Visit Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada
Niagara Falls is a Family friendly area. Bring the family with you and let them enjoy the attractions while you attend the EXPO.
With so many things to see and do the hardest thing for the Family will be fitting everything into the itinerary. From year-round attractions to signature events to the natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls has something for everyone (and at all price points). To help plan your perfectly customized trip, Niagara Falls Tourism has a variety of resources to help you prep.
Visit niagarafallstourism.com for copies of maps and guides, and check out the library of virtual reality Niagara Falls experiences. This site also has resources like ‘what to wear’, the local weather and currency exchange information. What’s best? You can purchase tickets and packages straight from your computer or mobile device!
This Visitors Guide highlights different ways to experience Niagara Falls. Whether you are planning to visit Family Attractions, have the thrill of a Group Adventure, or share a Romantic Escape for two, the guide shows you different ways to indulge in an experience of a lifetime!
Our free Shop and Dine Guide publication is a quick reference to the local eating scene - featuring Celebrity chefs, mouth-watering cuisine and stunning table views. Looking for that special souvenir? All of the best local shopping areas are included so you can take that special memento home with you.
The Map of Niagara Falls will help you navigate your trip, as it plots transportation route, attractions and restaurants so you can get a sense of what’s nearby.
Links to Favorite Attractions in Niagara Falls Area:
Niagara Falls Area Attractions
One of the “7 Wonders of the World”.
Experience the thrill of Niagara Falls. Feel the fury of nature's marquee majestic falls
and take in its indescribable beauty and the breathtaking views.
Bird Kingdom is the World’s Largest Free-Flying Indoor Aviary. Discover hundreds of tropical birds as you explore the pathways throughout the multi-level rainforest. Meet friendly parrots and exotic animals at Bird Kingdom’s Animal Encounters. Explore the ruins of the Night Jungle that is home to curious owls, bats and fascinating creatures. Lorikeet Landing provides an unforgettable experience where you may feed and interact with the playful lorikeet birds. Bird Kingdom is an exciting adventure that is fun for all ages.
This world class attraction is located a 5 minute walk from Niagara Falls and is open all year. Be sure to bring your camera as you encounter exotic birds and animals up close in their natural habitats.
Located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, visitors to the Butterfly Conservatory are transported to a tropical paradise full of lush vegetation, trickling waterfalls and thousands of vibrantly coloured butterflies. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home. The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory
Journey Behind The Falls
To stand at the heart of Niagara, you’ll first need to descend 150 feet and explore 130-year-old tunnels through the bedrock, but you’ll feel the thunderous vibration of the Horseshoe Falls long before you see them.
The observation deck at the foot of this 13-storey-tall wonder will leave you breathless (and maybe a little bit wet), but don’t forget the viewing portals cut straight through the rock, offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down in front of you.
Discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in 4D and re-live the exciting experience in this 360 degree multi-sensory theatre.
Water will bubble and spray as you travel down river, while snow falls all around simulating the last Ice Age. The moving platform beneath your feet will help you understand the power of nature as you’re surrounded by stunning visuals of the mighty Niagara River.
This family-friendly attraction provides a great introduction to your Niagara Falls adventure.
Niagara Hornblower Voyage to the Falls
Experience the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Niagara Falls!
The legendary Niagara Falls boat tour experience. Full Mist experience
Legendary 20-minute daytime boat ride into the very heart of Niagara Falls
View the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls up close & personal. Boats sail every 15 minutes in season.
Learn more about the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour:
You will spend 45 minutes learning about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River, and experiencing the excitement of playing in class 5 whitewater rapids. We don't want to give away too much about the trip, but we can assure you that it will be one of the most refreshing and memorable experiences of your visit to Niagara Falls! Arrive on-site 45 minutes prior to your departure time so that each member of your group can fill out a participation agreement and attend a mandatory pre-trip safety orientation. Please check the website for more detailed information and safety requirements.
Designed by renowned Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Whirlpool Aero Car has been soaring the Niagara Gorge since 1916. The antique cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers spectacular views of the swirling Niagara Whirlpool and the Class 6 whitewater rapids of the Niagara River.
Although the Whirlpool Aero Car travels between two points on the Canadian shore, riders of this historic cable car actually cross the international border line between Canada and the United States a total of four times each trip due to the way the river elbows.
From the sensation of lift-off, to the excitement of soaring above the turbulent rapids and cascading waterfalls, your Niagara Helicopters ride is a unique and spectacular experience. Your all-scenic flight gives you a thrilling view of Niagara’s natural and man-made wonders.
Niagara Helicopters Limited has over 50 years of service, with experienced pilots and courteous ground crew to ensure your comfort and safety. Our air circulated, customized and meticulously maintained helicopters feature individual headsets with taped commentary. Flights depart daily, 9 am until sunset, weather permitting.
Fly with Niagara Helicopters Limited for the ride of a lifetime.
Great Canadian Midway
70,000 square feet of fun located in the heart of Clifton Hill. Boasting over 300 games, Wild West Coaster and Ghost Blasters Dark Ride! The Great Canadian Midway entertainment complex is always a family favourite for people of all ages! From old favourites like Skee-Ball and Roll-a-Ball to new hits like Super 21 and Deal or No Deal, there is something for everyone. And, when you play the redemption games you’ll be rewarded with tickets that you can redeem for terrific prizes.
Dinosaur Adventure Golf
As one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses, Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses: "Raptor" and "T-Rex" (A Total of 36 Holes); 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers; and a 50 foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole.
Movieland Wax Museum
A walk through Movieland is a like a walk-through entertainment history. Snap a selfie next to your favourite stars! You'll see everything from classics like "Indiana Jones" and the "Terminator", to current hits like "The Hunger Games" and "Pirates of the Caribbean".
At Movieland Wax Museum you see top movie, television and music celebrities up close and personal.
For those brave enough, you can visit the optional “House of Horrors” at the end of your Museum tour, it’s one of the most hair-raising horror chambers you’ll ever experience...if you dare! Have a seat on a surprise waiting for you for an "electrifying experience!"
WILD WEST COASTER
The Wild West Coaster 6D motion ride (former XD Theater) takes visitors on an amazing adventure that transcends time, space and imagination.
Visitors will enjoy the Wild West Coaster's broad range of motion, which can go from gentle murmurs to intense trembles, making the ride far more real; transporting audience members directly into the movie action with every effect amplified and pushed to its limit, creating a unforgettable experience like no other. Just imagine being whooshed up into a wild ride on a massive screen where you're lifting and turning and moving and twisting into elaborate scenery. There`s no better way to experience the action. It’s fun! It’s wild! But best of all, when you’re moving with the scenery it feels like you're in that movie on that coaster in the heat of the action!
Ghost Blasters Dark Ride
Located inside the Great Canadian Midway you`ll find a fun and exciting experience with a terrific haunted house
theme called Ghost Blasters Dark ride. This cool interactive “black-light” adventure has many different animatronic characters.
Your adventure begins by entering the Bleakstone Manor where you'll be confronted by an army of ghosts, skeletons, ghouls and goblins riding from room to room in velvety black-light darkness. Lucky for you, you'll have a laser gun to blast away these pesky phantoms that seem to pop out from every crack and crevice....and if you’re up for the challenge you can try to get the highest score by blasting away ghosts with the most accuracy.