Introducing the 3 Main Species of Bears

Specialised bear tours designed to help enthusiasts spend time with the animals in the wild are becoming ever more popular. With a host of specialised itineraries from which to choose, you could find yourself in Canada, Alaska, Finland or even Spain.

Depending on where in the world you choose, you’ll encounter different species of the bear. There are eight main species: the North American Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Asiatic Black Bear, Andean Bear, Panda Bear, Sloth Bear and Sun Bear. Most organised bear tours, however, focus on the Black, Brown and Polar Bear. Here we offer a brief introduction.

North American Black Bear

The most common species in North America, it inhabits the area that stretches from Florida to Canada and Alaska. It is primarily omnivorous, eating mainly vegetation, which is quite surprising considering the size and weight of the adults. Reaching maturity at around eight years of age, an adult North American Black Bear often weighs around 280kg, and sometimes even more. Females produce cubs between the ages of five and seven. Many of these animals live up to 25 years of age, although they have been known to live much longer. Most North American Black Bears look black or brown but occasionally they can appear white, especially in northwest British Columbia.

Brown Bear

There are many sub species of this bear, which is found in Alaska, western Canada and in some areas of Washington, Montana and Wyoming. It also inhabits areas of Russia and many parts of Europe and Asia. (On bears tours to Spain and Finland this is the species you will encounter.) Their colour varies quite substantially, ranging from almost black to blonde. Depending on the abundance of food, they can be very large or relatively small. The largest-the ‘Big Browns’-are found in Alaska and Russia along the coastal areas, whereas smaller ones live in the interior of North America and the mountains of Europe.

Polar Bears

Bear tours in the Arctic Circle offer an incredible opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their frozen habitat. Among the largest species, the adult Polar Bear can reach 800kg in weight. Adult females are much smaller but are still a formidable sight when seen in the wild. Preying on fish and seals, they are proficient hunters on land and in the water. Swimming at speeds of up to 10km/hr, they have adapted to their environment extremely effectively.

If you’re considering heading off for a close encounter with any of the species of this amazing animal, doing some of your own research before you go into their characteristics and behaviours will enrich your experience even more.

Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes in Canada

It is still customary for many people to think of “nursing homes” when they are considering care for aging loved ones. However, in Canada’s senior care industry, you will not hear many staff refer to “nursing homes.” The traditional “nursing home” in Canada is referred to as a long term care home, where patients will receive medical care and attention as warranted – perhaps from nurses on call around the clock.

The term “nursing home” also carries some negative connotations certainly and as a generic catchall term it is simply not fitting as a description of the many retirement living options available. In Canada today, senior care is increasingly adaptable and flexible, with a spectrum of options from complete independence to thorough care.

Some options you can find in retirement home living today include the following:

Active Adult Communities allow you to live in community with other people your own age with access to often-luxurious amenities such as a golf course, swimming pool, etc. These communities are usually age exclusive and the age of exclusion may be as low as 50 years. That doesn’t mean your grandkids can’t visit! They just can’t live with you.

Independent Living also allows you to live in an exclusive community but in this, you might also participate in communal meals and other activities. You may be protected by security and you may even want to hire your own home health care if needed.

Congregate Living may mix together people requiring various degrees of care, including (for example) independent seniors along with those who require help with house cleaning or other regular daily activities.

Long-term care homes offer residents care as required. Many people still think of these as “nursing homes.” These may be well-staffed with nurses and other medical staff and there may be many residents who require consistent care.

It’s important to note that the retirement home industry is responding to senior’s changing needs. The vast majority of retirement homes in Canada seek to treat residents with the very highest levels of respect, befitting those who have contributed so much to society in their lives. As the baby boomer generation puts their aging parents into retirement homes, they are demanding increased options and more respectful care. In fact, they are effecting changes that they will one day benefit from when they, too, decide to move into a retirement home.

Presenting – Marie Perrotta From the Pegasus Community Project – Reaching for the Stars

One person I had heard a lot about from different sources while searching for interview candidates about Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood is Marie Perrotta, the Founding Director of the Pegasus Community Project for Adults with Special Needs. This non-profit charitable organization provides daytime opportunities for adults with developmental challenges, family support and community outreach. Pegasus also runs a thrift store whose revenues support the operational funding needs of this organization and provide practical work experiences for program participants.

Just before 10 am this morning I went to meet Marie at the Beaches Community Centre which is the location for one of her program groups. A few minutes before Marie’s arrival I had a chance to sit down for a few minutes with Gillian Story who is now a full-time program counsellor with the program. Gillian explained that the Pegasus program consists of three groups of adults with special needs that meet at three different locations: the Beaches Community Centre, Centre 55 and the Matty Eckler Community Centre, all in Toronto’s east end. Since graduating with a degree in music and psychology at Concordia Gillian started working at Pegasus in October of 2006 and admits it was a big learning experience at first. But she says that the staff and the participants in the program have been extremely welcoming and made it easy for her to fit in.

As Marie arrived and took off her coat to get ready for an interview, one program participant, a 24-year old woman named Shannon sat down beside me. The group was very cheerful and demonstrated a very natural sense of curiosity. A couple of the participants had peppered me with questions as to who I was, why I was here and what I was planning to do, and I briefly explained my interview plans. Shannon mentioned that she works at the Pegasus Thrift Store twice a week and volunteers there on Saturdays as well. She operates the cash register and welcomes the customers. Marie confirmed that Shannon has a great talent working with people and referred to her as a “natural social worker”. On Mondays Shannon goes to Variety Village, a fitness and life skills facility in Toronto’s east end, where she and her friends from Pegasus enjoy swimming, weight-lifting and other physical activities. Shannon was very gregarious and outgoing and inquired whether they might be a possibility to see her later at the Pegasus Thrift Store.

I did not want to let Marie wait any longer, so I thanked Shannon for talking with me, and Marie and I relocated in order to be able to do a quiet interview. Marie is originally from Buffalo, and she and her husband moved to Ontario to complete their graduate degrees here. After her undergraduate degree in French literature she completed her graduate studies in assessment counseling at the Institute of Child Studies at the University of Toronto. Her work background prior to her involvement with Pegasus includes psychiatric research at the Hospital for Sick Children.

One of Canada’s attributes that captured Marie right from the start was people’s openness, the country’s civility, diversity and tolerance. Marie noticed these characteristics right away and added that tolerance is underrated. In her words, if you spend enough time with people who are different, with time you’ll get over those differences. I wholeheartedly agreed with her and we concluded that often it is lack of exposure to people of different backgrounds that creates negative stereotypes.

Marie has three children: Andrew, 34, an adult with developmental challenges, Olivia, who just graduated from international development and science at McGill University in Montreal, and Cristina, who at 17 years of age is still attending high school. As the mother of a child with a developmental disability Marie understands the unique pressures of families dealing with developmental challenges. In 1993 Marie found out that adult children with developmental handicaps would not have access to day programs after the age of 21. About 650 people in Toronto were on waiting lists for existing day programs and Marie knew she had to do something.

Marie got several parents together that were in similar situations, but the group did not last long. She called on government funding agencies and approached the Matty Eckler Community Centre, part of the Toronto Parks and Recreation Department. The representatives at the community centre reacted extremely positively and offered Marie some space for her intended day-time program. Once she had secured the location, she formally set up a charitable organization and put together a board of directors which included another parent with a developmentally challenged child, as well as three other board members, including a teacher, a child daycare administrator and an occupational therapist.

From January to September of 1994 the team raised $30,000. Alison Masters, one of the Board members, held a big auction and a party at Lido’s Restaurant. With another fundraising event and a small grant from the city the program was ready to start. One of the earliest exercises was to find a name for the organization, and Marie came up with the idea to draw on Greek mythology. In the spring of 1994 they had set a goal to get the organization launched by the fall, so she decided to pick a fall sky constellation and came up with the name Pegasus. The organization indeed got its start in September of 1994. Today many other names of heavenly objects are used in the fundraising efforts of the organization: The “Galaxy of Stars” lists donors in different categories including “Hercules”, “Perseus”, “Cygnus” and “Lyra”. Another group of donors is referred to as the “Meteors”.

Over the years funding has come from many different sources. For ten years Marie ran an annual yard sale from her front yard and as the handling and storage of donated goods became too onerous, fundraising efforts have now shifted to the “Pegasus Thrift Store”, located at 970 ½ Kingston Road. The store is an interesting project because not only does it provide significant funding for Pegasus, it also offers practical training and work opportunities for many of the participants in the Pegasus program.

Until 2000 Marie ran the program out of her house and recalls that acquainting herself with the necessary computer skills initially presented a challenge. In the beginning, when her daughter was only 4 years old, Marie had trained her to take telephone messages. So one day a call from the Association of Community Living came in and Cristina politely asked the caller to spell out the name of the association. When Marie had a look at the message Cristina took, she saw a big note, all scribbled out across the whole sheet of paper in a 4 year old’s handwriting, but with a perfectly proper spelling of the organization’s long name.

Today, the Pegasus Community project receives significant funding from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, and a program fee has been implemented. Marie indicated that the government support has been tremendously helpful in light of the enormous financial and psychological strain on families with a person who is suffering from developmental handicaps, which include such disabilities as Down’s Syndrome, autism, certain cases of cerebral palsy and others. Marie added that many cases of developmental handicaps do not have an exact diagnosis.

The program is very staff intensive: the ratio of staff members to program participants is 1 to 2.5. Some of the participants require care to meet their physical needs. Staff also look after some medical needs, such as seizure monitoring, giving medications, and feeding through a G-tube. All of the staff members and volunteers in the program receive the requisite training to be able to provide proper care to the participants. Marie indicates that today virtually all of her staff members have two or more years of post-secondary education and many have university degrees and related experience.

The Pegasus Community Program today has 38 participants located in three community centres. Two types of programs serve the participants: the Aquarius Program offers long term support while the Pegasus Program is a transitional program which focuses on skills development and vocational experiences.

Marie strongly believes in a decentralized approach since it allows for greater integration into and acceptance by the community. Other facilities often house the same or an even greater number of participants in one location, but often these locations are in industrial areas, isolated from residential communities.

Marie is a strong proponent of community integration, and she feels that virtually every human being, including people with developmental disabilities, have the capability to give back to the community. The Pegasus participants volunteer at the Thrift Store, they also take on unpaid volunteer work assignments in the local community at stores such as Price Chopper and Zellers, and they volunteer to deliver a local community newspaper, the Beach Metro News.

Viewed from the perspective of a person with disabilities, community interaction and integration is absolutely critical. Every human being needs a change of scenery as well as mental and sensory stimulation. One day when her son was not able to attend the Pegasus program, he was sitting in the kitchen, sadly staring at the door. Although he was not able to vocalize his feelings, Marie recognized very clearly that he deeply missed being able to go out and join his friends at the program. She added that when you work with people with disabilities you get very good at paying attention to decoding non-verbal communication.

Volunteers are an absolutely critical element in Pegasus’ success. Marie refers to some of her regular volunteers who come out to work with the participants: Margaret Simmons, a retired principal, comes in regularly to provide a literacy program while Selma Smith has been teaching an arts and crafts program for five years. The projects of the “studio program” are quite sophisticated and the artistic products are sold at the Thrift Store as well as by local retailers in the Beach such as Arts on Queen.

Three students from the Behavioural Technology Program at George Brown College are currently completing internships with the program while six nurses from Centennial and Humber College are completing practical community nursing placements for their Bachelor of Science Degrees. A high school student named Kelly, from a community program at Inglenook High school is also currently volunteering with the program.

The Beach community has widely supported the program, and the participants regularly venture out into the community in different excursions. Today as I was there, several people arrived with shopping bags full of groceries, and collectively the group prepared a delicious and nutritious lunch that included chicken wraps and sweet potato fries. Marie also indicated that fitness and physical activities are an important component of the program. Participants regular go to Variety Village to go swimming and play team sports such as soccer and basketball. Marie added that there are quite a few gifted athletes in her groups.

Some of the participants have fewer support needs than others, and with several years of assistance and support they may even move on to holding paid jobs in the community. The young lady Shannon who I was talking to earlier was a good example of this and she has successfully and enthusiastically been working at the Thrift Store. Marie believes in all sorts of possibilities for her participants and the program provides job coaching for the participants who have the potential for gainful employment. Other practical skills such as learning how to take public transit are also taught in the program. Marie adds that this type of training does take years, but it is an important investment in individuals and the community as a whole.

Currently Marie is working on organizing a fourth group which will be run out of SH Armstrong Community Centre just a bit west of the Beach neighbourhood near Coxwell. Marie firmly believes that the decentralized approach is critical for the success of her program since it provides for greater community interaction and acceptance. She adds, maybe a future successor of hers might make changes to that approach, but for now she is happy that she now has a program manager who is very familiar with the program’s philosophy. She is relieved that even if she were not around, the program would continue.

Running a registered charity comes with all sorts of challenges, including a wide range of administrative duties as well as quarterly financial reports and budgets. Marie indicates that although Pegasus is a small organization you have to deal with the same organizational issues as in a large organization. But once you get it under your belt it becomes much more manageable.

Several merchants and organizations also support the Pegasus Community Project. Residents in the Beach have welcomed the program and Marie adds that Beachers are more broad-minded and charitable than they are sometimes given credit for. Some people have even thanked her for bringing developmentally challenged individuals into the Beach. Just recently one individual wrote a $500 cheque to the project, and he was so happy to do so as if he had just been waiting to be asked to write that cheque. The generosity from so many people is outstanding, and Marie really appreciates all the support she has received.

One organization that has been particularly helpful is the Toronto Beach Rotary Club which supports Pegasus with regular fundraising initiatives. Local merchant Harold Wisefeld, also known as Zoltzz, the owner of the famous fashion discount store Ends in the Beach, has been a very generous contributor to Pegasus. Another local entrepreneur, Dan MacLeod from the Price Chopper supermarket at Gerrard and Victoria Park, is extremely committed to community work.

Marie says he has opened his store’s doors to hire many people with disabilities. He will even assign regular employees to work alongside a person with a disability, to train them and help them. One of Pegasus’ participants, a young man named AJ, works at Price Chopper three days a week and needs coaching while he is there. Dan sees to it that he receives the support he needs. Dan also supports many of Pegasus’ special events as well as other organizations such as the Cancer Society and the Alzheimers Society. Very few merchants would go to these lengths to accommodate and support people with disabilities.

After having concluded our one-on-one interview we checked in on the Phoenix group next door which in the meantime had prepared lunch and was enjoying a good meal around the table. After a few photos I said goodbye to the group, thanked them for their time and interest and invited them to join me for my Photo Exhibition in the Beach which will be held in early March. Fortunately the location will be within walking distance and the members of the group will be able to drop by and have a look at the photos.

Marie and I then drove five minutes up to Kingston Road where Marie showed me the Pegasus Thrift Store. The store is open on most days, but it is better to call ahead to make sure that the store is staffed. The Thrift Store sells everything from used books, CDs, fabric, clothing, dishes and glassware to small electric appliances and even Barbie dolls. It provides a great opportunity for Pegasus program participants to gain practical work experience and support the fundraising efforts for their program. Friends and neighbours donate all the second-hand goods that are sold in the store.

For me the highlight of the store are the products that are made by the Pegasus program participants themselves. Marie demonstrated a range of hand-made products to me:

- handmade greeting cards featuring feathers and a variety of artistic techniques
- bookmarks reminiscent of beaded necklaces
- soup mixes including recipes
- various types of cookie mixes
- the most recent addition to the merchandise: a handmade tote bag made from donated fabric

In addition to her regular duties Marie works in the store virtually every Saturday and hopes to be able to find some help in organizing it soon. She added that initially her plans were only to cover the costs of the rent and telephone, but the Pegasus Thrift Store has morphed into much more than that: a major fundraising tool as well as a great place of learning for her program participants. Many shoppers say it’s one of the most fun places to shop at in the Beach.

I also asked Marie whether her organization has a website yet and she indicated not yet. But she is currently working with two volunteers to develop one.

Meeting Marie Perrotta was one of those humbling moments when you get to know someone who has overcome significant personal hurdles and truly dedicated her life to people in need in the community. Several awards recognize these efforts: Pegasus won the 1995 City of Toronto Access Award and the 1998 Innovation Award. Marie herself was honoured as the 2004 Beach Citizen of the Year, following the footsteps of other prominent Beachers such as Gene Domagala (who is also a regular volunteer for Pegasus), Glenn Cochrane and Arie Nerman.

As I walked away from the store I thought the heavenly analogies of the Pegasus Project are quite fitting: to her program participants Marie must be like an angel, sent down to earth to help them reach for the stars.

For more information about the Pegasus Community Project or to make a donation please contact Marie Perrotta at 416-691-5651. To contact the store regarding shopping or dropping off donations, please call 416-913-2544.

The Best Spiritual Retreats and Sacred Places to Enrich Your Mind, Body and Soul

Have you taken ‘time-out’ to balance your energies lately? Sometimes we need a little boost or a life transforming experience – especially when going through periods of change and growth. This can come in many forms including relationships, heightened sensitivity or a longing to ‘find out more.’

Through a spiritual retreat you can rejuvenate, reconnect, develop your intuition and learn how to release anything not needed in your life with likeminded others. It can be the start of a new journey or chapter in your book. Change is the only thing we can be certain of in life; why not embrace the opportunity to take your soul to new heights where you can begin to live the life of your dreams?

Tranquility Retreats – The Secrets of Ayurveda & Alchemy

“Nurture yourself with our healing and rejuvenation services from around the world.”

Located on the island of Maui, Hawaii this world-class retreat has continuously altered the lives of many.

Prominent spiritual teachers and healing masters Alisha Olivier and Davidji offer you the very best healing programs, which will ensure you return home a newly-revitalized person. You’ll enjoy treatments ranging from massages, yoga sessions, healing with essential oils, sound meditation, cranio sacral therapy and lots more.

The Secrets of Ayurveda & Alchemy offers a personal transformation program called ‘Healing From Within.’ As suggested, this elite method promotes a healing approach through tapping into your deepest emotions. You can take part in one-on-one sessions personalized just for you.

An intricate garden setting awaits you on this retreat. Enjoy your stay in an exclusive cottage located among the abundance of lush flowers, trees and fresh air, koi pond and brook.

This exceptional place will give you peace, healing and serenity to enrich your mind, body and spirit.

Stone Light Spiritual Retreat Wisconsin

“A spiritual place where heaven and earth meet.”

Stone Light is a unique spiritual retreat center that offers a peaceful place for relaxation, personal and spiritual expansion…

The area situated in Kickapoo River Valley Wisconsin, is famous for being ‘driftless or un-glaciated’ because it’s one of the few parts in America missed by advancing glaciers over the millennia. As a result, this preserved the exceptional topography of the region making it a prime location for a spiritual retreat. The breathtaking terrain and clear streams are one of the many features to enjoy in this organic haven where many ‘spirit orbs’ have been spotted!

You can spend the night in four uniquely designed Amish Built Cabins named The Crystal, Emerald, Sapphire and Rose Cabins – furnished with a homely fireplace to ensure your comfort.

Also, tucked in seclusion amongst the woods is a chapel that can be reached through nature trails and stone pavements. Revitalise the way nature intended as this retreat is free from any electronic interference.

Group or private sessions include akashic records, astrology, breath-work, massage, nutrition, shamanic healing, spiritual mentoring and reiki.

Healing Rock Retreat Canada

“Come as you are; leave inspired and refreshed.”

For over 10 years, Daryl Wood has provided a space for adults to nurture and relax on a spiritual, physical and emotional level. Healing Rock Retreat is a premiere retreat located on the shores of Lake Huron, Ontario Canada.

What draws people to Healing Rock is the sacred lands of the Bruce Peninsula with ancient cedars, glacier rocks and crystal clear water. What they find is a special place to rest, reflect and rejuvenate – to remember who they are and what matters to them.

Healing Rock Retreat is an adult-only private three bedroom self-contained suite on the shores of Lake Huron. Nestled amongst the tall cedar trees the space is comfortable and nurturing. Witness the full moon rise over the lake or the brilliant star filled dark skies.

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‘The Artful Hiker’ healing program will inspire you to express yourself through art, photography, writing and nature. Activities and therapies include life coaching, shiatsu massage, reflexology and reiki.

Come as you are. Leave feeling refreshed with clarity, courage, energy, new perspective, focus, enthusiasm, a calm mind, a content heart and a nurtured soul.

“Come with us to an ancient land where we will weave the energies of heaven and earth, sea and stars, fire and water, aloha and magic!”

Discover an ancient land in Hawaii where magical energies flourish. A Real Retreat is something you do truly for you. It’s about expanding everything, fearlessly…

Facilitated by internationally respected Stacey Demarco and Denby Sheather, two gifted spiritual and healing practitioners from Australia, activities and programs are specifically designed to help you grow.

Rejuvenate with delicious organic vegetarian food, connect with nature and powerful magic. Experience the healing power of seasonal yoga with one of Australia’s most gifted teachers. Enjoy the powerful nature energies of Hawaii and two practitioners dedicated to your transformation.

You will be staying at the beautiful Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii. “Kalani Honua” meaning harmony of heaven and earth, and this is exactly what these 120 acres of organic environment aspires to, with nutritious vegetarian food, eco accommodation and a stunning heart-opening location (your choice of single, twin or triple share).

With a guided Meditation every night, daily spiritual workshops, practical magic sessions and a super powerful full moon ritual you’ll transform through a spiritual retreat journey like no other.

The Mandala Center Retreat

“Come join us as we explore, learn, play, reflect, rest, and renew.”

The Mandala Center located in New Mexico, Northern America is a serene not-for-profit sanctuary where you’ll find peace, renewal and a deeper understanding of life.

Situated on the slopes of the Sierra Grande Mountain (very close to the Colorado and Texas borders) with sweeping and expansive views of the desert plains and volcanic mountains. The rural area and quiet environment lends itself to times of rest and contemplation.

Here you can explore a variety of holistic workshops and retreats ranging from meditation, yoga, art, women’s empowerment, personal transformation and lots more.

The Mandala Center also provides beautiful rental space for groups seeking time and study for spiritual growth, personal development, wellbeing and creative expression. Up to 24 people can stay in shared rooms with full catering available.

The Mandala Center was born from a vision. Tish Hewett founder of the Mandala Center began construction as a personal retreat home and felt led to include round walls and rooms. Tish asked her daughter, “Why am I making round walls?” Anna replied, “You are building your own Mandala of healing and wholeness.”

Take a journey on the road less travelled to the Mandala Center where you’ll explore, learn, play, reflect, rest, and renew with the very best of company.

Now it’s your turn… Do you have a spiritual retreat experience you’d like to share?

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She formerly managed adult education for eight years at a top Australian university, creating one of their most successful course programs in journalism, media and communications.

Niagara Falls Hotels Brings a Memorable Experience For their Visitors

Niagara Falls, the massive waterfall, separates Canadian province of Ontario form U.S. state of New York. It comprises two major sections separated by Goat Island- Horseshoe falls on the Canadian side and American Falls on American side. The most powerful waterfall in North America is well renowned for beauty and a source of hydroelectric power. It maintains the balance between commercial, recreational and industrial uses. It offers many things to do and see for travelers, regardless of the age. With so many of attractions for travelers, Niagara fall has become a topmost tourist’s destination and led to the establishment of many Niagara Falls hotels.

There are many hotels in Niagara Falls that are close to tourists’ attractions and offer affordable accommodation to its customers. Apart from so many attractions in the region, Niagara Falls Hotels has a fitness room, swimming pool, internet access, and game room for the travelers. Most of these feature family fun for all ages and entertainment for adults. There are many attraction spots around these hotels. The American Fall gives a spectacular view at night, when lit with various combinations of colored lights. There is continuous decrease in its bedrock due to natural force of erosion; but greater destruction occurs at Canadian Fall as it is larger.

One can easily find hotels in Niagara Fall Canada, as Canadian fall or the horse shoe shape fall is larger and attract tourists towards it. It is 170 ft high, 2200 ft wide and 184 ft deep with enormous flow of 168,000 cubic meters. Not only do the tourists’ interest ends here, but there are many museums, botanical delights, Niagara Greenhouse, Bird kingdom and many more spots of attraction.

Every tourist visiting Niagara gets attracted by the Maid of the Mist, which is so called a powerful diesel engined boat, which takes tourist from Canadian docks past the base of the American Falls. Its journey does not end here. After it, the basin of Canadian Horse Fall can be enjoyed in the same. All the tourists are provided with recyclable souvenir raincoat that keeps people safe from water spray and mist. Clifton Hill attraction is the other favorite attraction of the tourist that gives the pleasure of entire vibrant lifestyle with awesome recreations.

Many are surprised to have a spectacular view above Niagara Falls from the deck of Skylon tower, where there are revolving dining room in which fine dining is generally enjoyed. For the people, who are not afraid of height and Skylon tower is not sufficient; Niagara helicopter limited has brought an awe-inspiring view of Fall for them. So, all these attractions have been a souvenir to its visitors.