While we were in Niagara Falls over the weekend we also stopped in at the Bird Kingdom. It is just a quick walk down the street from the falls and Clifton Hill and is open year round.
So I have to admit… I did it again! I forgot my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and had to borrow my sisters iPhone for my pictures the entire weekend. Of course this means I will have to go back just to get better pictures.
The journey begins with a tour of the Old Museum which will send you back in time to the origins of the building that houses the Bird Kingdom. Next up is the Explorer’s Base Camp which has been designed to let you get up close to exotic birds and reptiles.
The next stage of the journey is through to the Small Bird Aviary. Keira was a little frightened at first by all the small exotic birds flying freely around her but soon got super excited and kept telling us about the birds.
The next room is an exploration of the jungle at night and includes owls, bats, and reptiles. Children can search for treasures from the past in an “Archaeology Dig” located in a sand pit.
I loved that most of the birds were free-flying and not locked up. I also enjoyed the fact that it was a self-guided tour so you could really take the opportunity to go at your own pace. There is even a beautiful Javanese Tea House found in the Main Aviary should you want to refresh yourself with a delicious beverage while looking out into the rain-forest.
Speaking of the Main Aviary, this was the next and last stop on the adventure! It is the World’s largest free-flying indoor aviary filled with 400 exotic birds. representing nearly 80 species from around the world. The birds get to roam around a 50,000 sq ft. rainforest which includes a winding path through the jungle for visitors, a 40 ft. waterfall and lots of plants, streams and ponds.
The bird kingdom is home to many endangered and rare species.
The Bird Kingdom’s walk-through & wheel chair accessible environment allows everyone the opportunity to experience the rainforest and all it’s creatures up close.
An adventure awaits around every corner in Bird Kingdom’s Main Aviary!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!