From the Canadian side: Fly above Niagara Falls and get up-close on the Hornblower Niagara boat ride. Enjoy a spectacular lunch on top of the Skylon…
Enjoy an authentic Niagara Falls experience on a full-day coach tour from Toronto. Options include a buffet lunch overlooking the Falls, a ride on…
Soar 175 feet over Niagara Falls for spectacular aerial views on this world-class ride. Enjoy the comfort of a climate-controlled enclosed gondola.
A half-day winter wonderland package that includes a tour of Niagara Falls by airplane, followed by a winery tasting tour and chocolate factory tour.
Experience the turbulent rapids and massive cascades of Niagara Falls from a different perspective on a 12-minute scenic helicopter flight from…
Escape the bustle of New York City on a 2-day excursion to Niagara Falls. Experience both the U.S. and Canada sides of the Falls, and ride on the…
Enjoy a small-group day-trip to Niagara Falls, one of the world's most beautiful natural landmarks. Enjoy the convenience of a transfer to and from…
Encounter the magnificent force of the Niagara Falls from both Canada and the U.S.A. Travel aboard the Maid of the Mist and descend to the Hurricane…
Save money and get back to nature on a discounted bus tour to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Use your free time to ride aboard the Hornblower boat or…
Niagara Falls' unique location between Canada and the US comprises of three waterfalls, not just one! Whether you want to see its frozen winter splendor or thunderous power in summer, both sides offer very different spectacles to choose from.
90% of the Niagara River flows over Canada's Horseshoe Falls. It doesn't just look awesome, its raw power is literally eroding the US-Canada border!
As the name suggests, the American Falls is on the American side. It offers some of the most extreme views, with visitors able to get nail-bitingly close to the edge!
Located in New York State, Bridal Veil is by far the smallest of the three. It's worth visiting the Cave of Winds attraction to see the water flow over you from the falls' base!
63-year-old Annie Taylor became the first of many to journey over Horseshoe Falls in a barrel. Horseshoe is terribly dangerous, but the others are too rocky to survive!
Boat tours operate in Niagara Gorge at the foot of the falls. Each country has different tour operators, so compare before deciding which side of the border to journey from.
A day should be enough to see Niagara Falls but it's worth scheduling more time if you plan to take advantage of the many activities, tours, and boat cruises available. It is very common for people to set aside a day-trip as part of a longer stay in Toronto or New York.
July to August are, unsurprisingly, the busiest months. If you want to avoid the crowds then going in June or September will make a considerable difference. Having said that, there are few things as awe-inspiring as the frozen Niagara in winter!
Both Toronto Pearson Airport and Buffalo Airport offer shuttle bus services, some with group discounts. It's worth noting that Toronto is much closer than Buffalo so, unless you're travelling from elsewhere in the US, you're probably better off accessing the falls from the Canadian side. There are direct trains twice a day between Toronto's Union Station and Niagara Falls.
- When should I visit?The falls can be be viewed 24 hours a day.
- Is it expensive?It is free to view, but you will need to pay parking fees, which can be around $20.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. It's worth checking out our best-selling tours.
- How to get thereGiven the location of Niagara Falls between two countries, there are unlimited possibilities to get there. The most direct way would be by car, but there are various bus and coach options, too - it is best to research online first which would suit you best as part of a larger trip to Canada or the US.
- Additional information**You're going to get wet from the spray of the falls, so bring a rain jacket! | Make sure you have the appropriate travel documents (e.g. passport, visa) if you plan on crossing the border.*
What people are saying about Niagara Falls
Felix our taxa driver was very sweet and he told a lot of new information! It was a very good experience and worth all the money. If you are visiting Toronto, you should definitely go on a day trip to the Falls.
Pre-purchase was advised but was not necessary since this was off-season. The tickets were date-specific but the venue was willing to change our date when our plans changed. Get Your Guide delivered as promised.
It was a fun ride. The ride itself, at times, does block some of the view to get both sides of the Falls in at the same time, but you still get to see Clifton Park and the bridges and everything. It was a cool view! If you book on line though ... save yourself some time and PRINT your vouchers out, if possible. Will save you time when you arrive ... especially if you don’t have good cell service there .... even though they DO have free Wi-fi.
It's not cheap, but really nice. We had a really nice guide. He tells us a lot of interesting things and stories about the Falls.
Dayna with Over the Falls Tours was exceptional. Pointed out many things that added so much to the tour. Best hint was tying the ponchos aount our legs so the wind would not blow the ponchos over our heads. REALLY helped. She was awesome.