The City of Niagara Falls derived its name from the famous Niagara Falls, but long before that the area surrounding the falls was made up of three communities; Drummondville, Clifton and Elgin.
In 1861 the three communities were combined to form Niagara Falls, which became incorporated as a city in 1904. Even by this time the community was seeing enormous growth in the tourism industry. With the construction of bridges linking the U.S to Canada as well as a burgeoning automobile industry Niagara Falls was becoming the premiere North American tourist destination. Hotels began to spring up catering to this new tourist industry. The first ever museum in Canada was opened in 1827 by Thomas Barnett.
Because of its natural beauty, moderate winters and close proximity to the American border the city of Niagara Falls soon became the Honeymoon Capital, with hundreds of newlyweds flocking to view the falls and take in the many sites and attractions.
Places to Visit around Niagara Falls
There is more to see at Niagara Falls than just the Falls. Bird-watching at Dufferin Islands in the winter, a visit to the Niagara Parks Greenhouse in the spring and a summer evening stroll in Queen Victoria Park. These are just a few of the many places to see when you visit Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.