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Five of the Best Views Niagara Falls Has to Offer

Niagara Falls is a stunning display of nature. Visiting the falls will leave you filled with awe and seeing the power of the roaring water continuously pouring over the falls will help you put things into perspective. Visiting the falls always makes for a great getaway, 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 and Ontario has some of the best views Niagara Falls has to offer!

view of the American Falls with the horseshoe falls in the background
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American Falls. Photo Credit: Navigation Junkie.

5 Best Views: Niagara Falls

1.) 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 $24 for adults and $16 for children age 3-12. If you are going to see multiple attractions, I would recommend the Adventure Pass. With the pass you will get access to multiple attractions including Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, and access to the WeGo transportation buses.

girl standing in a yellow poncho with the American falls in the background
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Observation Deck of Journey Behind the Falls.

2.) Take a Helicopter Ride

Niagara Falls Helicopters offers daily sightseeing tours that take you above the mighty Niagara Falls and rapids of the Niagara River, down to the whirlpool, over Queen Victoria Park, and over many of Niagara Falls, Ontario’s top sights. This option for viewing the falls can get pricey 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. You will also want to be sure to check out the Falls Fireworks Cruise. 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 beautiful fireworks show over the falls. This option is pricier, but worth the additional costs.

Niagara Falls lit up in green and blue lights at night time.
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Niagara Falls at Night.

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.

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  1. Journey Behind the Falls was a super cool experience for sure. And I have done the heli tour and that was also amazing!! Great list!!

    • Yes, so many great ways to see the falls! Personally I have not had the opportunity to take a helicopter ride, but I know people who have. It must be an amazing experience!

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