Horseshoe Falls

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Admire the largest of the three waterfalls that make up the world famous Niagara Falls and take a boat ride to the fall’s basin.

Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara Falls’ three waterfalls and a highlight of this internationally famed tourist attraction. It stretches between Table Rock in Ontario and Goat Island in the state of New York. The Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, is around 188 feet (57 meters) tall, approximately 2,600 feet (790 meters) wide and one of the world’s highest-volume waterfalls.

Get up early to arrive before the crowds and start your visit at Table Rock in Canada where you can feel the mist generated from the rushing water. When the sun is shining, watch for rainbows. Pay the fee to step out onto a viewing platform at the foot of the falls and then travel deep into the falls’ bedrock to tunnels that will take you behind a huge sheet of rushing water.

Stroll north along Niagara Parkway to Rainbow Bridge to enjoy different perspectives of the waterfall and good photo opportunities. Paying a nominal fee allows you to cross the bridge to the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. Walk to Goat Island and then continue to Terrapin Point to be so close to the falls you can almost touch them. Remember to bring your passport if you plan to cross the bridge.

A fun way to view Horseshoe Falls is to board one of the boat tours that travel into the curve of the falls and beneath the spray of mist. Tours depart from the dock located just south of Rainbow Bridge. They operate from May to October. Visit the falls’ official website for further details.

Horseshoe Falls is easily accessible via public transportation. Public buses and a hop-on, hop-off tourist bus stop at various points along Niagara Parkway. Take the cable car railway that connects Table Rock with the city center.

The peak tourist season at the falls is from June through August, which is also when the water flow is highest. Be sure to check out the falls at night when the illumination of colored lights creates a magical effect.

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Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $79 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Scotiabank Convention Centre and Journey Behind The Falls are ...
3.9/5Good! (4,304 reviews)
"It was ok"

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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $102 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within ...
3.7/5Good! (8,992 reviews)
"Room wasn’t clean and the fire alarm went off 5am and it was false alarm but they didn’t announce that over the system - also fire route in stair well wasn’t well marked - would be scary if it was an actual fire"

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Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $88 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Fallsview, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Queen Victoria Park. Horseshoe Falls and Casino Niagara are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (3,006 reviews)
"This has been an outstanding experience. Spectacular way to enjoy our 40th Anniversary."

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The Tower Hotel Fallsview
The Tower Hotel Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6732 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $49 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $102 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $79 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $88 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $101 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $107 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $102 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
3.5 out of 5
6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $78 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $67 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
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