Did you know that the world famous Niagara Falls is just a 90-minute drive from Toronto? If you are ever in Toronto, make sure you set aside some free time to see Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls will be a welcome change from the skyscrapers, hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Toronto. Niagara Falls has a lot of open spaces and the fresh air is just what you need after Toronto. Niagara Parks Commission, which maintains all the parks and the Ontario shoreline of Niagara River, has done a remarkable job maintaining the natural beauty of the area to promote tourism. You will find that the town has lots of parks, attractions for every kind of visitor, and of course perfect unobstructed views of Niagara Falls.
There are a number of tour operators offering different types of tours from Toronto to Niagara Falls. There are day tours, private tours and evening tours. Check out details of ToNiagara tours here.
This July and August, Niagara Parks will be holding a fireworks show every night at 10:00 p.m. You can see the fireworks with the Niagara Falls Evening Tour from Toronto, which is available only on Fridays and Sundays. The fireworks are set off Friday to Sunday and on special holidays from May to October. The evening tour lasts approximately 9.5 hours.
With a private tour, you can customize your tour itinerary. If you have young children, you would want to include kid-friendly attractions in the tour – Bird Kingdom, Marine Land, and museums are some of the attractions for families. Adults and couples can choose to visit a casino, spend more time at a winery.
With a day tour from Toronto, you will be taken to some of the most popular attractions in Niagara Falls. With a free pickup and dropoff from your hotel doorstep, residence or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, this is a 9.5-hour guided tour.
Helicopter Tours of Niagara Falls
Helicopter tours of Niagara Falls – A year-round attraction that operates even in winters (weather permitting).
The magnificence of Niagara Falls can only truly be appreciated with an aerial view of the Niagara River, Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls. The view from the helicopter is amazing. You can see the meandering Niagara River, its cataracts, and the lay of the land.
The helicopter tour is a short but thrilling 15-minute ride that will fly you over some of the landmarks in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Some of the landmarks that you will be flying over or can view are:
- Niagara Whirlpool
- Whitewater Rapids
- Rainbow Bridge
- American Falls
- Bridal Veil Falls
- Skylon Tower
- Fallsview Hotels
- Prospect Point Observation Tower on the US side
- Goat Island, USA
The depth of the Niagara Gorge gives you an idea about the erosive power of the Niagara River. The large windows of the helicopter give you unobstructed views. The sight of the American Falls and Bridal Veils is great, but the showstopper is definitely the Horseshoe Falls.
On a clear day, you can see Toronto in the distance. Catch sight of the multiple rainbows over the Horseshoe Falls, created by the mist from the Falls.
It is a tour experience like none other and will be the most thrilling part of your Niagara Falls Tour. You can take as many photos as you like from within the safety of the helicopter.
You can book this tour to celebrate a special occasion such as a wedding anniversary, birthday, or to propose to a loved one. If you are vacationing with your family, surprise them by taking them on the helicopter tour, the kids will love it!
Niagara Falls has always been a favourite wedding and honeymoon destination for centuries. You can have a unique wedding by getting married aboard the helicopter with the Niagara Falls in the backdrop. Have a wedding in the sky! The helicopter operators can arrange a civil or religious marriage ceremony in the air. Imagine exchanging vows 2500 feet above Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world.
If you have time and some money saved up, you can take a helicopter tour of Niagara Falls. It can be bought as an add-on with tours from Niagara Falls Tours Toronto. Please click here for more details.
Toronto to Niagara Falls Private Tours
A private tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto would be perfect for a couple who wants to spend a romantic day in Niagara Falls or a group of friends, colleagues or relatives who want to have some fun together.
The tour’s duration will be about 9.5 hours.
There are so many advantages with a Toronto to Niagara Falls Private Tour. There is free pickup and dropoff from anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto or from Toronto Pearson International Airport area.
The tour starts at a time suitable to you. You could make it a morning tour by starting at 8:30 a.m. from Toronto or make it an evening tour by starting at 1:00-2:00 p.m.; the choice is yours!
Enjoy the 1.5-hour drive to Niagara Falls in total privacy. The drive along Niagara Parkway is one of the most scenic drives. Some of the most famous attractions are located on either side of Niagara Parkway.
You can first stop by to see the Falls from the Niagara Parkway promenade. We do recommend that you take the Hornblower Niagara Boat Tour and Journey Behind the Falls. You should also do a winery tour and visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake.
You can spend the rest of the time doing things that interest you. Below are some of the most popular attractions in Niagara Falls, Ontario:
- Floral Showhouse, Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, Queenston Heights Park
- Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino
- Clifton Hill – the entertainment district of Niagara Falls. It has the Niagara Skywheel, museums, miniature golf, Great Canadian Midway, restaurants and shopping
- Skylon Tower
You could take a 10-minute helicopter ride for an aerial view of Niagara Falls. You could have lunch or dinner at the Sheraton Fallsview Restaurant.
Please note that customer pays for admission fees to attractions and lunch/dinner.
By booking a private tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto, you can say that you did it your way.
These private tours are available for different group sizes. You will have your own exclusive tour vehicle and a private chauffeur/guide.
Niagara Falls Tours Toronto runs tours for group sizes as follows:
1-4 passengers – Lincoln Town Car
Upto 7 passengers – GMC Yukon SUV
Upto 9 passengers – Tour Van
Upto 14 passengers – Shuttle Bus
Upto 24 passengers – Mini Coach Bus
Upto 56 passengers – Coach Bus
If you are looking for a tour of Niagara Falls with flexible timings and itinerary, then this tour is tailor-made for you. Please visit this page to calculate how much your tour would cost with the add-on charges for various attractions.
Bus Tour of Niagara Falls
Avoid the hassle of having to find transportation from one tourist spot to the next in Niagara Falls by booking a bus tour of Niagara Falls. Bus tours of Niagara Falls from Toronto are usually full-day tours and last approximately 9.5 hours.
Bus tours offer you a comprehensive tour of Niagara Falls. One of the advantages of being part of a bus tour is you do not have to buy tickets or wait in line for any of the attractions on the tour itinerary. You will be taken on the Hornblower Niagara Boat Tour (seasonal).
With a bus tour, you do not have worry about routes, finding a parking space, or having to walk from the bus stop to the tourist site. A bus tour is also the cheapest way to tour any place, be it Niagara Falls or any other place. When you travel in a group, there is less chance of getting lost.
Niagara Falls Tours Toronto provides a licensed guide too, whose services you would not have if you were sightseeing by yourself. A tour guide will give you a brief history of each place you visit and other anecdotes, which all make a tour more interesting.
Niagara Falls Tours Toronto offers free pickup and dropoff from anywhere in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, be it a residence or a hotel. Airport hotels are also covered by the tour.
You will be given a lot of time to spend at the Falls. You will also be visiting neighbouring Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake. You will visit a winery too! Arranging all this on your own could be cumbersome.
Some of the sights you will experience other than the Niagara Falls are the Hornblower Niagara Boat Tour, Niagara Whirlpool and Rapids, Floral Clock, Queenston Heights Park and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
By the end of the day you will be content that you have been able to cover so many places, which would not be very easy to do on your own.
A bus tour is a great way to see Niagara Falls because it shows you a little bit of everything – nature, amusement activities, history and culture, landmarks of the area. You will learn a lot about the past of Niagara Falls, both geographic and historical, from your expert tour guide.
There are a lot of optional add-ons that you can buy while booking the day tour. You can opt for a buffet lunch and a helicopter tour. You will also have some time to explore the area around the Falls on your own – visit a museum, buy souvenirs or take the Niagara Skywheel.
Niagara Falls Tours Toronto offers next day pickup too from Niagara Falls if you want to stay overnight in Niagara Falls (add-on charges will be applicable).
For more details about the Toronto to Niagara Falls Bus Tour, please visit this webpage.
A Summer Trip to Niagara Falls
Summer will be upon us once again this year. Across North America, schools will be closed for the summer for 2-3 months depending on the school district. The last day of school before summer break is usually at the end of June.
With summer break, most families plan a vacation. This year, you could plan a vacation to Niagara Falls, Ontario. You can plan a road trip or fly in. The closest international airport to Niagara Falls is in Hamilton, Ontario.
You could spend a few days in Niagara Falls. The weather is a pleasant 21-25 degrees Celsius (75-81 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer.
There is a lot to see in Niagara Falls other than the famed waterfalls.
There are activities and attractions specifically for children. Your kids will never feel bored with all the attractions in town.
This summer, a go-karting track is tentatively scheduled to open on July 1, 2018 in Clifton Hill. It is the perfect amusement for kids! There are indoor waterparks, bird and animal attractions/parks, museums, and more. Fudge Factory and Hershey’s Chocolate World are sure to keep any kid engaged.
You could book a day tour while in Niagara Falls.
Summertime is also when the parks are in full bloom. You can have a nice picnic lunch in one of the parks. Queen Victoria Park, Floral Showhouse, Lilac Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory, Bird Kingdom and Dufferin Islands are some of the places you can visit.
There are a lot of family restaurants in Niagara Falls that are moderately priced and do not cost a bomb.
If you are staying in Niagara Falls for a few days, you can see a lot more of what Niagara Falls has to offer. You can catch a theatre performance or a magic show.
Do not forget to view the Niagara Falls in the evening when it is illuminated by coloured LED lights. From May to October, there is a fireworks display from Friday to Sunday and on special holidays at 10:00 p.m. This year, fireworks will be set off every day in July and August.
There are two casinos too where you can try your luck at gambling.
Niagara Falls is the perfect family vacation destination. It has entertainment for all age groups and of course the natural wonder of a famed waterfall, hiking trails and nature reserves. Plan your next summer vacation at Niagara Falls!
Niagara Falls Evening Tours
View the light show put up every night at the Niagara Falls with an evening tour!
Take an evening/night tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto to view the spectacular Falls by day and night. Niagara Falls Tours Toronto offers this tour every Friday and Sunday of the week. With the Friday and Sunday schedule, you can see the fireworks show put on by Niagara Parks on weekends (Friday to Sunday) at 10:00 p.m. between May and October.
After pickup from your Toronto hotel, enjoy the drive through beautiful Niagara Region. There will be a stop to view the powerful Niagara Whirlpool in the Niagara River. You will also see the Floral Clock on Niagara Parkway. This tour also includes upclose views of Niagara Falls from the river with the Hornblower Niagara Boat Ride.
View the Brock Monument at Queenston Heights Park, which was a battlefield in the War of 1812.
The Niagara Region is famous for its wines, so why not visit a winery and sample some of their premium wines. You will also get a chance to taste Canada’s famed icewines here!
You will have the option of watching the illuminated Falls while having dinner at the Sheraton Fallsview Restaurant (optional add-on) or watch it from the Niagara Parkway promenade. You will have time to explore the shops and other attractions near the area before the fireworks are set off at 10:00 p.m. The area looks magical with the illuminated Falls and the dazzling colours and sounds of the fireworks.
After the fireworks, it is time to bid farewell to Niagara Falls and return to Toronto.