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Destination: Niagara Falls / Welland Canal

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Niagara Falls and the Welland Canal

Niagara Falls are formed by a great limestone escarpment, jutting up 194 feet at the falls. The Welland Canal was first constructed in 1932 to allow ships to traverse the elevation separating Lake Erie and Lake Ontario–a difference of 326 feet! Fun fact: 20% of the world’s freshwater comes down the Niagara River and over these falls!

Our All-inclusive Visit

We’ll experience the Hornblower cruise into the mists of the falls, drive the scenic Niagara Parkway on our way to lunch at a local winery, and visit lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake. On board, take a stroll on deck to watch our descent through the 8 locks of the Welland Canal.

Destination: Niagara Falls / Welland Canal

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Niagara Falls and the Welland Canal

Niagara Falls are formed by a great limestone escarpment, jutting up 194 feet at the falls. The Welland Canal was first constructed in 1932 to allow ships to traverse the elevation separating Lake Erie and Lake Ontario–a difference of 326 feet! Fun fact: 20% of the world’s freshwater comes down the Niagara River and over these falls!

Our All-inclusive Visit

We’ll experience the Hornblower cruise into the mists of the falls, drive the scenic Niagara Parkway on our way to lunch at a local winery, and visit lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake. On board, take a stroll on deck to watch our descent through the 8 locks of the Welland Canal.

More about the Niagara Falls region…

The Niagara Escarpment whose lift caused Niagara Falls also creates an interesting microclimate on the shores of Lake Ontario. In winter, the lake increases the humidity of the surrounding air and moderates the temperature (cooler in summer, warmer in winter). The Niagara Escarpment blocks that air from escaping, making the agricultural land around Lake Ontario perfect for fruit cultivation. Today, Niagara makes 90% of the world’s ice wine.