Hornblower’s “Voyage To The Falls” Niagara Cruise will take you from the Canadian docks at the base of the Great Gorge, past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the awesome up-close and personal connection with the thundering water, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Voyage To The Falls departs every 15 minutes and starts early each day with the Early Morning Sunrise Cruise. For a truly extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience visitors can choose the Falls Illumination and Falls Fireworks Cruises. Set to dazzling city lights, Falls colored Illumination and Niagara Falls Fireworks, guests will enjoy on-board licensed bar service with snacks while marveling at the nighttime Falls spectacle. Whatever you choose, any Hornblower Niagara Cruise will be the highlight of your visit and the thrill of a lifetime.
Journey Behind the Falls is a year-round attraction that affords a unique view of the Falls from below and behind. Visitors descend 150 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel (150 ft.) gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunder over the brink every second, traveling 65 kilometers per hour. Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes and in the spring and summer months, you'll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls. Elevators descend 150 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. Posters of information are a great resource of information about the history and evolution of the hallways you walk through. Journey Behind the Falls is an iconic Niagara Falls experience, so make sure you take a waterproof camera.
For over 48 years, Niagara Helicopters has been thrilling passengers from all over the world with the highest, most scenic, and most exciting sightseeing experience in the Niagara Region. Their meticulously maintained fleet of 5 six-seat Bell 407 helicopters can fly up to 30 passengers every 15 minutes each day (weather permitting) from 9am until sunset year-round. Reservations are not required as it is a walk-in attraction. Services are available in an array of languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian and many more.
The Whirlpool Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. High above the racing Niagara River, you'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenons: the Niagara Whirlpool. It is sometimes frightening and always unforgettable.
Are you ready for a unique sightseeing opportunity with breathtaking views of the Falls and beyond? Then head on down to Clifton Hill and take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet (53 metres) over the Niagara Falls horizon, the Niagara SkyWheel is the most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. From this vantage point you will be treated to memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks. The ride duration varies from 8 to 12 minutes with spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction. Evening rides offer dazzling views of the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline, there’s no better way to snap incredible photos and quickly get the lay of the land.
Every summer, July to September, a wide range of versatile, professional performing artists provide engaging, memorable entertainment, whether serving as featured stage entertainers or gathering their own audiences in festival settings – any place you find an assemblage of people or heavy pedestrian traffic. Variety shows are largely interactive and comedic, and showcase the talent and skill of many colorful and exciting circus disciplines: magic, unicycling, chain saw juggling, clowns, rola bola, escape acts, rope walking, and many more.
Niagara Parks proudly presents the Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters Sound & Light Show. This free show is a spectacular performance of music and entertainment culminating in a sound and laser show that showcases the fascinating story of Niagara. A large pond fountain display are installed in Queen Victoria Park, across from the American Falls, and lights and images are reflected off of the spraying water in an ever-changing rainbow of colors.
The 'Imagine' Magic Show Experience the mystery and art of illusion with Greg Frewin, one of the most decorated magicians in the world. The Las Vegas Style Magical Review features spectacular appearances by rare and majestic tigers. Your imagination will be captivated and you will be amazed beyond belief.
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is a real treat. Come eat, laugh and sing-along at Canada's 'must-see' musical. The Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is Canada’s Longest Running Musical Dinner Show. Join the singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables and other favourite characters for a night of all-Canadian music, comedy and a five-course, family-style meal.
Bird Kingdom is a world class attraction located a 5-minute walk from a world wonder, Niagara Falls. Encounter exotic birds, animals and reptiles, an adventure that is fun for all ages. This incredible experience begins at the mysterious Old Museum where you will feel like you have traveled back in time. Your adventure takes you to Explorer's Base Camp where you can get up close and even hold friendly parrots, exotic birds and animals. The journey continues with a spectacular view of the Niagara River Gorge as you enjoy the smallest of the beautiful winged wonders flying freely around you.
Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of the White Water Walk and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough. The White Water walk is like no other, along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater. Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough, and the sight will take your breath away.
This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rain forest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight. The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.
The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is part of North America's largest hotel, waterpark and entertainment complex - the Falls Avenue Resort. Ideally situated across from the Falls and Rainbow Bridge (to the USA), the 3 acre park is positioned in the heart of Niagara`s tourist district, and has been voted a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winner for 3 years running.
The Whirlpool Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. High above the racing Niagara River, you'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenon – the Niagara Whirlpool. It is sometimes frightening and always unforgettable.
Thundering Waters is John Daly's first "Signature" golf course in Canada. The golf course features the high risk-reward style of John Daly to enhance the excitement for players of all skill levels. Thundering Waters combines the parkland tranquility of Augusta National and the wind swept dunes of heathlands British Open Championship golf. Sweeping fairways, undulating greens, sculpted bunkers and meandering creeks, all nestled between towering trees and mighty dunes combine to create a true masterpiece.
What better way to see one of the “Wonders of the World” then from the top deck of a world famous London Double Decker? This unprecedented, 30 mile-fully narrated tour will thrust you to the water's edge while giving your camera a work out. Stopping at three major “Niagara Attractions,” including the heart-stopping "Hornblower Niagara Curises" boat adventure, “Journey Behind the Falls,” and the “Whirlpool Aero Car,” as seen in countless movies and on TV.
Overlooking one of the world’s most majestic natural wonders, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is designed to captivate, excite and make you want to come back for more. It is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada, which also features a 374 room luxury hotel, full service spa and fitness centre, dozens of shops and restaurants, the Avalon Theatre (an intimate 1500 seat state-of-the-art venue) and over 30,000 feet of meeting and convention space.
The Skylon Tower is located in the heart of the tourism district in Niagara Falls. it is such an iconic attraction that it is recognized internationally for defining the unique Niagara Falls skyline. It includes indoor/outdoor observation of the Falls from 233 meters (775'), Two great dining rooms both overlooking the Falls, The Skylon Tower Summitt Suite Buffet Dining Room and the Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room. At the base, Niagara’s largest indoor amusement area, Skylon Fun Centre, complete with a food court and 4D Theatre.
Windows features a seasonally-based, evolving menu featuring the riches of the region, that celebrates fine ingredients and local artisans. Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Winebar is housed on the fallsview dining level of the Sheraton on the Falls, with panes of glass—some frosted, others with a wood grain—separating Windows from the Fallsview Buffet that occupies the main eating area. The decor at Windows is sophisticated but down to earth; complementary shades of warm brown accent the room, while candle-filled Mason jars—a classic Kennedy touch—light up the tables. One wall is lined with booths, while the opposite one is devoted to the restaurant’s namesake windows, which offer a breathtaking view of the falls. Windows also features a custom created glass encased wine wall that displays the expansive array of selections that have been hand-picked to highlight the dining experience. Many of the selections are locally grown and produced from award winning Niagara wineries.
Elements on the Falls is open year-round, at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. Overlooking the thundering Falls, delight your senses in the stylish atmosphere, open-flame grilling and stunning views that make your dining experience come alive with all the elements of nature. Featuring the freshest ingredients from local farms, our award-winning Chef expertly prepares Niagara inspired cuisine right before your eyes. Savour one of our speciality martinis, followed by char-grilled Beef Tenderloin or Canadian Atlantic Salmon along with a mouth-watering dessert. Elements also features a wide selection of world-class VQA wines from the vineyards of Niagara. At Elements, we pride ourselves on not just serving our guests, but serving your senses.
Enjoy a relaxing lunch or unwind from a busy day of sight-seeing at Edgewaters Restaurant. Situated in a beautiful park setting, you can take in panoramic views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. With a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Edgewaters features casual pub-style fare created with fresh local produce and ingredients. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining, our terrace is the perfect vantage point to enjoy free concerts and fireworks throughout the summer.
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is a real treat. Come eat, laugh and sing-along at Canada's 'must-see' musical. Now in their 21st season, the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is Canada’s Longest Running Musical Dinner Show. Join our singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables and other favourite characters for a night of all-Canadian music, comedy and a five-course, family-style meal.
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse follows a centuries-old tradition of cooking over an open fire. Brasa showcases the flavors and cultural flair of Brazil. There are unlimited portions of meat carved table side. You can choose from 12 succulent cuts of meat with over 70 hot and cold buffet menu items. Afterwards try your luck at the Fallsview Casiino, directly connected by a glass enclosed walkway.
Located at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, the Rainbow Room presents spectacular views of the Falls and a contemporary Italian menu that features Niagara's finest ingredients proudly on display. The menu offers signature dishes designed by renowned Chef, Author and TV Host Massimo Capra. To complete the dining experience, the Rainbow Room has created an extensive wine list featuring many of Niagara's award winning wines which are ideal to pair with the exquisite menu.
Antica Pizzeria & Ristorante offers the best of Italian cuisine in the heart of Niagara Falls. Wood-oven pizzas, homemade Italian staples and desserts are served in the restaurant's three spacious dining areas. They even offer homemade whole wheat and gluten-free pizza dough.
Paris Crepes Cafe takes pride in being a traditional French bistro experience, blending delicious French cuisine with an authentic setting. The selection of magnificent French dishes is complemented by all manner of desserts, none as enticing as the expertly prepared crepes.
Williams Fresh Cafe is a well-known chain in Canada with locations all over the country. Besides the usual cafe food and warm beverages one would expect from such a place, Williams also offers all-day breakfasts, smoothies made with organic yogurt, and other tasty surprises.
For something a bit different, try Cafe Nautica. This hole-in-the-wall serves authentic Serbian food in the heart of Niagara Falls. The hearty traditional Balkan dishes are expertly prepared prepared and served in the cantina-style setting, adding to the feeling of authenticity.
Overlooking one of the world’s most majestic natural wonders, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is designed to captivate, excite and make you want to come back for more. Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada. This Niagara Falls casino is the crown jewel in Niagara's stunning array of wonders, Fallsview offers a world-class casino with over 3000 slot machines, 130 gaming tables and an exciting poker room. The resort also features a 374 room luxury hotel, full service spa and fitness centre, dozens of shops and restaurants, the Avalon Theatre (an intimate 1500 seat state-of-the-art venue) and over 30,000 feet of meeting and convention space.
There’s 95,000 square feet of gaming fun & excitement for you to discover at Casino Niagara. Two action-packed floors of slots, ranging from penny to $5 machines means more choices for everyone, from beginners wanting to try their luck to those who enjoy the thrill of betting the max. If cards are your game, there are 40 action-packed tables, including Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, and Poker to name a few.
Club Mardi Gras Niagara was inspired by the world famous festivities celebrated annually in New Orleans. Redefining Niagara’s nightlife, and night club experience, Club Mardi Gras has become Niagara’s premiere venue for holding Birthdays and Bachelor/ette Parties alike. Whether you are celebrating a milestone, on a getaway, on business, or a night club enthusiast, Club Mardi Gras compliments premiere night club attributes with the social interaction of collecting Beads behind a Mask. At Club Mardi Gras, Beads are the perfect excuse for meeting that mysterious person behind the Mask; truly the Ultimate Night Club Experience, and never the same twice. Designed to depict the essence of Bourbon Street, and the French Quarter, Club Mardi Gras brings the rod iron balcony to what is Niagara’s largest outdoor licensed, heated Patio, over looking the action on Oneida Lane and Clifton Hill, and if you think it’s warm outside, the heat intensifies inside, with a euphoric atmosphere of lights, sound, and elevated dancing cages.
To party like a star head to Club Se7en. From the location - just blocks from the falls - to the music, the service and the overall atmosphere, this venue is five-star. A rustic warehouse paired with sexy lounge furniture sets the scene while four full bars stand ready to quench your nighttime thirst. Numerous VIP booths are also available for those who crave celebrity-like status, with bottle service and waitresses to cater to your needs. Meanwhile, DJs pump out the sounds of the best mashups and top 40 hits all weekend long.
The Hard Rock Club takes the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe concept to new heights. It's where 60's plush velvet lounge meets 21st Century digital multi-media, and home to an awesome falls-view dancefloor, 18,000 watt sound system, the world's largest electronic disco ball and more. Check out the Club's Falls Avenue Patio - the perfect spot to cool off with a cocktail or drink while seeing the Falls.
Located in the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls Canada, come and discover a whole new element of cool at R5, the newest lounge at Fallsview Casino Resort. Located directly above Golden Lotus, R5 radiates a chic and contemporary vibe thanks to its stunning fire-and-water décor. Designed to highlight its breathtaking views of the Falls, R5 lets guests relax in a private booth with a fireplace or lounge in the multi-level bar area while enjoying a drink from the colorful and exotic cocktail menu.
Once the sun goes down, Rumours Night Club starts to heat up. With its massive dance floor, techno music and a constantly-pulsing laser show, at Rumours there’s never a shortage of booming music and cool beverages. If you enjoy grooving to the hard-hitting sounds of Niagara’s best DJs, watching the latest music videos and mingling with an energized crowd that’s dressed to impress, Rumours will thrill you till the wee hours of the morning. Open every night during the summer and Thursday to Sunday during the rest of the year, be sure to include a hot night at Rumours during your next trip to Niagara Falls.
Canada One Brand Name Outlets are located on Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls. They offer an incredible selection of brand name stores with the best prices every day of the year. Canada One Brand Name Outlets is home to over 40 of the top designer name outlets such as Coach, lululemon, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Guess, Coach Men’s Outet, Roots and Nike, among many, many others.
Since its opening in 1958, the Pen Centre has evolved into Niagara’s premier shopping destination. Centrally located in St. Catharines on Highway 406 at Glendale Ave., just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls,Niagara-on-the-Lake and many other popular cities and attractions, the Pen Centre is a community hub brimming with exciting retailers, restaurants, and entertainment. It is an urban marketplace, featuring 1 million square feet of shopping with 180 of the most celebrated brands from across North America and Europe. This new shopping centre now features plenty of soft seating throughout and most importantly a bright, comfortable and welcoming Food Court with many delectable offerings. The Pen Centre presents a contemporary shopping experience.
Allways Antique Photography is a professional themed photo studio located in Niagara Falls Ontario. They provide exceptional service with the classic antique portrait, handmade, original costumes in all sizes, high quality imported frames and variety gifts at reasonable prices. Just walk into Allways Antique Photography, no appointment necessary. You and your family can be transformed in minutes into Cowboys, Saloon Girls, Victorian Ladies & Gentlemen, Gunfighters or 1920s' Gangster & Flappers and much more. Your old time photo will be ready to go with you in minutes.
The Always Refreshing Soda Shop is located on Falls Avenue and is attached to the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel. The soda shop décor and menu is inspired by the 1950's diner and serves ice cream, floats, pop, hot dogs and much more. For the avid collector there is an abundance of licensed merchandise including coca-cola memorabilia to choose from.
At Big B Niagara, the largest comic book shop in the Niagara area, you will find a full line of new comics, graphic novels, kids comics, specialty toys, apparel, and so much more, all laid out in a clean and friendly environment. Located right in the heart of Niagara Falls on beautiful Lundy’s Lane, Big B Niagara provides oodles of free parking and a convenient spot for visitors and locals alike.
You’ll shop in a warm and inviting atmosphere packed with a unique selection of collectibles and gifts for every occasion at Canada trading Company. Whether you are shopping for the perfect gift or picking up a souvenir for yourself, the Canada Trading Company is sure to have something special to treasure. There are so many unique, quality items to choose from. The Canada Trading Company carries a large line of designer t-shirts, fleece and sweatshirts, figurines, hand painted pottery, porcelain baby dolls, water globes, wind spinners, butterfly fairies, handcrafted jewellery, as well as an impressive display of Native area artwork, totems, Inushuks, dream catchers, masks and statues, plus much more.
Chocolate FX is a great chocolate immersion destination. Their unique products are carefully crafted using artisan chocolate panning and molding techniques. They strive to explore unusual taste combinations, twist the expected norms, and provide an incredible assortment that can delight even the most discriminating palate. Open every day, they have a chocolate tasting bar, a chocolate production viewing area, and they entertain tourists by the bus load daily. Chocolate FX has it all - whether you’re looking for a gift basket, event favors, coated nuts or fruits, a cream-filled favorite, or just browsing to get ideas. You can even customize your order or work with you on a unique idea of your own.
Located directly on Clifton Hill in the heart of the Falls' tourism district, Clare's Harley Davidson store is packed with unique Harley Davidson collectibles and memorabilia for the bike enthusiast. Come and get your picture taken on a real Harley. The friendly staff will help make your shopping adventure an enjoyable one.
A visit to The Fudge Factory on Clifton Hill's Street of Fun in Niagara Falls Ontario will have your mouth watering as you watch chocolate and candy being formed into all the indulgent treats your sweet tooth desires. Watch Fudge, Candy Apples, Sponge Toffee, Brittle and Beernuts all being made by our Candy Cooks using traditional recipes. Other treats like Strawberries, Marshmallows, Pretzels and Cookies are dipped in chocolate and covered with delicious toppings. The Candy Bar features 50 types of Candy and Chocolate in a wall of enclosed candy dispensers. The Fudge Factory also has a great selection of Lollipops, Jelly Belly, and PEZ for kids and kids at heart. And of course they have Maple Syrup, Maple and Ice Wine Chocolates, Chocolate Fondue and luxurious Chocolate Truffles, which are wonderful as a souvenir gift or to treat yourself.
This unique retail attraction in Niagara Falls is 650 square meters of chocolate fun. The chocolate-lover's paradise is located on Falls Avenue where visitors enter through the 4-story high HERSHEY'S Bar, under the giant HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Chocolate perched on the corner of the building. Inside you will find freshly made chocolate sweets and confections at the fresh food counter. Visitors can try a sample of gourmet HERSHEY'S fudge from a delectable assortment of custom made flavours. Hershey Chocolate World Niagara Falls is a delightful feast for the senses. The simple joy of buying a chocolate bar becomes a delicious adventure of mouth watering aromas, delectable tastes, and fantastic sights and sounds.
Niagara Parks has some sweet surprises in store for you. At the unique candy shop, Pop & Lolly's, talented staff members create custom-made delights. Choose from a wide variety of delicious chocolate treats and candy favourites. Amid sparkling, vibrant colors and accessories, a confectionery chef works at a chocolate station or dips fresh fruit or candy into a decadent chocolate. You'll see the art of specialized hard candy being made and find a wide selection of candy and gifts, from traditional favourites to unique containers ready to fill from a colorful wall of bulk candy.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport The best way to get to Niagara Falls from BNIA, located about 45 minutes away by taxi or shuttle, on public transportation is to take the Metro Bus number 204 or 24 to downtown Buffalo and then continue from there. Coach Canada, Greyhound and Megabus all have direct services from the airport to Niagara Falls. There are also scheduled shuttle services departing once per hour from 8:15am to 5:15pm. Niagara Falls International Airport Allegiant Air, Spirit and a few other airlines have limited flights to Niagara Falls International Airport, located about 15 kilometres from Niagara Falls, Ontario.
WEGO is the state-of-the-art bus system connecting accommodations and Niagara Falls tourist areas. It is a unique partnership between The City of Niagara Falls and The Niagara Parks Commission to provide integrated bus service to visitors. The WEGO delivers a seamless connection between tourist attractions within the city and Niagara Parks, helping you to experience all that this world-class destination has to offer. WEGO is fully accessible and will operate year-round, giving easy, convenient service to travelers from around the globe who visit Niagara Falls. They offer 24 and 48-hour passes.