Things to do in
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

1. 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: Journey Behind the Falls Entry Ticket

2. 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: Butterfly Conservatory Admission

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Butterfly Conservatory Admission

Experience the magic of the Butterfly Conservatory, nestled on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. The Butterfly Conservatory is located a short 15-minute drive from the Canadian Horsehoe Falls and is easily accessible by the WEGO transport system. This magical attraction features over 2,000 colorful tropical butterflies floating freely amongst the winding pathways beneath the spacious, glass-enclosed conservatory. Your self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation before you are free to explore at your own pace.   Marvel at 45 species of butterflies with some from tropical regions around the world, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, and the Philippines. Discover the dynamic exhibit space with educational information about butterfly life cycles, pollinators, and more. Wander paths that wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall to the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

4. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park. Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the falls

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

5. 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: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings & Optional Lunch

6. Niagara: Half-Day Winery Tour with Tastings & Optional Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of Niagara's renowned wine region with 3 tour options. Join an inclusive tour designed for everyone, whether you're a connoisseur or simply want to share a drink with friends. The 4-hour Wine Country option centers around the Niagara-on-the-lake region, nestled on Lake Ontario, near the mouth of Niagara Falls. Sample wines at Pillitteri Estates, Inniskillin, and Konzelmann Estates, and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the quaint town. The 4-hour Twenty Valley option uncovers the idyllic beauty of Twenty Valley, visiting Creekside Estate Winery, Cave Spring Winery, and Kacaba Vineyards, followed by a luxurious 3-course lunch and free time in the charming enclave of Jordan Village. Choose the Deluxe Winery option for a 5-hour tour with tastings at Chateau des Charmes Winery, wine and ice wine tasting at Inniskillin Winery, as well as a 2-course lunch at Queen's Landing with panoramic river views. Afterward, take time to admire the vistas of Niagara-on-the-lake.

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

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

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

Are you looking to spend an exciting afternoon out in nature ? Then this stimulating jet-boat tour of the Niagara River is perfect for you. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids - it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Then, your expert guide will navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn! The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that means you will definitely get wet as you go through the rapids. You will be provided with the necessary gear to make your trip as comfortable as possible but there are no dry seats with this option! If you prefer to stay dry, you can still 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. Feel free to bring along a camera on this tour.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

9. Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Embark on the ride of a lifetime aboard a 12-minute helicopter flight. Combine adventure with spectacular views as you soar above Niagara Falls. Take off from the heliport located 5 minutes from downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. Climb aboard an Airbus H130 with seats for up to 7 passengers. The spacious cabin features large windows for the best panoramic views. Take to the skies as you fly over to the Niagara River. Listen to the on-board narration that's available in 12 languages. Glide above the River from the Whirlpool to the Rainbow Bridge. See Queen Victoria Park, Skylon Tower, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from above. Follow the curve of Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows in all directions. On the return to the heliport, you might spy the outline of Toronto to the north and the shores of Lake Erie to the south. Touch down after an exhilarating 12-minutes and continue your adventure in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

Take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet over the falls, it is the most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. Marvel at views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks. Enhance your experience with audio narration about Niagara Falls and how the SkyWheel was made. The Niagara SkyWheel features fully enclosed gondolas, climated controlled for year-round comfort and enjoyment. Ride day or night, in any season. Enjoy spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction on the 8 to 12-minute ride. Take in the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline on an evening ride.

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Ontario

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,048 reviews

Absolutely loved it there was 4 of us 2 being afraid of heights. Was perfect for a beginner very relaxing atmosphere made for a great experience. We are already planning a trip back in the warmer weather as it was a bit chilly. And definitely taking advantage of the 2nd ride for $15.

We couldn’t go on the boat, but it didn’t matter! Party Marty was excellent! We went to all the most perfect places!! I thoroughly enjoyed this trio! I am def going back again!

Very organized tour with easy access to the organizer and driver. Plenty of time to explore the area, take pictures and more.

the views were amazing and the tour guide was outstanding

Great tour that made our stay , most enjoyable part