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Welcome to Niagara Falls & Around

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural wonders—a mighty chasm that’s etched across the border of the United States and Canada. Each minute, six million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters) of water thunder over the canyon walls, exploding in clouds of icy mist. The falls make a dramatic backdrop for a romantic getaway or an action-fueled adventure. Take a boat cruise, soar overhead in a helicopter, journey behind the falls, or watch the dazzling evening light show. Nearby, Clifton Hill is a mini Las Vegas with casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, whereas cultured Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Ontario wine region offer quieter attractions.

Top 10 attractions in Niagara Falls & Around

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Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds

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At the Cave of the Winds observation decks, thrill-seeking visitors can get within 20 feet (6 meters) of the thundering Niagara Falls for an experience that feels like the inside of a tropical storm with torrents of water cascading down and winds up to 68 mph (109 kph). Safe to say, you’ll probably get wet.More
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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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The powerful border-straddling Niagara Falls is actually composed of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls). Combined, these cascades have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—more than a million bathtubs of water plummet over the edge every second. While they’re wildly impressive from the US, here’s how to explore the Canadian side.More
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Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower

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Perched on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, the lofty Skylon Tower is famous for its bird’s-eye views. Boasting a panoramic observation platform, ambient dining, movies, shopping, and activities for the whole family, this 775-foot (236-meter) tower offers an entire day’s worth of entertainment.More
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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

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The smallest of the three waterfalls that comprise world-famous Niagara Falls, Bridal Veil Falls is anything but small. Located on the US side of the falls, the 56-foot-wide (17-meter-wide) waterfall thunders over a 78-foot (24-meter) drop. Its frothy white cascade is reminiscent of a bride’s veil, hence the falls’ name.More
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Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls

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Niagara Falls is an incredible sight from land and by boat, but at Journey Behind the Falls visitors who wish to truly experience its massive power can get up close and personal—and wet. Standing on an observation deck behind the falls, where more than one million bathtubs of water thunder over the edge every second, is a truly unforgettable experience of Niagara.More
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Floral Clock

Floral Clock

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While Niagara Falls is justifiably famous for the force of nature that is the falls themselves, the Floral Clock is one of several other impressive attractions in the area. Comprising thousands of colorful plants and flowers, the clock blooms from spring to fall. It’s a fun photo opportunity, especially for nature lovers and avid gardeners.More
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Whirlpool Aero Car

Whirlpool Aero Car

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Suspended high over the Niagara River, the Whirlpool Aero Car passes directly over Niagara Whirlpool—a swirling, whitewater vortex created by conflicting currents. The antique cable car has been on the go since 1916, carrying passengers out to the bend of the river, where they dangle over and gawk at the dangerous whirling rapids below.More
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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Known as one of Ontario’s most beautiful towns, Niagara-on-the-Lake is an ideal destination for wine lovers and anyone looking for a slow-paced, scenic vacation. Located just over the US–Canadian border on the shores of Lake Ontario, this picturesque spot is an easy weekend getaway or day trip from Buffalo in New York, Toronto, or Niagara Falls.More
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Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill

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Clifton Hill is a neon-heavy, Vegas-like strip filled with a concentrated cluster of family-friendly attractions and entertainment options. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the 175-foot (53-meter) Niagara SkyWheel, Guinness World Records Museum, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, and several haunted houses are among its prominent points of interest.More
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Reif Estate Winery

Reif Estate Winery

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Ewald Reif founded this classic Niagara-on-the-Lake estate in 1977 and the popular winery known for sweet ice wine and bold Cabs opened to the public just five years later. Since then, locals and travelers have been gathering to sip glasses of red and white inside its historic coach house. The Reif Estate’s wines have also received dozens of national and international awards.Travelers who want to sample the flavors of Reif Estate have a number of options to choose from, but perhaps one of the best experiences is the Annual Harvest BBQ that blends food, drink and fun with the Niagara Wine Festival kick off each September. Tastings are available daily, including a sensory wine option, that includes blind taste testing and optional chocolate pairings. Group options are available for larger parties, too.Visitors can tour the vineyards on their own, or take a comprehensive tour of multiple estates by bus or bike. Foodies can opt for wine pairings and gourmet meals alongside Niagara-on-the-Lake’s famous wines.More

Trip ideas

Niagara Falls After Dark: Light Shows and Fireworks

Niagara Falls After Dark: Light Shows and Fireworks

How to Spend 2 Days on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

How to Spend 2 Days on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls

Niagara City Cruises

Niagara City Cruises

Top activities in Niagara Falls & Around

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

Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

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Niagara Falls Canada Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch
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Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket

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Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls & Around

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Fab Experience!
Kim_V, Nov 2021
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
Wow - fantastic to see both the American and Canadian sides of the Niagara Falls from the air!
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An experience not to be missed
Chasity_P, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
The view of the area and Niagara Falls were so beautiful.
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Greatest tour and tour guide
Saule_M, Oct 2021
Night on Niagara Tour with Power Station Light Show
First of all, Nick our tour guide was amazing and gave us great tips with touring Niagara Falls Canada.
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Great view of Niagara...
anka_m, Oct 2021
Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket
Great view of Niagara Fall, lots of exciting pictures, wonderful experience and enough rides to see the entire place.
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Fantastic show
Keegan_A, Sep 2021
Edward Stone's Mind Trix Show : a mix of Magic and Mentalism
Would recommend to anyone visiting Niagara Falls.
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Super friendly service and great wine!
Heather_F, Sep 2021
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tasting Tour
A shuttle picked us up right from our Airbnb in Niagara Falls and brought us back again.
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Wonderful experience! Awesome and Beautiful!!!
MaryNgozi_C, Sep 2021
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
Our tour instructor “Kaleb” was wonderful and we had so much fun at the Niagara Falls and the cruise ship and Kaleb took us on a brief ride around the beautiful city.
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Breath Taking
Joanne_C, Sep 2021
Breathtaking Niagara Falls Aerial Tour with iflyTOTO
The breath taking view of Niagara Falls and surroundings.
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Tour and guide were fantastic
Donna_P, Sep 2021
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tour with Lunch -Private Tour in Classic English Cab
We toured 5 small wineries and had a delicious lunch in Niagara Falls with a scenic drive along the Niagara Parkway.
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Breath taking
Kayla_P, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
Amazing service and amzing view of the falls.
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All the view excitement...
Berdette_S, Aug 2021
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission
All the view excitement seeing Niagara falls wonders of GOD and all the new activities they have since the last time I was in Canada 1971
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It was an excellent tour
Samuel_B, Aug 2021
Niagara Wine Tour and Tastings with Included Transportation
Anytime you go to Niagara falls, take the opportunity to book and join this amazing tour.
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Beautiful view
Melina_M, Aug 2021
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission
Had a great experience not a long wait and beautiful view of the Niagara Falls.
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Great experience
Peter_M, Aug 2021
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Niagara Falls Is beautiful.
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Niagara Falls Tours
Ariel_R, Aug 2021
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
It was my 1st time visiting Niagara Falls and all I have to say are positive comments.
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Light up the falls!
Ken_M, Nov 2021
Night on Niagara Tour with Power Station Light Show
This was a must do when in Niagara Falls.
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A private tour inside a group tour
Deb, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls Canada Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch
The weather in Niagara in the Fall is unsettled, and there are requirements for the helicopters to operate.
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Elite wine tasting experience!
Jennifer_H, Oct 2021
Get Away from the Crowds - Private-Safe Premium SUV, Wine Tour Niagara
I highly recommend this activity for anyone that wants something more to do at Niagara Falls in addition to visiting the Falls.
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Rich_B, Oct 2021
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
Kalab our tour guide was very informative and helped our adventure around Niagara Falls.
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Try it once!
Sylvie_D, Sep 2021
Grand Winery Tour - Rolls Royce - Niagara On The Lake
We also went to Between the Lines Winery, Lakeview and Riverview: nothing to write home about… We then had to drive all the way to Niagara Falls for a very ordinary lunch which we could have had in one of the numerous places in NOTL, but I guess that this operator has a good deal with the Eighty Eight restaurant…

All about Niagara Falls & Around

When to visit

While Niagara Falls cascades year-round, summer is the ideal time to view attractions such as Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds under sunny skies. Just be prepared to share the view with crowds and book hotels well in advance. Fall offers more elbow room plus harvest season events including the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival and Oktoberfest.

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