From helicopter rides to restaurants with a view of the Falls, there are a wide variety of family friendly activities to partake in near Niagara Falls.
At Campark, we have a never-ending list of family fun activities with something for every age group. We have playgrounds, an outdoor cinema, splash zone, hay rides, a heated pool, and when you get hungry, head to our country diner. Yet, if you’re feeling the itch to explore more of the surrounding attractions, there’s no shortage of things to do at and near Niagara Falls.
9 Fun Activities Near Niagara Falls for You & Your Family to Enjoy
Niagara Helicopter Rides
A helicopter ride is something you’ll never forget, especially when it takes you over such an incredibly beautiful location as Niagara Falls. Niagara Helicopters has been offering tours by air for years. There’s no minimum age, so kids of all ages are welcome. Up to six passengers can get onboard at one time.
Hornblower Niagara Cruise Boat Tour
For years, private cruise companies have been taking people to the base of the falls for a surreal experience you must see to believe. Hornblower Niagara Cruises offers a massive catamaran that sets sail every 15 minutes, navigating passengers as close to the falls as you can possibly get. It’s pretty windy over there, but it’s not scary – just super intense and so cool.
Journey Behind the Falls
Want to see Niagara Falls from a unique perspective? You can take a peek at the waterfall from behind it, quite literally. You’ll take an elevator 150 feet down before walking through a 130-year-old tunnel that’s been carved into the bedrock. Right before your eyes you’ll see the water of the falls crashing down with great intensity.
You can head down to the lower observation deck for a clearer view. This gives you a chance to stand as close to the falls as a person can safely get.
Niagara Butterfly Conservatory
A short drive from the Falls you’ll find a butterfly conservatory that is bustling with beautiful butterflies! In fact, there are over 2,000 free-flying butterflies within the enclosed tropical ecosystem. It takes up to thirty minutes to explore the awesome enclosure. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a butterfly to land on your finger!
Eat Out with A View
There are several restaurants that offer breathtaking views of the Falls while you eat. Victoria Place Restaurant is a kid-friendly option with casual dining and impeccable views. If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, Elements on the Falls is worth checking out.
Do your kids love Ferris wheels? Than be sure to check out the 175-foot observation wheel that offers views of both the American and Canadian side of the Falls, as well as the surrounding city. The ride takes about 10 minutes and reaches 175-feet into the air. Plus, each wheel is fully enclosed and air conditioned for utmost comfort.
Ride the Whirlpool Aero Car
Take a tour above the falls on the suspended whirlpool aero car, below you’ll catch great views of the whirling water and the Niagara River. Plus, you’ll see stunning sights all around from such great heights.
Take a Trip to Marineland
From fun rides to close up encounters with beluga whales, killer whales, and dolphins, there’s so much fun to be had at Marineland. The park offers the chance to feed a friendly white whale, and there are scheduled shows ongoing many days of the week.
Niagara Falls Museum
Make a learning experience out of the day by visiting the Niagara Falls museums. The Niagara Falls History Museum is located next to the Battle Ground Hotel Museum and Lundy’s Lane National Historic Site.