Niagara Falls, Ontario
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  • Niagara Falls: Marineland Canada Day Pass

    1. 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. 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, red deer, and fallow deer. Vist 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. More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides such as one of the highest triple tower rides along with a variety of other rides that suit all ...

    We absolutely loved all of it. The restraint and gift shop were very reasonably priced. We were very impressed

  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

    2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

    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 ...

    It was very nice activity. We like it.if zip line would be over the waterfall will be more interesting and fun

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

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

    Enjoy a 4.5-hour tour at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls from several perspectives with stunning views of both the American and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, on board the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. On this tour 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, plus enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls.

    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.

    We had the best time with Sam our guide she was well informed and took us to places we would have never have seen on our own. 100% Recommended.

  • Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

    4. Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

    See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on an immersive 4-5 hour tour. Experience the top attractions and sights of the waterfall on the US side from different areas, and enjoy pickup from a location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. First, ride the elevator at the Cave of the Winds and journey 175 feet into Niagara Gorge. Put on the provided bright yellow ponchos and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the wooden walkway to the hurricane deck. Then, board the famous Maid of the Mist boat and take in the magnificent views from the water. Go to the Observation Tower to experience the only place in the park where you can see both the American and Horseshoe Falls at the same time

    Admire attractions such as the Whirlpool Falls, 3 Sister Islands, and Luna Island, and head to Goat Island to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Brid...

    Jimmy provided excellent information not only about the Falls but about the overall area. The various stops as part of the overall tour was great! I would highly recommend using this sight seeing tour!

  • Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

    5. Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

    Say goodbye to conventional sightseeing as you pile on board an open jet-boat and set off on an adventurous, stimulating tour of the Niagra River. Spend 45 minutes taking in the scenery and learning the history of the river as your professional guide leads you through the rapids. 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. Hang on as the boat is navigated through 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-degree jet spin. The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that m...

    This activity is excellent. I had a lot fun and their are very professional which make you feel safe and you are really in good hands.

  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

    6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

    Book in advance and save — book before August 31 for travel dates in September through November to get a complimentary photo. 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...

    Thank you, starting from the receptionist, all groupe of safety & the pilot. So very highclass with a excellent quality of short tour thank you all

  • Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

    7. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

    Leave Toronto earlier and get back sooner on a fun and leisurely day trip to Niagara Falls. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus under the expert care of your engaging local guide. Your adventure begins when you meet your guide at the convenient downtown meeting point. Set off on the 90-minute scenic drive into the Niagara Region. Your driver will share their local knowledge along the way. Your first stop is a structured wine tasting including ice wine at an award-winning winery. You'll also visit a country market and explore the vineyards. Climb back on board and drive through the historic colonial architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Take in the sights of the Niagara River and million-dollar homes along the scenic Niagara Parkway. Pause for guided photo stops at the Floral Clock, Hydro Power Station, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Niagara Gorge before arriving at Niagara Falls. ...

    The trip was organized and even when the meeting point changed it was communicated well in advance. The itinerary had changed a bit due to the winery portion being changed, but I honestly loved going to Niagara On The Lake even more ! Most importantly I felt safe during the entire trip, and I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

    8. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

    Marvel at the grandeur of Niagara Falls on a 9.5-hour tour from Toronto. Travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, the historical Niagara-on-the-Lake, and some scenic stops for pictures. Get up close to the Horseshoe Falls on a Niagara City Cruises "Voyage to the Falls." Along the way, you’ll hear about the area’s history and geography. After visiting several of the area's attractions, board a Niagara city cruise for a ride to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice. If you selected the tour with the lunch option, enjoy a meal overlooking the falls. Take a scenic drive through Niagara Falls with views of Fort George, Brock’s Monument, Hydropower stations, Niagara River, Welland Canal, picturesque vineyards along the Great Lakes - with a complimentary bottle of water provided — with a certifi...

    We had a great day. We went behind the Falls which was superb-the noise, the views and the whole atmosphere were awesome. The boat to the falls was a fabulous experience too and on top deck we were drenched! It may have been better to be on the lower deck and we may have seen more because there wouldn’t have been as much spray! We also opted for lunch which was a very tasty and plentiful 3 courses and served by friendly staff. We were lucky to visit on a beautiful sunny day and sat outside, facing the falls to have our lunch. We had an excellent driver/guide in Fabio. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful and pointed out many places of interest. We stopped for several photo opportunities and our trip was enhanced by Fabio’s input. We felt there was enough time at each stop and even if you don’t do behind the falls or the boat or lunch, it is a beautiful area to take in the magnificent scenery, have a refreshment break, walk around and if it’s your bag, see a few shops.

  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara River Jet Boat Tour

    9. Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara River Jet Boat Tour

    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 ...

    I attended the domed jetboat tour. I signed up online, an easy process. I received clear instructions on what was expected of me, and directions on how to get to their site. We were lucky, in that we had good weather, which made the experience that much more enjoyable.

  • Niagara Falls, Canada: Journey Behind the Falls Entry Ticket

    10. 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.

    Everything was straightforward, very easy to follow because the tour was self explanatory

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What people are saying about Niagara Falls, Canada

It was my first ever doing any zip line event. I was a bit afraid of heights but I decided to join my wife and teenage kids. It was incredible. Such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to bro back and do it again.

We had the best time with Sam our guide she was well informed and took us to places we would have never have seen on our own. 100% Recommended.

Great tour. Our guide Seiad was all you can hope for in a guide. pleasant, informative and made us all very comfortable.

Wonderful ride, excellent view, just a lot of waiting time but the ride is worth!

Went ziplining for the first time for my birthday. I loved it, so worth it!