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Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls, Canada which includes a waterfall

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

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 $72 per night from May 15 to May 15
Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fallsview Casino and Queen Victoria Park. Horseshoe Falls and Casino Niagara are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,601 reviews)
"Likes the location, the room was great. We felt it was priced a little high considering all the perks the hotel has to offer were unavailable. The restaurant had a poor menu."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
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 $76 per night from May 23 to May 23
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! (9,425 reviews)
"My favourite hotel to stay in especially the two room suite with a waterfall view and jacuzzi tub just what I needed to relax."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is $77 per night from May 14 to May 14
This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre and Casino Niagara. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark ...
4/5Very Good! (4,525 reviews)
"Hotel and staff were amazing. Recently renovated rooms are beautiful. Most things are closed due to the lockdown but still plenty of options to grab food and bring it back to your room to enjoy. We will definitely return!!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Sheraton On The Falls 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.
Trailer With a View on Lyons Creek
Trailer With a View on Lyons Creek
Niagara Falls, ON
Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Niagara Square Shopping Centre, Lundy's Lane, and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Seaway ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
A little piece of paradise
"Martina and Robert were excellent hosts. The trailer was exactly as advertised, clean easy to use and everything we needed. The property was fantastic and easy to find. All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend and we look forward to our return."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Trailer With a View on Lyons Creek
Sherkston Shores RV Resort
Sherkston Shores RV Resort
2.5 out of 5
490 Empire Road, Port Colborne, ON
This family-friendly Port Colborne cottage is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Erie and Pleasant Beach. Humberstone Centennial Park Beach and ...
Sherkston Shores RV Resort
Stonehaven Niagara Five
Stonehaven Niagara Five
4 out of 5
Dorchester Rd and Cropp St, Niagara Falls, ON
Situated in Niagara Falls, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lundy's Lane, Clifton Hill, and Fallsview Casino. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Skylon ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"The house had more than enough space for 11 adults. Good location, close to Clifton hill."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Stonehaven Niagara Five
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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Reviews of Niagara Falls

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 28, 2020

The general area is good. Day or night it is very good. What more can I tell you, if you want to get away as a couple this is the best place.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

If you have never been to the Falls it is a must do! Canadian side to me is much better than American side but your right there do both sides!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

Every place we went to visit and eat at the people working were amazing. I will definitely go back again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

Excellent but EVERYTHING was closed due to CORONA VIRUS.

5/5 - Excellent

Jessica

Mar 16, 2020

I love how culturally diverse and rich in history Niagara Falls is. It is also an easy drive.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

So beautiful place.

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