Escape the scorching summer heat and dive into a refreshing oasis with our curated list of the top 10 cool-off destinations in Niagara Falls. Discover the perfect spots to cool off, make a splash, and embrace the joy of getting wet during the hottest days of the year.
#1. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is Niagara’s largest indoor waterpark, located on Falls Avenue, just off of Clifton Hill. It features 125,000 of wet fun! A huge play area, 6 storey high waterslides, a wave pool, a year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, a plunge bowl, and two oversized adult only Jacuzzis!
#2. Journey Behind the Falls
At Journey Behind the Falls you will get the opportunity to descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that will overlook the magic of experiencing the Horseshoe Falls from directly underneath the cascading power above.
#3. Table Rock Centre
For both a spectacular view of the Horseshoe Falls and for a prime spot to cool off and get wet on a muggy Summer day, is at the Table Rock Centre. From here, you will experience the thrill of watching 2,800 cubic meters of water crash down to the base of the Falls below.
#4. Cave of the Winds
On the US Side, a must-do is the Cave of the Winds attraction. You will be standing a mere 20 feet from the Bridal Veil Falls, and the winds reach up to 68 miles per hour as you get soaked by buckets of water!
#5. Niagara City Cruises (Hornblower)
The Niagara City Cruises (located on the Canadian side) is an ultimate boat tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. You’ll journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.
#6. Maid of the Mist
The Maid of the Mist departs from the US side. Since 1846, the Maid of the Mist is North America’s oldest tourist attraction. Much like Canada’s Hornblower, you’ll experience the magnitude and magnificence of the Falls thundering down from the water below.
#7. Whirlpool Jet Boats
At the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours you will speed along the Lower Niagara River at 80 km/h. You will get drenched as 31,000 lbs. of thrust from the jet boat vanquishes the mighty Class 5 whitewater of the Devil’s Hole Rapids and the swirling waters of the Whirlpool.
#8. Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
Great Wolf Waterpark located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a water park resort built for family fun. Home to one of the best Indoor Waterparks in Canada as well as one of the top family resorts in Niagara Falls, there are lots of activities and attractions for the whole family. Open year-round, we keep our water at a comfortable 84 degrees, so no matter how hot or cold it is outside, the temperature is perfect inside.
#9. WildPlay’s Zipline to the Falls
Feel a refreshing mist from the Falls as WildPlay’s Zipline to the Falls takes you from high above the gorge from the Grand View Marketplace toward the Niagara Falls. These side-by-side lines will descend a distance of 670 metres (2200 feet) from the Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below.
#10. Dinosaur Adventure Golf
Yes, miniature golfing is refreshing at Dinosaur Adventure Golf! Feel the spray from the waterfall as you golf through and beside the 50-foot high volcano with waterfalls. This is one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses that features not only realistic dinosaurs that tower over you as you play, but 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers to give you that refreshing mist to cool you down on a hot Summer day.