Top 10 things to do at Niagara Falls, Canada

November 20th

Top 10 things to do at Niagara Falls, Canada

Top 10 things to do at Niagara Falls Canada

Our travel experts have compiled a list of the top 10 things to do at Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. Here are their suggestions.

  1. Ride the Hornblower cruise
  2. Whirlpool Jet Boat tour
  3. Visit Niagara Falls at night
  4. White Water Walk
  5. Journey Behind the Falls
  6. Niagara’s Fury: The Creation of the Falls
  7. Horseshoe Falls
  8. Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory
  9. Niagara SkyWheel
  10. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum

Hornblower Niagara Cruise ‘Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour’

View the three separate falls that collectively make up Niagara Falls on the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour. Journey along the Niagara River past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and right up as close as you can get to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It’s Canada’s Top Visitor Attraction and it’s easy to see why it’s top of our list of things to do at Niagara Falls.

things to do at Niagara Falls - Hornblower Cruise

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour

On this one-hour tour along the Lower Niagara River, you’ll reach speeds of 80 km/h. Take in the Niagara Gorge and the 175ft. Stone Wall Canyon before you reach the Class 5 whitewater of the Devil¹s Hole Rapids and the swirling waters of the Whirlpool. It’s a thrilling adventure ride and your experienced guides and boat hands will keep you safe and entertained along the way.

Visit Niagara Falls at night

Visiting Niagara Falls at night is a memorable experience. See the water and mists cast rainbows into the night sky thanks to the 21 Xenon lights that are used to illuminate the Falls at night. There are also regular night-time fireworks displays at Niagara Falls. Check out the full schedule of illuminations and fireworks at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls at night

White Water Walk

See the power of the Niagara River’s Class 6 whitewater rapids. The riverside boardwalk and viewing platforms are interspersed with information to explain the geology and history of the area. The White Water Walk also offers a great view of the rock layers that formed the Niagara Gorge.

Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls is a year-round visitor attraction that offers a unique view of Niagara Falls from below and behind via two portals and two observation decks. Journey Behind the Falls is located at Table Rock Centre near Canadian Horseshoe Falls


Niagara’s Fury: The Creation of the Falls

This year-round 3D attraction highlights the full fury of mother nature as the creation of the Niagara Falls is re-created in a 6-minute multi-sensory, never to be forgotten, experience.

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls is also known as Canadian Falls and is one of the three falls that make up what is collectively known as Niagara Falls. Horseshow Falls estimated height is 170ft and it has an estimated flow rate of 168,000 cubic metres – that’s a significant amount of water – which is what makes Niagara Falls so impressive.

Horseshoe Falls

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

The Butterfly Conservatory is located in Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. The Butterfly Conservatory is very popular with people of all ages, especially families. It is filled with lush vegetation and a breath-taking array of colourful butterflies from across the world.

Niagara SkyWheel

The Niagara SkyWheel is Canada’s tallest observation wheel at 175 feet. The 8 to 12-minute ride offers spectacular views of Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, the Niagara River, Rainbow Bridge and much more. It offers the perfect vantage point to get some memorable photos of your visit to Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Skywheel

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! was a household name in the 80’s and 90’s and this museum is a fascinating insight into what made the TV show so popular. Over 700 mind boggling exhibits, oddities, curiosities and illusions, from the strange to the outright bizarre are on display in the museum. A must-visit if you are in Niagara Falls.

Things to do at Niagara Falls – Ask the Experts

Many of the best things to do in Niagara Falls are available as part of multi-attraction or activity explorer passes. Speak to one of our expert travel advisors, they will help you to choose the activities and attractions that appeal to you most and advise you on the best tickets and holiday packages to Canada for you.



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By Linda Collins

Personal Travel Planner

Favourite Destination: Vancouver

I love spending time in Vancouver, there is just so much to do no matter what your interests are. My top tips for a holiday to Vancouver would include the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a whale watching tour and you can’t beat Gastown for the food and drink scene! Planning a trip to Vancouver? I highly recommend adding on another couple of nights elsewhere in British Columbia during your stay such as Whistler, Victoria or Vancouver Island, especially if you love outdoor adventure!