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Hydro-electric power is the #1 industry in Niagara! Marvel at the size of the power plants from an extraordinary viewing platform. Your guide will exit the bus with you and explain in detail the importance of Hydro power in the Niagara Region. This stop also allows for great views of the Queenston-Lewiston bridge into America. This tour stop always inspires high levels of passenger engagement and questions. We love that!

Niagara & Toronto Tours has been running Niagara Falls tours since 1978 and have safely carried over 250,000 passengers from downtown Toronto!

Now into our 6th decade of operations we enjoy the most beneficial and rewarding tour experiences throughout the entire Niagara region. Under expert care from your qualified, insured and entertaining tour guide, you will enjoy a perfectly curated tour with the best possible timing! We do not waste your hard earned vacation time and money with unwanted souvenir shops. You will be returned into downtown Toronto with plenty of time to relax before your evening plans. Our long standing tradition of quality day tours has often been replicated but not yet duplicated. You may only visit Niagara Falls once; you should do it right, you should do it with us!

Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel Tour

Visit the Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel Tour in Niagara Falls Canada.

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Niagara Parks Power Station is located at 7005 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, Canada.   Phone: 1-(877) 642-7275 

Ticket price self guided: adult: $29.00 child: $19.00. >2 free, ticket price with guided tour: adult $39.00 child $25.50 >2 free, all prices are in canadian funds and taxes are not included., open seven days a week from 10:00am-7:00pm during the tourism season. other options during the remainder of the year.    view hours, visitors average 40-50 minutes here. , restrooms are available., parking is available nearby.    parking information.

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The WeGo Shuttle stops near the Niagara Parks Power Station.

T he Niagara Parks Power Station offers visitors a glimpse of the early days of power generation at Niagara Falls. Along with guided and non-guided tours they are offering a night time tour complete with an amazing cgi display. For over 100 years, the “Canadian Niagara Power Company Generating Station” harnessed the energy of Niagara Falls and turned it into electricity.

Years after the plant closed this hydroelectric plant is now an excellent educational experience. It highlights remarkable history of this engineering wonder. This 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. Experience the history of the visionaries behind it as well as the workers that kept it running. In 2022 tours of the turbine outflow tunnel were opened to the public after a multi-year restoration project. A glass elevator lowers guests down 180 feet from within the inside of the Power Station. After disembarking the elevator you follow the 2,200 foot long tunnel (670 meters) to the end which opens up to a viewing area of Niagara Falls. The new tunnel tour makes this unique and fascinating attraction even better! 

The Niagara Parks Power Station is a 1 kilometer-12 minute walk from the Table Rock Visitor Centre . For more info visit Niagara Parks .

This video showcases Niagara Parks latest attraction the “Niagara Parks Power Station”. Take a step back to 1905 when generating electricity at Niagara Falls was reaching new limits. 

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The Hyatt Place Hotel is Niagara Falls NY's newest hotel. Gorgeous suites and upscale service make the Hyatt the place to stay. Located at 310 Rainbow Blvd S, Niagara Falls NY.

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Be astounded by the spectacular views from the Embassy Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview. Huge windows in our two-room suites overlook this beautiful landmark. Expect an unforgettable stay at our modern hotel with a friendly staff, and more space for family in our two-room suites. Expect a private bedroom and separate living room. Executive suites have full views of the Falls and a full-size sofa bed.

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The Niagara Tower Hotel located in the Fallsview neighborhood in Niagara Falls Canada. The Tower Hotel at Fallsview features air-conditioned rooms and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and every room has a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have views of the Falls, Niagara River or a city view. Certainly one of the most unique hotels in the world.

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The Wyndham Garden Fallsview  is located conveniently close to many restaurants and is only a 10 minute walk to the Falls. This Wyndham features an on-site restaurant, pub and free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms are provided with a private bathroom, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some units include a sitting area or a hot tub for relaxing after a busy day of sight seeing. All rooms are equipped with Flat-screen TV's. 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property.

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This Super 8 is conveniently located near shopping, many restaurants and only a 10 minute drive to the Falls. Hotel features free Wi-Fi and a seasonal outdoor pool. All rooms include a refrigerator, cable TV, work desk, private bathroom and coffee maker. Visitors can use the NFTA seasonal trolley to access local attractions. On-site business center and 24-hour front desk. Free parking.

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Safari Niagara is a 150-acre, privately-owned and operated nature park. It's home to more than 1000 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. Visitors can enjoy spending quality time with their families and friends with our all-inclusive admission.

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Watch ships as they pass through the Welland Canal. Visit the Welland Canal Visitor Centre website for more information.

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The ThriftLodge Clifton Hill is about as close as you can stay to the Falls and attractions. The modern guest rooms at Thriftlodge at the Falls provide coffee-making facilities and cable TV. Free Wi-Fi is available. Guests can relax in the outdoor heated pool on site. A laundromat and a 24-hour front desk are also provided for guest convenience.

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The Comfort Inn by the Falls is the closest hotel to the Falls in Niagara Falls NY. Many rooms offer splendid views of the Niagara Falls State Park, Canadian skyline and the thundering rapids that lead to the brink of the American Falls. Located at 1 Prospect Pointe, Niagara Falls NY.

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The Red Coach Inn has been serving customers since 1923. Overlooking the Niagara River rapids, this historic inn is just a five minute walk from the American Falls. Features include an excellent restaurant and uniquely decorated rooms. Select suites have a fireplace and full kitchen. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the fireplace or on the seasonal outdoor patio. This is Niagara Falls NY's finest accomodations.

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The Niagara Inn is perfectly situated near the American side of Niagara Falls. Our hotel offers sightseeing and helicopter tours as well as easy access to all of the area's major attractions. Enjoy the rushing waters of Niagara during your stay with us. We are located on the newly improved Niagara trail greenspace with pathways along the river and gorge leading to Whirlpool Park. You can walk, bike or hike along this new scenic expansion of beautiful greenspace.   

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The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls Canada is a unique structure complete with a revolving restaurant and an outdoor viewing area. The most famous restaurant in Niagara Falls – The Skylon Tower offers 2 great levels of fine dining – both 775 feet above the Falls! Choose from our world-famous Revolving Dining Room Restaurant or select the family-affordable Summit Suite Buffet restaurant. 

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Marriott Courtyard is an easy walk to the Falls or Clifton Hill and is in the heart of the entertainment district. This hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar on site. Free Wi-Fi is included in all rooms. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls has a full service business center. Breakfast buffet available.

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If you choose the  Hilton Fallsview try and reserve a room on the upper floors of the north tower as they offer the best view of both falls. The Hilton Fallsview now offers a beautiful infinity pool with amazing views of Niagara Falls. Guests can also enjoy four uniquely different restaurants, two lounges and a cafe. For your convenience you will find a 24-hour front desk and gift shop.

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Ride in to the mist!  Hornblower Niagara Cruises  is open daily from May through November. You may have seen the Falls before but you’ve never seen them quite like this. Hold onto your heart and keep your eyes wide open because you’re in for the thrill of a lifetime! The legendary Niagara Falls boat tour takes you as close as possible to the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Falls!

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Niagara falls evening tour with power station light show.

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  • Niagara Parks Power Station "Currents" Sound and Light Show
  • Skylon Tower Revolving Restaurant
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Enjoy Niagara Parks' stunning sound and light show that illustrates how Niagara's water is transformed into power within the Niagara Parks Power Station!

Your Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Power Station Light Show begins with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable airconditioned vehicle.

The guided driving tour of Niagara Falls passes by Dufferin Islands, Old Scow and the International Control Dam.

The first stop is Niagara Parks Power Station, where you can witness the transformation of Niagara's water with Currents. With Niagara Park's amazing music and light show, feel the once-dormant power station come to life in a breathtaking, interactive experience you'll never forget. This immersive, family-friendly experience features incredible 3D projection, interactive moments of wonder, and a breathtaking musical score in the heart of the power station. Enjoy a night that is electrifying with energy.

After that, your tour guide will take you to The Skylon Tower Niagara Falls restaurant, one of the best restaurants. You can enjoy a delicious dinner and a breathtaking view of the Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls while you dine with your tour group

After dinner, you'll go to the Skylon Tower observation deck to get a bird's-eye view of all three Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls). Enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty!

Tour Itinerary

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Your exciting tour starts with a complimentary hotel pickup in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle

Scenic drive on Niagara Parkway

Travel along the famous Niagara Parkway along the Niagara River and admire the wonderful view.

Niagara Parks Power Station Light & Sound Show

From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, the newest landmark attraction in Niagara Falls.

Dinner At Skylon Tower Niagara Falls restaurant

Enjoy a delicious dinner along with breathtaking views of the Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls while you dine with your tour group

Skylon Tower Observation Deck

The Skylon Tower Observation Deck provides a spectacular bird's-eye perspective of the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls, as well as the surrounding areas.

Enjoy complimentary hotel drop you off at your place of pickup to conclude your tour

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Niagara Parks Power Station - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

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Niagara Parks Power Station “Currents” Light & Sound Show

  • 7005 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1A0, Canada

Embark on a luxurious tour and marvel at the Niagara Parks Power Station at night, where you’ll be treated to an exceptional, artistically designed sound and light show. This transformative experience takes you on a journey of turning Niagara’s water into electric power, immersing you in an incredible family-friendly adventure that engages all of your senses. Enjoy narrated storytelling, stunning 3D projections, interactive displays, and a breathtaking musical score, all set within the heart of the power station.

Experience the micro-to-macro journey of a single water droplet from the Horseshoe Falls, as it passes through the powerful turbines of the first major power plant on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Delight in the spectacle of water and dancing electric currents that will leave you awestruck. Don’t miss this captivating show and other points of interest in Niagara Falls – book your tour now!

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“Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed” is a must-see interactive experience on your luxury tour, where you’ll witness the remarkable conversion of water to energy at Niagara Parks Power Station. This transformation comes to life before your very eyes, as the effects respond to your touch, making it an immersive and unforgettable experience. Designed by the brilliant team at Thinkwell Studio Montreal, this 30-minute sight and sound night show is a transformative experience where you can harness the power and feel it flowing all around you! The show features three stunning acts with narrated storytelling, incredible 3D artistry, and stunning VFX, creating a truly unique sensory experience that you won’t want to miss. This creative show inside the heart of the power station is not just adventurous but also an educational experience. So don’t miss out on this adventure of a lifetime!

How to Get There

Nestled at 7005 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, Canada, “Currents” is displayed in the iconic Niagara Parks Power Station. To ensure a hassle-free experience, we recommend booking a luxury Night on Niagara guided tour that picks you up from your Downtown Niagara Falls location and transports you directly to the Power Station. After you’ve enjoyed the stunning sensory delights of “Currents,” you’ll be treated to a delicious meal at Table Rock House Restaurant, offering incredible views of the Falls and more luxurious experiences at the enchanting Illumination Tower. Our tours are limited to small groups (just 7 people) allowing you to have a truly special & immersive experience!

Witness Niagara Power Transformation With Currents!

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The “Currents” show, an awe-inspiring light and sound experience showcasing the transformation of water to electric power, is displayed at nighttime throughout the year, making it a must-see attraction whenever you plan your luxury tour. However, please note that the dates and times are subject to change, so it’s best to check the official website before your visit to avoid any disappointment. With careful planning, you’ll be able to witness this magnificent show at its best and be immersed in an unforgettable sensory experience!

Experience the spectacular “Currents” light and sound show at Niagara Parks Power Station on your luxury tour. Be captivated as water transforms into electric power before your very eyes, and immerse yourself in an interactive adventure featuring the art of storytelling, incredible 3D projection, and breathtaking special effects accompanied by a musical journey that will leave you mesmerized! This one-of-a-kind sensory experience will leave you in awe and make your visit to Niagara Falls unforgettable.

Experience the remarkable Niagara Parks Power Station in a whole new way with “Currents” – the Power Station Light Show on your luxury tour. This interactive and tactile show inside the power plant offers an immersive experience where the 3D projection reacts to your touch and presence. Explore the transformation of water into power in this historic space that has been rejuvenated to provide renewable energy to the region.

The three acts of the show will leave you in awe. The first act takes you back in time to the Ice Age – watch the spectacle in real time as the stunning Niagara River gushes from the walls and turns to ice. As the globe warms, the terrain becomes luxuriant with blue rivers and green trees – and here, you’ll witness Niagara Falls appear. Feel the majestic energy of the falls as the water floods around you!

The second act showcases the power of the waterfall, which has been utilized for industrialization in Southern Ontario and Western New York. Observe the majestic power of the river’s currents as they energize the machinery at the power station, and witness the station’s astounding revival before its eventual shutdown.

As the third act of the show unfolds, you’ll witness the power station coming back to life as the electricity flows from the generator and courses through the walls and ceiling. As you stand in awe, you’ll feel the currents of electricity flowing around you, representing the force that powers our cities and industries, and ultimately shapes our daily lives. This immersive and transformative experience is a must-see when you visit Niagara Falls.

Want to know the fascinating history and creative process that went into bringing Niagara’s story of power to life? In 2020, Niagara Parks tasked Thinkwell Studio Montreal to conceive an immersive night show at the Niagara Parks Power Station, a massive 600-foot building that dates back more than 100 years. With over a year of hard work, the team at Thinkwell Studio Montreal created a fully immersive experience that utilizes lovely LED lighting, heart-pumping special effects, and incredible projection tech and artistry to bring Niagara’s story of power to life. The show is designed to be interactive, allowing visitors to stroll around and connect with the space, concocting water droplets that shapeshift into rivers and eventually powerful currents. The advanced technology used by Thinkwell Studio Montreal ensures that every display is unique, and visitors can create their very own immersive experience!

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Niagara Parks Power Station

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Discover the remarkable history while exploring the extraordinary interior of a landmark attraction, the Niagara Parks Power Station.

Built to produce electricity by utilizing the natural change in elevation produced by Niagara Falls and leveraging the power of the Niagara River, the Canadian Niagara Power Station was originally constructed between 1901 and 1905. Now, with its preserved interior and modern amenities, the Niagara Parks Power Station will open its doors to the public this summer!

Day Experience

Explore the Generator Floor with its unique artifacts, having the opportunity to join guided tours or navigate through the Station on your own.

As you move throughout the Station, interact with the many exhibits, consisting of both physical displays along with exclusive digital content. Three interactive educational experiences include: 1. Follow the Flow : discover a scale model of the building, that provides an in-depth understanding on the incredible scale and operations of the building 2. Experience the Rush : guests will experience first-hand the power of how water was harnessed to generate electricity, with a full-scale penstock 3. Take Control : this hands-on sound and illusions experience is controlled by guests, interacting with the century-old buttons and levers.

Night Experience

This immersive experience utilizes 3D projection mapping and a breathtaking musical score, bringing the building to life. By highlighting the buildings unique architectural features and history, this immersive experience uses the century old facility as a canvas to tell its story, the transformation of water to electricity. Surrounded by animated, ever-changing media, guests will flow through the space, playing with interactive media that makes the entire space alive.

Tunnel Experience

Uncover a new underground experience from 180 feet beneath the halls of the Niagara Parks Power Station with the all-new tunnel experience, included with regular admission. Find out how this remarkable 2,200-foot-long tunnel was excavated with only lanterns, rudimentary dynamite, pickaxes and shovels. Then, step out onto a new observation deck at the river’s edge.

Experience a significant heritage landmark of Canadian history by visiting the Niagara Parks Power Station, in Niagara Falls .

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Why take this tour?

  • Get pre-reserved entry to the Skylon Tower for a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area
  • Descend 180 ft in a glass elevator to the Tailrace Tunnel Experience
  • Discover the dramatic history of hydroelectric power, The Current Wars, and the story of how Nikola Tesla changed the world
  • Explore the historic Niagara Power Station with pre-reserved tickets, getting hands-on with the 100-year-old equipment
  • Walk the boardwalk visiting iconic viewpoints over Horseshoe Falls
  • Sites Visited
  • Niagara Falls
  • Skylon Tower
  • Illumination Tower
  • Nikola Tesla Statue
  • Horseshoe Falls
  • Niagara Parks Power Station
  • The Tailrace Tunnel
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  • Tailrace Tunnel Experience - Niagara's newest attraction!
  • Pre-reserved Skylon Tower tickets
  • Pre-reserved Niagara Power Station tickets
  • Glass Elevator at the Tailrace Tunnel
  • Glass Elevator at the Skylon Tower
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour

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Niagara Underground Power Station, Tailrace Tunnel & Skylon Tower Guided Tour

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • Dive into Niagara Falls’ history with hydroelectricity, and watch the 115-year old revived power plant come to life with repurposed installations!
  • Take the glass elevator from the Skylon Tower to the Niagara Parks Power Station and marvel at the 100-year-old tunnel pathway excavation.
  • Test out original machinery for yourself at the first ever hydroelectric power plant at the Niagara Parks Power Station.
  • Learn the fascinating history of The Current Wars and Nikola Tesla’s role in hydroelectric power as you approach the Tesla statue.
  • Exit the Tailrace Tunnel to a breathtaking view of Horseshoe Falls with the water roaring and mist kissing your face. Unforgettable!
  • Tailrace Tunnel experience - Niagara's newest attraction!
  • Pre-reserved Skylon Tower tickets
  • Pre-reserved Niagara Power Station tickets
  • Glass Elevator access at the Tailrace Tunnel
  • Glass Elevator access at the Skylon Tower
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Start with a bird’s-eye view of the waterfalls from Skylon Tower.
  • Learn about Nikola Tesla and engage with original machinery at Niagara Parks Power Station.
  • Descend 180 feet to the base of Niagara Falls.
  • Walk through the Tailrace Tunnel to the observation deck for unique views of the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls.
  • Tip: Don’t miss the “Currents” immersive light and sound show at the Parks Power Station!
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.

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25 Best Things to Do in Niagara Falls, Canada in 2024

Written By: The Planet D

Updated On: May 28, 2024

Are you looking for the best things to do in Niagara Falls on the Canadian side? We have visited countless times and have enjoyed so many amazing experiences, so we decided to rank the best things to do in Niagara Falls in order. New attractions open every year, so whether it’s your first time visiting Niagara Falls or your 20th, you will always have a great time at this sensational natural wonder of the world.

Many people only make a quick day trip to Niagara from Toronto , and while you can see a lot in one day , it is worth spending two or three days exploring the Honeymoon Capital of the World.

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When you visit Niagara Falls, we highly recommend getting the Adventure Pass to see all the top attractions with one ticket. Sold through Niagara Parks, the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass gives you discounted access to Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower, Whitewater Walk, Niagara’s Fury, and the Butterfly Conservatory, with unlimited transportation on the WeGo People Mover to each activity. See packages and details here.

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No visit to Niagara Canada would be complete without visiting the Street of Fun! The Clifton Hill Fun Pass gets you into 6 Niagara Falls attractions in the Clifton Hill area, including the Niagara SkyWheel, Movieland Wax Museum and the 6D Interactive adventure rides Cosmic Coaster 4D Theatre, and Zombie Attack 4D Theatre, Ghostblaster’s Dark Ride, Wizard Golf or Dinosaur Golf! Clifton Hill is also a great place to look for things to do in Niagara Falls at night or with families. Pick up a Clifton Hill Pass before your Niagara adventure.

Dave and I have been visiting Niagara Falls year after year since 1996, and it is our “go-to” getaway from Toronto. So put your travel planning hat on and start ticking off what adventure you want to do in Niagara Falls next!

1. Whirlpool Jetboat

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Located just a short 10-minute drive up the Niagara Parkway from the city center of Niagara Falls, Canada, the Whirlpool Jetboat Tour is hands down the best thing to do in Niagara Falls for outdoor and adventure lovers. Book your JetBoat Tour in advance here.

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Choose which jet boat tour you want—open or closed, wet or dry. We’ve done both and while the wet is a total thrill, and I prefer the dry ride, as you really get to take in the beauty of the Niagara Gorge, passing through the oldest state park in the USA and the beautiful Niagara Glen area on the Canadian Site. The trip takes you along the Niagara River to the Class 6 rapids of the whirlpool.

Feel the power of the Niagara River as you cut through rapids with its triple turbo diesel water jet system for both propulsion and steering. This exhilarating jet boat tour is pure adrenaline. Check out Whirlpool Jet Boar Tours for availability here.

2. Helicopter Tour

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If there is one place to take a helicopter tour, it is over Niagara Falls. Tours are quite reasonable, starting at 186 CAD. You’ll fly over the Niagara Gorge, Horseshoe Falls, Bridalveil Falls and the American Falls. Book your helicopter tour here.

3. Hornblower

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Called the Maid of the Mist in the USA, The Hor nblower is the best experience on both sides of the border. The Hornblower has been operating since 1846, shuttling people across to the United States. In 1885, they started taking passengers to an up-close and personal view of the Horseshoe Falls.

It is a thrilling experience to be so close to the falling water. The boat goes right inside the Horseshoe Falls as thundering water surrounds you. You will get very wet as you go directly into the mist of Horseshoe Falls, but rain ponchos are provided and this is an experience you must not miss. Book the Hornblower in Advance – Skip the ticket booth and take the funicular straight to the dock with easy cancellation within 24 hours of activity.

4. WildPlay Zipline to the Falls

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If you want to have one of the most epic ziplining experiences, hop on the WildPlay Zipline to the Falls. This thrilling ride takes you high above the Niagara Gorge, offering a bird’s-eye view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, The American, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Ride the elevator to 67 meters (220 feet) above the falls and then soar along the Niagara River Gorge for 670 meters (2,200 feet), where you’ll reach speeds of 70+ kph (40+ mph). This is one Niagara attraction you’ll never forget. Book your ZipLine in Advance here to beat the rush.

5. Niagara Power Station

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The Niagara Falls Power Station has quickly become a fan favorite of the best things to do in Niagara Falls. Take a glass elevator down 54 meters (180 feet) to explore the first major Canadian power plant on the Niagara River. You’ll walk the 670-meter (2,200-feet) long tunnel that leads to an observation deck at the Niagara River.

The interactive museum showcases the rich history of the Niagara Falls area. You’ll see how pioneers harnessed the power of Horseshoe Falls. At night, there is a sound and light show that features an interactive light display set to music.

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The tunnel is an amazing walkthrough of history and a feat of engineering, and it comes out on a fantastic observation deck with views of Canada’s Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls.

6. Journey Behind the Falls

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The Hornblower may be the Fall’s most famous attraction, but we love the Journey Behind the Falls even more! When visiting Niagara Falls, make sure to add this to your bucket list.

Located at the Table Rock Welcome Center, You descend 125 feet from above the falls to the heart of the cascade. You then get to explore 130-year-old tunnels that weave behind the waterfalls. Feel the power of the Niagara River and hear the thunder of the water crashing.

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After you explore behind the scenes of the Canadian horseshoe falls, you come out to an observation deck right beside the falls, where you’ll get to see them firsthand from the outdoor viewing platform. It’s another attraction in Niagara Falls that’s sure to get your clothes very wet, but don’t worry, rain ponchos are provided.

The WeGo Bus stops here and there are restaurants, souvenir stores, and cafes, and you can also watch Niagara’s Fury at the Table Rock Center, which is included in your Adventure Pass. The Niagara adventure pass makes the perfect gift. Check out the options here.

7. Niagara SkyWheel

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The Niagara SkyWheel can be seen throughout the city, and when visiting Niagara Falls, you really must go for a ride. This 175-foot-tall Ferris wheel offers fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding area. Each enclosed gondola can hold up to six passengers, and they are climate-controlled. There is a running commentary during the revolutions, and you have plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the scenery.

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Get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds. We went on a weekday and were first up, so we had the gondola all to ourselves. The Niagara SkyWheel is included in your Clifton Hill Fun Pass

8. Skylon Tower

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Skylon Tower isn’t just a dining establishment; it is also an observation deck and one of the top Niagara Falls attractions. The Skyon Tower is Niagara’s answer to Toronto’s CN Tower, and it really does offer the best views of Niagara Falls, Canada, and the American Falls. There is an outdoor viewing platform that takes you 360 degrees for panoramic views. Book this best of Niagara Falls at Night Tour including entry to the Skylon Tower

A 52-second ride takes you to the top of the Skylon Tower for views of the Falls, the Niagara Gorge, and the surrounding area,, including Buffalo, New York, across the river. There is an observation deck and a 4D movie theater. Of course, while you are there, you can have dinner at the revolving restaurant.

9. Whirlpool Aerocar

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Now, moving a little out of the city is the Whirlpool Aerocar. If you have visited Niagara Falls a few times, this is a great attraction to add to the list. What we don’t love about this is that lines can get long since it can only do one trip at a time.

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Located along the WeGo route, the Whirlpool Aerocar is a part of some Niagara Packages. It is quite a thrill taking you out to the middle of the Niagara Gorge to see the massive whirlpool in the middle of the Niagara River.

10. Illumination of the Falls & Fireworks

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Fireworks happen nightly in the summer months, and they are one of the best things to do in Niagara Falls for free! When dusk sets in, the falls are illuminated, and during the summer months, there is a fantastic fireworks display.

Be sure to get your place early; it fills up, and you need to scout your spot and stick to it. You can also choose one of the many restaurants that overlook the falls and eat a late dinner for a spectacular view.

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Fireworks happen at different times throughout the year. The Winter Festival of Lights spans over 40 Nights during the Festival from November to Feb. and nightly in the summertime. The falls are illuminated each night, so even if fireworks aren’t going on, you will still have a light show every night of the year.

11. Dine with a View of The Falls

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Since I mentioned watching fireworks from one of the restaurants overlooking the falls, I thought I should let you know what restaurants in Niagara Falls overlook the falls. Eating with a view is one of our favorite things to do in Niagara Falls. I never tire of that view. Some of the best restaurants with a view include The Keg Steakhouse, Massimo’s Italian, Skylon Tower Restaurant, Prime Steakhouse, Table Rock Restaurant, and Morton’s Grill. Read our complete: 15 Best Views of Niagara Falls

12. Wonders of Magic Show

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If casinos aren’t your thing, take in a Magic Show at Niagara Falls. The Vegas-style show is a wild magic illusion show featuring Greg Frewin at the Greg Frewin Theatre.

This is the longest-running show in Niagara, with 1 Million Guests enjoying the World Champion of Magic and Canada’s Top Illusionist performance. We saw this years ago and plan on going back to enjoy a buffet dinner followed by a magic show. It showcases illusions, classic magic, and a fun story for families and adults. Check out the Evolution of Magic for more details. Book tickets in advance here.

13. White Water Walk

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The White Water Walk is an incredible opportunity to get up close to the Class 6 rapids of the Niagara River. Included in your adventure pass, an elevator takes you 70 meters (229 feet) down to the Niagara Gorge to a wooden platform built right beside the largest series of standing waves in North America

The Whitewater Walk is open from mid-April to mid-November and can be accessed from the Niagara Parkway or the WeGo People mover, which is included in your adventure pass. It is an easy and accessible outdoor adventure.

14. Niagara Glen

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Residents won’t be too thrilled with me sharing the Niagara Glen area of Niagara Falls. There are a host of trails covering an area of 42 acres with old-growth trees, massive boulders, and beautiful scenery. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, you can go hiking anytime between sunrise and sunset. Admission to Niagara Glen Nature Reserve is free.

You may see people bouldering in the Glen. If you decide to give it a try, bouldering permits can be purchased at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre. Check out: Niagara Falls Road Trip – The Best of the Niagara Parkway

15. Nightmares Fear Factory

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Want to get your blood pumping again? This is one scary haunted house. Located at the top of Clifton Hill across from Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Nightmares is a must for anyone who loves a good scare.

It is scary, alright; legend has it that it was built on the site of an old coffin factory. The proprietor was killed in a prank gone bad and has haunted the halls ever since. If you become too scared inside the maze of nightmares, you can chicken out. Don’t feel bad if you do, over 100,000 people have chickened out over the years. We went in thinking we’d be fine, but let me tell you, I held on to Dave for dear life!

16. Clifton Hill Fun Pass

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A visit to Niagara Falls would not be complete without visiting Clifton Hill, the Street of Fun on the Falls. Kids and adults alike will love Dracula’s Castle, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Wax Museums, Midways, and haunted houses. Read all about Clifton Hill here.

This area also has Casino Niagara and the Fallsview Indoor Water Park, making it a great destination for all ages. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and attractions along Clifton Hill, and it is worth walking up from the Oakes Garden Theater, which has great views of the falls.

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A great option is to buy the Clifton Hill Fun Pass , which gives you access to six Niagara Falls attractions. It gives you access to many of the attractions in the Midway and on Clifton Hill, like the Niagara SkyWheel, Movieland Wax Museum, and the 6D Interactive adventure rides Cosmic Coaster and Zombie Attack! Clifton Hill is also a great place to go when looking for things to do in Niagara Falls at night.

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Some other not-to-miss attractions on Clifton Hill include Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Great Canadian Midway, Niagara Speedway, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Rainforest Cafe, Niagara Falls History Museum, and the Fun Zone. This area is fun for the whole family.

17. Butterfly Conservatory

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Enter the climate-controlled rainforest and be surrounded by thousands of butterflies flying through the air as you walk along the path. As you enter, the humidity hits your face, making you feel as if you’ve entered a rainforest. Created to mimic the natural habitat of butterflies, this beautiful environment has waterfalls, pools, and lush vegetation.

There is also an educational element, as you learn about the life cycle of butterflies and can study their behavior. The Butterfly Conservator is included in Niagara Pass, and it really is a must-visit destination. The conservatory is wheelchair accessible and suitable for visitors of all ages.

18. Fallsview Casino Resort

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Fallsview Casino Resort has become a huge draw to Niagara Falls. There are two casinos in Niagara: Casino Niagara near Clifton Hill and the more extravagant Fallsview Casino entertainment complex.

We’re not big on gambling, but the Fallsview Casino Resort is an excellent place to visit. Besides the casino, it has a world-class music venue that draws some of the top artists in the business. Billy Joel played Fallsview just last week! Fallsviews isn’t just a casino; it’s a resort complete with international music acts and 5-star dining. There’s shopping, five different restaurants, and two nightclubs.

19. Niagara’s Fury

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While you are at Journey Behind the Falls, pop in to see the 4D movie that is included with your Adventure Pass. Niagara Fury is a lot of fun for the whole family, especially the kids. This immersive 360-degree cinema recreates the history of the falls complete with wind, mist, and vibrations make you feel as if you are right beside the mighty waterfall.

Ponchos are handed out beforehand and if you want to get wet, stand at the very front. It is located at the Table Rock Welcome Center, and you can grab a bite to eat here.

20. Botanical Gardens

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Dave and I have visited Niagara Falls countless times and it wasn’t until two years ago that we finally stopped at the Botanical Gardens. It’s a quiet retreat and it is the perfect spot to capture some Instagram photographs.

It’s funny that we’d never walked through the gardens because the Butterfly Conservatory is located in the same spot. But in the past, we skipped the gardens and went straight to the butterflies. But it is worth walking through the Botanical Gardens as it is beautiful and is a quiet retreat from the chaos of the other attractions. The Butterfly Conservatory is included in the Niagara Adventure Pass. 

21. Floral Clock

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I never cared for the Floral Clock as a kid, but each time we return to Niagara, we always take a quick trip to the clock. It is a must-see attraction when you visit Niagara Falls simply because it’s been around for so long. The WEGO bus stops here, so you don’t even need to make a special trip.

It is powered by Ontario Hydro, which is fitting since these mighty waterfalls power much of the Eastern Seaboard. It is also the largest floral clock in the world.

22. Niagara on the Lake

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The only reason Niagara on the Lake is located so far down is because it is a bit off the beaten path and is its own destination in its own right. Located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River, this is one of the top tourist destinations in Ontario.

The Shaw Festival attracts theatre lovers, and if you love browsing shops and local artisans at work, this is the place for you. If you are feeling romantic, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the historic sites of Niagara on the Lake. We have a full article dedicated to this town at 15 Amazing Things to do in Niagara on the Lake – Canada

23. Tour the Niagara Wine Route

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After all that excitement from the more adventurous attractions, hop on the Niagara wine route in the glorious Niagara wine region. Only 15 minutes from downtown Niagara there are award-winning wineries spanning from the Niagara Escarpment and along Lake Ontario just waiting to be explored.

If you decide to stay in Niagara on the Lake, you can rent a bicycle and go on your own or join a bicycle tour. There are limo tours, funky bus tours, horse tours, and more to drink wine without having to drive. Popular Niagara Wineries include Peller Estates, Trius, Inniskillin, Two Sisters, Wayne Gretzky, and Vineland Estates.

24. Fort George National Historic Site

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The Fort George National Historic Site is located just outside of Niagara on the Lake. During the War of 1812, it was a strategic fort protecting the then-British Colony from the United States. Visit the fort to see re-enactments of The Red Coats firing their muskets and experience life two centuries ago.

It is a must-visit for history buffs to see this outpost, which was the site of the Battle of Fort George in 1813. There are several exhibits with actors dressed in historic clothing putting on musket demonstrations, military reenactments, and learning about what life was like during the War of 1812.

25. Water Parks

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Niagara Falls has two water parks. The Skylon Hotel & Waterpark is located at Clifton Hill, but if you really want to spend some time at a Water Park, Great Wolf Lodge in our choice. I’ll never forget spending a few days while working at YTV and having a blast in its 100,000-square-foot indoor water park, complete with wave pools, water slides, and a lazy river. Check prices here.

Staying at the hotel is a fun getaway for the family. While we wouldn’t do this anymore, I know that our neighbors love booking a stay at Great Wolf Lodge with the kids.

Where to Stay in Niagara Falls

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We have a complete guide to the best places to stay in Niagara Falls here. But if you are looking for some suggestions right now, we recommend the Fallsview Casino area for the best views of the falls from your hotel room and dining. Read our complete guide: Where to Stay in Niagara Falls

Our favorite place is Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa . We just stayed there last week and had a magnificent room with a view of Horseshoe Falls, and enjoyed its Scandinavian style Spa experience. Marriott on the Falls across the street is great too with views of Horseshoe Falls.

If you want to stay close to Clifton Hill, we like the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel it has great views of the Niagara River American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Getting Around Niagara Falls

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When you visit Niagara Falls , traveling by car is ideal, but if you are visiting from out of the country or taking a side trip from Toronto , you don’t need a car. If you buy an attraction pass, it gives you access to the WEGO Bus that visits the major attractions.

Bicycle rentals are available and are an excellent way to see the area. Dave and I once rode bikes all the way to Niagara on the Lake from downtown Niagara to tour some wineries. You can also book tours out to Niagara from Toronto.

There are plenty of parking lots around Niagara Falls, and hotels have parking, including valet.

Getting to Niagara Falls

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Buses operate from downtown Toronto and Buffalo, New York . We normally drive to Niagara Falls since we live an hour away, but we have taken the bus from Toronto by booking through Busbud, and it was quick and easy. The only downfall is that it is about a 30-minute walk from the bus terminal to the attractions.

Trains travel from New York City to Toronto and Cleveland. Once you get to Niagara Falls, it is easy to get around, as most attractions are within walking distance. Alternatively, you can hop on the WeGo People mover to get to the attractions outside the city center.

You can drive to Niagara Falls from the United States by crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Pedestrians can also walk across Rainbow Bridge to visit either side of the border. Read: How to Get From Toronto to Niagara Falls – Bus, Train, Transit, And Car

Tours can easily be booked to Niagara on the Lake and on the Wine Trail, where they will pick you up from your hotel.

How much time do you need for Niagara Falls?

Two days is a good amount of time in Niagara Falls to see most of its attractions. Read our complete guide: 48 Hours in Niagara Falls Canada

How long does Journey Behind the Falls take?

The Journey Behind the Falls takes about an hour. You will be standing in line for the elevator and looking out the portals and enjoying the view from the outside viewing platform directly beside the falls. So plan on an hour.

Is one day enough for Niagara Falls?

One day in Niagara Falls is enough to see the falls and enjoy a few of its top attractions, such as Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower, White Water Walk, and some of Clifton Hill. Read our complete guide: The Perfect One Day in Niagara Falls Itinerary

What is the best time of day to see Niagara Falls?

The best time of day to see Niagara Falls is early in the morning. Crowds are less, and the light is beautiful. Niagara Falls is also beautiful at night as the falls are lit up with colors during the illumination of the falls and nightly fireworks during the summer months.

Is 2 hours enough for Niagara Falls?

2 hours is not enough time to see Niagara Falls unless all you want to do is take a look at it. If that is the case, you can see Niagara Falls in two hours.

Can you see Niagara Falls without paying?

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Yes, you can see Niagara Falls without paying. The promenade is free to walk and offers beautiful views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. You can even go right up to the top of Niagara Falls from the Table Rock Center.

We have visited Niagara Falls countless times and do not need Niagara Falls tourism photos or help to share the best things to do in Niagara Falls, Canada. We have not worked with Niagara Falls tourism, and all opinions are our own.

And these are our best Niagara Falls Travel Tips! Did we miss anything? Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below.

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24 thoughts on “25 Best Things to Do in Niagara Falls, Canada in 2024”

Well this is such a shame on my part being the travelista that I am! It’s just occurring or being realised thanks to your article that I have not travelled in ages to Canada. And not to give away my age or anything but since ages 12. And yes! All that you’ve described about Niagara, despite my countless years after is still fresh on my mind. It’s something for me and my partner to add to our bucket list this year. No excuse!

I recommend Allways Antique Photo in Niagara Falls Canada, right across the street from the upside down house! So much fun, worth every penny. We have an amazing photograph of our family to cherish forever! Everyone that comes over mentions and loves our photos. A MUST DO IN NIAGARA FOR COUPLE AND FAMILIES!!!!

That is a great recommendation, thanks!

I have never seen Niagara falls. Now i am willing to see. Its such a beautiful place.

Niagara Falls are very impressive. Most people want to discover this landscape and take many photos. I wish I can visit this place in the future.

I always love to visit Niagara fall , this was one of my dream trip.Thanks for sharing all useful information about the it.This blog would really help me to enjoy my trip thanks for sharing such beautiful destination.

my husband, who is slightly handicapped, and i are thinking of coming to niagara falls for a vacation. will he have trouble getting around at these sights, especially niagara falls itself? he can walk with a cane, but not very far. we have the option of a wheelchair, but don’t know about that either. thanks.

Hi, I was wondering how it would be visiting all these wondering places traveling on a motorcycle? We would love to ride from NY to the Canadian side of the Falls. Thank you!

I love your site! Very informative and helping me and my family plan for our trip. I have a question for you if you don’t mind. It seems that the famous maid of the mist boat tour starts on the NY side. Is this correct? Your help is appreciated. Thanks, Steph

Hi Steph, Thanks for the compliments and we are so happy to hear that our posts have helped you plan your trips. In regards to your question, yes, Maid of the Mist only operates from the US side. It has been this way since 2014. However, Hornblower Niagara Cruises operates on the Canadian side. They both follow the same route but board at different areas. The Hornblower boats are actually more modern and offer more seating. You can check out there schedule and pricing here: https://www.niagaracruises.com/ Hope you have a great time. Cheers,

I always wished to visit Niagra Falls and guess what recently after reading your blog I visited Niagra Falls. All your useful tips have helped me a lot in my trip. Thank you so much!

Well done! This post carries its title like a charm! This is more than a mouth full and all that one truly need to know in just one post! The pictures are STUNNING! I have never been to Niagara Falls, but I hope to go one day. I knew that the falls crossed the borders, but I didn’t realize that there was a difference in the views/experience! Truly informative guide that I plan to save for when I am able to go on the trip. Thank you ?

Nothing beats those views at sunset from a jacuzzi tub in a suite! We always remind folks that Niagara Falls needs to be experience in each season, especially Fall.

What about RV parks? Is there a park that provides a better view than another? My husband has mobility issues and it would be great to be as close as possible.

Beautiful… Niagara Falls is amazing my brother and his friends once had a trip to Niagara and he said that it’s amazing experience he had…

Oh your post makes me want to go back to the states! We missed out from visiting the Niagra Falls 🙁 will have to get there when the children are older

There is a stereotype that Niagara Falls should be viewed from Canada. This is not true! Of course, it’s great when you have a visa in the US and Canada, and you can get the most complete impression from the waterfalls. But if there is no Canadian visa, this does not mean that there is no point in going to Niagara! From the Canadian side, it is really better to see all the waterfalls, because two of them are on the side of the US, and the third is partly in the US and partly in Canada. Accordingly, from Canada (that is, when you are in front of waterfalls), you can see them better than when you stand near them. But! On the American side, a huge number of observation platforms that allow you to see the waterfall well enough, there is an opportunity to go down to the foot of the waterfall – Cave of the winds for only $ 10 and, of course, the opportunity to make an incredibly exciting and unusual trip on the boat Maid of the Mist and look at all three waterfalls from the water!

I’ve seen Niagara falls thrice and it is still a truly marvelous experience for me. I highly recommend the place if you’re first time to travel to Canada!

I will try this one good article

WOW, WONDERFUL… NIAGARA FALLS IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL, A SYMBOLIC REP FOR ALL THE FALLS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD… FOR VISITORS IT’S EASY TO WATCH THE FALLS AS ACCORDING TO THEIR WISH… THEY CAN ENJOY THE GORGEOUS VIEW USING ANY 3 OF THIS ACCESS EITHER BY ELEVATOR, HELICOPTERS, OR WE CAN EVEN GAZE FROM OBSERVATION TOWER… THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WONDERFUL ARTICLE…

We are going to Niagara Falls for a weekend in January, Off season, I know. Going with a nine and ten year old, any suggestions? I am real sad the Greg Frewin magic show isn’t happening.

Other than what is on this list?:-) For the winter season, hit the wax museums, Ripleys and all that fun stuff, but head out to the Niagara on the Lake region too. Maybe there is some maple syrup farms or snowshoeing or even some sleigh rides. The countryside in that area is post card perfect.

You know that adventure pass seems far more desirable than the one with the simulator ride, and the haunted house. Perhaps I’ll have to make my way back to the Falls.

It likes a sign from above for me. I have read several Toronto and Niagara Fall posts that I feel like I need to plan something soon. 🙂 I have thought about visiting but now it floats to the top of my list. Thanks for a great info.

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Panoramic view of Niagara Falls

  • Attractions and Tours
  • Cave of the Winds
  • Maid of the Mist
  • Hiking Trails
  • Illuminations
  • Top of the Falls Menu
  • Beverage Menu
  • Observation Tower
  • Schoellkopf Power Plant Ruins Site

Free Park Programming

  • Special Events in Niagara Falls USA
  • Beyond The View Walking Tour

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Learn more about Niagara Falls on a walking tour or at an Education Station! And programming isn't limited to just Niagara Falls. Check out all our offerings at EventBrite.com .

Summer Programming at Niagara Falls and Niagara Gorge now available All programming is subject to change. Unless noted otherwise, registration is suggested but not required, and participation is first-come-first-served. Be on the lookout for our Pop-Up Education Stations!

Tales of Tightropes and Daredevils

Where: Niagara Falls State Park; Meet in front of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center - Parking Lot 1 When: Saturdays in June and July, 2024, and Sundays in August, 2024; 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us on this guided walk on Goat Island as we share the tales of daredevils and funambulists of Niagara Falls through the years. Registration available on EventBrite.com, but not required.

  • Tightropes and Daredevils - June dates
  • Tightropes and Daredevils - July and August dates

Hike Through History

Where: Niagara Falls State Park; Meet in front of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center - Parking Lot 1 When: Saturdays in June and August, 2024, and Sundays in July, 2024; 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Discover the important people and events that created and protected our nation's oldest state park on this guided walk. Registration available on EventBrite.com, but not required.

  • Hike Through History - June dates
  • Hike Through History - July and August dates

Goat Island Evening Walk

Where: Niagara Falls State Park When: Fridays and Saturdays in July and August, 2024; 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls at night on a guided tour. Registration available on EventBrite.com , but not required.

Stroll at the Falls

Where: Niagara Falls State Park When: Fridays in July and August, 2024; 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a casual stroll to Prospect Point and around Goat Island to view the Falls and explore what makes this park so unique! Registration available on EventBrite.com , but not required.

Length of the Gorge Series

Where: Locations vary (see schedule below) When: Dates vary (see schedule below); 10 AM - 1 PM

Join us on a hike that takes on a portion of the Niagara Gorge! Each week we will cover a new portion of the gorge. Participants must be 8 years or older. Registration required on EventBrite.com. Please use the links below to sign up.

  • Saturday, July 6 & August 3 - Artpark Trail 7 and 8 - Artpark State Park
  • Saturday, July 13 & August 10 - Devil's Hole to Whirlpool - Devil's Hole State Park
  • Saturday, July 20 & August 24 - Great Gorge Railway Trail - Niagara Falls State Park - Freedom Plaza
  • Saturday, July 27 & August 31 - Schoellkopf Power Station Trail - Niagara Falls State Park - Schoellkopf Elevators
  • Saturday, August 17 - Whirlpool Flats - Whirlpool State Park

Niagara Falls in the background with a viewing platform in the foreground.

Whirlpools and waterfalls: 5 of the best experiences in Niagara Parks

Come for the falls, stay for the endless natural beauty, dramatic industrial architecture and colourful wildlife encounters.

Straddling the divide between the Canadian province of Ontario on the western bank of the Niagara River and the US state of New York to the east, Niagara Falls is a destination that needs little introduction. The thundering Horseshoe Falls — the largest of the three linked waterfalls — is undeniably the star attraction, with the waters of the Niagara River plummeting over a 188ft-high drop before exploding in clouds of billowing mist. It’s a scene that mesmerises millions of visitors every year, and while this immense natural phenomenon is indeed breathtaking, it’s by no means the only reason to visit the region. Explore further into Ontario’s Niagara Parks and you’ll find extensive natural beauty and a fascinating industrial history. Here are five of the best experiences not to miss on your next visit.

1. Journey behind the falls

Best for: the geographer Niagara Falls may have been pulling in eager-eyed tourists for years, but basking in their majesty the way you can today has not always been possible. Originally known as the ‘Sheet of Falling Water’, Journey Behind the Falls is an attraction at the western lip of Horseshoe Falls, documenting the geographical evolution of Niagara’s cascades, which have receded seven miles in 12,500 years. It also tells the history of Niagara Falls as an area, from its first Indigenous inhabitants to its position as a world-famous tourist attraction. In addition to getting the best spray-soaked views, visitors can follow the site’s progress first-hand — from the rickety wooden staircases built in the early 1800s and the first tunnels cut into the rock in the early 1900s, all the way through to today’s extensive viewing platforms, walkways, exhibitions and immersive experiences.

2. Take a white water walk

Best for: the outdoor enthusiast   Finding peace and quiet alongside racing rapids might seem impossible, but down on the banks of the Niagara River there’s a roar that blocks out all else. The power of nature becomes almost meditative when taking a turn along White Water Walk , a quarter-mile stretch of boardwalk at the edge of the frothing white-and-turquoise waters. From River Road, a lift descends 230ft to this riverside walkway, which juts out regularly into platforms to allow optimal viewing of the mighty rapids and the 410-million-year-old rock layers they traverse. Information plaques educate visitors on the geology of the gorge — from its 11,000-year-old Ice Age formation to its dolomite and shale-based rock bed — and give detail on the flora and fauna found in the surrounding park.

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3. Witness a whirlpool from above  

Best for: the thrill-seeker The power of the Niagara River can be felt far from the cascading tumult of Horseshoe Falls. Over three miles north, visitors will find Niagara Glen, a 125ft-deep pocket that was carved out of the river’s ancient banks around 5,000 years ago. Here, a surging whirlpool of water rages, created by an abrupt anticlockwise turn at the rapids’ end that results in a constant maelstrom of conflicting currents. For the best view, take the Whirlpool Aero Car , an antique but recently refurbished cable car that has been transporting visitors across the gorge for over a century. With capacity for up to 35 people, it soars 200ft above the Class 6 rapids for just over half a mile on a round trip, crossing the sharply angled border with the US four times in mid-air (no, you won’t need your passport). It’s a popular attraction, so consider visiting first thing in the morning to avoid queues.

4. Discover the world's butterflies

Best for: the nature lover Just a ten-minute drive from the Whirlpool Aero Car you’ll find the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory — one of North America’s largest butterfly conservatories. Its lush interior invites visitors to walk 600ft of pathways lined with tropical plants, with more than 2,000 butterflies fluttering under the glass roof. A self-guided tour lets visitors observe butterfly species from all over the world, such as the blue morpho, Low’s swallowtail, red lacewing and small postman, as they flit between trickling waterfalls and towering foliage. See them up close at strategically placed feeding stations, or if you’re lucky, witness newborns take their first flight after emerging from their pupa. Broaden your butterfly knowledge with interactive displays and video presentations, which show short films on the creatures’ life cycle.

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5. Take to the tunnels

Best for: the historian   Feeling adventurous? Leave the surface behind and board a glass-walled lift to descend into the depths of the Niagara Parks Power Station , a former hydropower plant, built in 1905. As well as wandering the building’s soaring turbine halls where exhibits, artefacts and installations recall its history, guests can walk through the curved confines of its enormous spent-water outlet tunnel. The 2,200ft-long arched corridor transfers visitors from the depths of the plant to a dramatic exit point over the Niagara River, where a new viewing platform reveals the remarkable vistas of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and the lower Niagara River. Created using only pickaxes, shovels and rudimentary dynamite, this passageway is just one part of an impressive architectural feature, all of which can be accessed for no extra fee (tunnel entry is included with regular admission to the power station site).

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What’s New In Niagara Falls This Summer – 2024

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NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS’ MARKET 2024 (at The Exchange) (May 18th – Oct 26th)

The Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market opened at its new permanent location, The Exchange (5943 Sylvia Place), on Saturday, May 18, from 7 am to 1 pm, and will run every Saturday until October 26. The award-winning Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market showcases local growers, makers and bakers from across the region. The market also features weekly live music & entertainment, children’s activities, community initiatives, and more. Customers can enjoy the best local assortment of farm and artisanal products at the welcoming community Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market.

Spend summer evenings at the Exchange for the Supper Market , where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine, drinks, and light shopping. Local musicians and artists will entertain you as you create memories with your family and friends. Niagara Falls Supper Market begins in June and runs every Wednesday evening from 4pm to 7pm until the end of September.

FALLSVIEW CASINO 20th ANNIVERSARY & MICHAEL BUBLÉ CONCERT (SOLD OUT) (June 21st)

Canada’s favorite casino welcomes Canada’s favorite global superstar for a 20th-anniversary celebration like no other! Michael Bublé has spent the past two decades deeply committed to keeping the flames of the great classics of the American Songbook alive and well – to not only breathe new life into them – but to bring his singular style, vocal power and passion to timeless tunes. With unstoppable talent, energy and a voice that is equally at home singing standards, pop tunes, swing, jazz, R&B, and comedy, Michael takes his audiences on a special journey every night – singing his heart out, entertaining them with beautiful love songs, making them laugh, cry, and dance – to give them an evening they will never forget.

TABLE ROCK BISTRO + WINE BAR 

Table Rock Bistro + Wine Bar is Niagara’s newest upscale casual dining experience, boasting the closest open-air rooftop patio to the brink of the iconic Horseshoe Falls. Savour gourmet dishes crafted from the freshest local ingredients, expertly paired with an extensive selection of fine Niagara VQA wines, beers, cider and spirits in a sophisticated setting you won’t find anywhere else. Table Rock Bistro + Wine Bar is located on the upper level of Table Rock Centre. Reservations are not available. Walk-ins only.

REKINDLING ALL OUR RELATIONS (An Indigenous Audio Tour of The Niagara Glen)

Embark on a self-guided audio tour hike of the Niagara Glen, Rekindling All Our Relations – An Indigenous Audio Tour of the Niagara Glen, and discover the Indigenous connections to nature all around you. Free for the public, this unique self-guided hiking experience in the stunning Niagara Glen merges nature, culture, and storytelling into a profound exploration of Indigenous wisdom and connection. At its heart, “Rekindling All Our Relations” is an Indigenous journey curated by Michele-Elise Burnett, a respected member of Niagara’s Indigenous community. With her deep roots and understanding of Indigenous teachings, Burnett has carefully crafted an experience beyond the Niagara Glen’s physical beauty, delving into its spiritual essence. Through her guidance, participants are invited to engage with the land profoundly and meaningfully, fostering a deeper connection and appreciation for its wonders. 

The tour soundtrack, engineered by William Riech Jr., also an Indigenous community member, adds another layer of depth to the experience. Drawing on his expertise in audio engineering, Riech skillfully creates a sonic landscape that highlights the natural sounds of the Niagara Glen. This enhances the storytelling while enveloping participants in a sensory journey that connects them back to the land.

CURRENTS: NIAGARA’S POWER TRANSFORMED

NEW IN 2024, Currents will run continuously from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the main generator hall and is included in the Power Station at Night ticket. Experience an epic reawakening with Currents, a mesmerizing evening show that tells the incredible story of the Niagara Parks Power Station through mind-blowing light and sound effects. Reactive media will help you discover your surroundings and uncover Niagara’s story of power from an extraordinary perspective. Follow the water flow by moving around the power station and watch as the power station comes to life right before your eyes. During your nighttime experience, you can choose when to watch the show and explore brilliant lighting activations throughout the generator hall and the Tunnel.

RED ARROW TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS ROUTE 

Red Arrow’s newest bus route between Toronto and Niagara Falls began May 5th! The 2-hour bus ride takes passengers between Toronto’s Union Station and Niagara Falls’ Table Rock Centre for as low as $10 a ride, 7-days a week. Bookings can be made at www.redarrow.ca . 

2024 SEASON OPENINGS

NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS SERIES (May 17th – Oct 14th)

The popular Niagara Falls fireworks series returns in 2024 to delight visitors. Shows run for 5 minutes at 10pm nightly. The majestic Niagara Falls are also illuminated every night of the year, making the destination among the world’s best places to see fireworks displays.

FALLS FIREWORKS CRUISE Hop aboard the Falls Fireworks Cruise for the best views. There’s nothing quite like the sight of exploding fireworks over the brink of Niagara Falls to make your trip memorable. Admire Niagara Falls at night aboard a 40-minute Falls Fireworks Cruise departing from Niagara Falls, Canada. Set sail for starry skies, panoramic skyline views, stunning illuminations, and fireworks that light up the sky.

WHIRLPOOL JETBOAT TOURS

The jet boat tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to comfortably experience what is commonly referred to as the “Mount Everest” of white water. As you speed along the Lower Niagara River at 80 km/h you’ll be astounded as the 31,000 lbs. of thrust from the jet boat vanquishes the mighty Class 5 whitewater of the Devil’s Hole Rapids and the swirling waters of the Whirlpool. Choose between a “Wet Jet” or “Jet Dome” experience. WJBT’s one-of-a-kind white water tour will hydrate your senses as you take on Class 5 white water that’s guaranteed to leave you absolutely soaking wet and amazingly refreshed. If getting wet is not for you, the Jet Dome tour follows the exact route as the Wet Jet but shelters you from the water.

SHAW FESTIVAL ( Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Eliza Doolittle, Candida, Sherlock Holmes, a servant of two masters, plus an orphan of Chao … come and meet this season’s cast of characters! In the heart of Niagara’s wine country, this season presents productions of My Fair Lady, One Man, Two Guvnors, Witness For The Prosecution, The Orphan of Chao, Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Human Heart, The Secret Garden, Candida, The House That Will Not Stand & Snow in Midsummer.

SAFARI NIAGARA (May 11th) 

Safari Niagara is a 150-acre, privately owned and operated Nature Park and is home to more than 1000 animals of native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. Located only 10 minutes from Niagara Falls! Safari Niagara is the ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages and abilities. Park admission is all-inclusive and includes access to interactive and educational animal presentations, safari tram, paddle boats, Sky Quest and Sky Tykes (ropes course), Bounce-A-Rooz (jumping pillows), Safari Speedway (pedal bike go-karts), catch & release fishing and of course a splash pad.

FALLSVIEW CASINO’S BACKYARD BBQ (Thursdays, Weekly) The fun begins at the Backyard BBQ on June 6 where Fallsview has taken the “Q” to a new level. Don’t miss the official kickoff for the event at Fallsview’s weekly Backyard BBQ. With demonstrations by Canadian BBQ Masters Maddie and Kiki, live entertainment, delicious food, and drink sections, all with the scenic atmosphere of the Falls! There’s no entry fee for this tasty new adventure – à la carte food and beverages will be available.

FALLSVIEW CASINO’S FOOD & DRINK FEST CELEBRITY CHEF DINE ABOUT (Friday June 7th) On June 7th, the Celebrity Chef Dine About is back, and this year Fallsview has raised the culinary bar. Enjoy an intimate evening of fine food, amazing drinks and mingling with celebrity chefs Mary Berg, Aarón Sánchez, Rocco DiSpirito, Geoffrey Zakarian and Maddie & Kiki. All while sampling local food and drink pairings, with live music provided by DJ JustGeorge.

This year’s celebrity chefs include Mary Berg, Aarón Sánchez, Rocco DiSpirito, Geoffrey Zakarian & Maddie, and Kiki – Canada’s Favourite BBQ Masters.

FALLSVIEW FOOD CON (Saturday June 8th) On June 8, Fallsview Food Con is back. Sip and savor at the afternoon food expo with local vendors while celebrity chefs Mary Berg, Aarón Sánchez, Rocco DiSpirito, and Geoffrey Zakarian whip up delectable treats in live-action demonstrations on the main stage with a host of the Food Network Canada Series You Gotta Eat Here! John Catucci.

NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON (June 7th-9th) Niagara Falls Comic Con is set to take place over three days on June 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2024! The event takes place just steps away from the majestic Falls and will feature more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, cosplay contests, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, a video gaming arena, Falls Horror Fest, and more.

NIAGARA GRAPE & WINE TD TAILGATE PARTY AT PELLER ESTATES (June 22nd) Summer is almost here, and we’re kicking things off with a bang! Head into the heart of Niagara’s wine country for the return of our annual TD Tailgate Party. For just $135 + fees, your all-inclusive ticket includes an evening of premium VQA wine, live entertainment, and culinary fare inspired by all your summer favorites – from wood-fired pizza to BBQ classics.

NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL (June 21st-29th) Niagara Jazz Festival is an award-winning not-for-profit music festival dedicated to celebrating jazz and world music throughout the year, with a summer festival in June. Now in its 11th season, the festival aims to inspire, educate, and develop jazz audiences by combining live music with an immersive Niagara experience: food, wine, culture, attractions, and natural wonders. Niagara Jazz Festival also hosts LIVE.LEARN.JAZZ educational events include Master Class workshops and the popular JAZZ 4 the AGES Youth Competition – keeping jazz music alive for generations to come. The Niagara Jazz Festival is supported by Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION AT FIREMEN’S PARK (July 1st) Join us at Firemen’s Park (2275 Dorchester Road) for a free Canada Day Celebration event. Enjoy live music & entertainment, interactive kids shows, all-ages activities, food, vendors, inflatables, and more! With shuttle busses to get you to and from the event.

CANADA DAY AT FORT GEORGE (July 1st) Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Fort George National Historic Site! Listen to period music, support the Friends of Fort George, and don’t miss our captivating musket demonstrations and cannon firings! Canada Day festivities at the fort conclude with a fantastic concert and fun to be had by all!

TESLA FEST (July 12th & 13th) Tesla Fest is an annual International Festival commemorating Tesla’s birthday on a provincial level in Ontario. The festival aims to illuminate Tesla’s life, inventions, and profound impact on modern society. The festival’s genesis coincided with Tesla’s historic breakthrough in 1895 when he pioneered the alternating current (AC) electrical system and constructed the first hydroelectric power plant in Niagara Falls. This achievement revolutionized electricity generation and distribution, marking a significant technological advancement.

July 10th was officially declared “Nikola Tesla Day” by Mayor Jim Diodati in 2015 and later enacted into law across Ontario by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Violet Elizabeth Dowdeswell, in 2021.

NIAGARA IRISH FESTIVAL (August 23rd & 24th) This is a two-day Irish Festival set outdoors at Firemen’s Park in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada. Niagara Irish Festival is presented by Irish Music Niagara, a non-profit organization that runs weekly traditional Irish music sessions and folk singalongs in Niagara Falls. The festival aims to celebrate Irish Music Culture in a family-friendly, community-centered way. Niagara Irish Festival prioritizes quality artisans, musicians and businesses that are based locally while extending a warm welcome to all who wish to visit our lovely city! 

iMELA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (September 13th & 14th) iMela, the 9th annual international festival will return to Niagara Falls, Ontario September 13th and 14th 2024. Taking place in the Niagara Parks Queen Victoria Park, against the stunning backdrop of Niagara Falls, immerse yourself in Bhangra performances, live music from both local and international talents, and a captivating stage play by our very own community theater group. Don’t miss out on this fantastic celebration of culture and creativity!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – SHOW LISTINGS

Niagara Falls is Canada’s entertainment capital with unique and memorable attractions, headline entertainment, outdoor concerts, live shows and the largest casino in Canada. Live venues include the Fallsview Casino Resort, home to two state-of-the-art entertainment venues (1,500-seat Avalon Theatre and 5,000-seat OLG Stage) with over 320 annual shows. The OLG Stage presents a new world-class theatre with 5,000 seats, state-of-the-art technology, outstanding acoustics, and spectacular entertainment. Some upcoming performances include:

  • Pete Davidson (June 8 th @The OLG Stage)
  • Ben Schwartz (June 15 th @The OLG Stage)
  • Michael Buble (June 21 st @The OLG Stage)
  • Keith Urban (June 22 nd @The OLG Stage)
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (June 23 rd @The OLG Stage)
  • Nickelback (June 29 th @The OLG Stage) 
  • Mike Birbiglia (July 5 th @The OLG Stage)
  • The Offspring (July 10 th @The OLG Stage)
  • Alice Cooper (July 30 th @The OLG Stage)
  • My Mulan Fantasy Dance Drama (August 9 th -18 th @The Niagara Falls Convention Centre)
  • Ali Wong (August 18 th @The OLG Stage)
  • Sheng Wang (August 31 st @Avalon Theatre)

Visit here for a current list of frequently updated live events and shows.

PRIDE – NIAGARA FALLS ILLUMINATION (June 30th)

Niagara Falls will be illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate LGBT+ pride and inclusivity on June 30 th .

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Niagara Parks Prepares for Temporary Road Closures Ahead of Weekend Events

June 5, 2024

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• Cyclists to compete in annual two-day Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer in support of vital cancer research on June 8-9 • Niagara Shrine Club Ceremonial Parade planned for Saturday, June 8 • Temporary road closures will be in place between June 6 and June 10 to support both events

Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks is proud to once again host the 2024 Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer Event on June 8 and June 9 and the Niagara Shrine Club Ceremonial Parade on June 8. To support both events, temporary road closures will be in place between June 6 to 10 within the area of Queen Victoria Park by the Toronto Power Generating Station, Dufferin Islands, Upper Rapids Boulevard and within the Town of Chippawa.

The Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day charitable cycling event with a synchronized start in Toronto and Niagara Falls that sees thousands of riders travel more than 200 kilometers to finish in Niagara Falls in support of cancer research. The largest cycling fundraiser in Canada, proceeds from the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer support the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Located in Toronto, the centre is among the top five cancer research centers in the world. The Niagara Shrine Club Ceremonial Parade is the highlight of the Rameses Spring Ceremonial; a convention which brings thousands of Shriners from Canada and the northern part of the U.S. together.

Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer

Thursday, June 6 and Monday, June 10 : To support set-up and clean-up for the event, there will be a temporary single lane closure of the northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and Toronto Power Generating Station between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, June 7 : An overnight closure of the northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Generating Station is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. for A/V production set up.

Saturday, June 8 : There will be a full closure of all northbound lanes of the Niagara Parkway from Upper Rapids Boulevard to Fraser Hill from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. All northbound traffic on the Niagara Parkway in this area will be diverted to the southbound lanes, operating in an opposing traffic pattern. In addition, there will be a full closure of the Niagara Parkway from Mechanic Street to Upper Rapids Boulevard. Please note that until 10 a.m., Dufferin Islands and Burning Springs Hill Road will be closed to all traffic and parking. The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse parking lot (Lot B) will also be closed to service the event. As a result, all vehicles will be directed to Niagara Parks’ Falls Parking (Lot A) or Rapidsview Parking (Lot C). Access to Bus Management at Table Rock Centre or Rapidsview Parking Lot will not be interrupted. WEGO bus service between Rapidsview Parking Lot and Table Rock Centre will continue without interruption, as all roads are expected to be reopened beginning at 10 a.m. After 10 a.m., there will be a temporary single lane closure of a northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Plant until 3 p.m. to facilitate site changeover.

Sunday, June 9 : From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be a full road closure of the Niagara Parkway from Marshall Road to Upper Rapids Boulevard. In addition, Bridgewater Street from the Niagara Parkway to Cummington Square in Chippawa will be reduced to one lane. There will be a single lane closure over Weightman Bridge to allow cyclists to re-enter the Niagara Parkway via Macklem Street. These sections will reopen as the last participant cycles through the event around 5 p.m. There will be a full closure of the northbound lanes of the Niagara Parkway from Upper Rapids Boulevard to Fraser Hill from 4 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. All northbound traffic on the Niagara Parkway in this area will be diverted to the southbound lanes, which will operate in an opposing traffic pattern. To avoid congestion, it is recommended that vehicles enter Niagara Parks via Murray Street or Clifton Hill. Dufferin Islands and Burning Springs Hill Road will be closed to all traffic and parking for the day. The Floral Showhouse Parking Lot will also be closed to service the event. As a result, all vehicles will be directed to Niagara Parks’ Falls Parking or Rapidsview Parking Lots. Access to Bus Management at Table Rock Centre or Rapidsview Parking Lot will not be interrupted. WEGO bus service between Rapidsview Parking Lot and Table Rock Centre will begin at 9 a.m. and continue without interruption. Traffic delays are to be expected with all roads reopening by 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., there will be a temporary overnight single lane closure of a northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Plant until 7 a.m. to facilitate A/V production tear down.

Niagara Shrine Club Ceremonial Parade

Saturday, June 8 : There will be a full closure of the Niagara Parkway from Upper Rapids Boulevard to Macklem Street/Portage Road intersection from 12:45 p.m. until the last parade float has exited at Mechanic Street and Macklem Street or by no later than 2 p.m. The parade is expected to begin at 1:00 p.m. and as the parade passes by, the Niagara Parkway will be fully closed to vehicular traffic. The approximate length of the parade will be 45 minutes in duration. During this time, residents on Bukator Drive and Rapids View Drive will not be able to access the Niagara Parkway unless there is an emergency. In the case of an emergency, Niagara Parks Police will be positioned along the parade route to assist residents or emergency service vehicles with access/egress. The parade formation will take place in the eastbound lanes of Upper Rapids Boulevard. As a result, a temporary closure of the eastbound lanes will also be in effect from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Access to Rapidsview Parking Lot from Portage Road and the Niagara Parkway (north of Upper Rapids Boulevard) will not be impacted by this closure.

For detailed road closure timings and alternate routes, it is recommended to refer to Niagara Parks’ official communications closer to the event dates.

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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    From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station. Explore immersive exhibits, restored artifacts and interactive storytelling. Our expert interpreters offer an intimate guided tour with expanded storytelling from the past century. $3900. Buy Now.

  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 ...

  7. Sir Adam Beck Hydro Power Station

    Children (Ages 9 & under) - Hornblower Boat Cruise Included. CA$119. Adults (Ages 10+) - Hornblower boat cruise NOT included. CA$99. Children (Ages 9 & under) - Hornblower boat cruise NOT included. CA$89. Our award Winning Tour of Niagara Falls, allows you to visit the Canadian and US Hydro Power Stations and many more attractions in Niagara.

  8. Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel Tour

    Visit the Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel Tour in Niagara Falls Canada. Niagara Parks Power Station is located at 7005 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, Canada. Phone: 1- (877) 642-7275. Ticket price self guided: Adult: $29.00 Child: $19.00. >2 free. Ticket price with guided tour: Adult $39.00 Child $25.50 >2 free.

  9. Discover Niagara's Power: Top 1 Niagara Falls Power Station Tours

    Top 1 Niagara Falls Power Station Tours Power Station. Travelers' Choice Award TripAdvisor. 01. 5-Star Customer Rated. 02. Free Cancellation. 03. Safe & Private Tours. 04. 1 Tours Available. Sort by. Niagara Falls Underground Power Station And Tunnel Tour . Duration: 3 hours (approx.) View Price. Book Now. Load More ...

  10. Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Power Station Light Show

    Your Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Power Station Light Show begins with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable airconditioned vehicle. The guided driving tour of Niagara Falls passes by Dufferin Islands, Old Scow and the International Control Dam. The first stop is Niagara Parks Power Station, where you can witness the ...

  11. Niagara Parks Power Station

    Niagara Falls Day Tour From Toronto with Skip-the-Line Boat Ride. 1,112. Recommended. 95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher. Full-day Tours. ... We had an interesting self-guided tour of the power station in the afternoon (they also have guided tours) then returned in the evening for the Currents light show. ...

  12. Niagara Underground: Power Station & Tunnel Under Falls Tour

    Many travelers visit Niagara for a boat trip to see Niagara Falls, but with this tour, you can experience a completely different side of the city. Descend underground in a glass-paneled elevator to explore what's beneath the falls. During the tour, see the Skylon Tower, the Illumination Tower, and the Niagara Parks Power Station, while hearing stories of Nikola Tesla, power stations, and the ...

  13. Niagara Parks Power Station

    Uncover the secrets of Niagara's energy heritage at Niagara Parks Power Station. From historic turbines to immersive exhibits, experience the captivating journey of power.

  14. Niagara Parks Power Station

    Website. 1 (877) 642-7275. Discover the remarkable history while exploring the extraordinary interior of a landmark attraction, the Niagara Parks Power Station. Built to produce electricity by utilizing the natural change in elevation produced by Niagara Falls and leveraging the power of the Niagara River, the Canadian Niagara Power Station was ...

  15. Niagara Underground: Power Station & Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

    View this mix of natural beauty and human genius from the best vantage points, with visits to the Skylon Tower, Niagara Parks Power Station, and more. $4900. Buy Now. Learn more about Walks - City Tours. $8000. Niagara Falls Tourism Email Forms.

  16. Niagara Underground: Power Station & Tunnel Under the Falls Tour

    73 reviews. 3 hours. Max 20. The wild waters of Niagara Falls hide a truly epic tale of electricity and innovation. Dive deep into the Niagara Parks Power Station to experience the unrivaled views at the Tailrace Tunnel Experience, and with your expert guide uncover the dramatic history of hydroelectric power in the process.

  17. Night on Niagara Small Group Tour with Power Station Light Show

    Make the most of an evening in the Niagara Falls area by having a full schedule organized for you-with round-trip transfers, admission, and dinner included. Start with a visit to Niagara Parks Power Station to watch an immersive light and sound show. Next, curb hunger pangs with a tasty 3-course dinner with a view. Following dinner you will take a visit to the Illumination Tower which lights ...

  18. The Tunnel at Niagara Parks Power Station

    Niagara Falls Tunnel Tours. Headout is an authorized and trusted partner of the venue, offering curated experiences to enjoy this attraction. Visit the Niagara Falls Tunnel & explore a 2,200-foot-long underground tunnel leading to an unmatched view of the Horseshoe Falls. Choose your tour here.

  19. Schoellkopf Power Plant Ruins Site

    Daily: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. October 30 - November 3. Daily: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Schedules subject to change. Visit this page before your trip for the most up-to-date schedules. Take the Schoellkopf Elevator down to the deck in the Gorge for a breathtaking view of Niagara Gorge and what remains of the Schoellkopf Power Plant.

  20. Ticket: Power Station Admission

    Power Station Admission Niagara Parks Power Station. Power Station Admission. From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover fascinating stories hidden within the historic Niagara Parks Power Station. Explore immersive exhibits, restored artifacts and interactive storytelling. $2900. Buy Now.

  21. 25 Best Things to Do in Niagara Falls, Canada in 2024

    The Niagara Falls Power Station has quickly become a fan favorite of the best things to do in Niagara Falls. Take a glass elevator down 54 meters (180 feet) to explore the first major Canadian power plant on the Niagara River. You'll walk the 670-meter (2,200-feet) long tunnel that leads to an observation deck at the Niagara River.

  22. Night on Niagara Tour with Power Station Light Show

    Experience an electric night out on the town with our night tour of Niagara Falls, Canada! This 4 hour guided tour features some of the best evening attractions in Niagara Falls, including a 3-course Fallsview dinner at Table Rock House Restaurant, the exclusive opportunity to control the lights that illuminate the falls at Illumination Tower, and an epic sound and light show, Currents, where ...

  23. Niagara Parks Power Pass

    The Niagara Parks Power Station is located at 7005 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, between Table Rock Welcome Centre and the Floral Showhouse. Please note that when using GPS devices, searching by exact address may lead to inconsistent results on some devices.

  24. Free Park Programming

    Where: Niagara Falls State Park When: Fridays and Saturdays in July and August, 2024; 7:30 PM - 9 PM. Explore and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls at night on a guided tour. Registration available on EventBrite.com, but not required. Stroll at the Falls. Where: Niagara Falls State Park When: Fridays in July and August, 2024; 2 PM - 3:30 PM

  25. 5 of the best experiences in Niagara Parks

    3. Witness a whirlpool from above. Best for: the thrill-seeker. The power of the Niagara River can be felt far from the cascading tumult of Horseshoe Falls. Over three miles north, visitors will ...

  26. What's New In Niagara Falls This Summer

    The 2-hour bus ride takes passengers between Toronto's Union Station and Niagara Falls' Table Rock Centre for as low as $10 a ride, 7-days a week. Bookings can be made at www.redarrow.ca. 2024 SEASON OPENINGS. NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS SERIES (May 17th - Oct 14th) The popular Niagara Falls fireworks series returns in 2024 to delight visitors.

  27. Niagara Parks Prepares for Temporary Road Closures Ahead of Weekend Events

    After 10 a.m., there will be a temporary single lane closure of a northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Plant until 3 p.m. to facilitate site changeover. Sunday, June 9: From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be a full road closure of the Niagara Parkway from Marshall Road to Upper Rapids Boulevard.