Welcome to Niagara Falls!
Formed when glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age and carved from water from the newly formed Great Lakes, the Horseshoe Falls thunder over the Niagara Escarpment, dropping more than 50 metres into a roiling cauldron; the most powerful waterfall in North America.
Whether it’s your first visit or your twentieth, viewing the Falls and spending time in the nature surrounding them never gets old. See for yourself when you join us at CAOT Conference 2019, in Niagara Falls from May 29 to June 1, 2019. Come early or stay late and add a bit of fun, adventure, history or culture to your conference experience.
There are many ways to view the Falls and perhaps the best is by boat. We’ve built this into the social events for conference, aboard Hornblower Cruises (formerly Maid of the Mist), so make sure to opt to join us when conference registration opens Feb 1. When it comes to the Falls, there’s something for everyone and your options include jet boat, helicopter, zipline, aero car and, for an easier view, there’s the Journey Behind the Falls or the Niagara SkyWheel.
Beyond this iconic backdrop, Niagara Falls offers entertainment and food options that will delight every delegate. Casino? Golf? Theatre? And less than a 30-minute drive away is beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake with an unbeatable main street of inns, restaurants, shopping and events. Getting there can be half the fun, winding along the Niagara Parkway past Fort George and the War of 1812’s Queenston Heights battleground, stopping first at Niagara’s Botanical Gardens and famed Butterfly Conservatory.
For those drawn by Niagara’s world-class wine region – rightly so! - note that breweries and distilleries are abundant as well. There are tasting tours to please all palettes. Our conference social will take place at a Niagara vineyard, with wine tasting, food, transportation and laughs all included, so reserve your Thursday evening of conference and get your ticket when you register.
With so much to choose from, start making your plans for a memorable visit to Ontario’s vital and diverse Niagara region, by adding a few days to your conference stay. Here are some sites to help you plan: