Niagara Falls has several natural attractions that will fascinate visitors. Thompson Point is one such place situated along the Canadian banks of the Niagara River in Ontario which can be accessed from the Niagara Parkway. This parkland offers a relaxing time and a chance to see some beautiful views of the Niagara Gorge and the river.
It is also one of the best places to view the Niagara Whirlpool, a spinning pool of water in this part of the river. The whirlpool is a natural formation that makes for a wonderful sight against the backdrop of the gorge. At its deepest, the whirlpool has a depth of 125 feet. The river also flows at a high speed near this part of the gorge resulting in class 6 rapids. While you view the whirlpool, you can also spot the Whirlpool Aero Cable Car that takes visitors for a ride above this pool of water for a closer look. Held by steel cables, the car is suspended at a height of 200 feet when it is near the centre of the whirlpool. You can also look out for jet boats that speed through the waters here. If you are lucky you might also see some birds that come to the river and gorge. There is an observation platform at Thompson Point from where you can enjoy all these sights. You can also take the cable car ride if you wish to.
Spring and summer are great seasons to check out the views from this point. Autumn too with its fabulous foliage offers lovely sights. On a clear summer day you can also spot the American and the Canadian power generating stations at a distance. The parkland has benches on which you can sit and take in the scenery all around you. It would be even better to come with a picnic hamper, park yourself on a bench and relish the food and the views. The dramatic landscape and an abundance of natural beauty are a feast for the senses, and they also provide you with several photo opportunities. Entry to the parkland is free and parking space is available as well, so use your car or bike to head there. Undoubtedly, a trip to Thompson Point will enable you to view one more fantastic facet of Niagara Falls.
Thompson’s Point will also soon be home to WildPlay Niagara Falls’ new MistRider Zipline and the Whirlpool Adventure Course. These attractions will be in addition to the natural beauty of the area, making it a great location for nature and recreation.