Located in the waters between Canada and the United States, Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. Its millions of gallons of water that flow downward each minute are the main draw for the millions of people who head to its namesake city in Ontario for exploration.
There are many ways for school groups to experience the falls, and most tours start with a cruise into the fabled waters. Hornblower Niagara Cruises and Maid of the Mist alternate departures from the Canadian and U.S. sides, respectively. During the 20-minute voyage, passengers feel the spray of the thundering falls and see the rocky, sculpted cliff walls.
When it is time for some recreation, WildPlay Niagara Falls delivers the thrills. The main attraction is the zip line that rises 220 feet above the water. Once they are strapped in, participants are whisked 2,200 feet over the gorge at speeds of up to 42 miles per hour and, if they keep their eyes open, can enjoy sweeping views of the Canadian and American falls. WildPlay also has three adventure courses that include dozens of climbing, jumping, and swinging aerial components.
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Top photo: Zip lining at WildPlay Niagara Falls
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