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The tourist attractions at Niagara Falls are starting to open again

Niagara Falls is starting to open again for tourists after months of closures due to the pandemic. Visitors will finally be able to experience what its like to be up close to the world famous waterfalls beginning on July 1.

From Canada Day onwards, the renowned Hornblower Cruises will begin once again taking passengers to the base of the falls.

New health and safety standards and physical distancing measures will be in place, making sure that everyone get to enjoy the natural phenomenon, without risking their health. 

The news comes after an announcement earlier this week revealed that the Niagara region will be allowed to move into Phase Two of Ontario's reopening plan from Friday, June 19. 

Casinos, restaurants, hotels and other amenities in the area will be begin the reopening process this weekend, with safety at the forefront of their agenda. 

Niagara falls is one of Canada's top tourist attractions, attracting around 14 million people each year. 

Also opening this week is the popular Zipline next to the falls.

With a whopping 98 per cent of industry in the area temporarily laid off since March, the reopening will come as welcome news for Niagara's 80,000 residents. 

Lead photo by

Neil Morell

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