Enjoy a brief adrenaline-fuelled zipline experience from Niagara Falls, Canada. Soar 67-meters high above the Niagara River Gorge, gliding 670 meters…
See the Horseshoe Falls from the observation deck of Niagara Falls. Journey behind the falls and view the cascading water from up close.
Soar 175 feet over Niagara Falls for spectacular aerial views on this world-class ride. Enjoy the comfort of a climate-controlled enclosed gondola.
Enjoy unbeatable views of Niagara Falls and the surrounding city from Skylon Tower. Benefit from a flexible-date ticket that includes a…
Discover the American side of Niagara Falls on a half-day tour. Enjoy incredible views aboard the iconic Maid of The Mist, atop the American…
Marvel at Niagara Falls, Canada from an antique cable car during the Whirlpool Aero Car experience. Enjoy spectacular views of the swirling Niagara…
Experience the turbulent rapids and massive cascades of the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls from above on a 12-minute scenic helicopter…
Zip line after dark to see Niagara Falls up-close and illuminated in a cascade of colors. Soar above the Niagara Gorge as you glide down to the base…
Dine with panoramic views of Niagara Falls at the Watermark Fallsview Restaurant. Sitting high above the Falls on the 33rd floor, savor a delicious…
Enjoy a 1-hour guided walking tour of Niagara Falls State Park, USA. Upgrade your experience and get up close to the falls with a Maid of the Mist…
Niagara Falls' unique location between Canada and the US comprises of three waterfalls, not just one! Whether you want to see its frozen winter splendor or thunderous power in summer, both sides offer very different spectacles to choose from.
90% of the Niagara River flows over Canada's Horseshoe Falls. It doesn't just look awesome, its raw power is literally eroding the US-Canada border!
As the name suggests, the American Falls is on the American side. It offers some of the most extreme views, with visitors able to get nail-bitingly close to the edge!
Located in New York State, Bridal Veil is by far the smallest of the three. It's worth visiting the Cave of Winds attraction to see the water flow over you from the falls' base!
63-year-old Annie Taylor became the first of many to journey over Horseshoe Falls in a barrel. Horseshoe is terribly dangerous, but the others are too rocky to survive!
Boat tours operate in Niagara Gorge at the foot of the falls. Each country has different tour operators, so compare before deciding which side of the border to journey from.
A day should be enough to see Niagara Falls but it's worth scheduling more time if you plan to take advantage of the many activities, tours, and boat cruises available. It is very common for people to set aside a day-trip as part of a longer stay in Toronto or New York.
July to August are, unsurprisingly, the busiest months. If you want to avoid the crowds then going in June or September will make a considerable difference. Having said that, there are few things as awe-inspiring as the frozen Niagara in winter!
Both Toronto Pearson Airport and Buffalo Airport offer shuttle bus services, some with group discounts. It's worth noting that Toronto is much closer than Buffalo so, unless you're travelling from elsewhere in the US, you're probably better off accessing the falls from the Canadian side. There are direct trains twice a day between Toronto's Union Station and Niagara Falls.
- When should I visit?
- The falls can be be viewed 24 hours a day.
- Is it expensive?
- It is free to view, but you will need to pay parking fees, which can be around $20.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. It's worth checking out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- Given the location of Niagara Falls between two countries, there are unlimited possibilities to get there. The most direct way would be by car, but there are various bus and coach options, too - it is best to research online first which would suit you best as part of a larger trip to Canada or the US.
- Additional information
- **You're going to get wet from the spray of the falls, so bring a rain jacket! | Make sure you have the appropriate travel documents (e.g. passport, visa) if you plan on crossing the border.*
What people are saying about Niagara Falls
Visiting Niagara Falls in mid-October is the perfect time to go. The leaves are at peak beauty, the air is crisp, and the crowds are almost non-existent. Our tour involved a lot of walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Also, our guide stopped at a certain special bakery along the route, so plan on wreaking your diet, at least for a moment or two!
It was really good for a complete tourist 1st timer at Niagara Falls. We were a bit turned off by the length of the tour especially with no lunch offered. Pandemic created challenges for the tour which were unavoidable i.e. long lines for Maiden of the Midst boat ride.
Our guide Marty was great! Told us lots of things about the falls and took us to see everything. I would highly recommend this company and their tours. Especially ask for Marty. I would do this tour again. Very interesting and well worth the cost.
Our tour guide Dayna was exceptional! She was great at guiding us and talking pictures of all the families. Plus she interacted with everyone on the tour!
Awesome experience except for the aero car instructor, who we found very rude and ignorant.