Top 10 Reasons To Ride The Niagara SkyWheel


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Since its debut in June 2006, the Niagara SkyWheel has become a popular destination for visitors seeking unforgettable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, as well as the Niagara River and numerous other landmarks. If you need another reason to ride the great wheel in the sky, here are the top ten reasons to ride the Niagara SkyWheel.


#1 Amazing views with no obstructions

The Niagara SkyWheel soars 175 feet (53 metres) above the ground, providing a bird’s-eye view for miles in every direction. You will always have a crisp, clear photo/video to shoot from this vantage point. It’s also worth noting that each gondola is outfitted with special UV-resistant glass, ensuring clear shots with no solar glare.


#2 Weather

For your comfort, the gondolas are climate-controlled, so you are never too cold or too hot. You won’t get soaked or thrashed around in the wind because it’s fully enclosed and constantly maintained. * Please keep in mind that if there is lightning nearby, the Niagara SkyWheel will shut down. It is constantly monitored by its weather system and reopens as soon as a lightning storm passes.


#3 Affordability

The prices are unbeatable for a first-class view. It’s very affordable, at only $15+HST for adults and $7.00+HST for children. Infants are always free, and group rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

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#4 Accommodation

The SkyWheel staff is extremely accommodating to groups of people riding as part of an event, such as birthday parties, school groups, engagements, and large families. They provide customized rates and packages based on your requirements, and you are loaded quickly and efficiently. The Niagara SkyWheel accepts Canadian and American currency, as well as credit and debit cards (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, and Discover). Click here or call 1-800-801-8557 for Group Tour/School Group inquiries.


#5 Duration

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The Niagara SkyWheel operates continuously every 8-12 minutes, with a 10-minute average wait time. There are 42 gondolas and six loading docks, so even during the busiest holidays, you will be able to get through quickly. If it’s a slow day and you’re the only one on the SkyWheel, they won’t wait for the ride to fill up before you start your journey. No problem, they’ll run it for just one gondola! Expect three rotations on average. In addition, you will not be seated in a gondola with strangers.


#6 Accessibility

The SkyWheel has virtually no limitations in this regard, with two wheelchair accessible gondolas that can hold up to eight people. Strollers should be parked in the nearby “stroller parking” near the turnstile, where they can be closely monitored, but car seats are welcome.


#7 Safety

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Before the ride opens, it is inspected for safety. Every nook and cranny is not overlooked, and it is thoroughly cleaned throughout the day. When you run on a generator, you are never left stranded and unattended. If there is an emergency and you need to get off, simply press the help button and you will be taken off after the rotation is finished.


#8 Staff

Staff will always answer any questions you may have about the ride and are friendly and knowledgeable about it. They always prioritise the customer. The cashiers can answer any tourist-related questions you may have and will offer you deals in the form of packages such as the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, which you can purchase on-site or online. It is strongly advised that you investigate their group deals, as they can provide you with substantial savings.


#9 Romance

There have been numerous proposals for the Niagara SkyWheel since its inception. The breathtaking view is ideal for couples to cuddle up with each other. It’s nearly impossible not to steal a kiss at the top of the 175-foot structure while watching the sunset.


#10 Reputation

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The power of word of mouth cannot be overstated. You will be hard pressed to find anyone who dislikes this ride, young or old. The few people with who were initially afraid to ride it due to its sheer height were glad they did. All you have to do is look at their rankings on sites like Trip Advisor to see how well the Niagara SkyWheel has been received and how popular it has become as a focal point of Niagara Tourism.


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The Niagara SkyWheel is part of our 6 attraction, Clifton Hill Fun Pass.

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