With the Summer halfway through, now is the time you may be thinking of planning a quick Niagara Falls getaway. If your time is limited, here is a list of Niagara Falls tourist attractions you have to see!
#1: Hornblower Niagara Cruises
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is a thrilling way to experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world. It will take you on the ride of your life with an intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge you will journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.
Currently ranked #3 of 41 “Outdoor Activities in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
#2: Niagara SkyWheel
Are you ready for a unique sightseeing opportunity with breathtaking views of the Falls and beyond? Then head to Clifton Hill and take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet (53 metres) over the Niagara Falls horizon, it is the most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. From this vantage point you will be treated to memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls from enclosed climate-controlled gondolas. See the Niagara River, the Niagara Parks and other landmarks.
Currently ranked #9 of 148 “Things to do in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
*Included in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass: Available year-round.
#3: Skylon Tower
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Get a spectacular view 775 feet above the Niagara Falls from the Observation Deck of the awe-inspiring Skylon Tower. Visitors can also enjoy dining in the “Revolving Dining Room” or the family-affordable “Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room” restaurant.
Currently ranked #21 of 148 “Things to do in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
#4: Niagara Helicopters
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You can’t get any higher! The Niagara Helicopters will lift off and provide you with incredible one-of-a-kind views of the Niagara Falls and the landscape below. Beginning with the Sir Adam Beck Generating plant and the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, the tour follows the Niagara River from the Whirlpool area, over the Whirlpool Rapids and the Rainbow Bridge. Queen Victoria Park stretches below as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and the Skylon Tower.
Currently ranked #8 of 46 “Tours in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
#5: Journey Behind the Falls
Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above. At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. Up to over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 kilometers per hour!
Currently ranked #20 of 148 “Things to do in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
#6. Clifton Hill
No trip to Niagara Falls is complete without visiting the “Street of Fun by the Falls”! Clifton Hill is loaded with family-fun and attractions for all ages. Attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife line this street from top to bottom.
It is the home of the Niagara Skywheel, the Niagara Speedway, Great Canadian Midway, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and a 36-hole Dinosaur Adventure Golf course (compete with a “live” volcano) for starters! There are so many things to do on Clifton Hill that a single day is rarely enough.
Currently ranked #27 of 148 “Things to do in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
*Purchase 6 of Clifton Hill’s hottest attractions in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass for a $30 savings off the individual retail prices: Available year-round.
Ready for a change of scenery? It’s like stepping back in time and taking a breather from the hustle and bustle of Niagara Falls. Here, Niagara-on-the-Lake houses attractions mainly of historic sites. Fort George and the Historical Society Museum, the Shaw Festival, boutique shopping, golf courses, parks and beautiful farmland, agricultural markets and our world-famous Niagara wineries. Check out the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, or simply enjoy the comforts of fine hotels and charming bed and breakfast homes, with many varied restaurants.
#8. Fallsview Casino Resort
The Fallsview Casino Resort is a 2.5 million square foot complex that includes more than 3,000 slot machines and 150 gaming tables, a 368-room five-star hotel, fine-dining restaurants, 50,000 square feet of meeting/conference space, a health spa, a retail facility, a 1,500-seat theatre and much more. The Avalon Ballroom is where some of the world’s top entertainers perform. After catching a show, why not browse the collection of unique shops in the Galleria?
Currently ranked #17 of 127 “Hotels in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
#9: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
You won’t find a single bad review regarding this thrilling attraction! Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours speeds along the Lower Niagara River at 80 km/h in the confines of a jet boat, all while the river guide will tell you all about the fascinating history of the Niagara area and local points of interest. Highlights of your round trip will include the power plants of the Niagara Gorge, the 175 ft. stone wall canyon, and the Whirlpool Cable Car. Rest assured, you’re in professional hands as all captains and jet boats are certified by both the United States Coast Guard and Transport Canada.
Currently ranked #2 of 41 “Outdoor Activities in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor
#10: Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a must-do with the kids! Open year-round and always a tropical, warm-setting no matter the season, it is 125,000 square feet of action-packed water fun. It features a massive play area, a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, enormous 6 storey high water slides, a full-sized wave pool, and a year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, plunge bowl, and two oversized adult only Jacuzzi’s!
Currently ranked #31 of 148 “Things to do in Niagara Falls” on TripAdvisor