Named after the world-famous waterfall trio, Niagara Falls is blessed with year-round natural attractions complemented by weekly fireworks shows, annual festivals and a range of river and parkway attractions. This Canadian city is a popular honeymoon destination, but also draws travellers with its historical museums, performing arts centres and themed restaurants.
Things to do in Niagara Falls
If you’re heading to Niagara Falls, the iconic Horseshoe Falls is probably near the top of your sightseeing list. This mammoth 820-metre-wide waterfall is best viewed from Table Rock, on a scenic flight, during an adrenalin-pumping zipline ride or in a boat up close from the Maid of the Mist Pool. Visit the Niagara Falls at night to see them illuminated in colourful lights and fireworks.
Families flock to Marineland of Canada, which boasts the world’s largest orca habitat as well as sea lions, walruses and bottlenose dolphins. More fun awaits at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, home to multiple waterslides, hot springs and interactive play areas. Kids will also love the oddities on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, including shrunken heads and ceremonial skulls.
Niagara Falls sets the scene for a memorable night out with a wealth of fine-dining and themed restaurants, from Dave and Buster’s to Keg Steakhouse and Bar, which overlooks the Falls. Enjoy drinks with citywide vistas in the revolving restaurant at Skylon Tower, before testing your luck on the slot machines and table games at Fallsview Casino Resort.
Interested in the local history? Explore the interactive exhibits on the culture and geology of the area at Niagara Falls History Museum, before learning about the city’s military past at Niagara Military Museum.
Getting around Niagara Falls
If you’re staying near the Falls, most attractions are within an easy walking distance of each other. You can also use the WEGO bus system, Falls Shuttle or numerous local taxi companies to get around. There’s also daily parking available if you choose to drive.