Niagara Falls

Travel Guide
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See the most powerful waterfall in North America thundering down and sending spray into the air in this famous Canadian city.

Niagara Falls is best known as the home of the Horseshoe Falls waterfall, one of Canada’s most iconic attractions. Take a boat ride to the waterfall’s base, walk through tunnels in the cliff behind it and take advantage of opportunities to view it from above to fully appreciate its commanding beauty. After viewing the falls, discover the city’s whimsical, Vegas-style attractions, which range from casinos to wax museums.

The dramatic Horseshoe Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, are the star attraction of Niagara Falls. Walk along the road overlooking the falls and watch more than 44 million gallons (168 million liters) of water surge over the 177-foot (54-meter) high cliff each minute.

Admire the falls during a boat tour on the Maid of the Mist, which has been operating since 1846. Ride one of these double-decker boats through the rapids at the base of the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

Take the Journey Behind the Falls tour for another perspective on this natural spectacle. Venture 150 feet (45 meters) down into the bedrock behind the falls by elevator. Watch the water tumbling down into the Niagara Gorge through viewing portals cut into the cliff face.

Learn how the falls originally formed on the Niagara’s Fury simulation ride. Feel the floor rumble and the temperature drop as you watch glaciers form, collide and melt on the 360-degree viewing screen.

As well as the natural wonder of the powerful waterfalls there’s also an impressive manmade attraction, the massive Niagara Fallsview Casino, which houses over 3,000 slot machines and 130 gaming tables. Head to the kitschy Clifton Hills entertainment promenade to tour wax museums and haunted houses or enjoy arcade games and mini-golf courses. Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel, which towers 175 feet (53 meters) high over the city, offering wonderful views of the falls and the Niagara River.

Get to Niagara Falls by bus from the U.S. or within Canada. Most of the popular attractions are found within walking distance of one another, making it easy to explore the city on foot.

Don’t miss this fun-filled city and one of Canada’s most renowned natural attractions.

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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
3.5 out of 5
6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W2
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,248 reviews)
"Expensive car park.rest all good.Building is old, need to be renovated a bit. But very well priced."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W6
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls. Enjoy 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (6,094 reviews)
"Sometimes"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3K7
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $132 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Niagara Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (4,626 reviews)
"Elevators were not running at full capacity for the hotel. Lots of wait times and full carts."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
UPDATED 3 BDRM MINUTES TO THE FALLS!
UPDATED 3 BDRM MINUTES TO THE FALLS!
Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $117 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this vacation home in Niagara Falls. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Fallsview ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
Nice stay
"The house was nice and comfy for the 6 of us. It was well located for what we were doing and within our vacation budget. It had everything that we needed."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

UPDATED 3 BDRM MINUTES TO THE FALLS!
Niagara Fall Holiday Home-close to the fall
Niagara Fall Holiday Home-close to the fall
Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $235 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this vacation home in Niagara Falls. Enjoy WiFi, 3 bathrooms, and 3 bedrooms. Popular attractions Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Clifton Hill are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Very good location if visiting Niagara Falls
"Our family had a good time visiting Niagara Falls, and this property is located very close to them. It has 3 bathrooms what is perfect for a large group of people like us. There is plenty space to sleep comfortably. It has 2 small kitchens one upstairs and another one downstairs that have just few ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Niagara Fall Holiday Home-close to the fall
Toronto Furnished Living- Niagara Falls
Toronto Furnished Living- Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
6325 Murray St, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 2K8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly vacation home in Niagara Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Fallsview Casino ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Excellent home for family with kids, kept very neat and tidy. We stayed for 4 nights with my newborn and a toddler and didn't have any issues. Kitchen has all accessories."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Toronto Furnished Living- Niagara Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is compact, with the key sights concentrated in walkable areas. Use the visitor-friendly WEGO bus system, though, and you can get around all the main tourist areas without having to walk. The city and regional bus network will take you to destinations further afield. Taxis and rental bikes are also popular. Rental cars are unnecessary in Niagara Falls itself, but handy for daytrips. Visit the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority website.Browse Niagara Falls rental cars.

Best time to visit

Unfortunately, Niagara Falls is not one of those destinations that is actually more enjoyable outside of peak season. It is at its best in the highly popular period between May and September, when the weather is warm and sunny, the skies are clear and the colorful flowers in the beautiful Botanical Gardens are in bloom. The famous falls themselves are most photogenic seen in the sunshine, too.

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