Niagara Region offers a waterfall of family fun
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Jul 29, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Niagara Region offers a waterfall of family fun

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You can hear the falls before you even see them! The roar of the mighty Canadian waterfalls is an experience in itself, but seeing the falls is truly something to behold.

Niagara Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of Canada, and for good reason — it is truly a grand sight to see, especially at night when the colourful lights dance across it. The downtown area of Niagara Falls is also a delight for visitors of all ages. You'll enjoy fine dining, ride a giant Ferris wheel (known as the Niagara SkyWheel) and visit one of the great museums, theatres or other family attractions.

Experience everything the Niagara region has to offer and the freedom of travelling without the stress with GO Transit. From now until September 5, GO Transit is offering seasonal train service from Toronto to Niagara. In addition to the seasonal train service, there is convenient daily bus service from the Burlington GO Station. If travelling from Toronto, you can easily connect from the Lakeshore West train service. GO is an easy and convenient way to visit Niagara and you don’t need to spend your holiday stuck in traffic.

Like to shop? You'll love Niagara-On-The-Lake, down the river from the falls. Not only does this town boast a rich history dating back to the 18th century, complete with restored historic sites, but it also features many quaint shops lining the downtown streets. The town offers a flare for culture with the annual Shaw Festival, which fills local theatres with dramatic stage productions.

The town is also regarded as the origins of Ontario's wine industry, which is now recognized and appreciated worldwide. You'll discover many wineries and vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with several more to sample along the Niagara Peninsula.

For a region famous for its wines, Niagara is also becoming synonymous with cycling. With an impressive selection of bicycle routes and trails, the region is a popular destination amongst cyclists of all levels. Bike through wineries and farmland; pedal past rivers and lakes; and maneuver across acres of devoted mountain bike terrain, and you’ll quickly realize why the area attracts so many cyclists from early spring to late fall. The GO’s seasonal trains to Niagara Falls have dedicated bike coaches for you to store and lock your bike, while you enjoy the journey to Niagara on the upper level of the coach.

Want more time for rest and relaxation? Perhaps you should head down to the southern shores of the region, where you'll find the amazing sandy beaches along Lake Erie — including Crystal Beach, Thunder Bay Beach, and Long Beach, just to name a few. You can also visit Old Fort Erie, which holds centuries of history in its walls and was the site of one of the most iconic Canadian military battles in history.

Whatever you choose to do in Niagara, you and your family will surely have a blast. From group activities to romantic getaways, this Ontario destination has it all. There’s still plenty of time left to plan a trip and enjoy all the wonderful things Niagara has to offer! Visit the GO Transit website to find the best route for you.


Metrolinx

A division of Metrolinx. GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or getting to work it starts with GO. For more information on service and routes visit gotransit.com.

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