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When you’re ready for a rip-roaring good time in any kind of weather, head to Buffalo, NY, also called the City of Good Neighbours.
The city sits on the banks of the Niagara River and Lake Erie, so you may not be surprised to find that Buffalo’s sports of choice often involve water.
Your first stop for riverfront adventure is one of the marinas dotting the banks. These are the places to rent kayaks, paddleboards, and small boats to test your physical prowess on the water. The Niagara River doesn’t freeze over, but many locations will only rent paddleboards and kayaks during the summer, so check ahead if you’re visiting in the winter. If you want to get up close and personal with the river and the local wildlife, visit the Amherst Marine Center to rent a pontoon boat. Not only can you cruise in style on the Erie Canal, you can also camp along the banks if you’re properly equipped.
Your Buffalo adventure doesn’t end with the river, though. Head on over to Canalside, located on the Buffalo River right near the entrance to Lake Erie. This historic district is a fine place to rent a boat or a jet ski to cruise around Lake Erie. Canalside also offers a variety of activities for you to enjoy no matter what season you visit in. Take an outdoor yoga class during the summer, or go ice skating in the winter. Canalside also offers a ton of eating and entertainment options, from vendors to sit-down eateries and live concerts, so you’re bound to find something to do.
You’re also bound to find great rates when you book your trip through Expedia.ca. We extend our Best Price Guarantee when you reserve a hotel in Buffalo, so you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck. Keep your savings account intact when you book accommodations and spend that money on something more fun—like another boat rental on Lake Erie.