Dufferin Islands Nature Area

This popular area is 10 acres of paradise - a quiet, secluded park containing several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths.

This area is home to the "Winter Festival of Lights" from November to January each year, when several animated lighting displays are placed around the perimeter of the islands.

Exploring the islands you will encounter a plethora of wildlife including beavers, racoons, squirrels, Canadian geese, ducks, seagulls and many other fowl.

Click here for their official website www.niagaraparks.com/nature/dufferin.php

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

4.5 km

Walking time:

57 minutes

Driving time:

6 minutes

Butterfly Conservatory

The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.

This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

While visiting our beautiful Butterfly Conservatory, we encourage you to take lots of photographs. Tripods are not allowed inside the Conservatory. Use a monopod instead!

Click here to go to their official websitewww.niagaraparks.com/garden/butterfly.php

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

5.8 km

Driving time:

7 minutes

People Mover transit:

15 minutes

Botanical Gardens

Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Falls. This beautiful Garden setting is home to the Butterfly Conservatory and serves as the unique outdoor classroom for students attending the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.

Established in 1936, visitors enjoy 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens, including perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, a formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, an aviary as well as our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. Footpaths wind past the Butterfly Conservatory and butterfly garden, ponds and an arboretum featuring one of Canada's finest collections of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Visit their official website atwww.niagaraparks.com/garden/botanical.php

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

5.8 km

Driving time:

7 minutes

People Mover transit:

15 minutes

Bird Kingdom

The main event at Bird Kingdom overwhelms you with 35 foot tall palm tree's, a 40 foot waterfall, birds of every colour and description in the worlds largest free flying Aviary!

The Main Aviary is home to over 35 species of exotic birds from around the globe. This is truly a world that the birds call their own! As you descend from the top of the rainforest canopy to the jungle floor you will discover unique creatures of flight, of every shape and description, many within just a few feet of you! We've convinced it's almost like the birds are people watching!

This is a truly magical place unlike anywhere else in the world.

For more information go to: http://www.birdkingdom.ca

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

1.2 km

Walking time:

16 minutes

Driving time:

2 minutes

Skylon Tower

Welcome to the world-famous Skylon Tower Niagara Falls. Located in the heart of the Niagara Falls hotel, dining and entertainment district the Skylon Tower is the most famous landmark next to the Falls. Situated just steps from the Falls and across from Fallsview Casino the Skylon Tower offers visitors the very best in Niagara Falls attraction, fine dining and family restaurant selection as well as entertainment and discount shopping.

If you only go one place on your Niagara Falls getaway the Skylon Tower Observation Deck is it. A trip to the top of this world-famous Niagara Falls attraction combines an exhilarating 52 second ride with the awe of seeing Niagara from 775 feet above the mighty Falls. From the moment you hop aboard one of our "Yellow Bug" glass-enclosed exterior elevators and glide smoothly to the top, you'll agree the Skylon Tower is the highlight of your visit.

From our indoor and outdoor Observation Decks you'll marvel at once-in-a-lifetime views of the mighty Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge, the Niagara wine district, the dazzling cityscape below and the Toronto and Buffalo skylines. From this highest vantage point in Niagara you'll see 8,000 square miles of Canada and the U.S. At night you may marvel at the illumination of the Falls, the city lights far below and seasonal Falls fireworks.

Every Niagara Falls vacation must include this Niagara Falls attraction. Come and see for yourself the view that made Niagara Falls so famous.

Click here to visit their official website www.skylon.com

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

2.9 km

Walking time:

38 minutes

Driving time:

4 minutes

Shaw Theatre Festival

In the Spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

The Shaw Festival was started in 1962 by Niagara-area lawyer and playwright Brian Doherty. During the summer, Mr Doherty organized eight weekend performances of Don Juan in Hell and Candida by Bernard Shaw under the title “Salute to Shaw“. For this event, the Assembly Room in the historic Court House on Queen Street was converted into a small theatre.

The following year, the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation was established as a non-profit organization, with an elected volunteer Board of Governors, and the company’s mandate was to produce the dramatic works of Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.

Click here to visit their official website http://www.shawfest.com/

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

20.4 km

Driving time:

26 minutes

Marineland

As a premier marine park, adventure awaits you whether you are young or old. Simply come and explore the many sights and shows offered daily.

At Marineland you'll experience an awesome encounter with orcas (killer whales), beluga whales, sea lions and dolphins and more! With underwater viewing stations and special touching and feeding sessions you can get close and personal with these fascinating creatures of the sea.

On land, you can dine in one of the park's three restaurants; share a meal with fish, elk and deer at the feeding exhibits, or get an adrenaline rush on one of the many thrilling rides.

Open from May until October, this fun-filled family attraction is a must-see for anyone visiting the Niagara Falls region. Marineland will give you an unparalleled ocean and land experience that the entire family will enjoy.

Click here to go to their official website www.marineland.ca

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

6.5 km

Driving time:

10 minutes

Imax Theatre

IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls, Canada invites you to experience the Falls like never before. Home to "The Falls Movie: Legends and Daredevils" - one of the most spectacular IMAX movies of the 1980's.

IMAX Theatre also boasts attractions such as the amazing Niagara Falls Daredevil Gallery, as well as the famous National Geographic Store. All this in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourist and entertainment district. Come and be thrilled, informed and entertained. It's an experience you and your family will never forget.

Click here to visit their official website. http://www.imaxniagara.com/

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

3.1 km

Driving time:

5 minutes

Clifton Hill

Located one block from the Falls, you can walk to over 40 Niagara Falls attractions and restaurants.

Enjoy year round Niagara Falls entertainment and events designed for families. Buy the perfect gift at one of the local retail stores.

Click here for their official website www.cliftonhill.com/

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

1.8 km

Walking time:

24 minutes

People Mover Transit:

5 minutes

Fallsview Casino

The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is the single largest provincial investment ever made in the Niagara region and is currently the largest commercial development in Canada.

The 2.5 million square foot complex includes more than 3,000 slot machines and 150 gaming tables, a 368-room five-star hotel, fine-dining restaurants, 50,000 square feet of meeting/conference space, a health spa, a retail facility, a 1,500-seat theatre and much more! Located on a stunningly landscaped eight-hectare property, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort overlooks one of the most famous views in the world – Niagara Falls.

Click here to go to their official websitewww.fallsviewcasinoresort.com/

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

3.1 km

Walking time:

41 minutes

Driving time:

5 minutes

Casino Niagara

When it comes to non-stop, on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement, Casino Niagara is the place to be! Our 95,000 square-foot casino floor offers thousands of the most popular slots and over 70 tables of gaming fun including Blackjack and Hold 'em Poker. There's something for everyone at Casino Niagara!

If you're into sports, you've gotta get into The Sports Section! From the regular season through to the playoffs, you'll be front and centre no matter what game gets your heart going. With plenty of plush seating, 12 HDTVs – and 18 more in the Off-Track Betting area – this is the place to be to fully experience the excitement of every adrenalin-charged moment. Make sure you join us for all the major sporting events including pay-per-view spectaculars!

Click here for their official website www.casinoniagara.com

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

1.5 km

Walking time:

20 minutes

Driving time:

3 minutes

Whirlpool Jetboat Tour

he powerful Jet Boat speeds upriver making its way into the breathtaking stonewalled canyon that is the Niagara Gorge. The anticipation builds as the boat splashes into the white water of Devil's Hole Rapids!

The ultimate destination is the legendary Whirlpool just a half mile below the tumbling waters of one of the wonders of the world, the mighty Niagara Falls.

The "Wet Jet" tour has delighted Niagara's visitors for the past several years. Rain or shine all "Wet Jet" guests receive a splash suit that insures comfort for what has been called "Niagara's most unforgettable attraction". Departures available from Queenston or Niagara-On-The-Lake. Tours are approximately on hour in length.

Click here to visit their official website www.whirlpooljet.com/

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

5.7 km

Driving time:

7 minutes

People Mover Transit:

15 minutes

Niagara's Fury

The temperature will drop 20 degrees. Water will bubble and spray while snow falls all around. Standing in the mist on a massive platform you will feel the full wrath of Mother Nature as the floor tilts and trembles beneath you. You’ll never look at the Falls the same way again! Niagara Parks has recreated the amazing sights and sounds of the Creation of Niagara Falls. Incredible images produced with technology previously used only in satellites and medicine will immerse you in a “4D” Universal Studios-style attraction.

The experience starts with an 8 minute animated Pre-show, where charming woodland characters explain how the Ice Age formed Niagara Falls. Then, in a specially designed, 360 degree theatre, witness the Creation of the Falls in a 6-minute, multi-sensory extravaganza!

For more information, please check out their official website at:www.niagarasfury.com

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

3.0 km

Walking time:

38 minutes

People Mover Transit:

8 minutes

 

Journey Behind the Falls

At Journey Behind the Falls, you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down 13 stories to the basin below. Every second during summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the rim at 65 kilometers per hour.

Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes. In the spring and summer months, you'll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water, then on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the foot of the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls is a very special place during the winter months. The mist of the Falls freezes in spectacular ice formations on every tree and building. Viewing the Falls in winter should not be missed!

Click here to go to their official websitewww.niagaraparks.com/nfgg/behindthefalls.php

 

Distance from Greystone Manor:

3.0 km

Walking time:

38 minutes

People Mover Transit:

8 minutes