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Niagara Falls is a beautiful city located in Ontario Canada and offers visitors activities all around the year. There are several parks dotted across the city and numerous walking and hiking trails, with the Niagara Falls being the main attraction of the city. Every evening the area is illuminated and fireworks are blown over the falls. Visitors get the first glimpse of the Niagara Falls from the Queen Victoria Park, a majestic garden and the perfect point for seeing the lighting and the fireworks. The Skylon Tower is among the tallest buildings in the city with an observation deck. The Niagara Skywheel also offers exclusive views of the falls. There are quite a number of theme parks in the city such as the Marineland of Canada (theme park) and Clifton Hill. Visitors would also love to visit the numerous parks dotted across Niagara Falls. The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens is a magnificent park open all around the year. The Queenston Heights Park and the Bird Kingdom are also good places to visit. Niagara Falls also offers a fun filled shopping experience with several souvenir shops across the city. Some good places to shop in the city include shops around Clifton Hill, Canada One Factory Outlet, Fallsview Casino Resort Galleria Shops, etc....more

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Niagara Falls is a beautiful city located in Ontario Canada and offers visitors activities all around the year. There are several parks dotted across the city and numerous walking and hiking trails, with the Niagara Falls being the main attraction of the city. Every evening the area is illuminated and fireworks are blown over the falls. Visitors get the first glimpse of the Niagara Falls from the Queen Victoria Park, a majestic garden and the perfect point for seeing the lighting and the fireworks.

The Skylon Tower is among the tallest buildings in the city with an observation deck. The Niagara Skywheel also offers exclusive views of the falls. There are quite a number of theme parks in the city such as the Marineland of Canada (theme park) and Clifton Hill. Visitors would also love to visit the numerous parks dotted across Niagara Falls. The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens is a magnificent park open all around the year. The Queenston Heights Park and the Bird Kingdom are also good places to visit.

Niagara Falls also offers a fun filled shopping experience with several souvenir shops across the city. Some good places to shop in the city include shops around Clifton Hill, Canada One Factory Outlet, Fallsview Casino Resort Galleria Shops, etc.

Nearby Airports

The closest airport to Niagara Falls is the Niagara Falls International Airport in New York, USA. The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is about 20-30 minutes from the city. There are regular shuttle services available from the Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls. On the Canadian side, the nearest airport is the Hamilton International Airport, which is about 70 km away. 

Halal Restaurants

There are quite a number of places that serve halal food in Niagara Falls. Some of the best halal restaurants in Niagara Falls include Pita on the Run, Afghan Kabob, Cheetal Indian Cuisine & Buffet, Qila Halal Restaurant, etc.

Mosques

There are a couple of mosques in Niagara Falls. The mosques in the city include the Islamic Society of Niagara Peninsula located on the Lyons Creek Road and the Jamia Masjid Aisha Siddiqah on Stanley Avenue. 

Things to Do and See in Niagara Falls

  • Queen Victoria Park  
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Parks
  • Fireworks over the Falls
  • Marineland Theme Park
  • Skylon Tower
  • Niagara Skywheel
  • Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens
  • Butterfly Conservatory
  • Queenston Heights Park
  • Bird Kingdom
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  • 7 Best Things to Do in Quebec City

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So if you’re planning a short trip and are wondering what the top places to visit in Quebec City, then we’ve got you covered! Our guide covers things that if missed, in our opinion, will deem your trip incomplete, so be sure to include all of it in your itinerary for the trip of a lifetime!   1. Explore Old Quebec Picture Credit: www.civilized.life No trip to Quebec City is complete without a visit to its famed Old Town; where narrow, winding cobblestone streets meet quaint stone buildings, making it a living museum. The designated UNESCO World Heritage Site is the perfect example of what living in a fortified city was like centuries ago. The sweeping view of the Saint-Lawrence River from the Upper Town is a must-see for every visitor, and the numerous historic buildings and sites. Places such as the Place Royale and the Plains of Abraham will definitely leave you in awe with their brilliant architecture. While you are here, make sure to take a stroll along the fortified walls surrounding the Old Town, and get yourself a picture with one of the most photographed hotels on the planet - the Château Frontenac! Also filled with countless impressive restaurants and cafés, including some of Canada’s best stores and boutiques. You’ll have plenty to do and see in Old Quebec, so make sure you have your walking shoes on when visiting!   2. Experience Carnaval de Quebec Picture Credit: www.homeaway.ca If you’re visiting Quebec during its coldest months of January and February, then the famous Winter Carnival is one thing you cannot miss! The massive, colourful festival embraces the weather - ice, snow and all - and is one of the city’s most important events, highlighting its history and culture. Locals look forward to it, and tourists from all over the world fly in just to experience it right before their eyes. The magical event spans a couple of weeks, and these activities include live shows, parades, their traditional ice canoe race, sleigh races through the Plains of Abraham, snow sculpting competitions, skating and so much more! Attended by around a million people annually, this event is one of the top things to do in Quebec City during the winter months, so don’t miss out!   3. Snack on Maple Syrup Picture Credit: www.youtube.com Did you know that Quebec is the home of maple syrup? Producing around 77% of the world’s supply of maple syrup, Quebec is the place to go to get your hands on these sweet and sticky Canadian treat. Get your sweet fix at one of the many ‘sugar shacks’ or cabanes à sucre in the province that are open year round. Just a short distance from the Old Town, these sugar shacks will give you the opportunity to learn all about the maple syrup and the whole process on how to produce it. Here you'll experience hands-on activities, taste Canadian delicacies all centered on maple and even experience shows where the syrup takes center stage! Sampling taffy that is poured hot-hot on snow to cool it and then shaped onto a stick before hardening is an absolute experience you won’t forget!   4. Stay at the Ice Hotel Picture Credit: entertainmentdesigner.com Have you ever visited a hotel made entirely of snow and ice? Well then, Quebec City’s incredible Hôtel de Glace will leave you a little cold, and quite a bit speechless. Located just a few minutes away from downtown Quebec City, and offering you a one-of-a-kind experience, Hôtel de Glace attracts thousands of visitors each year during winter. The hotel which has 45 original themed rooms and suites is entirely redesigned and rebuilt each year in winter. 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    Canada is often a place that tourists tend to skip over when picking vacation spots, but those people are missing out on a trip of a lifetime! Canada is a massive country with everything you could want to see and do on vacation, be it adventure or thrill-seeking opportunities, or relaxing in charming countrysides or on even on magnificent beaches. There are also many reasons why Muslims love to travel to Canada, namely, the availability of Muslim-friendly facilities and the feeling of being welcomed. Islam is the second largest religion in Canada, standing at 3.2% of the population, after Christianity. This means that there's no shortage of anything you could need to fulfil your requirements without compromising your faith Here are the top reasons to visit Canada in 2018:   1. It Has Incredible Nature & Wildlife Canada is one of the best places to witness the elegance and beauty of nature – and revel in the magnificence of Allah's creations. 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Some of the most famous events to take place in Canada include the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Winterlude Festival in Ottawa, the Celebration of Light festival in Vancouver, the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec, and so much more. Check out the local listings in the particular cities you plan to visit to see what festivals are taking place during your time of visit.   3. It Is Full of Heritage and Culture History or culture isn't exactly what a tourist think of when they think Canada, but the country has a deep a rich heritage that you can explore on your travels. The amazing part about each city in Canada is that they are all distinct and offer entirely different opportunities to explore, activities, adventure, and more. In today's world of artificially created attractions that can take away the authenticity of experiences to be had, this is truly a breath of fresh air. 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Canadians are some of the most welcoming people in the world, and who better to represent this than their prime minister Justin Trudeau, who not only allowed refugees into the country but welcomed them at the airport by saying “You are home”. Not only does Canada have an incredible infrastructure, it is also one of the safest countries to travel with a relatively low crime rate. As Muslim travelers, you would not have to feel out of place because of the significant Islamic population who live here as well. You can allow yourself to be completely yourself on your Halal holiday in Canada!   5. There's Amazing Halal Food With a large population of Muslims scattered all over the country, there is no doubt that you will be able to find amazing Halal food all across the country. Obviously, there will be more options in cities with a dense population of Muslims like Ontario, but you should have a few choices no matter where you go. 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