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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: Walking Tour with Journey Behind the Falls

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

Discover the most advantageous viewpoints around Niagara and its three waterfalls, on an epic walking tour. On the guided Niagara Falls tour, get the ultimate introduction to all of its must-see sights. Expect to be gripped by our guide’s fascinating stories of the waterfall’s history and journey to becoming the iconic landmark it is today. Enjoy the opportunity to explore on your own with an app-based tour available in 5 different languages and explore the main sights of Niagara Falls whilst learning about its fascinating past. Head to Journey Behind the Falls for an exhilarating experience as you descend 125 feet beneath the falls. As you stand on the lower observation deck, you will be mesmerized by the 2,800 cubic meters of water that fall past you every, single, second.

Niagara Falls: Sightseeing Pass with 4 Attractions and Tour

3. Niagara Falls: Sightseeing Pass with 4 Attractions and Tour

Visit the attractions in any order of your choice. You may decide to start with the Niagara walking tour, which will open your eyes to the history of Niagara and how the falls became one of the world's most treasured landmarks. With departure times throughout the day, join a walking tour at the time that suits you best, and discover Niagara's many landmarks with your live guide. Next, continue learning about Niagara's history with a visit to the newly-opened Niagara Power Station! Enter and explore historic artefacts and interactive exhibits, whilst you enjoy fascinating facts about the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Are you a thrill-seeker? Visit Journey Behind the Falls and be amazed as you descend 125-feet into the heart of Niagara to explore the 130 year old tunnels! The lower observation decks offer an unforgettable view of Niagara Falls - but don't forget your waterproof coat! Ready for some incredible views? Hop onboard the Whirlpool Aero Car and soar 3,500 feet above the waters! Enjoy amazing views of the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids as you travel across the river on a traditional cable car! Admire more incredible views from the Skylon Tower observation deck, as you step inside a glass-enclosed elevator and soar 775-feet above the iconic falls to Niagara’s highest vantage point. If you go during the evening, watch in amazement as Niagara lights up! This incredible pass saves you money and shows you the best sights in Niagara - it's a win win!

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

5. 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: Walking Tour + Power Station and Tunnels Entry

6. Niagara: Walking Tour + Power Station and Tunnels Entry

For over a century, the Niagara Power Station harnessed the powerful energy of the Horseshoe Falls, however after sitting dormant for many years, the Power Station has re-opened like never before! Enter the station to explore historic artefacts and interactive exhibits, whilst you enjoy fascinating facts about the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. At night, watch it transform with amazing 3D projections that showcase the journey from water changing to electricity. Before or after your visit, discover the countless sights Niagara has to offer, with your walking tour. As you wander past landmarks including Skylon Tower, Clifton Hill and Table Rock - not to mention the modern wonder of the world, Niagara Falls - you will be amazed by what you see. At any time, you can leave guided tours to explore on your own - using the Vox City app to enjoy unlimited self-guided sightseeing.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara Parks Official Wonder Pass

7. Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara Parks Official Wonder Pass

Visit Niagara Falls, Canada's must-see attractions for one low prepaid price with the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass. Save 60% compared to regular admission, get exclusive pass-holder benefits, and explore the top attractions at your own pace with this winter package. The Pass is valid from November to April and includes one-time admission to four top attractions. Stand in awe at the base of the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls, explore the tropical Butterfly Conservatory, re-live the formation of the Falls with Niagara's Fury 4D experience, explore the halls of Niagara Park's Power Station & descend 180 feet to access the Tailrace Tunnel & observation deck, and visit the lush oasis that is the Floral Showhouse. Your Niagara Falls Wonder Pass includes 2 consecutive days of hop-on-hop-off transport aboard the WEGO bus. This bus connects Niagara Parks attractions to other tourist areas in the city and even your hotel, making it easy to get around. Benefit from access to the Falls Incline Railway, connecting Niagara Parks to your falls view 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.

Niagara Falls: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel Entry

9. Niagara Falls: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel Entry

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. 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. 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.

Journey Behind the Fall and Nikola Tesla Audio-Guided Tour

10. Journey Behind the Fall and Nikola Tesla Audio-Guided Tour

Experience Niagara Falls like never before with our captivating Nikola Tesla audio-guided walking tour. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer power and beauty of the falls as you take in the awe-inspiring vista from the advantageous point of Journey Behind the Falls. As you stand on the lower observation deck, you'll find yourself entranced by the astounding sight of 2,800 cubic meters of water cascading past you every single second – a truly mesmerizing spectacle that will leave you in awe. But this tour is more than just a breathtaking encounter with nature's grandeur. It's a journey into the brilliant mind of Nikola Tesla, the visionary inventor who forever transformed the world through his groundbreaking work in electrical power. Delve into Tesla's incredible life story, from his early days of experimentation to his revolutionary discoveries that have shaped the very fabric of our modern society. Gain a deeper appreciation for the profound impact Tesla had on our world as you explore his innovative ideas, inventions, and contributions. What sets our self-guided walking tour apart is the flexibility it offers. You'll have the freedom to explore at your own pace, lingering at points of interest that captivate you the most. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable adventure, our Nikola Tesla self-guided walking tour promises an unparalleled experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating narrative of one of history's greatest minds, all while marveling at the raw power and beauty of Niagara Falls.

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What people are saying about Niagara Parks Power Station

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4.6 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Cheryl was a great guide who has a wealth of knowledge about the area! The power station was very cool, and makes one want to go back during the day to learn more. Dinner was delicious, and changing the lights on the falls was awesome!

Salvatore was very informative and his guidance was clear. Amazing trip and seeing the falls in winter made the trip even more special surrounded by snow and ice. Well organised and any questions the team responded to quickly.

Easy way to see the Falls, being picked up from the hotel meant there were no worries about trying to navigate around Toronto to find a pick-up point

The tour was great, the part that I didn't like was the Maple syrup tasting.

Everything are well organized. The driver / guide a.