One-tank trip: Niagara Falls, Canada

05:00 AM, Feb 08, 2014


From Rochester: 80 miles. About a 1½-hour drive.

Attraction: Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Floral Spring Display runs through April 11. There are orchids and a variety of other exotic tropical plants in full bloom, as well as beautiful songbirds flying through the facility.

Hours and admission. The Floral Showhouse from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 ($3.75 for ages 6-12; and free to ages 5 and younger).

Getting there: Enter Canada using the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls. Make a right turn onto Falls Avenue; then another right onto Hiram Street. Then turn right onto River Road. Head south (a left turn) onto the Niagara Parkway.

For more details, call (905) 354-1721 or go to niagaraparks.com.

Nearby attraction: Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory (located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens), 2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Admission is $1.50; $8.80 for ages 6-12; free to ages 5 and younger. (905) 356-8119 or niagaraparks.com.

— James Durham