(Closed) Calling all bees that have been to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We stayed at Embassy suites and it was amazing! They give you a great breakfast (omelets cooked to order, fresh fruit, meats and anything else you can think of) which is great to start your day. All the rooms have a great  view.

We did all the touristy stuff….definitley get a pass for the bus it was a lifesaver!  My favorite day was when we did a hike at Niagara gorge and had a picnic on the river away from everyone else.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Lakelyn:  Noooo Marineland! I’m hoping that place gets shut down… absolutely disgusting. /mini rant

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@jsrt2012:  Oh, lots of stories about animals being treated horrendously, there have been horror stories in the news for years. I can’t believe they are still open to be honest.

Time of year… It will definitely be less crowded in the fall, if that’s what you’re looking for! And still beautiful. September might be nice!

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jsrt2012:  I enjoyed just walking around. We went to the Ripley’s museum and I think there’s a wax museum there as well. The Maid of the Mist is always a popular attraction as well.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

definitely Niagara on the lake as it’s the best part. Spend some time walking around and grab lunch. Go on a wine tour – I did one with a bf one time and it was just us and a driver and it was AMAZING!

In Niagara Falls, there’s the “touristy section.” Good for a walk through but sort of cheesy.

Look into the Casino – they often have concerts.

We stay at the Mariott Fallsview- love it.

Also, you are about an hour from Toronto – might make a good day trip if you are there for awhile

Fall is a good time. There’s fun to be had year round. (I once went in the dead of winter!)

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I love Clifton Hill! 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jsrt2012: So I’ve gone to Niagara Falls 8 times as I’ve been forced to take visiting family/friends there – and I can not agree more with the other bees that have already told you to stay at NOTL. The falls themselves are a horrid tourist attraction, think cheap wax museum and anything you can possibly buy with your name on it and you have it. The place makes me cringe. If you plan to spend any time there, definitely do so in September or October when it’s not as crowded.

NOTL is a completely other story, it’s cute, filled with flowers and it’s super scenic. The wine yards in the area is great as well. Our favourite one is Hillebrand. Tours runs as cheap as $10, but you can also splurge and have brunch there – pricey but absolutely delicious! Make sure to try their brut in case you like sparkly wine. There’s also a lot of little nice artisan cheese stores in the area, we love the Niagara Gold cheese! If you head over in the fall, you could also visit some apple orchards – it’s a bit of a trek, but Chudleighs is a great place to go if you want to pick a large variety if apples. Another nice place to head to is St Jacobs, they have a huge Mennonite Market there with lots of great produce. I took my family there when they came in 2008 and they really enjoyed it.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree with Niagara on the Lake.  Its my favorite place ever!  So many cute little shops of all kinds.  Make sure to pick up some yummy jams from Greaves, they’re the best.  Lots of little hotels down there. 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee

@Lakelyn:  Marineland has recently come under severe fire for mistreatment of animals.  Not really very romantic.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@andielovesj:  Pretty tragic, and no, not very romantic at all 🙁

Now I feel like the worst Ontario bee EVER for never having been to Niagara on the Lake…. Going to have to go spend a weekend there soon!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PermaStudent: You should, it’s really cute. 🙂 In general, it’s nice to just drive around in that area for a day. I would actually want to take a weekend sometime and just bike from wine-yard to wine yard!

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@jsrt2012: I’ve been to the falls in… I think… June (beginning and late), September, October (beginning and late), November, January and February. The winter is pretty because of all the ice, so I actually enjoyed it way more than I thought (except from the February visit, snow storm… couldn’t see my hand in front of me and the falls… Bahaha!). June was the absolute worst, super stuffy and SO crowded you could hardly move. September was by far the most pleasant time temperature wise, but October is gorgeous as the trees are turning. Anyway, really try to spend some time outside the tourist trap – while the city is awful, the country side is really worthy of a honeymoon!

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