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How to Spend 1 Day on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

How to Spend 1 Day on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is an impressive force of nature and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Many visitors to Toronto make the easy day trip. Beyond the natural attraction itself, there are a variety of parks, museums, and other attractions in the town named after the falls. Here are suggestions for a one-day itinerary. 

Morning: Get a Little Bit Wet

While the falls are impressive from any angle, there’s nothing like looking up at them from the deck of the Hornblower, the boat that departs from the Canadian side. You will get wet from the spray, but that’s all part of the fun, and ponchos are provided. Lines for the boat ride can be long in peak season, so book ahead if possible. If you visit in winter, or anytime the boats aren’t running, check out the Journey Behind the Falls where you descend to an observation deck at the foot of the falls, 130 feet (40 meters) below.

Afternoon: Fairground Fun

The Clifton Hill area of Niagara Falls Ontario, known as the Street of Fun by the Falls, is a strip of amusement arcades, wax museums, haunted houses, fairground rides, and even a Ferris wheel. If you travel with kids—or feel like a kid at heart—you won't want to miss it. Or, spend the afternoon strolling through the well-tended parks along the edge of the Niagara River. There are plenty of photo opportunities and spots to stop for a coffee or ice cream depending on the weather.

Night: Dinner with a View

The Skylon Tower offers one of the best views from Niagara Falls Ontario to the US side of the falls and beyond. There are two revolving restaurants on two levels: the Revolving Dining Room Restaurant and Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room. They complete a full revolution in an hour. Diners can go up the tower and onto the indoor and outdoor observation decks for free when eating at one of the restaurants.

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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides

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Some Niagara Falls tours are American and some are Canadian. Not this one. Get the full experience from both sides of the border on this deluxe tour of everything Niagara Falls has to offer. Visit all the must-see Niagara Falls attractions, from the thrilling Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the exciting Cave of the Winds walk—even a trip to the top of the Skylon Tower and much more. All attraction and admission fees, plus hotel transfers and road tolls are included. Food and beverages are at your own expense.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure

Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure

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Experience Niagara Falls like never before, from an entirely new perspective, on this scenic helicopter journey. Enjoy the incredible sight of the American, Bridal Veil, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls from high above, along with a spectacular view of the many landmarks and renowned wine country of the Niagara region. The view is unforgettable, but bring a camera to capture the moment—and a friend—because a minimum of two people is required.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Niagara Falls Canada Tour from Day to Night with Dinner

Niagara Falls Canada Tour from Day to Night with Dinner

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Experience the mesmerizing Niagara Falls by day and night on this all-inclusive full-day tour. Ascend the Skylon Tower, feel the falls’ mist aboard a Hornblower cruise, and visit Journey Behind the Falls. After the sun sets, settle in for a gourmet meal at a restaurant offering dramatic views of Horseshoe Falls lit up in vivid hues. Head to the tower where the spotlights are mounted, and change the color! Hotel transport included on this small-group tour limited to seven people.
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  • 7 hours
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Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission

Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission

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Prebook your admission ticket to the Skylon Tower and soak up stunning views of Niagara Falls. A glass-enclosed elevator—‘Ride to the Top’—speeds you up to the observation decks in seconds. From your vantage point located 775 feet (236 meters) above the falls, snap photos of Horseshoe and American Falls, the Great Gorge, and Niagara River. The Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet offer sumptuous meal options. Visit at night to see the illuminated falls or check out the seasonal fireworks displays.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.80
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Niagara Falls CANADA Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride

Niagara Falls CANADA Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride

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Enjoy wet and wild adventure on the Niagara River on this Niagara Falls open-top jet-boat ride. Jump aboard your powerful speedboat and strap in for a thrilling ride. Zoom across the rolling waves as your captain shares entertaining commentary, and feel the spray in your hair as you enjoy the ultimate Niagara Falls experience.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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