Canada’s most famous waterfall, Niagara Falls, is also one of its top tourist destinations. It has featured in many Hollywood movies and has been visited by celebrities and famous people.
Niagara Falls is spread across the US-Canada border and can be viewed from both countries.
Niagara Falls, Canada receives more tourists than its American counterpart. It has better views, is more scenic and has more tourist attractions. Niagara Falls, Canada has been developed as a tourist destination.
Niagara Falls Ticketed Activities
Most tourist attractions in Niagara Falls, Canada are ticketed.
Tickets to Niagara Falls attractions can be boughtat various tourist information centres in Niagara Falls. They are also sold at hotels, by tour operators and directly onsite.
Niagara Parks Commission maintains the public tourist attractions along Niagara Parkway.
Passes are also available for various attractions maintained by Niagara Parks. Instead of buying entrance tickets for each attraction, tourists can now buy thepasses. These passes give the holder a one-time access to various attractions listed on the pass. Niagara Falls Adventure PassClassic and Niagara Falls Adventure Pass Plus are available from May to November and Niagara Falls Wonder Pass is available from November to May (off-season).See here for more information.
The passes are valid for the whole season. The passes give you free rides on 2 consecutive days on the WEGO transportation system.
There is no shortage of activities for Niagara Falls vacationers. There are historical sites, museums, parks, nature reserves, children’s activities, shopping, waterparks and more to keep visitors busy.
You can check out some of the activities available on the Niagara Parks website.
Sightseeing in Niagara Falls, Canada does not end at sunset. Niagara Falls has many nighttime activities for tourists. Brew pubs, restaurants, and shopping are some of the nighttime attractions.
Niagara Falls Activities
Niagara Falls Canada offers many activities to visitors. Sightseeing, shopping, outdoor activities, entertainment for children, adults and families, dining, wineries and museums are some of the activities that tourists can enjoy.
Niagara Falls Sightseeing
There is so much to see in Niagara Falls, Canada, that a single day is just not enough.
You must begin your tour with seeing Niagara Falls. The best place to view it is from Niagara Parkway.All along Niagara Parkway, you will find many places/attractions.
Attractions along Niagara Parkway
- Dufferin Islands
- Table Rock Centre
- Journey behind the Falls
- Floral Showhouse
- Queen Victoria Park
- Oakes Garden Theatre
- Hornblower Niagara Cruise
- Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory
- Floral Clock
- Queenston Heights Park
- Living Water Wayside Chapel
Activities Centred Around Niagara Falls and Niagara River
The Niagara River is famous for the Niagara Falls, but there are other natural formations on Niagara River that are equally interesting. Niagara Whirlpool and White Water Rapids downstream from Niagara Falls are fascinating to watch.
From a boat ride that takes you into the basin of Horseshoe Falls to a helicopter tour of the Niagara region, you can enjoy many thrilling activities in Niagara Falls. Some of the activities where you get to see Niagara Falls and/or Niagara River are:
- Hornblower Niagara Cruise
- Journey behind the Falls
- Helicopter Tour of Niagara Falls
- Whirlpool Jetboat Tours
- Spanish Aero Car
- WildPlayNiagara Falls MistRider Zipline
- WhiteWater Walk
- Niagara Falls illumination and Fireworks
There is so much to do in Niagara Falls, Canada that a day or two is just not enough.
Waterparks: With giant pools, water slides and other water activities, waterparks in Niagara Falls, Canada are a great hit with families. They are indoor waterparks that are temperature controlled; so no matter what the weather is like outside, you can enjoy warm climate inside.
Some of the waterparks are attached to hotels.
- Fallsview indoor waterpark
- Skyline Hotel and Waterpark
- Waves indoor waterpark
Clifton Hill: Niagara Falls activities are incomplete without a mention of Clifton Hill. This street in Niagara Falls Canada has numerous attractions like museums, shopping, restaurants and entertainment activities. If you want to see bizarre things, Clifton Hill is the place to visit.
Popular attractions in Clifton Hill are:
- Niagara SkyWheel
- Great Canadian Midway
- Upside Down House
- Niagara Speedway
- Movieland Wax Museum
- Wild West Coaster
- Dinosaur Adventure Golf
There are many restaurants and diners in Clifton Hill tourist district. Boston pizza, Kelsey’s original roadhouse, Clifton hill family restaurant, and Wendy’s are some of the popular eateries in Clifton Hill.
Casinos: Visit the vibrant, loud, and entertaining casinos that are always open. Niagara Falls, Canada has 2 casinos – Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. Legal age for entry to the gaming floors is 19 years.
Fallsview Casino has two entertainment centres which provide live entertainment. It is a part of the Fallsview Resort and Spa. With many dining options (restaurants, bars and lounges, delis, etc.), you will never go hungry at the casino.
Parks: Niagara Falls is a city of parks. Lilac Centennial Park, Niagara Glen Reserve, Paradise Grove, Queen Victoria Park and Dufferin Islands are parklands that are peaceful, scenic and well maintained.
Winery tours: The soil and climate in the Niagara escarpment is ideal for growing grapes. Travel about 30 minutes from Niagara Falls and you will see vineyards on either side of the road.
The Niagara region has over 80 wineries. Many of them are close to Niagara Falls, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can visit a winery if you have the time on your Niagara Falls visit.
There are many winery tours too. Niagara winery tours take you to a few wineries where you will be given a tour and also taste some Niagara wines.
Other interesting sights in Niagara Falls, Canada:
- Bird Kingdom
- Lundy’s Lane
- Lundy’s Lane Battlefield
- Hershey’s Chocolate World
- Skylon Tower
- Niagara Falls Illumination
- Niagara Falls Fireworks
- Niagara Falls History Museum
- Chippawa Battlefield Park
Sightseeing With Niagara Falls Tours
There are a number of tour operators offering a variety of Niagara Falls tours. Most tours can be booked through booking sites.
The most popular tour is the Niagara Falls Day Tour. It is extremely popular with tourists arriving in Toronto and deciding to take a day trip to see Niagara Falls.
Some of the Niagara Falls tours available are:
- Niagara Falls Day Tours from Toronto
- Niagara Falls Evening Tours from Toronto
- Niagara Falls Private Tours
- Luxury Private Tour of Niagara Falls
- Winery Tours of Niagara Falls
- Niagara Falls Helicopter Tours
- Airplane Tours of Niagara Falls
There are many interesting places near Niagara Falls that are also worth seeing; St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Dalhousie being some of them.
Farms and Orchards:There are many farms and orchards in the Niagara region that allow visitors. There are a few pick-your-own farms that allow you to pick your own produce.
Niagara Falls is surrounded by farms that grow maple, strawberries, peaches, apples, plums, cherries, pumpkins, raspberries, and a lot more!
You can tour these places if you have time.
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