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Niagara Escarpment Fall Colours Tour

Niagara Falls Air Tours Inc.

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Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Niagara, Ontario's beautiful Autumn colors with this 30-minute airplane tour. See spectacular aerial views of the Provincial Parks as well as Niagara's natural forests and wine country. Some of the sites include the First Welland Canal, the Niagara Lakeshore Wine Region, the Lake Ontario Shoreline, Fort Niagara, Fort George, and much more. Headsets are provided to hear the guide clearly.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Niagara Falls Air Tours Inc., 468 Niagara Stone Rd Hangar 22 Niagara District Airport, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada

Meet us at Niagara District Airport Main Terminal for departure. Free parking at the Airport.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: The Welland Canal, West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3 Canada

The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes Waterway. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula from Port Weller to Port Colborne, it enables ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and bypass Niagara Falls.

The fourth iteration of a canal around the Falls, the Welland passes about 3,000 ships which transport about 40,000,000 tons of cargo a year. It was a major factor in the growth of the city of Toronto, Ontario.[citation needed] The original canal and its successors allowed goods from Great Lakes ports such as Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, as well as heavily industrialized areas of the United States and Ontario, to be shipped to the port of Montreal or to Quebec City, where they were usually reloaded onto ocean-going vessels for international shipping.

Pass By: St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6 Canada

The Garden City Skyway is a major high-level bridge located in St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, that allows the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to cross the Welland Canal without the interruption of a lift bridge. Six lanes of traffic are carried across the bridge, which is 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi)[2] in length and 40 metres (130 ft) at its tallest point. It is the tallest and largest single structure along the entire QEW; the Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway, which is also part of the QEW, is actually two separate and smaller four-lane bridges.

Among all the bridges spanning the present Welland Canal, the Skyway is numbered Bridge 4A (the Homer Lift Bridge is Bridge 4).

Construction began in January 1960, with the main span crossing the Welland Canal hoisted into place in July of that same year. The bridge was open to traffic on October 18, 1963. During construction, the bridge was referred to as the Homer Skyway, taking its name from the lift bridge that the new skyway was to replace. Upon dedication, the bridge was officially named the Garden City Skyway, using the nickname of St. Catharines, "Canada's Garden City."

Pass By: Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Road, Thorold, Ontario L0S 1M0 Canada

Short Hills Provincial Park is a provincial park located in the centre of the Niagara Peninsula, bordering the city of St. Catharines and the town of Pelham in the Niagara Region in southern Ontario, Canada. It occupies an area of 660 hectares (1,600 acres). It also borders the new vineyard sub-appellation called the Short Hills Bench.

Located on the southern edge of the Niagara Escarpment, the park is a jumble of small but steep hills ("short hills") and valleys created by the last ice age. The effect was only compounded when the Twelve Mile Creek cut through the sedimentary deposits and glacial till.

Wildlife inhabiting the park include white-tailed deer, coyote, and meadow vole. Being at the north end of the Carolinian zone, many plants grow here that do not grow or are rarely found in other parts of Canada, including pawpaw, sweet chestnut and tulip-tree.

Pass By: Grimsby, Grimsby, Ontario

Grimsby is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. Grimsby is a part of the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area. It is named after the English fishing town of Grimsby in north-east Lincolnshire. The majority of residents reside in the area bounded by Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. The escarpment (colloquially known as 'the mountain') is home to a section of the Bruce Trail.

Pass By: Ball's Falls, 3296 Sixth Ave, Lincoln, Ontario L0R 1S0 Canada

Ball's Falls also known as Balls Mills, Louthe Mills and Glen Elgin, is a historical ghost town

Pass By: Lake Ontario, Ontario L1S 3Z3 Canada

7,340 sq mi (19,000 km2).... that's almost the size of New Jersey. Good for swimming, fishing, boating, shipping, sailing, and beautiful long sunsets!

Pass By: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a town in Ontario, Canada. It is located on the Niagara Peninsula at the point where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, across the river from New York, United States. Niagara-on-the-Lake is in the Niagara Region of Ontario, and is the only town in Canada that has a Lord Mayor.[3] It has a population of 17,511 (2016).

Niagara-on-the-Lake is important in the history of Canada: it served as the first capital of the Province of Upper Canada, the predecessor of Ontario, called Newark from 1792 to 1797. During the War of 1812, the town, the two former villages of St. David's and Queenston, and Fort George were the site of numerous battles following the American invasion of Upper Canada, and the town was razed. Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to the oldest Anglican and Catholic churches in Ontario, and the oldest surviving golf course in North America.

Pass By: Niagara River Recreation Trail, Paralleling the Niagara River Fort George to Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada

The Niagara River (/naɪˈæɡərə/ ny-AG-ər-ə) is a river that flows north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. It forms part of the border between the province of Ontario in Canada (on the west) and the state of New York in the United States (on the east). There are differing theories as to the origin of the river's name. According to Iroquoian scholar Bruce Trigger, Niagara is derived from the name given to a branch of the locally residing native Neutral Confederacy, who are described as being called the Niagagarega people on several late-17th-century French maps of the area.[3] According to George R. Stewart, it comes from the name of an Iroquois town called Ongniaahra, meaning "point of land cut in two".[4]

The river, which is occasionally described as a strait,[5] is about 58 kilometres (36 mi) long and includes Niagara Falls in its course. The falls have moved approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) upstream from the Niagara Escarpment in the last 12,000 years, resulting in a gorge below the falls. Today, the diversion of the river for electrical generation has significantly reduced the rate of erosion.

Pass By: Port Dalhousie Harbour Walkway Waterfront Trail, near Main Street, St. Catharines, Ontario B3H 4R2 Canada

Port Dalhousie is a community in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is known for its waterfront appeal. It is also home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and is historically significant as the terminus for the first three (19th century) routes of the Welland Canal, built in 1820, 1845 and 1889.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Niagara Falls Air Tours Inc.


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks


Duration
30 minutes

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