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  • Address: Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Niagara Falls, Ontario Tours

Grand and powerful Niagara Falls is actually composed of three sets of falls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls). Combined these cascades have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—more than a million bathtubs of water plummet over the edge every second. The falls straddle the border of Canada and the United States, and while they’re wildly impressive from both sides, here’s how to have a Niagara adventure from the Canadian side.

The Basics
You can’t get closer to, or have better views of, Niagara Falls than you can on a boat ride. Daytime, evening, nighttime, and fireworks cruises all enable you to hear and feel the power of the falls up close. Hornblower Niagara is the most popular cruise option on the Canadian side. A Maid of the Mist tour, one of the area’s oldest attractions, runs from the US side only, but some guided tours from the Canadian side offer cross-border transportation to the boat’s departure point. Another way to experience the falls is through the Journey Behind the Falls, where you walk through 130-year-old tunnels onto an observation deck behind Horseshoe Falls. You can also see the falls from the Skylon Tower, a 520-foot (160-meter) observation tower featuring sweeping vistas of Niagara Falls plus an arcade and a revolving restaurant. For even loftier views, some sightseeing tours include the unforgettable experience of flying over the falls in a small plane or helicopter.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you visit the falls on a boat tour, prepare to get wet from the mist—which, of course, is part of the thrill of the ride!
  • If your Canada-based tour includes a Maid of the Mist ride, which departs from the US, be sure you have appropriate documentation to enter both countries. Opting for a small-group or a private tour can make the experience feel more personal; though a large-group bus tour is a more economical way to visit. 
  • Every night after dark, the falls are illuminated by a spectacular light show. A Niagara Falls night cruise is a great way to see it.

How to Get There
You can reach Niagara Falls from Toronto by bus, train, or car. Once you’re there, you can get around the town of Niagara Falls by shuttle bus. Drivers can find plentiful parking in the area’s lots. 

When to Get There
Summer is prime time for Niagara Falls visits, as it’s the best season for boat tours, which generally run from April through November. There’s also a Niagara Falls fireworks show several times weekly during the summer months. In winter there’s still plenty to see and do at the falls, including snowshoeing and ice climbing.

Things to Do Nearby
If you have extra time during your visit to Niagara Falls, Eastern Ontario is a burgeoning wine region well worth exploring on a wine tour during the balmier months. Food tours are also popular ways to sample the region’s fresh and distinctive offerings. Other activities outside of a Niagara Falls tour include Clifton Hill (a massive entertainment promenade), Bird Kingdom, Marineland, and the Aquarium of Niagara (in New York).

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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Niagara Falls & Around, null
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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

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While you're visiting Niagara Falls, take a morning or afternoon tour of the spectacular attractions on the Canadian side of the Falls. Highlights include an ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls
Duration: Varies from 4 to 5 hours

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Niagara Falls Small-Group Day Tour from Toronto, Toronto, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Niagara Falls Small-Group Day Tour from Toronto

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Enjoy a small-group 8 to 9 hour guided tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto. Your tour guide will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown Toronto hotel or ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Best of Both Niagara Falls  American/Canadian Tour, Niagara Falls, Day Trips
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Best of Both Niagara Falls  American/Canadian Tour

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"Best of Both"  Daytime Adventure This  fully guided tour features some of the best views and experiences Niagara Falls has to offer. Take a ride ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Niagara Falls Small-Group Tour from Toronto, Toronto, Half-day Tours
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Niagara Falls Small-Group Tour from Toronto

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With a maximum of just 14 guests, our award-winning Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto is the best way to experience one of Canada's most spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $174.28
Half-Day Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls with Cruise and Optional Buffet Lunch, ... 
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Half-Day Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls with Cruise and Optional Buffet Lunch

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A professional, local licensed tour guide will lead this sightseeing tour. Discover the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on this 6-hour tour with commentary by ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto, Toronto, Day Trips
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Best of Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto

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Niagara Falls is just a day trip away when you visit Toronto, Ontario. On this 8-hour small-group Niagara Falls Day Tour, visit some of the area's top ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Gems of Niagara Falls Small-Group Tour, Toronto, Full-day Tours
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Gems of Niagara Falls Small-Group Tour

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This small-group tour of Niagara Falls is limited to just 14 guests and features modern, fully air-conditioned vehicles, exceptional tour guides and one ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Niagara Wine Tour with Lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Optional Boat Ride, Toronto, Day ... 
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Full-Day Niagara Wine Tour with Lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Optional Boat Ride

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Taste the wines of the Niagara Region on a private tour of wineries located along the picturesque shore of Lake Ontario. A certified wine connoisseur ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $306.13
Niagara Falls from Toronto Full-Day Package: Airplane Tour, Boat and Land Tour, and Winery Tasting, ... 
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Niagara Falls from Toronto Full-Day Package: Airplane Tour, Boat and Land Tour, and Winery Tasting

Leaving from Toronto, Tour Niagara falls by boat, plane, and bus. Your one-day experience of Niagara Falls includes transportation from Toronto Chelsea Hotel ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $262.73
Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour with Lunch or Dinner, Niagara Falls, Full-day Tours
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Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour with Lunch or Dinner

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Explore the natural beauty of Niagara Falls, New York on this private, 6-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about this iconic natural wonder and get up close to the ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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