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Things to Do at Niagara Falls This Summer

By Viator, April 2018

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Summer is peak season at Niagara Falls, and visitors can expect to find more activities and events on offer than at any other time of the year, not just during the day but at night too. See below for some ideas for how to best enjoy Niagara Falls in summer. 

  • Marvel at the mighty falls during a daytime cruise that carries passengers out to within spraying distance of Horseshoe Falls. Two companies offer Niagara Falls cruises from mid-May through October: Hornblower Cruises depart from the Canadian side, while Maid of the Mist cruises depart from United States side. 
  • Wait until nightfall to witness the Falls Illumination, which sees the natural wonder lit up with colorful LED lights. 
  • See the sky explode with light during the Niagara Falls Fireworks spectacle. The fireworks take place nightly during July and August. 
  • Celebrate holidays such as Victoria Day (the Monday before May 25), Canada Day (July 1), and the Fourth of July—all of which are marked by fireworks, music, and other special events. 
  • Make the most of the warm weather with outdoor activities. Set off from the New York side of the Niagara River on a kayaking tour, go horseback riding around the shoreline of Lake Erie, or bike around Ontario wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Visit the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory. During summer, many of the flowers here are in full bloom. 

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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls, null
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 355 Reviews

During your time in Niagara Falls, take a tour of the American side of the spectacular falls. Highlights include a walking adventure along the incomparable ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls
Duration: Varies

From USD $94.95
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Niagara Falls & Around, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 696 Reviews

See the Canadian side of Niagara Falls inside and out on this 5-hour group tour with a knowledgeable local guide who has all kinds of interesting information ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.52
Ultimate Niagara Falls Tour plus Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch, Niagara Falls & ... 
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Ultimate Niagara Falls Tour plus Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 155 Reviews

Experience Niagara Falls from top to bottom on this activity-filled tour of the Canadian side of the falls. Be wowed on an exciting helicopter ride; feel the ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.53
1-Hour Niagara Falls Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride, Niagara Falls & Around, Helicopter Tours
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1-Hour Niagara Falls Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

For a truly memorable visit to Niagara, take a thrilling journey down the Niagara River on an open-air jet boat. There's no better - or wetter - way to enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada or Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.23
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission, Niagara Falls & Around, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission

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Visit Skylon Tower for the best views of Niagara Falls. This admission ticket provides access to 'Ride to the Top,' the glass-enclosed elevator that whisks you ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $10.77
1-Hour Niagara Falls Domed Jet-Boat Ride, Niagara Falls & Around, Attraction Tickets
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1-Hour Niagara Falls Domed Jet-Boat Ride

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All the thrills of a jet boat ride without getting wet! The Niagara Gorge Domed Jet Boat Ride speeds down the Niagara River and past 18 miles (29 km) of ...  Read more

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada or Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.23
Guided Kayaking Tour on Niagara River from the US Side, Niagara Falls, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Guided Kayaking Tour on Niagara River from the US Side

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Here’s your chance to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the Niagara River.  Join one of our experienced tour guides as you paddle your kayak ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Niagara-on-the-Lake Cycle and Wine-Tasting Tour with Optional Picnic Lunch, Niagara Falls & ... 
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Cycle and Wine-Tasting Tour with Optional Picnic Lunch

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Enjoy beautiful scenery, great bike trails and Niagara-on-the-Lake's finest wines on this biking and wine-tasting tour. Niagara-on-the-Lake is an incredibly ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $59.97
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Day Pass, Niagara Falls & Around, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Day Pass

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Splash away at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark with a day pass for the whole family. The waterpark is simply amazing with over a 125,000 square feet of ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.57
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls Admission, Niagara Falls & Around, Attraction Tickets
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Niagara Falls Admission

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On top of Clifton Hill lies a skyscraper fallen on its side — Ripley’s Niagara museum. Book entry to Ripley’s attractions, or a combined ticket with two or all ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $8.42

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