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Niagara Falls. What’s the rush?

. . . . step by step, inch by inch. Niagara Falls is a well-known, well-trodden place to go when you’re in the northern climes of Canada and, to a lesser point, Upstate New York. We’ve been dozens of times and, even now, it still thrills, especially at night when the enormous coloured lights come on and turn the falls into a liquid rainbow. The rush of the falls itself continues to be breathtaking. Did you know that during peak daytime tourist hours, more than 168,000 m3 (5.9 million cu ft) of water goes over the crest of the falls every minute?

When you’ve drank enough (metaphorically) of the falls itself, there is still so much to do. For example (and this is an obvious one,) the Niagara SkyWheel: Enjoy panoramic views of the falls and the surrounding area from the Niagara SkyWheel, a giant Ferris wheel located in Clifton Hill.

You can also step out of the mist into the Bird Kingdom, the world’s largest indoor free-flying aviary, which houses a diverse range of bird species and other exotic animals. The whirlpool Jet Boat Tours: Take a high-speed jet boat tour through the Niagara Gorge, which includes thrilling spins and drenching waves. It’s a high pulse adventure. And one of the best – and sometimes forgotten activities – is to Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake: Just a short drive to this charming town, known for its historic architecture, boutique shops, and wineries, you’ll feel like you’re somewhere else. It truly evokes old Canada. Click here for even more ideas.

No matter which side of the falls you’ll be on, you’ll need a car. Hertz has them. Click here.

There’s so much to do. Click here for GetYourGuide fun.

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