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Welcome to Niagara Falls & Around

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

Top 10 attractions in Niagara Falls & Around

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Reif Estate Winery

Reif Estate Winery

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

Whirlpool Aero Car

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

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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

Brock's Monument

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At 183 feet (56 meters) tall, Brock's Monument in Queenston Heights National Historic Site is the highest of its kind in Canada. It commemorates Major General Sir Isaac Brock, a hero of the War of 1812. In Queenston, a short drive from Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, the national historic site is a fun, informative place to visit while touring the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.More
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Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls

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

Skylon Tower

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

Bridal Veil Falls

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

Cave of the Winds

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

Floral Clock

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

Table Rock Welcome Centre

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Your visit to the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls begins at the Table Rock Welcome Centre. Here you’ll learn how to make the most of your time at the falls, plus you can buy tickets for some area attractions if you didn’t book a tour in advance. The complex has viewing platforms, restaurants, shops, and attractions.More

Trip ideas

Niagara Falls After Dark: Light Shows and Fireworks

Niagara Falls After Dark: Light Shows and Fireworks

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

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

Niagara City Cruises

Niagara City Cruises

Top activities in Niagara Falls & Around

Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
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Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

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Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls & Around

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Best Wine Tasting Ever
Ange, Jul 2021
Between The Lines Classic Wine Tasting
We have already told all our friends to check out this place the next time they go to Niagara Falls.
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Must do
NoraMckaye, Jul 2021
Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket
Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Niagara Falls.
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Awesome ride !!
may_a, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls CANADA Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride
One of the best activities in Niagara falls , the captain and the staff were excellent, highly recommend
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Thumbs up for the skywheel!
Annie_W, Sep 2020
Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket
Excellent way to see all of Niagara!
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Adams the real MVP
Sandy, Feb 2020
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
What a great day seeing the wonder of Niagara Falls from the US and Canada.
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exploring Niagara Falls
Jet34806519810, Dec 2019
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
my husband and myself both agree that it was a very comprehensive day tour of Niagara Falls which gave us the opportunity for lots of great photos and memories to take home and the guide was very pleasant and gave us lots of facts.
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Amazing view
lumaryc995, Nov 2019
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
Bucket list, Niagara Falls done!
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Good View of Niagara
Natalie G, Nov 2019
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
It was a great tour to see all parts of Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls amazing tour
mermaid919, Oct 2019
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Covered all the important and interesting spots in Niagara Falls.
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Amazing experience
Helen A, Oct 2019
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission
A must do activity to view the falls and surrounding area, especially at night!
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Wonderful Tour
cruisebandit, Oct 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tasting Tour
We had marvelous personal attention as we visited several wineries throughout the Niagara Falls/Lake Region.
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Fun aerial tour of Niagara Falls!
Peter M, Sep 2019
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
We enjoyed our Viator helicopter tour of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area.
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Great Tour
esvetcov, Sep 2019
Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Niagara Falls, Ontario
For four fist timers to Niagara Falls this was the way to go!
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We had a blast!
AlyssaandJamie, Sep 2019
Maid in America Tour of Niagara, USA with Maid of the Mist: Canada Pickup
Our tour of the Niagara falls was awesome!
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Ultimate Tour
Sansere W, Sep 2019
Niagara Falls Canada Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch
This tour covered everything we wanted to do in Niagara Falls.
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Visit to Niagara Falls
ErikaMichell, Sep 2019
Niagara Falls Canada Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch
We arrive a day early and was able to get these attractions done all in one day.
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Step by Step Nigaraaa Falls
Tom L, Nov 2019
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
If we ever return to Niagara Falls we will redo this tour.
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Whirlpool Jet Boat
deedeingram, Aug 2019
Niagara Falls CANADA Open-Top Jet-Boat Ride
This was the mine and my husbands first trip to Niagara Falls.
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Nice view, Fun Ride,
bellepatrice, Oct 2019
Niagara SkyWheel Admission Ticket
This iconic ride is a must do for your visit to the Niagara Falls :)
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Over the Falls Tour with Randy
John H, Aug 2019
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
He was able to shepherd our group around the falls with patience and humor.

All about Niagara Falls & Around

When to visit

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

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