Watching Niagara Falls cascade down in all its glory is an unforgettable experience. The majestic falls can be seen from different vantage points in the city. While Queen Victoria Park, the Niagara Parkway and Hornblower Niagara Cruises are great options to see and experience the falls, there are some others that give a different perspective. Here are some observation towers and centres that give the Niagara Falls a whole new meaning.
Niagara Falls Observation Locations
For a bird’s eye view of the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls, head to the 775 foot tall Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ontario. A super-fast 52 second ride on one of the glass-covered Yellow Bug Elevators takes you to the top of the tower. There are indoor and outdoor observation decks at the top and the views will definitely impress you as you can see the tremendous beauty and power of nature. You can actually see a wide expanse of 8,000 squares miles of Canadian and US territory. Of course the highlights are the three falls—but that’s not all. The picture postcard view includes the Niagara Gorge, the Niagara wine district and the cityscape and the landscape on both sides of the border. Daytime and night-time views are equally spectacular and the views during all seasons are mesmerising. From summery green vistas and spring blossoms to autumn colours and white winters, the view from above is wonderful.
Table Rock Welcome Centre
This centre located on the Niagara Parkway has a couple of great attractions that enable you to view the Horseshoe Falls and include up-close and personal experiences such as the Journey Behind The Falls. There are observation decks to enjoy and experience the falls. If you want to have a more panoramic perspective, there is a two-level indoor gallery for viewing the falls. It is called the Grand Hall and visitors can check out the fabulous view of the mighty falls in any weather and take in the scenic beauty around it.
Marriott Fallsview Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
One of the closest hotels to the Niagara Falls, the Marriott Fallsview hotel is the place to take in the beauty of the Falls. The view is great from every floor and the Fallsview rooms offer various views of the spectacular falls that make a stay here truly memorable. The hotel even has a Best View of the Falls Guarantee. Imagine waking up to the pristine beauty of the falls in the daytime or admiring the illuminated waters in the night from the comfort of your room.
Other places to check out interesting perspectives of the Niagara Falls include the top of Murray Street for a fabulous view, and the stunning sight of the falls from 175 feet above the ground if you go for a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel. Each view is beautiful in its own way!
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