Attractions Nearby Niagara Falls, Day Trips and Excursions

(Niagara Falls, Ontario - ON, Canada)

Just a short trip from central Niagara Falls lies an array of attractions worth a look. Easy to reach by car, some of the best attractions nearby Niagara Falls include Queenston Heights Park, Historic Fort George, Old Fort Niagara and the attractive village of Niagara on the Lake.

Close to Niagara Falls, New York's city of Buffalo is a popular excursion and contains many exceptional attractions, museums, art galleries and shopping centers.


Located less than 30 minutes from the Niagara Falls area, Buffalo is around 23 miles / 37 km from the town. Known for being the official home of America's spicy chicken wing, Buffalo is a true metropolis and contains a population of almost 300,000. Full of major tourist attractions, highlights at the city include the Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site, the Albright Knox Art Gallery and the Buffalo Zoological Gardens, which is one of the oldest zoos in the USA. Buffalo is almost famous for its high concentration of Art Deco buildings, which stand next to many modern high-rise skyscrapers and glass-fronted structures.

Queenston Heights Park

Address: Niagara Parkway, Route 81, Queenston, Ontario (ON), L2E 6T2, Canada
Tel: +1 877 642 7275
Close to Niagara Falls, Queenston Heights Park is often referred to as the 'birthplace of Canada' and is home to both Brock's Monument and the Laura Secord Monument. A popular spot for picnics, the park features two pavilions, playground areas for children, a highly regarded restaurant, colorful flowerbeds, mature landscaping, tennis courts and many other attractions. Located on a famous 1812 battle site, the Queenston Heights Park also offers superb views of the Niagara River.

Brock's Monument

Address: Niagara Parkway, Highway 405, Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON), L0S 1L0, Canada
Tel: +1 905 468 4258
The Brock's Monument is a notable landmark within the nearby Queenston Heights Park and dates back to the mid-19th century. Commemorating Major General Isaac Brock, who died in this area during the 1812 War, the monument measures around 55 meters / 180 feet in height.
Open hours: May to September, daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: free

Historic Fort George

Address: Niagara Parkway, John Street, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario (ON), L0S 1J0, Canada
Tel: +1 905 468 4257
The Historic Fort George, a popular excursion from Niagara Falls, can be found in the village of Niagara on the Lake. An important site used during the War of 1812, this ancient landmark stands inside the Fort George National Historic Park and offers a selection of attractions and artifacts, housed in restored army barracks and officers quarters. Historic Fort George also features a trail, which leads to the nearby Fort Mississauga.
Open hours: April to November, daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, children and families

Old Fort Niagara

Address: Robert Moses Parkway North, Youngstown, New York (NY), 14174, Canada
Tel: +1 716 745 7611
Located in Youngstown, just 15 miles / 24 km from Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara is an important New York State Historic Site and can be reached in just over 20 minutes by car. An important, historic fortification, attractions here include a number of buildings which were built almost 300 years ago, seasonal re-enactments of battles, archaeological finds and educational exhibits. Each year Old Fort Niagara attracts in excess of 100,000 visitors, who come to enjoy the many historical attractions and military memorabilia.
Open hours: November to March, daily - 09:00 to 16:30; April and October, daily - 09:00 to 17:30; May and September, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 18:30; June, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:30, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 19:30; July and August, daily - 09:00 to 19:30
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under six free