Niagara Parks Power Station

Niagara Parks Power Station

Niagara Parks Power Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

1. Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours in summer or 3 hours in winter of free time to explore the falls. Add attractions to your tour package to experience the best of Niagara Falls. Take this tour in the summer and take the Hornblower Boat Cruise, the world-famous boat ride, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and feel the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can even enjoy this tour in the winter when the boat is not running. Add other famous experiences to your tour experience including the Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, or Niagara's Fury.  Explore Clifton Hill for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch to have a picnic by the waterfalls or order at a local restaurant. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock and the Niagara Power Station. Next, enjoy a maple syrup tour and tasting and try Canadian-inspired treats like homemade fudge, poutine, maple beer, or Niagara’s famous ice wine. Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

Niagara Falls: First Behind the Falls Tour & Boat Cruise

2. Niagara Falls: First Behind the Falls Tour & Boat Cruise

Meet your tour guide at the Murray Hill Welcome Centre (5146 Murray Street, next to Queen Victoria Place) to start exploring. You’ll get to view the falls from behind through one of the viewing portals that have been cut straight through the rock and also from below the falls by venturing out onto the lower observation deck. Take a ride on the world famous boat tour to finish off your tour with a bang! This tour provides views from every angle and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Explore over 20 other popular Niagara Falls points of interest with your tour guide along the way. Listen to fascinating stories and learn interesting facts about the history of Niagara Falls. Receive access to $150 in savings on area attractions after your tour.

Niagara Falls: Walking Tour with Journey Behind the Falls

3. Niagara Falls: Walking Tour with Journey Behind the Falls

Admire one of the world's most iconic natural wonders – Niagara Falls! On your walking tour, your friendly tour guide will tell you how over 168,000 cubic metres flow through the falls... every, single, minute! Not only is it amazing to see in real life, but Niagara Falls also has a wonderful history, that you will learn about during the tour. You will also enjoy strolling past other attractions that make Niagara Falls one of the world's leading tourist hotspots, including Skylon Tower, Clifton Hill and Niagara Casino. After your walking tour ends, enjoy a 20-minute break (free time) before your visit to Journey Behind the Falls! At this spectacular attraction, you will enjoy an exhilarating experience 125-feet beneath the falls. As you stand on the lower deck, you will be mesmerised by the 2,800 cubic meters of water that fall past you each second. Pop on your raincoat, take memorable selfies, and listen to the thunderous roar of the falls!

Niagara: Power Station and Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

4. Niagara: Power Station and Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

Embark on an interactive historical walking tour to learn how Nikola Tesla used water power on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Tour the Skylon Tower and Niagara Parks Power Station and experience the incredible Tailrace Tunnel, diving 180 feet underground in a glass elevator. Your journey into the history of hydropower begins at the Skylon Tower, where you’ll meet your expert guide and look out over the Niagara Parks Power Station, as well as the International Control Dam. Take a glass elevator to the top, where you’ll have time to enjoy the stunning view. After descending, walk to the close-by Illumination Tower, where the Falls are lit up in a wondrous light show each night. Head over to Tesla’s memorial statue as you learn about how Niagara Falls was the ultimate decider in the struggle for hydroelectric supremacy. Stop at the best viewpoint for the Horseshoe Falls and head over to the Power Station, where all of the theory plays out in action. See some of the original machinery that was used in the Station and get the opportunity to try it out for yourself. Finally, enter a glass elevator and descend 180 feet through the inner workings of the Power Station. Walk the path where the water flowed along the Tailrace Tunnel to a one-of-a-kind view from the base of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Parks: Power Station & The Tunnel Experience Ticket

5. Niagara Parks: Power Station & The Tunnel Experience Ticket

From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, a new must-see attraction on the Canadian side of the falls. Explore the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River with immersive exhibits, restored artifacts and interactive storytelling. After exploring the Power Station halls, descend 180 feet in a glass-paneled elevator and explore the 2,200-foot long tunnel, leading to an observation deck at the river's edge. Find out how this remarkable tunnel was excavated with only lanterns, rudimentary dynamite, pickaxes and shovels. Then, step out onto a new observation deck at the river's edge. Includes free immersive self-guided audio tours. This not-to-be-missed experience offers an opportunity to be part of a thrilling revival, and a chance to discover the incredible history and heritage of this celebrated building. Dive into the history of the visionaries behind it as well as the workers that kept it running for 100 years. Harnessing the powerful energy of the Horseshoe Falls, this pioneer of hydropower comes back to life with entertaining and educational experience that highlights both the remarkable history and unique architectural features of this 115-year-old engineering marvel. All generator hall exhibits are sponsored by Ontario Power Generation. Repurposed artifacts, interactive exhibits and fascinating installations offer a first-hand look at how this hydropower pioneer harnessed the power of water to generate electricity for 100 years. You’ll “follow the flow” up close with a scale model of the plant, walk through a life-size penstock, test your hydropower knowledge at our interactive control panel, and more! Please note that the tunnel is a self-guided experience only. Guests can explore the Power Station and Tunnel as long as they see fit within the opening hours of the attraction. There may be a line to access the elevator descending to the tunnel as it is accessible on a first come first serve basis. Please note it is roughly a 10-15 minute walk to reach the observation deck at the edge of the tunnel. We recommend planning for a two-hour experience if you wish to explore the Tunnel during your visit to the power station.

Niagara Falls: Tour Behind Falls with Boat and Skylon Access

6. Niagara Falls: Tour Behind Falls with Boat and Skylon Access

Join an immersive Niagara Falls experience on this tour with the perfect blend of history, thrills and entrance to the top attractions. Be the first behind the Falls in the morning followed by a trip on the world famous Voyage to the Falls boat cruise while also getting access to the Skylon Tower which you can enjoy any time during your stay. Meet your tour guide at the Niagara Parks Welcome Centre (5146 Murray Street Niagara Falls, next to Queen Victoria Place). Start your walking tour off by heading down to Canadian horseshoe Falls for an up close and personal views of Niagara Falls while stopping and learning all about many historical landmarks in the area. Next, take a ride on the world famous boat tour! This tour provides views from every angle and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Explore over 20 other popular Niagara Falls points of interest with your tour guide along the way. Listen to mesmerizing stories and learn interesting facts about the history of Niagara Falls. Receive an exclusive badge with access to $150 in discounts on area attractions after your tour.

Niagara Falls: Small Group Night Tour w/ Dinner & Light Show

7. Niagara Falls: Small Group Night Tour w/ Dinner & Light Show

Experience an electric night out on the town on a night tour of Niagara Falls, Canada. This guided tour features some of the best evening attractions in Niagara Falls, including a 3-course falls view dinner at either Queen Victoria Place (mid-May to mid-October) or TableRock House Restaurant (other months). Experience a visit to Illumination Tower, and the Currents sound and light show. Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. Visit the Niagara Parks Power Station to see the shift of Niagara’s water to electricity with Niagara Parks’ sound and light show, Currents. Enjoy a 3-course dinner either Queen Victoria Place (mid-May to mid-October) or TableRock House Restaurant (other months) . Visit the Illumination Tower to see the falls illuminated against the night sky and control the lights yourself. Take home an “I Lit Up Niagara Falls” certificate and end your evening with drop-off back at tour hotel.

Niagara Falls: Winter Wonderland Multinational Excursion

8. Niagara Falls: Winter Wonderland Multinational Excursion

See the amazing Niagra Falls from both USA and Canada on this full-day outing. Enjoy a boat cruise that offers spectacular views of this natural wonder, and stop at iconic landmarks like the Skylon Observation Deck. Our journey begins on the American side, where you'll witness the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls from various vantage points. Visit the Cave of the Winds to feel the mist and power of the falls up close, then head to the New York State Power Vista to delve into the fascinating history of harnessing this natural wonder. Cross into Canada where more panoramic views await. The adventure continues at the Niagara Power Station, where you'll gain insights into the engineering marvel behind the falls' power generation. From street level to high above, your next stop is the Skylon Tower Observation Deck, offering a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls. Cap off your adventure with a drive through the Festival of Lights display (runs November through January) and the nightly Illumination of the Falls. For nearly 30 years, we've been creating memorable and secure experiences for our guests. Join us as we showcase the finest attractions of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel at Night

9. Niagara Falls: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel at Night

Explore the power station’s 2,200-foot-long underground tunnel before witnessing the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls illuminated at night from an observation platform at the edge of the Niagara River. Dig deeper into Niagara’s story of power with never-before-shared details of the power station’s phenomenal history, including newly unveiled multimedia storytelling and flexible screenings of Currents, an epic sound and light show. Currents Night Show: Benefit from greater flexibility and value with an updated schedule and expanded visitor experience at Currents, the mesmerizing sound and light evening show at the Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel. During your nighttime experience, Currents will run continuously from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in the generator hall. Choose when to watch the show and when to explore new lighting activations throughout the generator hall and tunnel. Experience a different perspective of Niagara’s cathedral of power as you wander through the beautifully lit grounds of the main generator hall. Every corner tells a story through the interplay of state-of-the-art LED lighting and creates a brilliant cast of colors and shadows. Enjoy multimedia storytelling and immersive exhibits, such as an enormous scale model of the plant demonstrating how water flows through the turbines, pipes, and tunnel to generate electricity. Try your hand at a restored control panel, discovering firsthand what it was like to be a worker on the station floor decades ago.

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Niagara Parks Power Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Toronto: Guided Niagara Falls Day Trip with Optional Cruise

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy historical and behind-the-scenes commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Your day will start with complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours in summer or 3 hours in winter of free time to explore the falls. Add attractions to your tour package to experience the best of Niagara Falls. Take this tour in the summer and take the Hornblower Boat Cruise, the world-famous boat ride, formally called the Maid of the Mist. Get up close to the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and feel the mist of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You can even enjoy this tour in the winter when the boat is not running. Add other famous experiences to your tour experience including the Skylon Tower, Journey Behind the Falls, or Niagara's Fury.  Explore Clifton Hill for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, and an arcade. Pack a lunch to have a picnic by the waterfalls or order at a local restaurant. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock and the Niagara Power Station. Next, enjoy a maple syrup tour and tasting and try Canadian-inspired treats like homemade fudge, poutine, maple beer, or Niagara’s famous ice wine. Return to your original location in Toronto around 5 PM and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and time to plan an evening event for yourself.

Niagara Falls: First Behind the Falls Tour & Boat Cruise

Niagara Falls: First Behind the Falls Tour & Boat Cruise

Meet your tour guide at the Murray Hill Welcome Centre (5146 Murray Street, next to Queen Victoria Place) to start exploring. You’ll get to view the falls from behind through one of the viewing portals that have been cut straight through the rock and also from below the falls by venturing out onto the lower observation deck. Take a ride on the world famous boat tour to finish off your tour with a bang! This tour provides views from every angle and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Explore over 20 other popular Niagara Falls points of interest with your tour guide along the way. Listen to fascinating stories and learn interesting facts about the history of Niagara Falls. Receive access to $150 in savings on area attractions after your tour.

Niagara Falls: Walking Tour with Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara Falls: Walking Tour with Journey Behind the Falls

Admire one of the world's most iconic natural wonders – Niagara Falls! On your walking tour, your friendly tour guide will tell you how over 168,000 cubic metres flow through the falls... every, single, minute! Not only is it amazing to see in real life, but Niagara Falls also has a wonderful history, that you will learn about during the tour. You will also enjoy strolling past other attractions that make Niagara Falls one of the world's leading tourist hotspots, including Skylon Tower, Clifton Hill and Niagara Casino. After your walking tour ends, enjoy a 20-minute break (free time) before your visit to Journey Behind the Falls! At this spectacular attraction, you will enjoy an exhilarating experience 125-feet beneath the falls. As you stand on the lower deck, you will be mesmerised by the 2,800 cubic meters of water that fall past you each second. Pop on your raincoat, take memorable selfies, and listen to the thunderous roar of the falls!

Niagara: Power Station and Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

Niagara: Power Station and Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

Embark on an interactive historical walking tour to learn how Nikola Tesla used water power on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Tour the Skylon Tower and Niagara Parks Power Station and experience the incredible Tailrace Tunnel, diving 180 feet underground in a glass elevator. Your journey into the history of hydropower begins at the Skylon Tower, where you’ll meet your expert guide and look out over the Niagara Parks Power Station, as well as the International Control Dam. Take a glass elevator to the top, where you’ll have time to enjoy the stunning view. After descending, walk to the close-by Illumination Tower, where the Falls are lit up in a wondrous light show each night. Head over to Tesla’s memorial statue as you learn about how Niagara Falls was the ultimate decider in the struggle for hydroelectric supremacy. Stop at the best viewpoint for the Horseshoe Falls and head over to the Power Station, where all of the theory plays out in action. See some of the original machinery that was used in the Station and get the opportunity to try it out for yourself. Finally, enter a glass elevator and descend 180 feet through the inner workings of the Power Station. Walk the path where the water flowed along the Tailrace Tunnel to a one-of-a-kind view from the base of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Parks: Power Station & The Tunnel Experience Ticket

Niagara Parks: Power Station & The Tunnel Experience Ticket

From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, a new must-see attraction on the Canadian side of the falls. Explore the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River with immersive exhibits, restored artifacts and interactive storytelling. After exploring the Power Station halls, descend 180 feet in a glass-paneled elevator and explore the 2,200-foot long tunnel, leading to an observation deck at the river's edge. Find out how this remarkable tunnel was excavated with only lanterns, rudimentary dynamite, pickaxes and shovels. Then, step out onto a new observation deck at the river's edge. Includes free immersive self-guided audio tours. This not-to-be-missed experience offers an opportunity to be part of a thrilling revival, and a chance to discover the incredible history and heritage of this celebrated building. Dive into the history of the visionaries behind it as well as the workers that kept it running for 100 years. Harnessing the powerful energy of the Horseshoe Falls, this pioneer of hydropower comes back to life with entertaining and educational experience that highlights both the remarkable history and unique architectural features of this 115-year-old engineering marvel. All generator hall exhibits are sponsored by Ontario Power Generation. Repurposed artifacts, interactive exhibits and fascinating installations offer a first-hand look at how this hydropower pioneer harnessed the power of water to generate electricity for 100 years. You’ll “follow the flow” up close with a scale model of the plant, walk through a life-size penstock, test your hydropower knowledge at our interactive control panel, and more! Please note that the tunnel is a self-guided experience only. Guests can explore the Power Station and Tunnel as long as they see fit within the opening hours of the attraction. There may be a line to access the elevator descending to the tunnel as it is accessible on a first come first serve basis. Please note it is roughly a 10-15 minute walk to reach the observation deck at the edge of the tunnel. We recommend planning for a two-hour experience if you wish to explore the Tunnel during your visit to the power station.

Niagara Falls: Tour Behind Falls with Boat and Skylon Access

Niagara Falls: Tour Behind Falls with Boat and Skylon Access

Join an immersive Niagara Falls experience on this tour with the perfect blend of history, thrills and entrance to the top attractions. Be the first behind the Falls in the morning followed by a trip on the world famous Voyage to the Falls boat cruise while also getting access to the Skylon Tower which you can enjoy any time during your stay. Meet your tour guide at the Niagara Parks Welcome Centre (5146 Murray Street Niagara Falls, next to Queen Victoria Place). Start your walking tour off by heading down to Canadian horseshoe Falls for an up close and personal views of Niagara Falls while stopping and learning all about many historical landmarks in the area. Next, take a ride on the world famous boat tour! This tour provides views from every angle and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Explore over 20 other popular Niagara Falls points of interest with your tour guide along the way. Listen to mesmerizing stories and learn interesting facts about the history of Niagara Falls. Receive an exclusive badge with access to $150 in discounts on area attractions after your tour.

Niagara Falls: Small Group Night Tour w/ Dinner & Light Show

Niagara Falls: Small Group Night Tour w/ Dinner & Light Show

Experience an electric night out on the town on a night tour of Niagara Falls, Canada. This guided tour features some of the best evening attractions in Niagara Falls, including a 3-course falls view dinner at either Queen Victoria Place (mid-May to mid-October) or TableRock House Restaurant (other months). Experience a visit to Illumination Tower, and the Currents sound and light show. Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. Visit the Niagara Parks Power Station to see the shift of Niagara’s water to electricity with Niagara Parks’ sound and light show, Currents. Enjoy a 3-course dinner either Queen Victoria Place (mid-May to mid-October) or TableRock House Restaurant (other months) . Visit the Illumination Tower to see the falls illuminated against the night sky and control the lights yourself. Take home an “I Lit Up Niagara Falls” certificate and end your evening with drop-off back at tour hotel.

Niagara Falls: Winter Wonderland Multinational Excursion

Niagara Falls: Winter Wonderland Multinational Excursion

See the amazing Niagra Falls from both USA and Canada on this full-day outing. Enjoy a boat cruise that offers spectacular views of this natural wonder, and stop at iconic landmarks like the Skylon Observation Deck. Our journey begins on the American side, where you'll witness the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls from various vantage points. Visit the Cave of the Winds to feel the mist and power of the falls up close, then head to the New York State Power Vista to delve into the fascinating history of harnessing this natural wonder. Cross into Canada where more panoramic views await. The adventure continues at the Niagara Power Station, where you'll gain insights into the engineering marvel behind the falls' power generation. From street level to high above, your next stop is the Skylon Tower Observation Deck, offering a bird's eye view of Niagara Falls. Cap off your adventure with a drive through the Festival of Lights display (runs November through January) and the nightly Illumination of the Falls. For nearly 30 years, we've been creating memorable and secure experiences for our guests. Join us as we showcase the finest attractions of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel at Night

Niagara Falls: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel at Night

Explore the power station’s 2,200-foot-long underground tunnel before witnessing the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls illuminated at night from an observation platform at the edge of the Niagara River. Dig deeper into Niagara’s story of power with never-before-shared details of the power station’s phenomenal history, including newly unveiled multimedia storytelling and flexible screenings of Currents, an epic sound and light show. Currents Night Show: Benefit from greater flexibility and value with an updated schedule and expanded visitor experience at Currents, the mesmerizing sound and light evening show at the Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel. During your nighttime experience, Currents will run continuously from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in the generator hall. Choose when to watch the show and when to explore new lighting activations throughout the generator hall and tunnel. Experience a different perspective of Niagara’s cathedral of power as you wander through the beautifully lit grounds of the main generator hall. Every corner tells a story through the interplay of state-of-the-art LED lighting and creates a brilliant cast of colors and shadows. Enjoy multimedia storytelling and immersive exhibits, such as an enormous scale model of the plant demonstrating how water flows through the turbines, pipes, and tunnel to generate electricity. Try your hand at a restored control panel, discovering firsthand what it was like to be a worker on the station floor decades ago.

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4.6
(45 reviews)

What an amazing Tour! The day was extremely well planned by Tracy to include as many attractions and information. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day with my family and would highly recommend this company. The whole booking process back in the UK was faultless! We look forward to using you again in the future. Thank you for making our trip to Toronto/Niagra Falls an amazing one!

I really enjoyed this tour. We got picked up on time and our guide Salvatore was great in telling us about the area and tips once we arrived at the various stops to maximize our experience. I highly recommend this tour if you have a day and want to see Niagra falls and don't want to do the long drive from Toronto.

Fantastic! Kaleb is a great tour guide, funny, friendly and has lots of information about which spots are beautiful and what things you should do there. I'd be happy to do it again!

Great Guide (Kaleb)! Funny und informative, always ready to answer questions. Erverything was arranged and set so that we had maximum time at the spot.

We had an awesome time! Our guide Kaleb was amazing and helped us all get to the places we wanted to go. What a great day!!