Brock University is located on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, which is most famous for its plunging cliff over which the Niagara River flows, creating the breathtaking Niagara Falls. St. Catharines, the city that Brock University is located in, is only a 10-15 minute drive to the city of Niagara Falls, which means as a future student you will be able to reap the benefits of this famous landmark!
When I first came to university I had never seen the Falls except on TV. What an amazing experience to see them for the first time! If you have never visited Niagara Falls, I highly recommend that you put it on your to-do list for your first year at Brock. They are both terrifying and mesmirising. And there are so many fun, tourist-y things to do in and around the Falls! As a frequent visitor, I’ll let you in on a few of my favourites…
First there is the Maid of the Mist. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a big ferry boat that takes you right up close to the bottom of the waterfall. Caution: you will get wet!!! I took a ride on the Maid of the Mist two summers ago, and it was a blast. I highly recommend that you do it at least once! It’s worth it I promise.
Second is the Whirlpool Aerocar, which takes you 250 feet in the air, over the Niagara River in an antique cable car. Kind of freaky! But really cool. I’m afraid of heights so it was super scary for me, but you can’t beat the view and the adreneline rush it gives you!
Lastly are the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. After a lovely walk along the Niagara River, the Botanical Gardens are a refreshing pit stop where you can see and smell hundreds of beautiful flowers. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, it’s hard not to appreciate the intricate designs and gorgeous floral patterns!
As Brock students, we’re extremely lucky to be so close to such a wonderous natural area. Make sure you take advantage of it!!!