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12 Exciting Things to Do in Niagara Falls Canada

12 Exciting Things to Do in Niagara Falls Canada

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Are you planning a trip to Niagara Falls? That’s awesome! It’s one of the most popular destinations situated along the US-Canadian border. Anyone visiting the US and Canada doesn’t miss coming to this place; no wonder nearly 30 million visitors come here.

Now, you might be wondering what exciting things you can do at Niagara Falls. Are you? Then don’t worry; here we’ll list some of the coolest things you can enjoy at this breathtakingly beautiful place.

1. Visit Toronto

Visit Toronto

Toronto’s a must-visit! It’s got everything – from happening vibes to tasty grub and cool spots like the CN Tower. And if you wanna spice up your trip, hop on a party bus tour! It’s a blast cruising around the city, checking out the nightlife scene and all the hot spots.

Even if you’ve seen Niagara Falls, Party Bus Toronto has a whole different vibe, you know? It’s got its own charm with diverse neighbourhoods, good food spots, and loads to explore. So, why wait? Get on that bus and let’s party Toronto-style!

Best Time to Visit

➞ June- August (Very favorable)

➞ April, October & September (Favorable)

➞ November-March (Unfavorable)

Places to Visit

➞ Art gallery of Ontario

➞ Royal Ontario Museum

➞ Toronto zoo

Places to Eat

➞ Momofuku Noodle Bar

➞ Seven Lives

➞ Canoe

➞ Richmond Station

Where to Stay

➞ Fairmont royal york

➞ Chelsea hotel

➞ Town inn suites

2. Hornblower vs Maid of Mist

Hornblower vs Maid of MistHornblower vs Maid of Mist

Maid of the Mist and Hornblower Niagara Cruise are boat tours that offer you a close view of Niagara Falls. The former departs from the US side and the latter from Canada. The experience is somewhat closely the same, but the schedule, seating, and cost are different. Usually, Maid of Mist operates from May to early November, while Hornblower season starts from April to late November. In Maid of Mist, you only get standing room on the other hand, Hornblower offers seating and enclosed viewing areas.

Overall, both provide memorable experiences, but Hornblower has made significant upgrades and offers more amenities, making it a popular choice.


➞ $28.25 for adults

➞ $17.75 for kids under 6-12 age

Places to Eat

➞ Mario’s Pizza

➞ CopaCabana Brazilian Steakhouse

➞ Savor

➞ Mother Cluckers Inc.

Where to Stay

➞ The Giacomo Hotel

➞ Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

➞ Quality Hotel & Suites at The Falls

➞ Comfort Inn the Pointe

3. Get an Exclusive Zipline view

Get an exclusive Zipline view Niagra FallsGet an exclusive Zipline view Niagra Falls

One of the most recent activities in Niagara Falls is for those who like thrills. We are talking about the Zipline view. From a 67-meter height, riders of MistRider Zipline will get panoramic views of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You won’t be fully prepared for the exhilarating 670-meter ‘flight’ reaching speeds over 40 mph. But don’t close your eyes, as these views are just awesome.

What’s Included

➞ Safety helmet and comfort harness

➞ All necessary instructions

➞ Falls viewing and photo opportunity

➞ Use air shuttle

What’s Not Included

➞ Souvenir photos

➞ Transportation to/from attractions


➞ Wheelchair accessible

➞ Near public transportation

4. Take a Hike

Take a hike Niagra FallsTake a hike Niagra Falls

In the Niagara Gorge, along the river that flows into the falls, there are hiking trails spanning 2.5 miles, with origins tracing back to ancient times. Hikers will see amazing geological formations, wildflowers and animals, and the natural phenomenon called the Niagara River Whirlpool.

Hiking Trails

➞ Upper great gorge hike

➞ Great gorge scenic overlook hike

➞ Whirlpool rapids adventure hike

Time to hike to Niagara Gorge

➞ 1 hour 40 minutes

5. Enjoy a show

Shaw Festival Niagra FallsShaw Festival Niagra Falls

Theatre fans will certainly not want to miss the Shaw Festival, which happens in August in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The festival was started in 1962 and has grown to be the second-largest repertory theatre company in North America. People come from all over the world to experience the works of George Bernard Shaw and classic productions that are changed every season.

Best Time to Visit

➞ April-October


➞ 2-3 hours


➞ Located between Toronto and Buffalo near Niagara

6. Visit the Caves of the Winds

caves of the winds Niagra Fallscaves of the winds Niagra Falls

Across the American side is the Cave of the Winds here you get the chance to view the falls from the closest point. During the peak season, the visitors can walk just a few feet from the waterfall by following the wood walk way, which leads to the hurricane deck. Be ready to get stunned with friends witnessing the beautiful waterfall’s spray while knowing you’ll remain dry under your complimentary souvenir poncho.


➞ Starts from $27 per person

Opening Hours

➞ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Daily)

Average Time

➞ 2-4 hours

7. Visit a Winery

drink Wine at Niagara Fallsdrink Wine at Niagara Falls

One of the best Niagara Falls experiences is a visit to a winery. Peller Estate Winery and Trius Winery are amongst the oldest in the area and are situated on large estates where you can go on a tour to see how grapes are made into wine. If you rather like something more intimate, Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery is a great choice with its picturesque ancestral house that you can tour.

Where to Stay

➞ Butler Creek House

➞ Suites on King

➞ Explorer House


➞ Starts from $12.95

Opening Hours

➞ 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Daily)

8. Taste a Mind-Boggling Meal

food at Niagara Fallsfood at Niagara Falls

The Niagara region isn’t only popular for its falls and its wine; it is also known for its amazing food. If you are only visiting one restaurant, make Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyard your destination. Here, you will find Italian-inspired dishes made with local ingredients along with an unbeatable view overlooking the vineyard, creating a memorable dining experience.

For the “wow” moment, The Watermark on the 33rd floor of the Niagara Falls’ Hilton Hotel Suites is the place to be where you can have a breathtaking view of American and Horseshoe Falls.

Kitchen 76 Opening Days

➞ Wednesday – Sunday

Kitchen 76 Opening Hours

➞ 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

➞ 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Events You Enjoy

➞ Estate Events

➞ Private Events

➞ Proposals

➞ Weddings

9. Catch a Concert

Concert at Niagra FallsConcert at Niagra Falls

Niagara Falls has a few venues which are perfect for concerts and they are very unique. This year, the Ontario Live Concert Series will be held at the Illumination Stage of Niagara Falls, where the best musicians of Ontario will perform. Over at Peller Estates Winery, there’s the Party in the Vineyard: Wine Country Fare which is known as the hottest country party by the locals.


➞ For all ages


➞ Free

Where to Stay Near Illumination Stage of Niagara Falls

➞ Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

➞ Holiday Inn Niagara Falls

➞ Whyndham Garden

10. Embrace Clifton Hill


Although Clifton Hill is often viewed as a major tourist trap, it’s difficult to argue that it’s one of the most prominent Niagara Falls attractions. Join the SkyWheel for an amazing view of the Falls or play with the dinosaurs at Dinosaur Adventure Golf. Clifton Hill Fun Pass gives you access to six attractions for a single payment.

Attractions to Explore

➞ Niagara Speedway

➞ Niagara Sky Wheel

➞ Clifton Hill Parking

➞ Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Places to Eat

➞ Tim Horton

➞ Boston Pizza

➞ Kelsey’s Niagara

Events & Entertainment

➞ Solar Eclipse Niagara Falls

➞ Fall Illumination

11. Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park Niagara Falls State Park 

To enjoy thrilling attractions, delectable dining options, informative exhibits, full of adventure hiking trails in a very family-friendly environment, Niagara Falls State Park is the best place to visit.

Nearest Airport

➞ The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Park Timings

➞ 24 Hours a Day

ATM Service Available Outside the park

➞ Near Downtown Niagara Falls, USA.

12. Niagara SkyWheel

Niagara SkyWheelNiagara SkyWheel

If you want to experience world’s most natural wonders, considering visiting Niagara SkyWheel. With the height of 175 feet above the Niagara Falls, SkyWheel offers breathtaking views of the vibrant cityscape and lush Niagara Parks. Whether you are visiting during the day or at night, this amazing marvel of Clifton hill promises unforgettable photo capturing experience that will inspire you for years to come.

Ticket Price

➞ $15 CAD for adults

➞ $7 CAD for children 12 and under

Ride Time

➞ 8 to 12-minute ride

What to bring

➞ Passport or ID card

Hope you’ve liked the post about exciting and unique things to do in Niagara Falls. Do let us know in the comment section what you think about this post.

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