a view of this natural phenomenon. Don your mist poncho, climb up to the observation deck of aHornblower Catamaran, and tour the Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls, all from down below. After sunset, witness the falls light up in colour on a special “Illumination Night Cruise.”

  1. Niagara Helicopter

Discover Niagara and the historical surroundings from an eagle’s-eye perspective on a heli-tour with Niagara Helicopter. Experiencing Niagara Falls from the cockpit of a helicopter is nothing short of breathtaking. Fly as close as possible to the thundering water on your personal tour – you’ll want to bring your camera to this one!

  1. Skylon Tower
    Indoor and outdoor observation spaces at the remarkable Skylon Tower allow you to take in the scenery from 235 metres above the action. Stay for lunch and marvel at the natural wonders of Niagara Falls and beyond, with views stretching for almost 130 kilometres.

Watch a short video of last year’s Winter Festival of Lights here HERE.

Getting there

Air Canada has daily direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Vancouver, with connecting services to Toronto. Toronto is 135 kilometres from Niagara Falls with train and shuttle services available.

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