Five Great Ways to View Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a stunning display of nature. Visiting the falls will leave you filled with awe and seeing the power of the water constantly pouring over the falls will help you put things into perspective. VIsiting the falls is a great trip, whether it be a day trip, a couple days, or a week long trip. There is no absence of options when it comes to viewing the falls. Check out these five great ways to the falls from Canada!
- Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls is one tour option that takes you down 125 feet to tunnels through the bedrock behind the falls. The tunnels take you out to an observation deck, where you will be standing at the foot of the falls.
The Journey Behind the Falls tour is $19.95 for adults and $13 for children age 6-12. If you are going to see multiple attractions I would recommend the Adventure Pass. For a single price of $65 you can get access to multiple attractions including Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, and access to the WeGo transportation buses. Check out https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit-niagara-parks/plan-your-visit/deals-packages/ for a complete list of pass options and included attractions.
2.) Helicopter Ride
Niagara Falls Helicopters offers daily sightseeing tours that take you above the mighty Niagara Falls and rapids of the Niagara River. This option for viewing the falls can get pricey, with costs over $100 per person, but the views it offers are a once in a lifetime opportunity.
3.) Lunch at Skylon Tower
Skylon Tower sits 775ft. above the falls and offers attractions and dining options for visitors as well as an observation deck. The tower has two dining options, one of which is a revolving dining room that rotates 360 degrees over an hour. Both dining options give you a stunning view of the Falls. After finishing your meal you can then go up to the observation deck, which gives you views of the Falls and the city. Prices for this attraction vary depending on which attractions you choose (ride to the top only, or the 4D movie access as well). When eating in one of the restaurants the ride to the top is free.
4.) Niagara Falls Boat Tour: Voyage to the Falls
Hop onboard a boat and get up close and personal with the mighty Niagara Falls. Warning: Be prepared to get wet! A poncho is provided for your convenience. The boat ride will take you past the American Falls and to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. The cost for the tour is $25.95 CAD for adults and %15.95 CAD for children, with children under four being free. Be sure to check out the Falls Fireworks Cruise. This is the option that I chose and it was an absolutely amazing experience. You experience being at the foot of both the American and Horseshoe Falls as well as getting stunning views of the nightly color changing display of the falls, ending with a beautiful fireworks show over the falls. This option is more pricey, but worth the additional costs.
5.) Stroll the Niagara Falls Parkway
A walkway along the falls in Ontario gives you the opportunity to stroll at your leisure along the Falls and the Niagara River, giving you views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls. Along the walkway are different vendors with souvenirs and food/drinks. The Table Rock Welcome Center sits just beside the Horseshoe falls and allows you to get very close to where the water begins to flow over the Falls. The visitor center also offers dining options, shops, and select attractions, such as Journey Behind the Falls. The Queen Victoria Park sits across the highway from the walkway and gives you some beautiful views of the Falls and gardens within the park.