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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride Option

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know the best of Niagara Falls on this tour. Visit some of the area’s top attractions, like the incredible view from the top of the Skylon Tower, then head across the border to get front and center with the water on an exciting Maid of the Mist cruise. When Maid of the Mist is not running, embark on the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York) included.
  • Niagara Falls tour in Canada and the US (Maid of the Mist departs from NY side)
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride OR the "Journey Behind the Falls" tour and stand in the mist behind the thundering Horseshoe Falls (seasonal)
  • Visits include Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock House, and Queen Victoria Park
  • Get breathtaking views of Niagara area from the Skylon Tower

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This Canadian side tour includes the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, which departs from the American side.

What's Included

  • Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
  • Journey Behind the Falls (replaces Maid of the Mist when not operating)
  • Return trip up Skylon Tower
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Drink

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Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA). Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.

What To Expect

Want to get to know Niagara Falls? This is the tour with the most iconic, must-do experiences. Let’s get started.

After a hotel pickup from the New York or Ontario side, start with an exciting ride up to the observation deck at the top of the majestic Skylon Tower. Enjoy the incredible view of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls from 520 feet (158 m) in the air.

Next, cross to the US side and get ready for the experience of a lifetime on the Maid of the Mist cruise. This is as good as it gets, the best way to experience one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. The cruise runs from early May to late October.

During the rest of the year, experience the Journey Behind the Falls excursion, where the sound of the falls is like thunder and the view is breathtaking. Stand in the mist and feel the rush where the Horseshoe Falls rumble from 13 stories above—dropping over 700,000 gallons of water every second at 40 miles per hour. Now that’s powerful.

Other highlights include Table Rock Centre, a retail and observation complex located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls; Queen Victoria Park, the main parkland in Niagara Falls, opposite the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls (with Sir Harry Oakes Gardens); the Upper Canadian Rapids from Three Sisters Island, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, and Whirlpool State Park, overlooking the Niagara Whirlpool with spectacular views of the rapids, the whirlpool itself and the Niagara River.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist portion of this tour departs from the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. All customers booking this tour must have appropriate documentation to enter the United States and Canada.

Niagara Falls Canada (Pass By)

Maid Of The Mist

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • A valid PASSPORT or other accepted border crossing documentation is required on the date of travel.
  • If you are NOT a US Citizen, COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the US
  • A Visa or ESTA and I-94 may be required for non-US citizens entering the United States.
  • Over the Falls Tours, Inc. reserves the right to reschedule itineraries and substitute attractions of equal value to better serve you as warranted by circumstances at the time of your tour. Tour durations are approximate. Tour schedules and itineraries during holidays and holiday weekends may vary. Over the Falls Tours, Inc. is not responsible for circumstances beyond our control. Over the Falls Tours, Inc. assumes no responsibility when delays in the park systems, traffic delays, delays at international borders, inclement weather, vehicle malfunction or any other delays beyond our control cause late pick-ups, late drop-offs, service delays, or changes of the tour itinerary.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Over the Falls Tours, Inc. vehicles are not handicap accessible. Passengers must be able to enter and exit the vehicle on their own or with the help from a member of their group. If customer’s have their own wheelchair, it must be a collapsible wheelchair only. If client does not have a collapsible wheelchair, then Over the Falls Tours., Inc. will provide one at no additional cost subject to availability. **If you require a collapsible wheelchair or stroller, please contact Over the Falls Tours in advance of your tour date to confirm availability.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Service Animals are permitted provided they meet the following requirements: The Service Animal MUST be traveling with the person it is assigned to. The Service Animal should be wearing their service vest. This will help the other passengers understand the importance of the animal on the tour. Documentation is required to support the Service Animal is certified as a service/therapy animal by a recognized organization. This must be available to present to the Customs Agent when entering Canada. If your tour includes a border crossing, the animal’s vaccine record must also be available to present to the border agent if requested.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

You need your passports and you stop to eat at a quick food place so you should bring money for food and drinks.
It is an absolute must to do if you visit the falls.
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Herron_D, Feb 2023
Tour guide Dayna was the best and made trip informative and pleasant . If I come back I want the same guide!!! 👍🏾👍🏾
The Falls were beautiful...
Anthony_T, Jan 2023
The Falls were beautiful and Nancy the tour guide was very informative. She really explained the attractions and the history behind them. She is a pleasant person and very knowledgeable.
Great Tour!
Jennifer_O, Dec 2022
This tour was so worth it…felt like we got to see so much. Our tour guide Nancy was so knowledgeable, friendly and funny we all had a blast with her. We even wanted a group picture!
Highly Recommended
Cinnamon_W, Dec 2022
Nick was an awesome guide! Professional, knowledgeable and friendly. This tour was perfect. We got to see the falls from all angles - even from behind them! Definitely recommend!
Make it happen
nelson_v, Nov 2022
Everything was new to every stop was worth the time. It was a great experience and I do recommend to anyone to join this team.
beautiful niagara falls
Sharis_N, Nov 2022
amazing tour, tour guide, beautiful experience, a MUST to do when you come, perfect time in November, not too crowded, just dress warm and have boots on
Amazing tour
Edward_B, Nov 2022
My husband and I had such an amazing time. Dayna was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and super funny. Also, recommended us some great spots.
Boat trip, many rainbows...
Sherry_T, Nov 2022
Boat trip, many rainbows brought unforgettable memories. Nice to be given history of what I was seeing. Stop chosen was nice place to eat.
Most memorable included...
Cynthia_F, Nov 2022
Most memorable included getting so close to the falls on the Maid of the mist, learning about the falls from out tour guide Nancy, and going up in the sky tower.
uromano, Nov 2022
We booked this trip in hope that our son and his family would enjoy Niagara Falls as much as we did four years ago. Our 5-year old grandson was "over the falls" with the excursion, as were we all! Nick, our guide, made it entertaining and interesting as we traveled from the U.S. to Canada. His friendly banter was refreshing, and his knowledge of our surroundings was informative. From the booking to being dropped off afte the tour - a great experience all around!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
No other way to see Niagara Falls!
Thomas_K, Oct 2022
Dakota did an amazing job, informative as well as entertaining facts and stories. Well worth the money spent on the tour, we saw everything from the best possible vantage points. There is no other way to see Niagara, this tour is the best and Dakota was as well!
Comprehensive view of an awesome natural attraction
Sydney_K, Oct 2022
Maid of the mist was fun and exciting. Also enjoyed seeing the water and falls from different perspectives like goat island.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Amazing excursion!
Erin_B, Oct 2022
We were on TEAM NANCY’S BUS! It was an absolutely awesome experience- Nancy is very knowledgeable and thoughtful and did an amazing job, and made sure all of us had so much fun! If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend this - you will see amazing sites and have a real adventure! And WHOO HOO TEAM NANCY!! (Ask for her - seriously!)
1 traveler found this review helpful
All of it. Amazing tour...
Dory_H, Oct 2022
All of it. Amazing tour guide, Dayna, and her love of round abouts and of course the Maid of the Mist boat ride
Oh I had a nice time in...
Teresa_C, Oct 2022
Oh I had a nice time in Niagara Falls Nancy was very nice, patient, pleasant and knowledgeable. Great tour!
Great Tour With Daredevil David
Martin_C, Oct 2022
Daredevil David was awesome and very friendly, informative about the history of the places he showed us and a great story teller too!! Would definitely do this tour again and hope we get him again;)
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved the tour as it was...
Jennifer_P, Oct 2022
Loved the tour as it was a smaller group. All stops were a blast from the Maid of the Mist, Crows nest, whirlpool, skyline tower, & more. Our guide, Nancy, was fantastic!
Team Jessica!!Woooo!!!!
Kelly_S, Oct 2022
Had a fantastic time! Plenty of communication prior to pickup, and we went nonstop from 9-4! Team Jessica all the way! Jessica is exactly what you want in a tour guide - high energy, knowledgeable, excited about the information she’s sharing, and dedicated to making sure we had a great experience.
Amazing trip
Keri_M, Oct 2022
Getting close to the falls, getting soaked, but it's a must see. Highly recommended, our tour guide Nancy she was brillant at showing us about on the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommend
Joy_M, Oct 2022
The boat ride under the falls was incredible and a must do in Niagara Nancy our tour guide was excellent


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