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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Come for the iconic waterfalls, and stay for the adventure, from jetboats to zip lines and towering views.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Journey Behind the Falls Entry Ticket

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Journey Behind the Falls Entry Ticket

View the world-famous Niagara Falls from a unique perspective with an entry ticket to 'Journey Behind the Falls'. Descend 125 feet and explore the 130-year-old tunnels that are dug through the bedrock. Feel the thunderous vibration of the Horseshoe Falls before you see them. Throughout your walk underground, informational posters are hung where you will learn fun facts and information about the history and evolution of the hallways you walk through. Ascend above ground to the observation deck at the foot of the falls and take in the breathtaking views of the cascading water. Stay dry as you get close to the mighty falls with a complimentary souvenir poncho. Look through the viewing portals cut straight through the rock, offering another unique viewpoint of the falls.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Clifton Hill 6 Attraction Fun Pass

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Clifton Hill 6 Attraction Fun Pass

Take a break from sightseeing the magnificent cascades of Niagara Falls and enjoy a host of activities at Clifton Hill's street of fun visitor attractions. Located just steps from the falls, the entertainment centre features thrilling rides, games, and attractions, all included in your fun pass. Visit and save on the top 6 family attractions including the Niagara SkyWheel with its breathtaking views of Niagara Falls by day or night. Face the multi-sensory Zombie Attack adventure featuring 6D graphics, or play a round of golf with wizards or dinosaurs.  Meet the stars of movie classics and current hits at Movieland Wax Museum; take a rocking ride through space on Cosmic Coaster and blast away ghosts on Ghostblasters Dark Ride. Enjoy some games at the Great Canadian Midway with your free tokens.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. Hear about the origins of the falls and see the American and Canadian power plants that run on the Niagara River's waters. Stop to admire the beautiful Floral Clock, made up of more than 16,000 carpet bedding plants. Learn about the Niagara Glen and the Whirlpool Golf Course, and enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Then, ascend the Skylon Tower for panoramic aerial views and descend behind the falls as feel the Horseshoe Falls cascading above you at the Journey Behind the Falls. Cruise past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara cruise boat. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Niagara Falls: Marineland Canada Day Pass

4. Niagara Falls: Marineland Canada Day Pass

Visit Marineland Canada for a fun, wonder-filled day just minutes from the actual falls. Pre-book your ticket to observe marine life and enjoy fun and educational activities. Enjoy the entertaining and Educational Presentation featuring dolphins and sea lions. Discover the park's orca and beluga whales, with surface-level walkways and underwater viewing for an up-close look at what’s happening beneath the waves. Marineland is also home to North American black bears, bison, elk, and red deer. Visit the penguin palace, a place to watch these cute, little flightless birds play and swim about in their specially designed habitat. Get wet at Polar Splash, a 2-acre water play area featuring waterfalls and life-size replicas of marine mammals. Enjoy loads of interactive fun and cool off on those hot summer days (open July and August weather permitting). More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides suitable for all ages. As an added bonus, guests can upgrade to a Fun Card Season Pass at no extra charge and visit the park as many times as they would like until it closes for the season. To take advantage of this offer, guests must go to the Fun Card Centre to receive their Fun Card Season Passes before leaving the park.

Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

5. Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

Embark on a stimulating jet-boat tour of the lower Niagara River. Ride the thrilling rapids and take in the stunning natural landscape surrounding you on your tour. Learn about the river, its historical landmarks, and the differences between the American and the Canadian sides of the river from your local guide. Then, let your expert guide navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. Enter the Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experience the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn. Get up close and personal with the river as you get splashed paddling down the rapids as the jet boats are designed with an open top. If you prefer to stay dry, experience the excitement of the rapids on the Jet Dome tour. You will take the same journey as the Wet Jet tour, but the covered boat offers shelter from river rapids, keeping you dry and comfortable.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Discover stunning of views of Niagara Falls and get your adrenaline rushing with this zipline ticket. Zipline 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge and 670 meters past the American Falls. Take a comfortable van back your starting point. Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

7. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

Dedicate a day to the mesmerizing Niagara Falls on a guided walking tour. Be on the first funicular of the day and descend into the gorge for the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Walk around the boardwalk before taking part in the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Meet your friendly guide and group in front of the funicular in the morning and take in panoramic views as you make your way down to the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Climb aboard and feel the power of Niagara Falls up close. Ascend back up and enjoy an informative walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge, learn about famous celebrities and daredevils who visited this site, and take a great photo at Horseshoe Falls. Arrive at the Table Rock Welcome Center and get ready for the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Climb down the stairs into the rocky caves behind the waterfalls and follow a ledge to a viewing point beside the cascades.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

8. Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

Book your flexible date ticket in advance to visit Skylon Tower around your travel plans and the weather. Your ticket is valid for entry within seven days of the booked date. Year-round, under the sun or stars, enjoy the best panoramic views of the Falls and surrounding city from 236 meters above the Niagara Gorge. Your visit begins with the 'Ride to the Top' in a glass-enclosed, exterior elevator. A smooth 52-second trip will have you to the top of the tower, ready to discover the sights from the indoor and outdoor observation deck. Admire aerial views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Great Gorge, and the Niagara River. During the day, take in views of the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo, when the conditions are right. Visit at night to see the Falls illuminated in a cascade of colors and admire the seasonal Falls Fireworks display overhead.  The Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet offer sumptuous meal options (at your own expense). At the base of Skylon Tower is a family fun center with interactive games and rides for all ages. Browse the shopping concourse with a wide selection of specialty shops featuring distinctive Canadian souvenirs, giftware, clothing, jewelry, and native crafts.

Niagara, USA: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

9. Niagara, USA: Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour on the Niagara River

Climb aboard a high-speed adventure and experience the power of the Niagara River without getting wet. Travel upriver into the Niagara Gorge and stay dry with indoor climate-controlled seating as the water crashes in around you. Speed through rapids and see the swirling Niagara Whirlpool. Take in the shoreline and check out sites like Brock's Monument and Fort Niagara. Reach the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids, where the thrill ride kicks into high gear. Hold on tight amid the heart-pounding Class 5 rapids of the swirling Niagara Gorge and be prepared for the captain’s thrilling 360-degree spins. Enjoy knowing that photos and video are being taken to purchase after your tour so you can share your experience with family and friends. With entertaining tour guides and comprehensive narration, take a memorable adventure ride filled with thrills, scenery, facts, and fun.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

10. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Niagara Falls on a guided day trip from Toronto, with pickup from downtown Toronto and on-board commentary from your guide. Enrich your tour with an optional Niagara Falls boat cruise. Start with a scenic drive through Niagra-on-the-lake along the Niagara Parkway and marvel at Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. Enjoy a stopover and see the hydroelectric power station, Whirlpool Rapids and Floral Clock. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, get 3 hours of free time during which you can choose to take the Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls." Feel the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower (during the winter months). Take a break where you can go and purchase a delicious lunch at one of the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls. After your break, sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Ontario

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12,275 reviews

This was a wonderful opportunity to witness the awesome power of the Niagara Falls rapids!! It is expensive on its own but is included in some of the Niagara Parks passes. There are lots of interesting historical facts and pictures plus you don't need to feel rushed. You can stay down on the boardwalk for as long as you wish.

It was amazing! We had Zachary, great tour operator. Helped us immensely! We had 4 of our relatives from France with us. Very thoughtful and took his time explaining the itinerary with us. Loved the boat ride and behind the falls!

It was very exhilarating and fun, be sure to bring an extra pair of clothes or use swim gear as the water will always find you no matter what!

It was exciting walking in the tunnels and being right up close to horseshoe falls

This was an exhilarating experience. You get wet, it's fast and furious and fun!