When in Niagara Falls, Canada, there is much to do. The city is located in Ontario, Canada, just across the border (river) from Niagara Falls, New York, U.S. While the area is home to the grouping of falls, collectively known as Niagara Falls, it is also home to the premier wine growing region in all of Canada. Whether you are a couple celebrating a milestone anniversary, a family on holiday, or a group of friends enjoying a weekend getaway, these are the not-to-miss spots and activities in Niagara Falls, Canada. Here’s to the perfect trip!
Niagara Falls is breathtaking. On your visit, take time to bask in the majesty of the Falls – day and night. The Horseshoe Falls, aka the Canadian Falls, is on the Canadian side of the border and is the one most people picture when they think “Niagara Falls.” On the U.S. side are the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, but never fear, you can see all three perfectly from the Canadian side. On the Canadian side, you will find a massive walkway along the Niagara River which presents an exceptional point of view for the Falls. “Journey Behind the Falls” allows you an up close and personal encounter behind Horseshoe Falls. The Hornblower Cruise, aka Voyage to the Falls, may be the most popular attraction on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and takes you right up to the Falls. The Hornblower Funicular (cable cars) also provides a unique view of the Falls and at the bottom you can enjoy snack and beverages at the Riverside Patio while you admire the Falls.
The Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge promises not only outstanding views of all three Falls but also the opportunity to stand in two countries at once. The beautiful archway bridge was constructed in the 1940s and serves as an international border between Canada and the United States. With customs checkpoints, flags, and a line to mark the border, you’ll need a passport or visa to cross. With car traffic and a pedestrian only walkway, your can take photos on the bridge and not enter the United States. If you do choose to cross the border, you will have to go through customs both ways and pay a minimal toll.
The Niagara SkyWheel
In the Clifton Hill are of Niagara Falls, you will find the 53-metre tall Niagara SkyWheel. The expansive ferris wheel opened in 2006 and offers yet another unique perspective from which to appreciate the Falls.
The Skylon Tower
Since 1965, the Skylon Tower has adorned the downtown skyline. From atop the tower, you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Falls and the entire Niagara area. Plus, the Revolving Dining Room Restaurant and the Summit Suite Buffet is sure to please the hungry adventure seekers in your group. At 236 metres above the Falls, you can see all the Falls at once, from the observation deck or the Revolving Dining Room which rotates 360 degrees each hour.
The Clifton Hill area, also known at “The Street of Fun at the Falls” is indeed a fun place to visit, even if it is only for a stroll down the colourful street. It is touristy, yes, but offers museums, attractions, shopping, and dining galore! At Clifton Hill, kids and adults alike will enjoy Dinosaur Adventure Golf, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, The Niagara Speedway, The House of Frankenstein, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Guinness World of Records, the Great Canadian Midway, Bowling, Escape Rooms, and many more plus excellent opportunities to satisfy your group along the way.
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