Niagara Falls Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
(Niagara Falls, Ontario - ON, Canada)
Home to one of the most famous natural tourist attractions in the whole of Canada, Niagara Falls is best known for its outstanding, roaring waterfalls.
Many of the area's main tourist attractions are based around the Niagara Falls and include double decker bus tours, helicopter trips, walking trails and observation decks.
Other popular tourist attractions in Niagara Falls include the stylish Butterfly Conservatory, Casino Niagara and Marineland, home to many aquatic creatures, such as killer whales, dolphins and sea lions.
The Niagara Falls
Address: Niagara River Parkway, Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2E 6T2, Canada
Tel: +1 877 642 7275
The Niagara Falls are without doubt the area's main attraction and what all the visitors come to see. This spectacular natural phenomenon tumbles almost 60 meters / 197 feet and features two main areas, the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, and also the American Bridal Veil Falls, on the North American side. Boat tours provide one of the best ways to fully appreciate the Falls and travel to the bottom of the waterfalls, where the view is particularly dramatic. The Maid of the Mist boat tours are amongst the most popular and operate from April to October, closing when the river becomes partially frozen. Offering another excellent view of the Falls, the souvenir shop's observation deck is free and provides superb photo opportunities.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free, charge for tours
Double Deck Tours
Address: 3957 Bossert Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2E 6S6, Canada
Tel: +1 905 374 7423
One of the most enjoyable ways to tour the Niagara Falls area, Double Deck Tours are the town's biggest tour company and comprise a fleet of bright red, double decker buses, which seat around 60 passengers. With different packages available, the tour buses offer a real insight into the area and take in many of the town's most popular sights, with the price even including admission to some top attractions. En route, you will be able to see the Niagara Glen, the Floral Clock, the Dufferin Islands, and the Falls themselves.
Open hours: May to October, daily from 09:30
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under six free
Address: 5705 Falls Avenue, Victoria, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2E 6T3, Canada
Tel: +1 888 946 3255
A major gaming complex in the town center, Casino Niagara is the place to head for if you fancy trying your hand at poker, blackjack or roulette. Featuring more than 100 gaming tables covering a vast area, the casino is also home to a number of lounge areas, restaurants and slot machines. Casino Niagara is within walking distance of many of Niagara Falls' main tourist attractions and museums.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Address: 5743 Victoria, Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2G 3L6, Canada
Tel: +1 905 374 8211
Aimed very much at tourists visiting the town of Niagara Falls, Alien Encounter answers many questions about the possibility of life on other planets throughout the universe. Attractions here include life-size alien figures, animated laboratories and many models of alien movie favorites, including E.T., Star Wars characters and more.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 01:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children
Address: 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2E 6S4, Canada
Tel: +1 905 358 0025
Located in the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly Conservatory is a must-see attraction and extremely popular. Housing over 2,000 beautiful and often extremely large butterflies, comprising more than 40 species, the conservatory also features landscaped tropical gardens, with many exotic flowering plants and an impressive waterfall, all connected by a network of pathways.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under five free
Address: 7657 Portage Road, Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2E 6X8, Canada
Tel: +1 905 356 9565
Located close to the Falls, Marineland is a major attraction and much loved by visitors to Niagara Falls. With an enormous killer whale enclosure, beluga whales, dolphin and sea-lion shows and many other aquatic animals, further attractions include roller coasters and fast rides. Marineland's Sky Screamer is famous for being the highest triple tower ride in the whole world and offers superb views of the surrounding area.
Open hours: May to October, Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and students, children under five free
Address: 3731 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L2E 6V5, Canada
Tel: +1 905 357 5672
A flight in a helicopter over the Falls is perhaps the ultimate way to fully appreciate this watery wonder. Operating throughout the year, helicopter tours of the Niagara Falls area also offer views of many notable attractions and landmarks and include informative commentary along the way. Lasting up to 20 minutes, seasonal helicopter packages are available.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to dusk, weather dependent
Admission: charge, discounts for groups