Top 10 Things to Do in Niagara Falls

Breathtaking Views.

Niagara Falls has one of the best views you will ever see and is on everyone’s bucket list – no matter where you live in the world. Sail up to the brink of the Falls, walk behind them, or even take a view from the Skylon Tower. Take full advantage of all the attractions!

1. Visiting the Falls


The first thing that everyone does when visiting Niagara Falls is taking in the full majesty of the Falls itself. Bring your family and get your camera ready because you’ll be taking pictures non-stop!

2. Journey Behind the Falls


Feel the roar of the Falls and take in the experience with this awe-inspiring attraction. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 kilometres per hour!

3. Wine Tours & Tastings


Niagara Falls has become one of the leading wineries in North America. You will encounter professional and experienced wine tour guides who share their knowledge of local wines and the wine-making process making each tour a personal and educational experience.

4. Boat Tours


One of the oldest and most well-known boat tours in North America would be the Maid of the Mist. It is the best way to see the falls up close. Get your blue poncho ready!

5. Skylon Tower


The Skylon Tower starts with the ‘Ride to the Top’ in a glass-enclosed elevator which provides a smooth, 52-second trip to the expansive observation deck. From this height you can take in the aerial views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Great Gorge, and the Niagara River from the top of the tower.

6. Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory


A 1,022sq metre greenhouse setting that has over 2,000 butterflies floating freely among lush tropical plants and greenery.

7. Rainbow Bridge


The Rainbow Bridge, officially the Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge, connects the cities of Niagara Falls and New York. The bridge is named for the fact that you can often see a rainbow over the Falls which are just upstream from the bridge.

8. Niagara Skywheel


The Niagara Skywheel in Clifton Hill is a must-visit attraction and gives you a spectacular aerial view for miles in every direction at 175 feet above Niagara Falls. Each gondola is climate-controlled providing you with comfort in any season.

9. Bird Kingdom


Bird Kingdom is located in the tourist district of Niagara Falls and is one of the world’s largest free-flying aviaries. It is a 5-minute walk from the Falls and is open all-year round.

10. Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens


A great area to walk during the Spring and Summer seasons. Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens are located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge about a 10-minute drive just north of the Falls. You will feel as though you are in a different world with all the plants and greenery.

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