For the tourist with only a few days to fill in their stay, Niagara Falls can often seem a place with almost too much to see and do-- there are a large number of activities to choose from. And for visitors looking for something to add to their stay filled with nature walks and wine tastings, what are the best options that get the heart pumping?
For newcomers to Niagara that are looking for an adrenaline rush, the region more than delivers. There are a few to choose from, but the following three options are more than enough to get thrill-seekers started.
Whirlpool Jet Boats
The lower Niagara River is a surging channel of whirlpools and rapids, funnelling the massive amounts of water from the Great Lakes and the waterfalls into the narrow Niagara Gorge. The resulting turbulent currents of the aptly-named Devil’s Hole Rapids are a hotspot for whitewater enthusiasts, and the Whirlpool jet boat tours have been fulfilling this demand since 1992. Their specialised jet boats are designed to travel the currents with safety while allowing spectators to get close and personal with the surging river.
Marineland Sky Screamer
Marineland has been an amusement park for over fifty years and is a regular for marine enthusiasts, known for its large whale enclosures. But for the thrill-seeker interested in seeing more of the sky than of the water, the park’s Sky Screamer is a must. Taking riders to a height just over 137 metres (450 feet) tall, the Sky Screamer is the world’s largest triple-tower ride, flinging its carriages up and down at speeds approaching 96 km/h (60 m/h).
Niagara Falls Indoor Skydiving
People have been throwing themselves out of planes for a thrill for a long time now, but indoor skydiving centres have allowed potential skydivers to experience similar conditions in an enclosed environment with convenience and safety. The Niagara Freefall and Interactive Centre features a vertical wind tunnel that generates wind speeds of up to 120 km/h. It’s the perfect skydiving option for the inexperienced and for children as young as seven to get a taste of the same blood-pumping freefall from conventional skydiving.
While we recommend these three thrilling attractions, they are by no means an exhaustive list. When you’re at the hotel, make sure to stop by our Tour Desk or talk to our concierge for additional thrilling activities.
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