10 Ways to Cool Off in Niagara Falls

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Ready to beat the heat and embark on an exciting adventure to Niagara Falls? Hold on tight because we’ve got you covered with a wide array of venues that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout your escape. Whether you’re yearning for relief during those scorching days or seeking a serene retreat after sunset, we’ve got it all right here, waiting for you!

Prepare to get your heart pumping as you dive into the thrilling world of water parks, ziplines, and misty boat tours that will instantly whisk you away from the heat. Brace yourself for the invigorating power of cascading waterfalls that will leave you in awe and feeling totally rejuvenated. And the excitement doesn’t stop there! Indulge in our air-conditioned attractions, treat yourself to mouthwatering ice cream at nearby parlors, and quench your thirst with ice-cold beverages on breezy open-air patios. Plus, we’ve got shaded outdoor spaces where you can kick back, relax, and unwind like a boss.

No way are you letting that heat bring you down! Embrace the countless options we have to keep you cool while you explore the wonders of Niagara Falls. It’s time to seize the moment, make the most out of your visit, and create unforgettable memories that will leave you feeling refreshed!

1. Niagara City Cruises

Feel the wind and the mist on Canada’s most up close and personal boat ride straight to the majestic Niagara Falls! Niagara City Cruises is an intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge you’ll journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls.

City Cruises Niagara

Address: 5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. L2E 6X8
Phone: 1-905-642-4272

2. Niagara Speedway on Clifton Hill

Zoom down the Speedway ramps and feel the wind in your face as you zip around in an open air go kart track! The Speedway is a world-class attraction that combines the thrill of kart racing with a roller coaster ride. The course is spread out over four acres with over 2000 linear feet of concrete racing surface, running through a four-story helical spiral followed by a two tiered coaster style ramp that runs into another spiral. The karts are powered by a large 4 stroke Honda motor, boasting 9 HP with a maximum track speed of 32 km/hr. The colourful, low profile bodies are adorned with advanced lighting systems and open leg areas for ease of loading and cooling!

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3N4
Phone: +1 905-358-3676

3. Journey Behind the Falls 

You can almost touch the Niagara Falls — that’s how close you will be. It’s impossible not to cool off when the water gushes all around you when you do the Journey Behind the Falls attraction. Approximately 567,811 litres of water per second run over the brink of the Niagara Falls, which create winds and mist guaranteed to get you to cool off in Niagara Falls. You will descend 150 feet in an elevator through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal. This is one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls

Address: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. L2E 6T2
Phone: +1 877-642-7275

4. Niagara Zipline to the Falls

The Zipline to the Falls takes you on a thrilling ride into the Falls gorge, towards the base of the amazing Horseshoe Falls. You’ll whoosh over 2000 feet past the roaring American Falls and land at the base of the misty Horseshoe Falls. The Zipline to the Falls is an open air hands-free, worry-free, and fully-guided experience like no other in the world. The entire experience from check-in to shuttle back is approximately 60-90 minutes.

Niagara Zipline

Address: 5290 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2G
Phone: +1 800-263-7073

5. Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill

The Niagara SkyWheel is a giant observation wheel with all the bells and whistles! Each of the 42 gondolas are cool in the summer with each one fitted with an individual air conditioner and fans for your comfort. While admiring a spectacular view, you will be seated in comfort where you can take unbelievable pictures of the Niagara Falls from 175 feet high in the sky!

Niagara SkyWheel Aerial View of Niagara Falls

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4
Phone: +1 905-358-4793

6. Whirlpool Jet Boats 

Come on board our wet jet for the thrill of a lifetime! Prepare to get completely soaked! The fully guided tour starts on the lower Niagara River into the Niagara Gorge at 55mp/hour. We then take you up to the famous Niagara Whirlpool and through the Class 5 ‘Devil’s Hole’ rapids. Over the past 12,000 years the turbulent currents from Niagara Falls have carved out an 11 km gorge, and this is the water playground for our fleet of eight boats that are ready to take you on an experience of a lifetime!

Whirlpool Jet Boats

Address: 14004 Niagara Pkwy, Queenston, ON L0S 1L0
Phone: +1 888-438-4444

7. Ice Cool Treats on Clifton Hill

On Clifton Hill, we offer a wide range of refreshing options to help you beat the heat. Whether you’re in the mood for a Tim Hortons Iced Capp™ Iced Coffee, Frozen Lemonade, or the Real Fruit Quenchers, we have you covered. If you’re craving a creamy treat, head over to the “Crunchi Creme” booth for indulgent ice cream. You can also find refreshing Chocolate or Vanilla Frosty™ at Wendy’s. Our selection goes beyond these options, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Ice Cream on the Hill

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4
Phone: (905) 358-3676

8. Frozen Cheesecake at the Fudge Factory

Experience the ultimate frozen cheesecake treat at the Fudge Factory on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. Enjoy a refreshing and ice-cold cheesecake dipped in chocolate, with your choice of delicious toppings. Satisfy your sweet tooth while staying cool. This heavenly dessert combines smooth, velvety cheesecake with an irresistible chocolate coating. With each bite, the creamy and tangy cheesecake melts in your mouth, perfectly complemented by the luscious layer of premium chocolate. It’s a symphony of flavors that will leave you wanting more. The Fudge Factory on Clifton Hill is a must-visit for dessert enthusiasts.

Frozen Cheescake Niagara Falls

Address: 4848 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4
Phone: (905) 358-3676

9. Wizards Golf Clifton Hill

Step into the medieval world of our Wizard’s Golf mini putt course, located in a spacious underground cavern next to the Ripley’s Museum. Immerse yourself in the enchanting “glow-in-the-dark” environment, elevating the excitement of your mini-golf experience. Regardless of the weather conditions outside, Wizard’s Golf is open seven days a week, providing a cool and enjoyable experience year-round. Whether you seek shelter from the elements or simply want to embark on an hour of indoor entertainment, Wizard’s Golf is the ideal destination for mini-golf enthusiasts.

Wizards Golf

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4
Phone: (905) 358-3676

10. Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse Specialty Drinks

Prepare yourself for an exceptional experience at our popular Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse on Clifton Hill. Our patio is the talk of the town, attracting a multitude of visitors. Unwind and soak up the atmosphere on our expansive and impressive patio. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of the Hill, enhanced by overhead music, while you enjoy all the amazing drink options available. Treat yourself to a delightful beverage like the Honey Peach Tea Lemonade, Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Smash, Margaritas, Mojitos, Wildberry Rose Sangrias, and an enticing selection of other cocktails. Relaxation and indulgence await you at Kelsey’s, where the patio scene is second to none.

Kelsey's Patio

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4
Phone: (905) 353-0051

Bonus: Fallsview Waterpark

Get ready to have a blast at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark! It’s an absolute gem with 125,000 square feet of non-stop water fun to beat the heat. Imagine a gigantic play area, a massive 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, and mind-blowing six-story high waterslides. Dive into the full-sized wave pool, soak up the sun on the year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, and get your adrenaline pumping in the plunge bowl.

Address: 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
Phone: (905) 374-4444

Feeling the heat? Don’t let that stop you from traveling to Niagara Falls. We have many venues to help cool you off during the hot days and nights!

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