Side Trips from Toronto

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  • 1. Fort George National Historic Site

    Military Site

    On a wide stretch of parkland south of town sits this fort that was built in the 1790s but lost to the Yankees during the War of 1812. It was...Read More

  • 2. Maid of the Mist


    Boats have been operating for Maid of the Mist since 1846, when they were wooden-hulled, coal-fired steamboats. Today, double-deck steel vessels...Read More

  • 3. Bird Kingdom


    A tropical respite from the crowds and Las Vegas–style attractions, Bird Kingdom is the world's largest indoor aviary, with over 400 free-flying...Read More

  • 4. Clifton Hill


    This is undeniably the most crassly commercial district of Niagara Falls, with haunted houses, more wax museums than one usually sees in a lifetime...Read More

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  • 5. Marineland

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    A theme park with a marine show, wildlife displays, rides, and aquariums—including a beluga whale habitat with underwater viewing areas where...Read More

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  • 6. Muskoka Steamships Cruises


    In warm weather, cruises tour the Muskoka lakes on historic and reproduction vessels. Excursions range from one to eight hours and include lunch...Read More

  • 7. Niagara's Fury


    Learn how Niagara Falls formed over thousands of years on this 20-minute simulation ride. Standing on a mesh platform surrounded by an uninterrupted...Read More

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  • 8. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons


    A Jesuit mission was originally built on this spot in 1639. The reconstructed village, which was once home to a fifth of the European population...Read More

  • 9. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures


    Explore ancient caves, hike along craggy hilltop trails, get a thrill on zip-line rides, or brave the suspension footbridge, 25 meters (82 feet...Read More

  • 10. Skylon Tower

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Rising 775 feet above the falls, this is the best view of the great Niagara Gorge and the entire city. The indoor-outdoor observation deck has...Read More

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  • 11. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours


    A one-hour thrill ride, these tours veer around and hurdle white-water rapids that follow Niagara canyons up to the wall of rolling waters,...Read More

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