Visitors from far and wide have been coming to Niagara Falls for centuries now, namely to experience firsthand one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders. Once you get past the initial shock of witnessing its beauty and power, the next logical step has to be grabbing your camera to capture the moment―the exact one that will make people jealous, and more importantly, allow you to cross another thing off your bucket list.
Niagara Falls is proud to welcome the IFA 15th Global Conference on Ageing from 1-3 November, 2020, and add to the more than 14 million travellers who visit our destination every year. As the host venues, Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites, as well as Canada’s largest casino resort facility, Fallsview Casino Resort, make for an ideal combination to meet during the day and unwind at night. Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, and connected by a glass-enclosed walkway, these two hosts are sure to excite your mind, delight your eyes, and satisfy your taste for elegance.
Niagara Falls didn’t become the country’s top leisure destination without offering attractions and activities fit for every personality. To make the most of your time here, enjoy a must-do classic, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, and sail into the mist of the iconic waterfall, getting as close to it as you possibly can. Visitors can also relish a different vantage point by venturing behind its thundering waters at Journey Behind the Falls, or see everything from 457 metres above with Niagara Helicopters.
For those looking to take their adventure to new heights, soar atop the expansive Niagara Gorge suspended inside the historic Whirlpool Aero Car, or hop aboard the Niagara Skywheel on Clifton Hill, allowing for equally impressive views. The thrill-seekers in your group will appreciate darting down the raging rapids of the Niagara River on an open-air Whirlpool Jet Boat tour. And if that’s not enough for them, they can always plunge toward the Horseshoe Falls at speeds of over 70 km/hr with WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls.
Beneath crisp sunshine and framed in fiery autumn colours, this four-season destination is especially remarkable after the summer has faded away. A natural lovers’ paradise, picturesque hiking and cycling trails along the Niagara Parkway eventually lead you towards the sights and smells of farm-to-table restaurants and luxurious estate wineries. With a climate perfect for growing crops of all different sorts, our region’s one-of-a-kind culinary scene is undoubtedly worth saving room for. Including celebrations of the fall harvest, your visit isn’t complete without sampling locally produced craft beers and discovering the signature tastes of an award-winning Icewine.
Beyond our sprawling green landscapes, you don’t have far to go to immerse yourself in renowned landmarks of Canadian history and heritage. Or, if you choose to revel in things that are a bit more contemporary, be amazed by Niagara Falls’ impressive catalogue of brand name shopping and eclectic range of nightly entertainment.
While your conference itinerary is likely bursting with presentations and discussions, make sure to balance out your experience by exploring Niagara Falls in ways that interest you. As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that. And once you decide what it is you want to do, remember to stop and catch your breath along the way. When the views are as unique as ours―overlooking a natural treasure unlike anywhere else in the world―you tend to get pretty good at taking people’s breath away.
For more information about getting around Niagara Falls, as well as what’s happening in the city during the 15th Global Conference on Ageing, please click here to visit Tourism Niagara Falls Canada website.