Horse racing? Golf? Scuba diving? Niagara's South Coast has it all and more, whether you are an adrenaline junkie or looking for an adventure!
Fort Erie Race Track (Thoroughbred Horse Racing)
Home to the famous Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown, the Fort Erie Race Track has offered the excitement and pageantry of live thoroughbred racing for 118 years. The Race Track is one of the most picturesque tracks in North America. From late May through mid-October, admire the thoroughbreds from the stands or more intimately in the Paddock area.
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Enjoy Niagara’s Friendliest Golf Course, Whisky Run Golf Club, with a scenic 27 hole course located near the shores of Lake Erie. When construction began in the 1980s, whisky bottles from the prohibition era were randomly discovered all over the property - coining the name of the future golf course.
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Feel the adrenaline pumping while riding side by side, fishtailing through the banked corners of an exciting ¼ mile track. A safe and enjoyable experience for all.
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Boating, Fishing and Scuba Diving
Designated by The World Fishing Network as “Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town 2013”, Port Colborne’s harbour development is second to none, with over 700 attractive slips: Lake Erie is one of the best fishing lakes in all of Canada with the finest perch, salmon, bass, walleye and trout.
Sugarloaf Marina also provides scuba diving experiences where guests can explore historic shipwrecks and enjoy sailing along the coast.
Experience the breathtaking views of Niagara's South Coast on horseback. Pick your setting: stroll along a beautiful beach, trot through the forest and discover wildlife, gallop off the beaten path, or explore old quarries in the Wainfleet Conservation Area. Packages include one- or two- hours excursions, from group trips to private sunset rides and picnic packages. Visitors 6 years old and up are welcome.
Don’t miss out on the kids camps that run in the summer, or other special events, such as the cowboy cookout over an open fire. Visit HorsePlay Niagara for more information.
New Humberstone Speedway
Sunday nights are for auto racing in Niagara's South Coast – but it’s not just for fans across Niagara. Only kilometers from the Canada-U.S. border, families from as far as Western New York and northern Pennsylvania come to experience the excitement and performance of talented drivers and amazing car models.
The 56th season starts on May 3, 2015. Season Passes and Track Memberships are available. Visit New Humberstone Speedway for more information.
1716 Main Street East
Port Colborne, ON (on Highway 3)
Niagara Skydive Centre
The Niagara Central Airport provides a unique opportunity for a skydiving centre. It has two paved runways, and sufficient indoor space to create the largest facility in the country. The 416 acre property offers great infrastructure, enabling the Niagara Skydive Centre to operate at times when other centers are unable to operate due to poor conditions (such a soggy grass runways).
Paintball is a variation on tag that involves players on competing teams shooting paint-filled balls at each other using air-powered guns. A fun activity for players of all levels, equipment is provided on site, safety procedures are in place and instructions are given. Visit Sherkston Paintball for more information.
Water skiing meets snowboarding, as a cable system pulls riders on wakeboards, gliding across the water around 20 miles per hour. Learning the sport is an easy feat for beginners who can move at their own pace. Skilled wakeboarders add more adventure with jumps and other obstacles.
Not only easy and affordable (head to the dock, grab hold of a handle and you're on your way), it is also fun exercise. The Triple Crown event takes place annually where around 50 boarders compete.