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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Canada, Travel Destinations, Travel North America, Travel Style |

Why Niagara Falls and Eco tourists are the Perfect Combination

Why Niagara Falls and Eco tourists are the Perfect Combination

As more and more travelers are becoming interested in sustainable travel, the hottest trend in holidays right now seems to be that of ecotourism. And while some dive right in and plan their entire trip with ecotourism in mind, others opt to partake in eco-friendly activities while on the road. It’s partly because of this that thousands of tourist spots all around the world have begun implementing activities and attractions that are designed to be more eco friendly.

Niagara Falls is a world famous attraction that has always been especially dependent and kind to the health of its surrounding ecosystem. After all, if there were no falls and forests, tourists would have nothing to come to see.

If you’re planning a trip to Niagara Falls and you’re hoping to give something back to nature while you’re there, the following are some ecotourism activities that are worth checking out:

 

Go on some eco tours

If you are new to the eco travel scene and are unsure as to what it entails, Niagara is a great place to visit as there are a number of tour operators that focus on providing informative eco tour packages. Most of these will entail a walk through the several types of terrain where an informative tour guide will teach tour goers all about the natural landscape and how the human race is causing it harm.

Niagara Falls Hike

Given that there is everything from bird and eco-friendly fitness tours to hiking trails and photography tours, a few nights stay at the Marriott Gateway On The Falls is highly recommended if you want to squeeze everything in.

 

Take a hike

Once you’ve checked out some of the introductory tours that we spoke about above, it’s time to become your own tour guide and go for a wander around the spectacular parks and forest trails in the area. You could literally spend days discovering the natural features and flora and fauna that can be found in and around Niagara Falls National Park. If you’re feeling very adventurous and in need of some exercise, you could hike Canada’s most famous trail – the Bruce Trail.

 

Involve yourself in cleanup activities

Millions of people flock from all over the world to see the falls each and every year and with this extensive amount of visitors come some worrying environmental issues. With millions of disposable ponchos being handed out on popular tours and boat rides, it’s fair to say that many of those do not make it to waste or recycle bins. While the dedicated city workers do their very best to clear the area of floating ponchos and the likes, eco tourists can also do their bit by volunteering for the Niagara Heritage Partnership.

Niagara Falls cleaning

For those of you that don’t know, the Niagara Heritage Partnership is a group that comprises of passionate citizens who have come together to preserve the natural beauty of their area.

 

Whether you’re completely new to ecotourism or you’ve been green all your life, ecotourism is a fantastic way to see the world while doing your bit to help a very worthy cause.

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Images credit by order:  paul bicaDoug KerrJohn Piercy

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