Before visiting a world class location such as Niagara Falls, it's prudent to do a small amount of preliminary research. Our on-site concierges can give you the perspective of a local of the true must-see locations in Niagara. Below is a small selection of these locations, represented in a full 3D photographic representation via Google Street Views.
Niagara Falls Google Street View Locations
The Table Rock Welcome Centre is one of the main tourism centres for Niagara Falls – it also offers some of the best views of the waterfalls. This vantage point is outside the centre’s upper level and it’s one of the best riverside views of the waterfalls, either in Street Views or in real life.
This is just one angle of the panorama that is Clifton Hill, one of the best places to go in Niagara Falls for attractions and family fun. This one perspective alone features Dinosaur Adventure Golf’s iconic life-size dinosaur models, alongside the iconic ‘SkyWheel’ Ferris wheel that gives attendants a bird’s eye view of the entire area. Also, in the distance is another potential observation point in Skylon Tower.
What about the rest of Clifton Hill? Calling it a place dedicated to fun for the whole family is an understatement. Here, two iconic facades are in view – the toppled building and King Kong that marks the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, and Frankenstein’s monster standing guard next to the haunted house tour of the same name. Theatres, eateries and local night clubs are visible down the road.
Maid of the Mist
Technically embarking from the New York side of the river, the Maid of the Mist is just one option for traveling along Niagara River – visitors on the Ontario side can also check out the Hornblower cruise service. But all these ferries offer unbeatable views of the falls, even from afar – this remarkable sneak peak is still quite some distance away from the Horseshoe Falls. Imagine how much more impressive the sights would be when the ferries take their passengers right up to the side of the deluge?
North of Niagara Falls and on the road to Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Floral Clock is a small stopover but an impressive piece of finely groomed gardening, its floral display updated for the seasons and kept bright and travelling by the Niagara Parks Commission. Anyone traveling between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake should definitely take the time to stop over and see the gardens here for themselves.
Terrapin Point USA
The islands along the top of Niagara Falls are a great tourist centre for visitors to both sides of the river. This vantage point on Goat Island’s western end, known as Terrapin Point, looks out over the Horseshoe Falls from a side perspective, a great place to see the massive volume of water tipping over the cliff’s edge. Swivel to the right from this viewpoint and the Niagara Falls skyline looms over the constant mist and water spray from the waterfalls.
Queenston Heights Park
Niagara is home to a number of impressive parks, along with both the Niagara River and Inland Niagara. Queenston Heights is a park with many important monuments – the one depicted here is Brock’s Monument, a 56-metre column dedicated to Major General Sir Isaac Brock, a national hero from the War of 1812. A stroll around the rest of the park will find many other monuments of curiosity, including the end-point marker for the Bruce Trail.
Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens
The heart of a township’s Botanical Gardens is always the rose garden, and in Niagara, it’s as good as one would expect. Street Views has comprehensively mapped along the pathways of the entire Botanical Gardens, so it’s actually possible to stroll along the entire parkland’s tracks and paths.
Everyone will have their own favourite views and snapshot moments of landmarks like Niagara Falls and its surrounds, and these Street Views are only a sample of what is appealing about traveling around town. If anything, they’re appetisers to keep the virtual tourists satisfied until that opportunity comes when they can see the sights without a monitor in the way.