870 Niagara St.
Welland, ON L3C 1M3
Phone: (905) 732-4811
Fax: (905) 732-9654
Spread over an expanse of over 660 hectares (1630 acres), the Short Hills Provincial Park is a part of the Niagara Escarpment. Running through St. Catherine's, Pelham and Thorold, about 19 kilometers (12 miles) away from Niagara Falls, the provincial park is blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna which includes meadow vole, white-tailed deer and many species typical to North America. With waterfalls, hills and meadows sprinkled throughout the entire area, the park has to offer many panoramic views and hiking, biking as well as horseback riding trails.
Located south of Niagara Falls and close to Fort Erie, this 18-hole par 70 course features undulating fairways, small greens, and plenty of water to challenge even the best golfers. The course also has its own version of the famous "Amen Corner" with holes 6-8 waiting to make or break your golfing day. The club is home to the Golf Shed Teaching School with an 4.5-hectare (11-acre) facility that includes putting and chipping areas, fairway bunkers, and driving range.
Located about seven kilometers (four miles) west of Niagara Falls, this public 18-hole par 72 course has the distinction of being the site of a famous battle during the War of 1812. The course opened in 1990 and features a hilly layout with plenty of water and slick greens. The 15th, a long and narrow dog leg par 5, is the course's signature hole. Do well there and you've made your day. There's a fully licensed clubhouse as well as pro shop and a teaching pro on-site.
This is the reward for all the times your parents punished you for playing in the tub. Waves is a one-of-a-kind indoor water park in the city that is full of water. A retractable roof covers the 8000 square-meter (25,000 square-foot) water park which includes body slides of all sizes, a beach entry wave pool, interactive play structures and an arcade. If you think this place is only for toddlers, think again. Waves also has a 16 person hot spa and a full service food and bar service to satiate the appetite that's bound to be worked up!
Rockway Glen Golf Course and Estate Winery is a popular golfing arena and winery located in a tranquil corner of St. Catharines. Spread across a huge green expanse, the winery produces quality VQA wines that boast of an excellent taste. Besides tasting its rare collection, visitors get to walk through the charming environs of the estate as also pay a visit to the museum on-site. There's also an 18-hole championship course where golf championships and corporate events take place. On a regular note, the events lined-up here include wine tasting sessions, weddings, receptions and other private gatherings. Check website to know more.
Featuring displays ranging from pioneer furniture, glass, and early tourism to the War of 1812, this museum offers an array of exhibits. It is housed in an historic cut-stone building close. Aside from battle artifacts, the museum also has a collection of toys, a Victorian parlor and traveling exhibits. One of the more interesting exhibits is the story of the development of Niagara Falls as one of the world's major tourist centers.
This beautiful par three nine-hole golf course, opened in 1966, offers a challenge to every level of golfer. A perfect way to unwind, it has a full service pro shop on the grounds of Oak Hall, featuring club rentals, carts and other golfing equipment.
Just envision yourself being surrounded by beauty and greenery with the blessing of mother nature. That's what the Royal Niagara Golf Club is about. While you puttering away, the rest who are watching are taken in by this enormous course, with a perfectly cut grass and of course marvelous surroundings. They have tournaments every now and then. If you want to try your luck here or just want to visit do check their website.
The lifelike figures in this museum are the closest most of us will come to meeting heroes from the past and those making headlines today. From movie stars to presidents, they've all been reproduced at this world-famous waxworks with franchises around the globe. Here, you'll find myriad figures in and photos with your hero or heroine are encouraged.
This little island at Niagara Falls is located right in between Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. The small island doesn't have any residents but is very popular due to the incredible views of the falls that can be seen on the island. The island got its name from a local settler in the 18th Century who used to keep goats on the island. Throughout its history the island has remained fairly undeveloped due to its high tourism potential. The island today contains a monument to legendary inventor Nikola Tesla gifted to the United States by Yugoslavia in the 1960s.
Short of going over the falls in a barrel, there are fewer places closer to the action than this series of walkways beneath Bridal Veil Falls. Located on Goat Island, this was once a cave but water erosion has made it too dangerous to explore. An elevator takes visitors to the base of the American Falls where wooden stairs and pathways bring them within 25 feet of the falls. You're advised to wear the raincoat and foot coverings as splashes from the falls are frequent. There is also a walk called the Gorge Trip with an incredible view.
If you're into scary stuff, this is one local horror chamber you've got to visit. The "fear factory" boasts a 20-year history of scaring the daylights out of those who dare wander in, and a half-million have tried it to date. The tour takes 10-15 minutes and you can get off any time by screaming "NIGHTMARES." The locale comes by its frightful credentials legitimately as it was once the site of the Cataract Coffin Factory!