Best Ways to Spend Family Day in Niagara Falls

Have some Family Day fun at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark on Falls Avenue Resort.

Family Day in Niagara Falls is always an exciting day, and this February 19th you can check out any of these great spots throughout the city for some amazing entertainment and dining that the whole family will love.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Splash the day away this Family Day at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark where the temperature is always warm and there is no shortage of fun and thrills to be had. People of all ages will love the waterpark’s 16 thrilling waterslides, full-size wave pool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, adult-only Jacuzzis, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, and much more.

And the waterpark makes planning a Family Day getaway easy with Hotel Waterpark Packages that include hotel accommodations at one of four Falls Avenue Resort hotels, four two-day Fallsview Indoor Waterpark packages, and one hour early access to the waterpark. Book one today and get ready to experience one of Niagara’s most fun and popular family attractions.

Christienne Fallsview Spa Treatment

Relax and rejuvenate this Family Day in Niagara Falls at the Christienne Fallsview Spa.

Christienne Fallsivew Spa’s Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub.

Treat yourself to a relaxing treatment this Family Day at the Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. The spa offers amazing seasonal treatments and services that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, and an unparalleled view of the magnificent Niagara Falls. Current treatments to enjoy include:

  • Avocado Lime & Honey Manicure
  • Spiced Cider Pumpkin Pedicure
  • Cucumber Avocado Refresher Facial
  • Rescue Me Toning and Firming Cactus Body Treatment
  • Lavender Raspberry Romanoff Body Treatment

Fallsview Dining at The Rainbow Room

Located inside the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel, The Rainbow Room is a top Niagara Falls dining destination offering delicious seasonal Italian cuisine and sweeping views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant’s current menu features dishes like Sweet Potato Cannelloni, AAA Beef Tenderloin, and Maple Mustard Crusted Ontario Lamb Rack, along with decadent desserts like Salted Caramel Crème Brulee, Chocolate Peanut Butter Towers, and Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake.

Family Day @ The Museum

Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum this Family Day for their Family Day @ The Museum event, which will feature Earth Rangers shows throughout the day, up-close encounters with animal ambassadors, scavenger hunts, crafts, free family portraits, and more. The museum is located on Ferry Street, just a short drive away from the Falls, and is definitely worth a visit this Family Day for an inspiring, educational, and fun experience.

Skating at Fort George National Historic Site

For a fun winter activity this Family Day, stop by the Vintage Parks Canada Ice Rink at Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake for free outdoor ice skating. The whole family will love skating on the beautiful outdoor rink, and skate rentals and concessions are available within operating hours.

Spend a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Ultimate Couples Experience

The Ultimate Couples Experience Package offers a romantic Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls.

It’s never too early to start planning your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway to Niagara Falls featuring a luxurious hotel stay, one-of-a-kind dining, and unforgettable wine and spa experiences. The Ultimate Couples Experience Package at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview bundles together the city’s best accommodations, dining, amenities, and entertainment and makes planning your Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls effortless and fun. The package includes:

  • One night hotel accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview
  • Three Fallsview dining gift cards for Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy, and Fallsview Buffet
  • Two winery tasting passes for Trius Winery, Inniskillin, and Jackson-Triggs
  • Spa credit for the Christienne Fallsview Spa
  • Two cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe or Niagara Vines

Winery Experiences

The package’s winery tasting passes to Trius Winery, Inniskillin, and Jackson Triggs offer the chance to visit Niagara’s picturesque wine region and sip and savour premium VQA wines. You can also indulge in a locally inspired menu at Trius’ acclaimed restaurant, sample award-winning Niagara Icewine at Inniskillin Estate Winery, and attend a signature Savour the Sights dinner event at Jackson Triggs Winery to enjoy a progressive epicurean experience.

Fallsview Dining

Falls Avenue Resort offers some of the best Fallsview dining in Niagara Falls at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and Fallsview Buffet. Each restaurant offers sweeping views of the Horseshoe and American Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows and features dynamic menus and extensive wine lists that will make for romantic and unforgettable dining experiences.

Entertainment & Tours

For other amazing entertainment and wine experiences that you and your significant other are sure to love check out Boys II Men at Fallsview Casino Resort on February 14th and 15th, or embark on a days of Wine and Chocolate Tour to taste over 20 VQA wines matched with decadent chocolate-infused dishes.

Book your Ultimate Couples Experience package today and get ready to experience an unforgettable getaway with your significant other this Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls.

Partially Frozen Niagara Falls is a Stunning Winter Sight

Snow mound and ice below the Horseshoe Falls.

Snow mound below the partially frozen Niagara Falls.

In the past few weeks, Niagara Falls has experienced record-breaking winter weather with the cold temperatures and snow transforming the area into a breathtaking icy wonderland. The Canadian Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls have partially frozen as a result, and now is the time to visit Niagara Falls to take in sight of their frosty beauty.

You can bundle up and take a walk along the Niagara Parkway to the brink of the Horseshoe Falls and see snow covered landscapes, icy water flowing over the edge, and the frozen water and snow mounds that have formed underneath.

If you’re looking for an indoor viewing experience, a Fallsview room at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel and Fallsview dining at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra restaurants are warm and wonderful options. Both the guestrooms and restaurant dining room offer stunning views of the Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows and you won’t have to brave the cold temperatures to take in the spectacular sight.

And for one of the most unique vantage points from which to view the partially frozen Falls, make sure to check out the iconic Journey Behind the Falls. This one-of-a-kind attraction lets you explore the 130-year-old tunnel system running directly behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and connects you with the beauty of the frozen water from behind.

Spending New Year’s Eve Weekend in Niagara Falls

New Year's Eve weekend in Niagara Falls features fireworks over the Horseshoe Falls.

New Year’s Eve fireworks show over Niagara Falls.

New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, and this weekend there are plenty of amazing events and attractions to check out in Niagara Falls that will make for a memorable start to 2018.

Free Concert in Queen Victoria Park

Niagara Falls’ annual free New Year’s Eve celebration is happening on December 31st starting at 8pm in Queen Victoria Park, featuring live entertainment from Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, Jess Moskaluke, and James Barker Band. The outdoor celebration will also feature great food and drink options, an outdoor licensed area, and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight to ring in 2018.

Icestravaganza at Fort George National Historic Site

On Saturday December 30th, Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting a special Icetravaganza event, which is the fort’s Canada 150 wrap up party.

Visitors can check out the Vintage Hotels & Parks Canada skating rink located outside the fort all day to enjoy free ice skating, face painting, interactive games, train and carriage rides into the fort, ice maple taffy, photo cut outs and more. And inside the fort, visitors can experience a soldier dress up and photo area, period games, heritage hot chocolate, musket firing demonstrations, period music, a virtual reality experience, Indigenous games and exhibit, the Franklin Expedition Traveling Exhibit, and more. There will also be candle light tours, a Great Canadian Lumberjack Show, Canadian Raptor Conservatory Birds of Prey show, marshmallow roasting, and a Canada 150 Film Series.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark open this New Year's Eve weekend in Niagara Falls.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Journey Behind the Falls

A great attraction to check out this weekend is Journey Behind the Falls, which is a family friendly destination where you can explore the 130-year-old tunnel system that runs directly behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. More than 168,000 cubic meters of water flow over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls every minute and this one-of-a-kind attraction puts you behind the falling water and up close to one of the most beautiful natural waterfalls in the world.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is the perfect destination to visit if you’re looking for a way to escape the cold and have some indoor family fun in Niagara Falls. With 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full size wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, plunge bowl, adult-only Jacuzzis, and children’s play area, there is something for everyone to enjoy and plenty of thrills just waiting to be had.

You can also make your New Year’s Eve weekend in Niagara Falls into a spectacular winter getaway with a Crowne Plaza getaway package, which will connect you to some of the city’s best dining, accommodations, and entertainment.

5 Spectacular Niagara Icewine Events to Attend this Winter

If you’re visiting Niagara Falls this January, there are a number of amazing events and festivals that will give you a taste of world famous Niagara Icewine and connect you with spectacular winter experiences you won’t soon forget.

Icewine Festival

Bottles of Niagara Icewine Beer from Niagara Brewing Company.

Niagara Icewine Beer from Niagara Brewing Company.

From January 26th-27th, 2018 you can stop by the wonderful Niagara Icewine Festival at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls to taste premium VQA red, white, and ice wine from over 20 of Niagara’s best wineries paired with savoury dishes prepared by some of Niagara’s top chefs. The festival will also feature live entertainment and an outdoor Icewine Winter Wonderland where you can take in the sight of beautiful ice sculptures and twinkling lights.

Icewine Beer

Niagara Brewing Company in Niagara Falls has recently released their limited-edition Niagara Icewine Beer, combining the sweet and complex flavours of icewine with the bubbly goodness of beer. You can stop by the brewery on Clifton Hill to try it on tap or pick it up in 375ml or 750ml bottles for some great beer drinking during the holidays.

Intense Icewine Experience & Lunch

Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting an Intense Icewine Experience & Lunch on January 20th, 2018, offering a premium tour and behind-the-scenes look at Niagara Icewine production and a reception at the Peller Estates 10Below Icewine Lounge where you’ll enjoy a 3 course lunch complemented by Peller’s award-winning VQA wines.

Icewine Village

On January 20th and 21st you can visit the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to walk around their Icewine Village and sample Icewine from amazing Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries paired with Icewine inspired culinary creations from renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs. The Icewine Village is a celebration of all things liquid gold and is a wonderful winter destination you won’t want to miss.

Icewine & Ice Cream

Chateau des Charmes winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting an Icewine & Ice Cream event on January 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 22nd, 27th& 28th, featuring tours and tastings of two Chateau des Charmes Icewines paired with delicious hand-made local ice cream.

Romantic Getaways to Niagara Falls with Couples Experience Package

Take your significant other on a romantic getaway to Niagara Falls with an Ultimate Couples Experience Package at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview. With amazing accommodations, delicious dining options, and unique Niagara Falls experiences, it takes the stress out of planning a trip and offers an unforgettable stay in a world-class destination.

Fallsview accommodations available in a Couples Experience Package.

Luxurious Fallsview accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel.

Fallsview Accommodations

The Ultimate Couples Experience Package includes one night hotel accommodations at the historic Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel, where each guestroom features a luxurious Deep Sleeper Bed, renovated marble and tile bathrooms, and wireless internet access. Located right across the street from the magnificent Horseshoe and American Falls, the Crowne’s Fallsview guestrooms pair sweeping views of the Falls with unparalleled comfort and class.

Fallsview Dining

Experience some of the best Fallsview dining that Niagara Falls has to offer with dining gift cards to the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and the Fallsview Buffet. You and your loved one can indulge in delicious seasonal dishes in direct view of Niagara Falls at each of these beautiful Fallsview restaurants, and have a memorable Niagara culinary experience that you won’t soon forget.

Visit tastings at Niagara vineyards and wineries with a Couples Experience Package.

Picturesque vineyards in Niagara on the Lake.

Winery Tasting

The Niagara Peninsula is a world famous wine region and the Ultimate Couples Experience Package connects you to tastings at some of the area’s top wineries. The package includes two winery tasting passes to Trius, Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs where you can sip and savour amazing red, white, and dessert wines in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Spa Experience

The Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is a stunning retreat from the cold and with a $20 spa credit you can enjoy its serene setting and rejuvenating treatments. Current winter treatments include an Avocado Lime & Honey Manicure, Spiced Cider Pumpkin Pedicure, hot stone massages, couples relaxation massages, and more.

Cocktails

Sit back with your loved one over a cocktail at the Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls or Niagara Vines bar inside the Sheraton on the Falls lobby for a romantic start to your evening in Niagara Falls.

For more information and to book your Ultimate Couples Experience Package today, visit https://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/hotel-packages/ultimate-couples-package/.

Embark on a Deck the Falls Walking Tour in Niagara Falls

2017 Deck The Falls Holiday Walking Tours

Crowne Plaza Fallsview Deck The Falls Holiday Walking Tours display

Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours are back in Niagara Falls for the first three weekends in December as part of this year’s Winter Festival of Lights. These magical holiday tours offer the chance to visit a number of remarkable venues around the Niagara Falls tourist district to experience gourmet food sampling, holiday beverages, desserts, live entertainment, craft workshops, and more.

Tour passes are $49.99 per person and can be purchased at the concierge desk at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. The passes will include vouchers to be redeemed at stops along the way, including at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel where you can experience joyful holiday singing and receive a festive Hershey’s sample. Other wonderful stops include the Sheraton on the Falls hotel where you can experience live music, spiked spiced apple cider, and a Market Fresh cinnamon bun, the Scotiabank Convention Centre where you’ll get a 360° photo and a pair of Deck the Falls gloves, and the Marriott Fallsview hotel which will be offering samples of Morton’s Grille AAA reserve filet paired with Niagara red or white wine.

Visit https://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/deck-the-falls/ for more information and start the holiday season in a magical way by touring some of Niagara’s most beautiful venues.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls New Year's Eve fireworks show over the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve fireworks show.

It has just been announced that this year’s Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebrations will feature an all-Canadian lineup of musical acts for the city’s annual free concert in Queen Victoria Park. The lineup includes Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, country singer Jess Moskaluke, and Ontario country band, The James Barker Band.

The Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert is one of the country’s largest outdoor celebrations and is an amazing place to ring in 2018. The midnight countdown will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show over Niagara Falls that you won’t want to miss.

And to make planning a New Year’s Eve getaway to Niagara Falls easy and care-free, the Crowne Plaza Fallsview is offering a  great dining and accommodation package that will connect guests to the very best that Niagara Falls has to offer. The package allows you to experience incredible Fallsview dining at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra restaurant, and luxurious Fallsview accommodations in a Crowne Plaza guestroom.

Canada 150 is also coming to a close this year and there’s no better place to have one last celebration than in Niagara Falls. The city offers so many amazing dining, accommodation, and entertainment destinations that you’re bound to have an unforgettable getaway. So start planning your Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve experience today and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Winter Festival of Lights is Back to Light up Niagara

Winter Festival of Lights Christmas Tree display

Winter Festival of Lights

The 35th annual Winter Festival of Lights is taking place this winter in Niagara Falls from November 18th 2017 to January 31st, 2018, lighting up and transforming the city into a sparkling winter wonderland. You can visit Niagara Falls this winter and experience the amazing illumination festival by stopping by Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands and the city’s main tourist district, and also by driving along the breathtaking 8km festival route.

This year, you can look forward to seeing millions of twinkling lights in one-of-a-kind displays like the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, Noah’s Ark, Canadian wildlife, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the iconic Zimmerman Fountain. The festival also offers a 3D Projection Mapping Show on Fallsview Boulevard, illumination of the Canadian Niagara Power Plant, weekly fireworks shows, the Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour, nightly illumination of Niagara Falls, the Festival of Stars Concerts, Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Concert, and more.

So whether you’re looking to have a romantic winter getaway or a family-friendly vacation, Niagara Falls is the place to be this winter. The Winter Festival of Lights draws more than one million visitors to the city each year and is a spectacular tradition that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

3 Best Courses for a Golf Getaway in Niagara

Thundering Waters Golf Club Green in the Fall

Thundering Waters Green

Winter hasn’t arrived yet in Niagara Falls, which means it’s still a great time to visit the city for a golf getaway this fall. The region is home to a wide range of beautiful courses that are great for players of all skill levels, providing you with an unforgettable weekend of golf in a world-class destination.

Legends on the Niagara

Legends on the Niagara features two championship golf courses – Battlefield and Ussher’s Creek – along with a 45-acre driving range, training academy, par-3 executive course, and a beautiful clubhouse. Battlefield is a uniquely designed course that features dense forest and challenges for every level of golfer, while Ussher’s Creek is a breathtaking parkland course featuring deciduous trees and wetland areas.

Thundering Waters Golf Club

Located just minutes away from the magnificent Niagara Falls, Thundering Waters Golf Club is John Daly’s first signature golf course in Canada. This premier destination offers exciting features for players of all skill levels along with a breathtaking backdrop. The fairways, sand traps, and water hazards will test your accuracy and the beauty of the course will provide a serene atmosphere for your game.

Whirlpool Golf Club

Niagara’s Whirlpool Golf Club is one of the most renowned golf courses in the country, situated along the Niagara Parkway and designed by famous golf course architect Stanley Thompson. This highly-rated public golf course is backed by the Niagara River, Whirlpool, and Gorge and features new sand traps and trees, redesigned holes, and a beautiful clubhouse.

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