Niagara Toronto Tours: Why Niagara Falls Is The Ultimate Summer Getaway
It’s been a scorcher of a summer so far, with several weeks remaining in the season. With kids out of school and on vacation, it can be challenging for parents to decide what to do as a family in the summer heat. Luckily, Niagara Toronto Tours offers the perfect excursion for your family to take a day trip that combines the enjoyment of the outdoors with beating the heat.
Read on to see why a Niagara Toronto bus tour makes for a great summer getaway.
There’s Relief From the Heat
While you will be spending some of your time outdoors on your Niagara Toronto Tour (you’ll want to see the incredible Horseshoe Falls, after all), there are some key moments that will provide relief from the heat.
First, our buses are fully air-conditioned to an optimal temperature for your journey to and from Niagara Falls from Toronto. You won’t have to worry about your kids reaching their limit before the fun has begun, as the whole family will be able to travel in comfort at the beginning and end of the day. Remember that the bus also transports you to several stops along the tour, which gives everyone a moment to sit and relax while enjoying the AC throughout the day.
The Falls Themselves Will Cool You Down
As part of our great offerings, a Niagara Toronto Tours trip includes admission to the Hornblower Boat Cruise, which takes you right into the Horseshoe Falls.
The Horseshoe marks the Canadian side of Niagara Falls (a fact we’re very proud of, as it’s larger than the American side of the Falls – nine times more water makes its way to the Canadian side than the American one). It’s a spot where hundreds of thousands of gallons of water flow into Lake Erie after making a 57-metre drop down.
Hornblower Cruise Lines uses catamarans to get its passengers as close to the Falls as possible – the water spray will be intense enough that you’ll likely want to put on one of the provided ponchos. As an added bonus, this excursion will certainly help to keep you cool during these hot summer days.
Niagara Tour Activities Are Even Better In The Summertime
While the summer months bring warm weather to southern Ontario, they also bring our most sustained number of bright, sunny days in a row. More often than not, you’re likely to have beautiful weather for the day of your tour, which makes certain Niagara Toronto Tour activities even better than other times of the year.
Activities that are even better in the summer include:
- Niagara Helicopter Tour
Imagine the view of Niagara Falls from 2500 feet above on a clear, sunny day in the summer – it’s something truly spectacular that can only be experienced on a Niagara helicopter tour. As the Falls are often known to produce beautiful rainbows, you’ll get one of the best views of this natural wonder in all its glory while hovering in an Airbus H130 and taking a look through its panoramic windows. Other famous sites seen on the tour include the Niagara Whirlpool and Rapids, Queen Victoria Park, the Skylon Tower and the Rainbow Bridge, among other landmarks. Using a professional-grade camera, the helicopter team will also be taking photos while you’re flying above the Falls, which you can take hoe as beautiful studio-quality prints or as digital files. Take note that Niagara Toronto Tours has an exclusive rate partnership with Niagara Helicopters, and can assist in arranging your tour at an affordable price for the whole family.
- Niagara Gorge
Thanks to the beautiful weather, you’ll have time to really stop and appreciate the Niagara Gorge during your tour. This impressive canyon was formed over millions of years by the heavy flow of water from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, and its stripes represent various geological eras of several millennia. Without the cold Canadian winter to limit you, it will feel as though you have an endless amount of time to in this natural wonder.
Not far from the Gorge are two other natural phenomena to see while you’re on your Niagara Toronto Tour. The Gorge happens to have the world’s largest whirlpool, formed by water flowing from the Falls into a sharp bend in the Niagara River, and exiting perpendicular to how it entered. This body of water is also home to a set of incredible whitewater rapids, which have the most dangerous rapids classification possible.
- Queenston Heights
This beautiful park will allow you to take in some of the amazing, more recent, history of the Niagara region. Queenston Heights was the site of a famous battle during the War of 1812, in which the British troops (led by Sir Isaac Brock) claimed victory over the American side. While Queenston Heights is available for visits year-round, it’s during the summer months that the park really comes alive. Several monuments have been beautifully landscaped, and can only be appreciated in their full glory when the Heights are in bloom during the summer. You’ll be able to count yourself among one of the lucky people who had a chance to take in this site during the summer season.
Join Us For A Niagara Toronto Tour!
You can see all of the sites noted above – and even more – during a Niagara Toronto Tour. For a full rundown of possible activities for you and the whole family, visit our website to learn more about what we have to offer. If you have any questions or would like assistance when booking your trip, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
We’d be happy to help get your journey started on the right foot, and we look forward to welcoming you as our guest this summer.