What Kind of Animals are there in Niagara Falls, Canada?

What Kind of Animals are there in Niagara Falls, Canada?

Niagara Falls Canada is a very beautiful place. It is located along the Niagara River which separates Niagara Falls New York from Niagara Falls Canada.

Because Niagara Falls is located on a River, there is a variety of birds in Niagara Falls. It is a popular breeding ground for birds in the spring and birders from all over the world come to watch the seagulls. There are 26 varieties of just seagulls in Niagara Falls throughout the year.

The most common River birds are turkey vultures, red tallied hawks, Herons, Seagulls, Swan, the rarely seen Bald Eagles and many more.

Closer into town, inland from the river, you will find Robins, Blue Jays, Starlings, Cardinals, Orioles, larks, Woodpeckers, chickadees, and, among many others, the most common bird; the sparrow, a small, brown bird which can often be seen hopping about picnic tables and sidewalks.

Other animals that you see a lot of in Niagara Falls are Squirrels including Black Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, groundhogs, rabbits, minks, martins, white-tailed deer, foxes, opossums and beavers. There are many more common animals, but these are the most common.

Are there Bears in Niagara Falls, Canada?

No, there are not any wild Bears in Niagara Falls. Bears, Cougars and wolves are all native to the area, but they have moved out of the cities due to pressures from Human developments.

What kind of insects are there in Niagara Falls, Canada?

There are no deadly insects in Niagara Falls Canada, but there is one insect that you should watch out for: the Deer Tick. The bite of the tick is not deadly, but it carries a disease. The good news is: if you are bitten, the tick has to stay on you for 24 hours to deliver the poison. You can prevent ticks from coming near you by wearing insect repellant that deters ticks, wearing long pants and socks and by checking your body for ticks after you have been outdoors to ensure that you have not been bitten. Ticks commonly live in long grass or tall weeds.

Niagara Falls has a stunning array of beautiful insects. In the Summer months (June-September) butterflies of all colours can be seen in fields and flying through the sky. Early Summer offers a nightly display of fireflies which glow like tiny blinking lanterns for about two weeks of the year. Caterpillars, bumble bees, dragon flies and lady bugs are among the most favourite insects to enjoy while you are in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is a beautiful place to visit and connect with Nature. Wildlife is everywhere and you just have to open your eyes and you will see it!
Written by: Christa Barette

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Top 10 Best Free Things To Do in Niagara Falls, Canada

The Top 10 Best Free Things To Do in Niagara Falls, Canada

Whether you are planning a cheap trip, are already in ‘the Falls’ or, you just know that the best things in life are free; here are my favourite top 10 free things to do in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

#1 Take a hike in the Niagara Glen

If you are taking a trip to Niagara Falls then you absolutely have to visit a most beautiful hiking trail through the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve. The terrain is rocky and there are 200 stairs, so proper footwear is recommended. Trail maps are available for free at the gift shop. For those who would like a guide, there are several tours available, however; we recommend the Natural Connection Tour with Natural Niagara Tours at $35 per person.

#2 Take a Stroll in the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens on the Niagara Parkway are a delight to stroll through. On the grounds of the Niagara Parks Commission Botany school, these historical sprawling gardens are filled with the most beautiful of flora and fauna. A walk along the various paths and park segments is soothing for the soul and can be an inspirational muse to those who like to write, practice Yoga or just like to saunter and observe wildlife!

#3 Walk or bike along the Niagara River
The Niagara River walking/biking trail along the Niagara Parkway is beautiful. Whether you take the whole trail or just a portion of it, you will be delighted with serene and mesmerizing expanses of water and some of the most beautiful trees that Canada has to offer. The lower river offers wine country and the little town of Niagara On the Lake while the upper river offers a closer view of the river and the many river birds.

#4 Sit a while by the Falls

Seeing Niagara Falls is amazing, but taking the time to step out of the crowd , find a comfy bench or place to put your picnic blanket and really take it in can not be substituted by a quick drive-by or pause and selfie. Spending the afternoon with a journal while you bask in the rainbow mist of an ancient waterfall; priceless, but free!

#5 Enjoy some live music

Live music is a must and when it is outdoors and free, it is just that much better. Thursdays blues in the park at Firemans park is a Niagara Falls favourite for the locals and for the price of a beer, you can enjoy free music at the cool and hip pubs on the local downtown strip on Queen Street. We recommend Taps and Camp Cataract for their regular live music shows.

#6 Thursday Nights at the Museum

Thursday nights at the Niagara Falls Museum there is always something exciting to do and the exhibits are always free on Thursdays. Check out their website for details.

#7 Fireworks over the falls

There is nothing quite as magical as a fire works show; and to see it over Niagara Falls is exhilarating. Fire work displays last about 5-10 minutes and are free to the public. See the Niagara Parks Commission website for the newest firework time schedule.


#8 Free events put on by the Niagara Parks Commission

The Niagara Parks Commission puts on various events throughout the year. Past events have included: Birds of Prey exhibits, outdoor art shows and musical Water/lazer concerts. The New Years Eve Show is a Yearly free event as well as the Festival of Lights which is free to explore throughout the Christmas and holiday season.

#9 Hike along the Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is the oldest Walking path in Canada and is still hiked to this day by many eager travellers. The trail extends all the way to Tobomory along the ridge of the Niagara Escarpment. This trail would take more than 3 months to walk in it’s entirety, but is a great place to visit for a short stroll. Remember to always hike with a friend or tell someone where you are going. This part of the trail is relatively flat for the first 15 minutes though it can become mucky in rainy weather.

#10 Visit the beach

Niagara Falls is smack dab between two beautiful beaches on the Great Lakes; Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Crystal Beach is on lake Erie and is a beautiful 40 minute drive from Niagara Falls The drive takes you through the country side and farmers’ fields). Crystal beach has a large, sandy beach. Port Dalhousie on Lake Ontario is a small town about 20 minutes by highway from Niagara Falls. Port Dalhousie has two of the most beautiful sandy beaches for watching the sunset, swimming and viewing Toronto across the lake.

Written by: Christa Barette

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