- City Guide - Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a Canadian city on the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario, with a population of 82,997 as of 2011. The Niagara Falls area has seen continuous settlement since the 17th century, first by the Iroquois and then by Europeans - who were drawn to the immense falls. Louis Hennepin, a French priest, is regarded as the first European to visit the area in the 1670s.
Tourism started in the early 19th century and has been a vital part of the local economy since that time. As well as the obvious attractions of the falls, Niagara Falls markets itself as a honeymoon destination and is self-proclaimed as the honeymoon capital of the world.
Much of the land adjoining the river is parkland under the jurisdiction of the Niagara Parks Commission. Many attractions in Niagara Falls are based on the local natural environment - but the city is host to a number of additional attractions. Niagara's Fury is also a popular attraction – which creates a simulated ice age environment where the visitors is feel rain and snow fall, as well as the rapid temperature drop. The Niagara Peninsula is also a significant wine-growing area, with winery tours and festivals becoming a significant area of growth in the local economy. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls has more attractions.
Come to Niagara and discover our wonderful wineries, spas, attractions, dining and casinos.
Whatever wonders you choose, Niagara is the ultimate getaway destination!