While there’s no bad time of year to visit Niagara Falls, springtime offers some unique advantages for families looking to visit one of Canada’s natural wonders.
Spring in Niagara brings warmer temperatures, blossoming trees, and the opening of several family-friendly attractions that visitors of all ages can enjoy. With smaller crowds and less congestion than in the peak summer months, Spring is a great time to experience these outdoor attractions at your own pace!
Niagara Falls Attractions
The newest and possibly most exciting way to take in the Falls is from the soaring heights of the MistRider Zipline, located along the edge of the Niagara River gorge. With riders getting up to 70 kph (40 mph) at a height of over 67 meters (220 ft), Niagara Falls’ latest adrenaline rush opens on April 15th and is bound to get your heart pounding! Ride for $49.99 per person.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises
One of Niagara Falls most popular and world-famous attractions is the Hornblower Niagara Cruises, formerly known as the Maid of the Mist. Opening every year on April 1st, Hornblower Cruises offer visitors to Niagara Falls an up close and personal view of one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Ride for $25.95 (adults) or $15.95 (children 5-12).
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
If you’re looking for a more intense Niagara River experience, you may want to give Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours a try. Opening for the season on April 22nd, their experienced staff will give you a lesson on the geology of the Niagara River before they take you out to experience class 5 white-water rapids. Ride for $63 (adults) or $45 (children 12 and under).
Niagara Wine Tours International
With 25 years of experience guiding visitors around the Niagara Region, Niagara Wine Tours International offer year-round bus tours and start their wine and bike tours in mid-April. With a variety of tour options to choose from, you can rent a bike and show yourself around the sights and sounds of Niagara On The Lake, or take a guided tour of some of the area’s best wineries. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon where you’ll try a variety of local wines, with one of the region’s best tour experiences! Prices starting at $65 per person.
Whirlpool Aero Car
Owned and operated by Niagara Parks, the Whirlpool Aero Car was designed and built in 1916, and celebrated 100 years of operation last year. Offering soaring views of the Niagara River and whirlpool, the Spanish Aero Car travels about 1000 meters (3600 feet) over the gorge. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime view, starting for the season on April 14th. Ride for $14.55 (adult) or $9.45 (children 6-12).
In addition to these great attractions, there are dozens of other fun things to see and do, for visitors of all ages. For a more comprehensive list of Niagara Falls attractions, visit our Attractions page and learn more about everything from casinos to Niagara golf courses.
Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with a family, the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel has package options perfectly suited to your needs. With newly renovated guest rooms and lobby, plus indoor Tropical Courtyard and pool, our property offers a unique resort-style experience in the heart of Niagara Falls.
Our Celebrate Spring Package features an overnight stay, cooked-to-order breakfast for two at Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, a $25 food credit for Doc Magilligan’s, free parking and property-wide WIFI. This package is available currently until May 18th, and starts at just $99 per night’s stay (weekday) or $169 (weekend). Traveling with your family? Add additional breakfasts to your package for a small fee.
Call today to book: 1-800-263-2551