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Niagara Falls Travel Guide

Niagara Falls in Ontario is a Canadian city, which is famous for the waterfall of the same name. The city of Niagara Falls is linked with the US by the Rainbow Bridge. It sits on the Niagara River’s western shore overlooking the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for all the three waterfalls that connect the international border of the United States and Canada. The Horseshoe Falls which is the most famous out of all the three waterfalls lies on the Canadian side.

The another waterfall known as the American Falls is on the American side separated by the Goat Island. The largest of all the three waterfalls is the Horseshoe Falls followed by American Falls and lastly, the Bridalveil Falls.

The city of Niagara Falls has always been a major tourist destination due to the popular waterfalls. It is considered one of the most beautiful locations on the planet Earth. There are many local tours that are conducted around the area which displays the beauty of its landscape and scenery.

If you are planning a trip to Niagara Falls, then here are the details that you must know. It will help you make the most out of your trip and will also highlight all the top tourist attractions around the city.

When to travel to Niagara Falls

The best time to visit Niagara Falls is during the months of June and September. The busiest time of the year for Niagara Falls is June and August, September doesn’t see as many tourists.

Transportation in Niagara Falls

Local transportation in Niagara Falls is very easily available; there are many options like buses, train, cabs, and metros that one can opt for.

Niagara Falls Weather

The weather in Niagara Falls is not always pleasant. It sees four different seasons year around and is the hottest during the months of April and May. The monsoon season in Niagara Falls is also a bad time to visit due to continuous heavy rainfall.


Currency accepted is both Canadian Dollar (C$) and USD. If you carry US dollars, you can exchange at any bank.

Just Awesome- Tourist Attractions in Niagara Falls:

Journey Behind the Falls

Located in the Table Rock Centre, besides the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Journey Behind the Falls is a major attraction of Niagara Falls. This attraction is open year around and is managed by the Niagara Park Commission. The highlight of this attraction is that the commission allows the visitor to see the back side of the waterfall from inside a cave.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

This is a one of a kind butterfly zoo that is operated by the Niagara Park Commission in Ontario, Canada. It displays all the different kinds of butterfly species that are found in and around Canada.

Horseshoe Falls

One of the major attractions of Niagara Falls is the Horseshoe Falls, which is the biggest of the waterfall out of all the three. It is the only waterfall that is almost entirely on the Canadian side. Approximately 90% of the Niagara River flows over the Horseshoe Falls.

Bird Kingdom

Bird Kingdom is the biggest free-flying indoor aviary in the world, which was opened on May 2003. It is located in the tourist district of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It has the largest collection of bird species on display in the world.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is located at 5685 Falls Avenue in Niagara Falls. It is the biggest indoor Water Park in the city which also has some of the most amazing water sports.

American Falls

The American Falls is the second largest out of the three waterfalls seen in the city. It is located on the Niagara River along the Canada-US border and is almost entirely on the American side.


One of the best entertainment attractions in Niagara Falls is the Marineland Park. It is a zoo and an amusement park combined in one, which displays both marine and land animals.

Nightmares Fear Factory

This is a haunted house attraction in the city. It is the oldest haunted house in the country which is still in continuous operation.

Fallsview Tourist Area

Another entertainment attraction in Niagara Falls is the Fallsview Tourist Area. It is located right next to the three waterfalls and is a popular waterpark of the city. There are many eateries and play zones located in the waterpark.

Caves of the Winds

It is a natural cave behind the Bridal Veil Falls, and it is around 130 feet high and 100 feet wide. It was discovered in 1834 and was named “Aeolus Cave” after the Greek God of winds.

Niagara Falls Museum

Opened in 1827, the museum is most recognized for housing the Mummy of Ramesses I for more than 140 years before it was returned to Egypt in late 2003.

The Best Hotels for a stay in Niagara Falls:

  • Courtyard Niagara Falls
  • The Rex Motel
  • Sterling Inn & Spa
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls Marriott, Fallsview Hotel & Spa
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
  • Sheraton on the Falls
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa
  • The Tower Hotel
  • Hilton Niagara Falls
  • Fallsview Casino Resort

Restaurants full of Mouthwatering Dishes:

  • AG
  • Weinkeller
  • Marilyn’s Bistro and Lounge
  • Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse
  • The Blue Line
  • Scoops Restaurant
  • Pho Xyclo
  • Flying Saucer
  • Sandstone
  • Queen Charlotte Tea Room
  • Tide and Vine
  • Mandarin Restaurant

Niagara Falls in One Day

Many tours that are conducted near the Niagara Falls are either on the American side or the Canadian Side. The best part about this tour is that you do not need to choose one side of the waterfall or the border as it covers the entire Niagara Falls.

It is a 6-hour guided tour of everything Niagara Falls has to offer. The tour takes you around all the must-see Niagara Falls attractions from the thrilling Maid of the Mist boat ride to the exciting Cave of the Winds. The trip also includes a visit to the top of the Skylon Tower.

The main aim of the tour is to give you a proper sightseeing experience of the Niagara Falls, which includes all the three waterfalls and the major attractions around them. This tour takes care of all the important details that others mostly miss out.

The tour starts with a hotel pick-up as per your decided time. All the vehicles that the tour organizer uses are comfortable for long hours of sightseeing. You will always have a professional guide assisting you with all the sightseeing.

The main highlight of the tour is the Maid of Mist boat cruise, which is the top attraction of Niagara Falls. This is the ultimate Niagara Falls activity and no trip to the Falls is complete without it. The cruise takes the visitors right next to the waterfall where they can take breathtaking pictures. This provides you with an experience of a lifetime for those taking the tour between mid-May and October.

If you are visiting during the other months, you can take an equally exciting “Journey Behind the Falls” to explore the scenic tunnels below and behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This is as close to the falls as anyone wants and can be.

Other stops on this tour include the Niagara Gorge, Goat Island, Prospect Point Park observation tower overlooking the falls, Queen Victoria Park, Whirlpool State Park and the famous Floral Clock, one of the largest in the world.

Top Highlights

  • 6-hour sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls
  • Discover both the American side and Canadian side in one tour!
  • Enjoy a thrilling Maid of the Mist boat ride or a "Journey Behind the Falls" tour (depending on the season)
  • Explore the adventurous Cave of the Winds in season
  • Get fantastic aerial views from atop the Skylon Tower
  • Marvel at several falls including Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridalveil Falls
  • All attraction fees, admission fees, tolls, bridge tolls and hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Additional information

The confirmation of booking will be received during the booking process. A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. This tour covers both sides of the Niagara Falls, which means the US and Canadian sides, so all customers should have valid documents for that.

Departure Point

The departure point of the tour is from the customer's hotels or the Niagara Falls area hotels.
Departure Timings
There is no fixed time for the tour; it depends on the customers and the group strength. It will be notified to you during the booking process.
The total duration of the tour is 6 hours which includes all the major attractions sightseeing also.
Return Details
Returns or hotel drop-off will be made to the original departure point.

Schedule and Pricing
The pricing for this amazing tour is always kept very low. We make sure that you can enjoy your trip without blowing your budget over. The current price of the tour package can be confirmed through email or by calling our toll free number 1 (855) 722-9977. We also offer lowest pricing on cheap flights to every destination in the World.