Spectacular waterfalls, picturesque parks, adventure tourism, indoor entertainment and wine tours are just some of the incredible experiences in Niagara Falls, Ontario. If you are planning a visit, here are some of the top attractions in Niagara Falls.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises
If you want to have a close encounter with the Niagara Falls, go for an exciting ride on Hornblower Niagara Cruises’ Voyage to the Falls boat tour. As it makes its way along the river, the catamaran passes by the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Soon, the boat approaches the massive Horseshoe Falls. As you enter the basin of the falls, you are right in front of the gigantic waterfalls, its immense volumes of water cascading with a thundering sound. You are certain to get drenched although the raincoats protect you from the spray of the falls.
Whirlpool Jet Boats
The Whirlpool Jet Boat tour offers a crazy, wild ride on the Niagara River. A free shuttle on the Niagara Parkway takes you to the dock at Queenston. The boats have a capacity of 40 passengers or more. Your ride takes you upriver toward the spectacular Niagara Gorge. It’s a fun-filled ride at 80 km/hour especially when you enter the Devil’s Hole whitewater rapids and get close to the whirlpool. Enjoy the incredible sights, get informed about the history and geology of the river, shout in excitement and get soaked during this amazing ride.
WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline
Do you want to feel a bit like a daredevil? Well, then you must try the MistRider Zipline to the Falls. Located at a height of 220 feet above the Niagara Gorge, the four zip lines can carry one rider each between the Grand View Marketplace and the Ontario Power Company building. It travels along a length of 2,200 feet at a speed of 70 km/hour. You are seated and strapped into harnesses during the ride. The zip line offers incredible views of the dramatic and picturesque landscape including the falls. Feel the cool mist of the Niagara Falls as you zip along the gorge, enjoying the ride.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
If it’s family fun that you are looking for, the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is the place to go! Spread over an area of 125,000 square feet, the water park has 16 waterslides, a massive 1000 gallon tipping bucket as well as an outdoor activity pool. Kids can enjoy themselves in the full-sized wave pool while adults can unwind in the whirlpool hot tubs.
For those who love marine life and theme park rides, Marineland has several attractions that will hold your interest. You can have a close encounter with a beluga whale, watch some playful dolphins, and enjoy a walrus and sea lion show. Besides marine creatures, you can also spot some land animals.