Now that summer is officially here, you might be in the process of brainstorming your next family trip. Fortunately, there are plenty of great options to choose from, right in your own backyard.
Niagara is home to world class attractions that are sure to provide non-stop entertainment and keep you coming back for more. Check out some of our favourite local attractions below and be sure to add them to your summer bucketlist.
Explore one of Mother Nature’s finest creations
Dubbed by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Niagara Falls is truly a bucket list destination. Its thunderous roar, beautiful layout and position along the Canada-U.S. border bring people in from across the globe giving them a firsthand glance at the awe-inspiring sightlines that exist around this iconic landmark. With a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass that includes great deals on admission to attractions like Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara's Fury, Hornblower Niagara Cruises and White Water Walk, a Two-Day WEGO bus pass and coupons for local shops and restaurants, you can literally soak-in an experience that you won’t soon forget.
Tip: Bring spending money to purchase souvenir photos and other fun keepsakes from each excursion.
Connect with the Animal Kingdom
Encompassing 150 acres, over 1000 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds can be found at Safari Niagara. With a wide selection of educational tours, presentations and exhibits, you’ll not only learn about the planet’s most interesting species, but you’ll also have a chance to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals. In addition to being one of Ontario’s highest-rated zoos, Safari Niagara has a variety of family friendly activities including Go-Karts, paddle boating and much more! If that’s not enough, CAA Niagara Members save up to 25% on tickets.
Tip: Get there early and wear comfortable footwear – with so many activities to do, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the park’s many amenities.
Wave ‘hello’ to summer
Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Wild Waterworks is the perfect place to kick back, cool off, catch some rays and enjoy the warm weather. Equipped with six slides, a relaxing Eazy River, children’s wading pool and Southern Ontario’s largest outdoor wave pool, you’re guaranteed to have a day full of fun in the sun. As an added bonus, you save $4 when you purchase tickets online or at one of our branches just for being a CAA Niagara Member.
Tip: Pack a picnic – stick to your budget and opt for a homemade lunch.
Discover unbeatable adventure for the whole family
Continue the adventure as you head North along the Niagara Gorge, towards Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours. A favourite among adventure seekers, Whirlpool Jet Boats offers riders a truly unique way to experience the roaring power of Niagara Falls. With over 8 custom-build vessels, including boats that are covered and ideal for families with children over four years old, Whirlpool Jet Boats is a must-do when exploring the Niagara Region. Plus, Members save $9 on tickets when purchasing online, by phone, or at the box office.
Tip: If you’re planning to ride in the uncovered vessels, bring a change of clothes and towel – you’re guaranteed to get soaked!
No matter what your plans are this summer, make sure to have your CAA Niagara Membership on you. From animals and amusement parks to aquatics and adventures, our rewards partners have something to delight the whole family.