Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall/Winter 2021

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DREAMSCAPES FALL/ WINTER 2021 24 ome winter when the white powder dusts the landscape in a blanket of snow, wildlife sight- ings might not be what you expect to see on a visit to Niagara Falls. But there we were. Beneath an indigo sky, we huddled around a great burly moose that was illuminated in bright white lights along the Niagara Parkway, inspecting a 6-metre- tall light installation, which was only a teaser for the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. Millions of lights adorn fanciful fig- urines during Canada's largest free outdoor light festival along the mighty Niagara River. It's all part of the annual light show that dovetails with the nightly Falls illumi- nation of the Canadian Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls. Winters are also a special time to explore the area. Here are some ways to fuel winter fun around Niagara Falls: TROPICS ARE FUN Go for the climate-controlled interior beneath this glass-ceiling structure and aim your camera at the bashful butterflies that flutter and land without notice. On the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gar- dens, the Butterfly Conservatory, which has NIAGARA FALLS WINTER PURSUITS GO FOR THE THRILLS AND DINING By Ilona Kauremszky ABOVE: See the nightly illumination of the famous Horseshoe Falls. Niagara Falls Tourism OPPOSITE TOP: Step inside the new Niagara Parks Power Station, a decommissioned hydroelectric power plant. Get a first-hand look at how the power station once harnessed the power of the mighty Niagara Falls. Niagara Parks OPPOSITE BOTTOM: Diners at the Flour Mill Scratch Kitchen Restaurant can dine alfresco amid chic winter decor. The restaurant is part of The Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel. Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel C

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