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Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Small Group Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Experience the mighty waterfalls with stunning views of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. See the power of Niagara up close, onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride Voyage to the Falls. Hear about the origins of the falls and see the American and Canadian power plants that run on the Niagara River's waters. Stop to admire the beautiful Floral Clock, made up of more than 16,000 carpet bedding plants. Learn about the Niagara Glen and the Whirlpool Golf Course, and enjoy fully narrated stops at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck and the Brink of the Falls. Then, ascend the Skylon Tower for panoramic aerial views and descend behind the falls as feel the Horseshoe Falls cascading above you at the Journey Behind the Falls. Cruise past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls aboard a Hornblower Niagara cruise boat. From December to April, when the boat tour is non-operational, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara's Fury attraction instead. Step inside a 4D motion theater and discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls in a multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age

Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup & Optional Boat Ride

2. Toronto: Niagara Falls Tour with Pickup & Optional Boat Ride

Experience a guided tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and discover the mighty waterfalls with stunning views. Enjoy commentary from your local and licensed tour guide. Receive expert guidance on the history of Niagara Falls, how to spend your free time here, and any other questions you might have. Enjoy a complimentary pickup from central hotels and locations across Downtown Toronto and Mississauga and arrive in Niagara Falls around 10:00 AM to enjoy 4 hours (summer) or 3 hours (winter) of free time to explore the falls. Join 1-2 optional activities like the Niagara City Cruises boat ride (summer), Bird Kingdom, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, or Niagara Helicopters. Visit the flashy Clifton Hill village for solo and family fun with activities like the Niagara SkyWheel, Ripley's Believe it or Not, an arcade, and more. Pack a lunch or order at a local restaurant, with an option to have a picnic by the waterfalls. Next, go on a scenic and narrated drive across the Niagara Parkway. Stop and take photos at iconic attractions along the way like the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, the floral clock, Queenston Heights Park, a local country market, and/or other seasonal destinations. Return to your original location in Toronto in the afternoon and enjoy a full evening in the city with time for dinner and an evening event.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Butterfly Conservatory Admission

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Butterfly Conservatory Admission

Experience the magic of the Butterfly Conservatory, nestled on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. The Butterfly Conservatory is located a short 15-minute drive from the Canadian Horsehoe Falls and is easily accessible by the WEGO transport system. This magical attraction features over 2,000 colorful tropical butterflies floating freely amongst the winding pathways beneath the spacious, glass-enclosed conservatory. Your self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation before you are free to explore at your own pace.   Marvel at 45 species of butterflies with some from tropical regions around the world, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, and the Philippines. Discover the dynamic exhibit space with educational information about butterfly life cycles, pollinators, and more. Wander paths that wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall to the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

4. Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

Take a combination tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives from the Canadian side of the Falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls. Fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. Admire the dramatic sight of this natural beauty from the air. Then, see the power of Niagara Falls up close onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride "Voyage to the Falls" (May - October only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. Admire 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower, also enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Skylon Tower's Summit Suite Buffet. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the tower while choosing from a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Your last stop is "Journey Behind the Falls", where you'll go below as well as behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,588 reviews

Going on the boat to the base of the falls after first visiting the tunnels under the falls is a true bucket list experience! Yes, you get wet but who cares! Hermann was our guide and you couldn't ask for better. Interesting, keen, happy and knowledgeable. Not too mention amusing and a cheeky personality ...just what you need.

This is a trip my daughter had always wanted to make. It made a wonderful birthday gift. We had so much fun, I am so glad we went. It was everything we had hoped for.

Great value, transportation and guide (Heidi). Just right as far as time and what sites to see. Very well organized and good pace. Would recommend hightly.

Judy, our guide, took us places that we hadn't known about giving us an excellent experience in Niagara Falls and its surrounding area.

We were picked up on time The guide did a wonderful job