Destination Guide

Destination: Niagara Falls

Welcome to Niagara Falls, where even jaded eyes don't grow tired.

While the Falls themselves are the principal attraction on the Niagara Peninsula, the entire area has just about everything you need for a good tourist destination.

First, there are the Falls -- the perfect day trip for both overseas and domestic tourists. The attractions around them run the gamut with Clifton Hill being the center of the Fallsview Tourist Area.

A little farther away are various wineries, which have been a staple of this area for decades. Canadian wine may not have quite the international appeal of Australian, French or Californian, but local wineries punch well above their weight.

Most of the wineries are located near the picture-perfect village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, a place that is so pleasing to the eye it's as if it could have been taken right from a Norman Rockwell painting.

Niagara was a hotspot two centuries earlier -- the main flashpoint on the Canadian side of the border during the War of 1812. American and Canadians only fight over preferred hotel rooms, bed-and-breakfast spots and bar stools nowadays, but Niagara-on-the-Lake is a village borne out of conflict. A visit here is considered just as essential as a trip to the Falls -- especially if you can do it in concert with one of the many festivals in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

What about the golf? Well, it's among the best of any similar region in this part of North America.

If you're a fan of classic country clubs, Whirlpool Golf Course is probably the best option. The late Stanley Thompson, the country's greatest golf course architect, designed it.

More contemporary options include the 36-hole Legends on the Niagara and John Daly's Thundering Waters Golf Club, a fun and entertaining layout not far from the Marineland amusement park. Grand Niagara Resort and the 27-hole Peninsula Lakes Golf Club facility are also worth a look.

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Royal Niagara Golf Club - Escarpment
Tee Times
Niagara-on-the-Lake $12.5
Whirlpool Golf Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $30
Legends on the Niagara - Battlefield Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $45
Royal Niagara Golf Club - Iron Bridge
Tee Times
Niagara-on-the-Lake $12.5
Royal Niagara Golf Club - Old Canal
Tee Times
Niagara-on-the-Lake $12.5
Legends on the Niagara - Ussher's Creek Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $50
Pelham Hills Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Pelham $13.99
Legends on the Niagara - Chippawa Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $7.99
Thundering Waters Golf Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $47
Riverview Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Fenwick $24.99
Peninsula Lakes Golf Club - Hillside Nine
Tee Times
Fenwick $50
Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Vineland $26.55
Brock Golf Course St. Catharines $9.99 - $19.99
Peninsula Lakes Golf Club - Orchard Nine
Tee Times
Fenwick $50
Beechwood Golf & Social House
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $20
Port Colborne Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Port Colborne $14.99
Rolling Meadows Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $36
Garden City Golf Course
Tee Times
St Catharines $10
Rio Vista Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Erie $19
Peninsula Lakes Golf Club - Quarry Nine
Tee Times
Fenwick $50
Niagara Falls Golf Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $19
Rockway Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
St. Catharines $25
Heron Course at Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Welland $17
Niagara National Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Stevensville $20
Sparrow Course at Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Welland $11.99
Sawmill Golf Course
Tee Times
Fenwick $23
Water Park Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Welland $9.99
Grand Niagara Resort - The Rees Jones Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $65
Bridgewater Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Erie $34
Willodell Golf Club of Niagara
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $29.99
Oak Hall Par-3
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $5
Serpent at Whisky Run Golf Club Port Colborne $18 - $33
Fort Erie Golf Club Fort Erie $22.60
Owl at Whisky Run Golf Club Port Colborne $18 - $33
Heritage Woods Golf Course Niagara-on-the-Lake $16
St. Davids Golf Club St Davids $20
Cherry Hill Club Ridgeway N/A
Fox Run Golf Course Fonthill $19
Long Beach Country Club Wainfleet $16 - $24
Fox at Whisky Run Golf Club Port Colborne $18 - $33
Ridgeway Shores Golf Club Ridgeway $12.50 - $20.00
Grassy Brook Golf Course Welland $15 - $18
Lookout Point Country Club Pelham N/A
St. Catharines Golf & Country Club St Catharines N/A
Freedom Oaks Golf Club Dunnville $22 - $24
Eagle Valley Golf Club Niagara Falls $26
Fairview Golf Course St Catharines $9 - $10
Queenston Golf Club Queenston $20
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