Lions are typically considered kings of the jungle, but at Jungle Putt, that honor goes to elephants. A massive replica of the floppy-eared mammal oversees Jungle Putt’s two 18-hole courses, whose greens twist and undulate beneath the shadow of verdant trees. Celebrate holes-in-one with post-game sundaes and cones at the on-site Freddy's Ice Cream shop. Youngster's can also explore the other jungle at Jungle Putt: an outdoor jungle gym.
Inside the Americana hotel, the culinary team at Jack Tanner's Grillhouse starts serving locals and guests alike at 7 a.m. with American-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cooks draw from numerous influences, dousing a pound of chicken wings in flavours such as Cajun lime and Asian sriracha and topping burgers with caramelized onions and sweet corn relish. To accommodate all diners, they whip up gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options, which barkeeps pair with imported beer or local or imported wines. A seasonal outdoor patio grants fresh air and the chance to have a date with a weather balloon, and inside, televisions adorn each booth and photos and beer signs cover the walls.
Comprised of three distinct historical sites, the City of Niagara Falls Museums preserve the rich stories of the area’s iconic landmarks and inhabitants. The Niagara Falls History Museum explores centuries of tales of the roaring waterfalls—and the devils who dared to smuggle barrels past them—and the Willoughby Historical Museum recounts the daily rural life of Willoughby and the Village of Chippawa. At the Battle Ground Hotel Museum, actors immerse visitors in a restored 1850s tavern on the grounds of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane.
The dedicated guides of Niagara Fun Tours escort flocks of visitors around the Niagara region all year round during their guided tours. Summer and Winter wine tours visit, taste, and tour at four award winning wineries studding the Niagara Wine Belt, where settings range from mountain chalets to baroque and modern castle decor to rustic wood farmhouses. For tour-goers that prefer libations other than wine, Niagara Fun Tours offers other seasonal tours that stop at local distilleries, micro breweries, and hard cider distilleries. Guides often conclude their tours with stops at locales such as the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake or Chocolate FX, where chocolate artisans fashion often-unconventional taste combinations using traditional panning and moulding techniques. Sightseers embark on a new Niagara Beer, Spirits and Hard Cider tour, seasonal winery tours, or private scenic torus of Niagara Falls. Participants enjoy tastings at each location, have a chance to grab some lunch at Harvest Barn Country Market, and receive a wine tasting at Rancourt Winery. Niagara Fun Tours also provides round-trip transportation from multiple locations in Niagara for each tour, loading guests into large shuttle buses that accommodate up to 48 passengers or into vehicles that accommodate up to 21 giraffes.
Since hatching their first helicopter in 1985, National Helicopters Inc. has become one of Canada's biggest chopper flight and maintenance organizations. Boasting more than 45,000 hours of incident-free flying, National Helicopters' pilots ensure safe passage to wherever passengers desire, and their photo and aerial tours and helicopter golf trips go off without a hitch due to the pilots' countless hours of practice. For those interested in taking the handles, the company teaches commercial pilot instruction, along with survival training and ground school.
During the weekend of April 26–28, 2013, representatives from local and international wineries, breweries, and restaurants flock to the Scotiabank Convention Centre to showcase their specialties. While experts from Vines Magazine lead tutored tastings, local musical acts such as Jesse Parent and Duo d’Amore perform onstage. Elsewhere, chefs demonstrate their signature dishes on the chef stage and a silent auction to benefit the Breast Cancer Society of Canada lets guests bid on guided tours by experts, such as Iron Chef America’s Kevin Brauch.