NIAGARA FALLS

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What to do

  • Noteworthy
  • Worth the detour
  • Must see

Niagara Falls, Canada Niagara Falls are considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. While not exceptionally high (50 metres), the falls are among the most powerful waterfalls in North America. Be prepared to share the experience with the hordes of tourists who flock here to admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the falls.
 

NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls are the most-visited falls in the world, welcoming some 12 million visitors each year. The Niagara Falls are renowned for their exceptional width, power and beauty. You are sure to be impressed!


SKYLON TOWER

Niagara Falls observation from Skylon Tower Skylon Tower, which resembles a smaller version of Toronto's CN Tower, is one of the best spots from which to admire the falls, and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, up to a distance of 100 kilometres on a clear day. The tower features three glass-walled elevators to transport visitors the 236 metres to the top in under a minute. 

Open year round, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.


WALK FROM RAINBOW BRIDGE TO TABLE ROCK

Walk from Rainbow Bridge to Table Rock, Niagara Falls This 1.6 km walk follows the river from Rainbow Bridge to Queen Victoria Park across from the majestic American Falls and then on to Table Rock , right beside the Canadian falls. In Table Rock House, elevators descend to a short tunnel leading to two outdoor observation decks directly behind the Falls.


WHITE WATER WALK

White Water Walk, Niagara FallsAt White Water Walk, an elevator will take you down 70 metres to the bottom of Niagara Gorge.

From there, you can enjoy a walk along the boardwalk at the very edge of the mighty rapids of the Niagara River, one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater.

 

BOAT RIDE TO THE BASE OF THE FALLS

If there is one Niagara Falls attraction that you simply mustn't miss, it's the legendary boat ride to the base of the falls. The Hornblower boat tour will take you past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls before moving in close to the base of the horseshoe-shaped Canadian falls, where you will experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist of the mighty falls in all their glory. You will be glad of the complementary raincoat before the ride is over!

May-November from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (reduced schedule in low season).


THE WHIRLPOOL

Whirlpool Aero Car, Niagara Parks You'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car, while far below the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomena – the Niagara Whirlpool. Note: not accessible for people with reduced mobility.

May to October, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


THE FALLS BY NIGHT

Niagara Falls at night Every evening, the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in summer (earlier in low season). In addition, between mid-May and mid-October, you can enjoy a spectacular firework display over the falls starting at 10 p.m., every night in high season and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in low season.


HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER THE FALLS

The ultimate Niagara Falls experience is, without a doubt, a scenic helicopter ride over the falls! What better vantage point could there be for admiring the natural and man-made beauty of the town of Niagara? After a vertiginous ascent, you will soar over the majestic falls for breathtaking views of the mighty wonder of nature. A unique and unforgettable experience that will be etched in your memory forever!

Year-round, daily from 9 a.m. to sunset (weather permitting).


QUEEN STREET

Queen Street, Niagara-on-The-Lake Queen Street, commonly known as “The Q”, has been the heart of downtown Niagara Falls since the 1900s.

This is a quaint and dynamic district that offers something for everyone, with a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, bars, cafés, theatre and much more.

NEARBY


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

Niagara-On-The-Lake Village Just twenty kilometres from Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-The-Lake is a charming small town on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River. A well-preserved 19th-century village, Niagara-on-the-Lake is often described as the prettiest town in Ontario with its tree-lined streets, lush parks and impeccably restored houses.

Take a walk along its main street, Queen Street , which is lined with charming boutiques, restaurants, hotels, tea rooms and even a pharmacy dating back to 1866 (Niagara Apothecary). The region enjoys a unique microclimate similar to that of northern California, making it an excellent wine growing region and home to some of the best vineyards in Canada. A vineyard tour is a pleasure you won't want to miss.

VIGNOBLES À NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE 

  • Southbrook Vineryards 
    An exeptionnel vineyard of the region! The owners chose to adopt organic farming, which explains the exquisite quality of their wines. A visit of the pavilion and wine tasting are waiting for you!
    www.southbrook.com
     
  • Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
    You will fall in love with this vineyard. Inside the little white house, you will discover a decor dating from the beginning of the 19th century. The landscape is very charming and the wine is delicious!
    www.ravinevineyard.com
     
  • Château des CharmesFounded by Paul Bosc, a French winemaker, this vineyard is a good representation of the French castles. Let yourself be charmed by their delicate wines by booking one of their wine tastings on site.
    www.chateaudescharmes.com
     

 

Where to eat

  • $ Inexpensive
  • $$ Moderate
  • $$$ Upscale
  • $$$$ Fine dining

Antica Pizzeria ($-$$)

The Mascia family has been offering quality fresh home-cooked Italian cuisine for over forty years. The warm welcome will make you feel like a member of the family. House specialty: Wood-fired pizza.

Open Monday-Sunday from noon until closing (10 or 11 p.m.).



Niagara Brewing Company ($$)

This downtown Niagara Falls brewpub aims to brew locally-inspired beers that proudly represent Canada’s brewing heritage and today’s innovative craft beer scene. The kitchen serves bistro-style fare. In summer, enjoy your beer on one of the two patios: the street-level patio facing Clifton Hill, or the Upper-Level Patio featuring views of Niagara Falls. Brewery tours are possible on Saturdays by reservation.

Open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.



Tide & Vine Oyster House ($$-$$$)

Everything is made from scratch at the Tide & Vine! Don't miss the sesame-crusted albacore tuna, the lobster profiteroles, the Belgian-style brined mussels, Kat's seafood chowder and, of course, the fresh oysters.

Open Monday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.



Weinkeller ($$$)

This little gem in the heart of a tourist jungle offers a casual upscale dining experience, where even the wine is made in-house (3 reds and 3 whites)! Our prix fixe menu allows you for a choice of a three or five course meal. You will have here a complete and personalized experience. Everything is delicious and prepared with fresh, seasonal and local foods. Warm atmosphere.

Open Sunday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday until 10 p.m.



Casa Mia Ristorante ($$$-$$$$)

This iconic Niagara restaurant has been owned and operated by the Mollica family for the past 30 years. Mother-son team Luciana and Claudio work together to create exciting and fun Italian dishes using quality ingredients.

Open for lunch Monday-Friday from noon to 2 p.m. and for dinner Monday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse ($$$$)

The formula is simple: A selection of 12 Brazilian-style roasted meats served directly to your table, and an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet featuring over 70 hot and cold items to accompany your meal including salads, grilled vegetables, salmon, rice, Brazilian-style potatoes, polenta, fried bananas and Brazilian cheese bread. A must-try for meat lovers but expensive for small appetites!

Open Sunday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday until 10 p.m. and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.



AG / Restaurant du Sterling & Spa ($$$$)

Inspired by the growers and producers of Niagara, AG Inspired Cuisine utilizes regional and seasonal ingredients, brought together by the inventive hand of our executive chef. Beautifully designed, unique and delicious dishes are crafted to satisfy the palate, while remaining true to the very essence of the ingredients. A combination of French, American and contemporary cuisine.

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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The falls

Roset Wednesday October 26, 2022

(Translated by Google) impressive. A little complicated to park on the other hand to access it. Be careful, you can get picked up by guards who want to fill their car park at all costs....

super

Inès Dehaybe Tuesday October 25, 2022

Wonderful

Vanessa Capa-rehaili Thursday October 20, 2022

(Translated by Google) Nothing to say ! just beautiful (Niagara on the lake is worth the detour)

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