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Niagara SkyWheel

Jump into a climate-controlled gondola for a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. 

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. 

Popular Activities at Niagara SkyWheel

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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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites $104
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
     
    4.0 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    very quick check in and check out. but the window exterior is really dirty...and parking is pretty pricy

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel $93
    Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Hit tub would be nice. Sauna. Noise from street wasn’t bad but not great after 10. Friendly staff. Very clean . Will stay again

      Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview $82
      Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
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      Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

      Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

      6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
         
        4.0 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        I love four points, never disappointed whenever I stay here.

        Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview $108
        Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
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        Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

        Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

        6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
           
          4.0 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          All staff were friendly, did not care for the fact that parking was so expensive.

          The Falls Hotel & Inn $44
          Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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          The Falls Hotel & Inn

          The Falls Hotel & Inn

          5657 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
             
            3.7 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            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

            Vittoria Hotel and Suites $82
            Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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            Vittoria Hotel and Suites

            Vittoria Hotel and Suites

            5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
               
              4.5 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              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 ...

              Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview $81
              Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
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              Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

              Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview

              6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                 
                4.1 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The view was outstanding and restaurants were close walking distance

                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls $88
                Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
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                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

                6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                   
                  3.6 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  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.