Home to more than 100 species of birds as well as nonflying animals, this Niagara Falls, Ontario, destination is open daily for self-guided tours.
Take a journey into the rainforest during a visit to the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary. Home to more than 100 species of birds as well as nonflying animals, Bird Kingdom is open daily for self-guided tours in its 46,000-square-foot building. Inside the aviaries, visitors can spot a variety of rare and endangered bird species, such as the hyacinth macaw and double-yellow headed Amazon, as well as beauties like the eastern rosella. Bird Kingdom is also home to other species, including the nocturnal critters in the Night Jungle, which is home to bats, reptiles and amphibians. The real showstopper is the three-floor main aviary, with a waterfall, native rainforest plants and the Living Wall — a vertical garden above a pond that re-creates a natural ecosystem. Also included in admission, Lorikeet Landing allows visitors to feed these brightly colored Australasian parrots as they land on you for a treat of nectar. 5651 River Rd., Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 7M7, 905/356-8888, birdkingdom.ca