SkyWheel is one of only two ways to enjoy a panoramic view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area from the Canadian side. (The other aerial view is from Skylon Tower.) The wheel sits on an east-west axis, directly opposite the American Falls. You’ll see both American and Horseshoe falls, as well as the Niagara River up and downstream on each rotation. You’ll also get a view of Clifton Hill restaurants and entertainment venues.
Look out for the life-like dinosaur head a few feet from the gondola window just after the ascent begins: it’s sure to thrill the kids! After your ride, play a round at the miniature golf course at the base of SkyWheel, where you’ll find several other dinosaurs lurking.
The 175-foot (53-meter) SkyWheel began operating in 2006 and is open year-round. Enjoy 360-degree views from each of the 42 climate-controlled gondolas, which comfortably seat six.
The trip includes three to five complete revolutions, and lasts for eight to 12 minutes. Don't forget your camera as there are plenty of opportunities to photograph the falls from this glorious perspective. The number of cycles depends on the length of the waiting line, with a shorter ride during the high season.
The SkyWheel is located in Niagara Falls’ Clifton Hill entertainment area. The wheel is open daily, with later hours during the summer. Purchase tickets online for the SkyWheel alone or as part of a Clifton Hill Fun Pass, which includes four other attractions in the area.
Like to make your visit to Niagara SkyWheel even more unforgettable? Don't forget to try one or two of these activities:
Your next big adventure is waiting for you! You may want to try a Niagara Falls Evening Light Freedom Tour from Toronto or a Clifton Hill Fun Pass with Admission to 6 Attractions.
If you're after even more options, check out our Niagara Falls things to do page.
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very quick check in and check out. but the window exterior is really dirty...and parking is pretty pricy
Hit tub would be nice. Sauna. Noise from street wasn’t bad but not great after 10. Friendly staff. Very clean . Will stay again
I love four points, never disappointed whenever I stay here.
All staff were friendly, did not care for the fact that parking was so expensive.
I love the location of the hotel it’s close and clean and the staff was excellent and looking forward to going back in a month or so for longer stay
Fantastic location in the heart of Niagara, Ontario. A short walk to entertainment and the Falls. Rooms were good-sized and quiet -- no noise from the street or other rooms. One elevator was out of service, which caused some issues. Pool was not great, felt like it was in a basement. The breakfast ...
The view was outstanding and restaurants were close walking distance
The room over looking the falls was absolutely blissfull, leaving the curtains open at night to view the different colors projected onto the falls at night. Room was clean and the bed, oh so comfy.