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Welcome to Niagara Falls & Around

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural wonders—a mighty chasm that’s etched across the border of the United States and Canada. Each minute, six million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters) of water thunder over the canyon walls, exploding in clouds of icy mist. The falls make a dramatic backdrop for a romantic getaway or an action-fueled adventure. Take a boat cruise, soar overhead in a helicopter, journey behind the falls, or watch the dazzling evening light show. Nearby, Clifton Hill is a mini Las Vegas with casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, whereas cultured Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Ontario wine region offer quieter attractions.

Top 15 attractions in Niagara Falls & Around

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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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The powerful border-straddling Niagara Falls is actually composed of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls). Combined, these cascades have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—more than a million bathtubs of water plummet over the edge every second. While they’re wildly impressive from the US, here’s how to explore the Canadian side.More
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Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds

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At the Cave of the Winds observation decks, thrill-seeking visitors can get within 20 feet (6 meters) of the thundering Niagara Falls for an experience that feels like the inside of a tropical storm with torrents of water cascading down and winds up to 68 mph (109 kph). Safe to say, you’ll probably get wet.More
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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

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The smallest of the three waterfalls that comprise world-famous Niagara Falls, Bridal Veil Falls is anything but small. Located on the US side of the falls, the 56-foot-wide (17-meter-wide) waterfall thunders over a 78-foot (24-meter) drop. Its frothy white cascade is reminiscent of a bride’s veil, hence the falls’ name.More
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Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower

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Perched on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, the lofty Skylon Tower is famous for its bird’s-eye views. Boasting a panoramic observation platform, ambient dining, movies, shopping, and activities for the whole family, this 775-foot (236-meter) tower offers an entire day’s worth of entertainment.More
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Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls

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Niagara Falls is an incredible sight from land and by boat, but at Journey Behind the Falls visitors who wish to truly experience its massive power can get up close and personal—and wet. Standing on an observation deck behind the falls, where more than one million bathtubs of water thunder over the edge every second, is a truly unforgettable experience of Niagara.More
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Table Rock Welcome Centre

Table Rock Welcome Centre

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Your visit to the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls begins at the Table Rock Welcome Centre. Here you’ll learn how to make the most of your time at the falls, plus you can buy tickets for some area attractions if you didn’t book a tour in advance. The complex has viewing platforms, restaurants, shops, and attractions.More
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Floral Clock

Floral Clock

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While Niagara Falls is justifiably famous for the force of nature that is the falls themselves, the Floral Clock is one of several other impressive attractions in the area. Comprising thousands of colorful plants and flowers, the clock blooms from spring to fall. It’s a fun photo opportunity, especially for nature lovers and avid gardeners.More
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Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park

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Queen Victoria Park offers a quiet respite from the bustle of Niagara Falls. Take in stunning views of Horseshoe Falls and spend some time strolling among the plants and flowers that grow throughout the park. The colorful gardens and manicured lawns offer both relaxing picnic spots and great photo ops of the falls.More
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Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill

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Clifton Hill is a neon-heavy, Vegas-like strip filled with a concentrated cluster of family-friendly attractions and entertainment options. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the 175-foot (53-meter) Niagara SkyWheel, Guinness World Records Museum, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, and several haunted houses are among its prominent points of interest.More
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Whirlpool Aero Car

Whirlpool Aero Car

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Suspended high over the Niagara River, the Whirlpool Aero Car passes directly over Niagara Whirlpool—a swirling, whitewater vortex created by conflicting currents. The antique cable car has been on the go since 1916, carrying passengers out to the bend of the river, where they dangle over and gawk at the dangerous whirling rapids below.More
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Reif Estate Winery

Reif Estate Winery

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The family-owned Reif Estate Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area. Located on the banks of the Niagara River, and not far from Lake Ontario, it’s in an attractive setting, with views across the river to the United States. The winery offers delicious wine and food tastings and events, including some more unusual wine events that mix good food, drink, and fun.More
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Niagara SkyWheel

Niagara SkyWheel

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Opened in 2006, this towering Ferris wheel carries passengers up to a height of 175 feet (53 meters), far above the hubbub and neon lights of bustling Clifton Hill. From the enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas, passengers can see for miles in every direction and admire the grandeur of Horseshoe and American falls.More
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Brock's Monument

Brock's Monument

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At 183 feet (56 meters) tall, Brock's Monument in Queenston Heights National Historic Site is the highest of its kind in Canada. It commemorates Major General Sir Isaac Brock, a hero of the War of 1812. In Queenston, a short drive from Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, the national historic site is a fun, informative place to visit while touring the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.More
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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Known as one of Ontario’s most beautiful towns, Niagara-on-the-Lake is an ideal destination for wine lovers and anyone looking for a slow-paced, scenic vacation. Located just over the US–Canadian border on the shores of Lake Ontario, this picturesque spot is an easy weekend getaway or day trip from Buffalo in New York, Toronto, or Niagara Falls.More
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Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

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Arching across the Niagara River gorge, Rainbow Bridge links Niagara Falls in New York with Niagara Falls in Ontario. Built in 1940, the historic bridge serves as one of the most scenic border crossings between the United States and Canada. Traverse it for dramatic views of Niagara Falls.More

Trip ideas

Niagara Falls After Dark: Light Shows and Fireworks

Niagara Falls After Dark: Light Shows and Fireworks

How to Spend 2 Days on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

How to Spend 2 Days on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

Niagara City Cruises

Niagara City Cruises

Top activities in Niagara Falls & Around

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

Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

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Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls & Around

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Great Experience
Freda_L, Aug 2022
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada & Niagara Falls was an Exciting trip, great history and amazing sites.
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Hold on tight if you are on the outside tour.
Sophia_B, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls CANADA Domed Jet-Boat Ride
Must do on your next vacation in Niagara Falls.
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Amazing experience
Loutha_L, Aug 2022
Scenic Niagara Falls Night Tour with Boat Ride - Canada
Erica was a great and nice tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of Niagara Falls.
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Night Small Group tour of Niagara Falls - the best🎉🎉
Pearl_A, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls Canada City Night Tour
The views were very scenic - the colors of the water falls and the fireworks were superb..
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Great day at Niagara Falls!
Charles_S, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
We had a great day experiencing both the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls.
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I had a blast time in...
Thanh_D, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls CANADA Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride
I had a blast time in Niagara Falls, I may do it again with group friends and family.
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Our tour guide, Susan...
MarionSteve_M, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
She took us to every possible attraction in Niagara Falls, with joy, knowledge, expertise as well as driving skill.
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Awesome experience
Kim_G, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
My husband and I were able to explore the Niagara Falls on our 18th wedding anniversary.
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Absolutely Breathtaking
Cheryl_H, Aug 2022
30 Minute Niagara Falls Airplane Tour
What an amazing way to see Niagara Falls!!
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Winneries were great and...
George_M, Aug 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake Small Group Wine Tour with Picnic Lunch
Lunch stop would have been better in Niagara on the lake instead of Niagara falls.
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Sarah_P, Jul 2022
30 Minute Niagara Falls Airplane Tour
If you have been to Niagara Falls before and are looking for a new experience I would highly recommend
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Douglas_A, Jul 2022
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
Bubbly personality and great recommendations of other places to see and eat in Niagara.
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Take the Night Tour!
Brian_M, Jul 2022
Scenic Niagara Falls Night Tour with Boat Ride - Canada
Our guide, Erica, was so kind and knowledgeable of all things Niagara Falls.
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A must do adventure
Frank_G, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls CANADA Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride
If you go to Niagara Falls area you must do this adventure.
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Maid of the Mist
Brett_T, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We enjoyed learning about the history of Niagara Falls.
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It was great view. Must...
Nishant_S, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
Niagara fall was beauty.
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Mesmerizing view
Anitha_K, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour
wonderful view of Niagara falls and the city.
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James_C, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Canada Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch
our group, where do we start behind the falls, hornblower cruise so close to falls, one of the best lunches up the skylon tower and finished with spectacular views of niagara from a helicopter.
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Great experience
Tiffany_C, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
He was super knowledgeable and share tons of info on both sides of the Niagara Falls.
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Great experience!!
Laura_W, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
This tour is excellent to see everything you need to see in Niagara Falls!
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When to visit

While Niagara Falls cascades year-round, summer is the ideal time to view attractions such as Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds under sunny skies. Just be prepared to share the view with crowds and book hotels well in advance. Fall offers more elbow room plus harvest season events including the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival and Oktoberfest.

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