The Best of Niagara's Attractions
Niagara Parks is home to spectacular natural wonders and attractions that have captivated the imagination of travellers from around the world for centuries.
The best of Niagara’s attractionsNiagara Parks is home to spectacular natural wonders and attractions that have captivated the imagination of travellers from around the world for centuries. From Journey Behind the Falls at the very base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, to a ride over the vibrant, teal-coloured waters of the Niagara River in the historic Whirlpool Aero Car, and the serene setting of the Butterfly Conservatory, there’s no shortage of adventure to discover at Niagara Parks. With 56 kilometres of preserved parkland along the Niagara River, there’s an abundance of opportunities to experience the thrill of Niagara. Here’s our list of signature attractions you don’t want to miss!
Niagara Parks Power Station7005 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 From the most towering turbine to the tiniest detail, uncover captivating stories hidden within one of the world’s first hydropower generating stations. Repurposed artifacts, interpretive exhibits and interactive installations offer a first-hand look at how this hydropower pioneer was constructed without electricity, and how it harnessed the power of water to generate electricity for over a century. Beginning July 2022, travel down 180 feet beneath the main generating hall to discover the 2,200-foot-long Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station.
Journey Behind the Falls
6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2
Experience the natural wonder of Niagara Falls up close! Descend 125 feet through bedrock and explore 130-year-old tunnels that lead behind the magnificent falls.
Discover breathtaking cave-like portals and feel the water’s thunderous vibrations flow through your body. Come face-to-face with the sheer power of this 13-storey-tall wonder as one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashes down in front of you.
Journey Behind the Falls is open year-round, located at Table Rock Centre.
Niagara City Cruises
5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8
The 20-minute Voyage to the Falls boat tour will take you on the journey of a lifetime. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Niagara Gorge, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, and come face-to-face with the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Feel the thunderous roar and incredible power of one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders.
Niagara City Cruises is the official supplier to Niagara Parks, providing Canada’s only Niagara Falls boat tour experience.
White Water Walk
4330 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 6T2
Feel the thrill of being at the edge of the Niagara River! White Water Walk offers a first-hand opportunity to safely witness the raw power and peril of the Niagara River’s Class 6 white water rapids, some of the wildest found in North America.
Venture down 70 metres to reach the base of the Niagara Gorge and impressive quarter-mile of boardwalk that runs along the shoreline of the Niagara River. The sight of the powerful whirlpool rapids and 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge will take your breath away.
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1J0
Admire the beauty of over 2,000 vibrantly coloured, free-flying butterflies amidst a tropical garden oasis in one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories in North America.
This self-guided, family-friendly experience offers a one-a-kind opportunity to discover the beauty and science of 45 different butterfly species from around the world.
Explore 180 metres of winding pathways adorned with towering tropical plants, gorgeous blooms and trickling waterfalls in this year-round tropical environment.
Whirlpool Aero Car
3850 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8
Hop on the historic Whirlpool Aero Car for an unforgettable ride, high over the vibrant, teal-coloured waters of the Niagara River. Witness spectacular views of the swirling Niagara Whirlpool and Class 6 white water rapids as you soar 3,500 feet above the Niagara Gorge.
The beautifully crafted original carriage, built in Bilboa, Spain, has been meticulously maintained and has carried visitors to experience Niagara’s natural phenomenon for over 100 years.
6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 0L0
Travel back in time 10,000 years to discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls. Step inside our 4D motion theater in this multi-sensory simulation of the last Ice Age. The temperature will drop, mist and snow will fall and you’ll be surrounded by stunning visuals along the mighty Niagara River. Hang on tight, the trembling floor will make you feel the power of Mother Nature!
This family-friendly attraction is located on the upper level of Table Rock Centre and offers a great introduction to your Niagara Falls adventure.
Zipline to the Falls
5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8
WildPlay Niagara’s Zipline to the Falls takes you on a breathtaking ride into the Niagara Gorge, towards the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Glide down 670 metres (2,200 feet), soaring past the American Falls and landing atop the falls observation deck, at the base of the Horseshoe Falls.
This hands-free, worry-free, fully guided experience is perfect for both thrill seekers and the hesitant. Enjoy the thrill of adventure and a stunning bird’s-eye view of Niagara Falls in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for guests over the age of seven.
Whirlpool Adventure Course
3500 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E8
Located at Thompson Point, Wildplay Niagara’s Whirlpool Adventure Course offers a fun and thrilling experience high above the Niagara Gorge, overlooking the swirling waters of the Niagara Whirlpool. Make your way from tree to tree by walking across tightropes, climbing up cargo nets, sliding down ziplines, flying through the air on rope swings, leaping onto swinging logs and balancing on wobbly bridges.
With Classic, Extreme and Kids courses to choose from, there’s an adventure waiting for everyone above the age of five.
Your Adventure Begins Here
Experience the thrill of Niagara Parks’ attractions beloved by generations of explorers for more than 130 years. Whether you’re standing in awe under the roar of the falls, soaring over a rushing whirlpool or surrounded by more than 2,000 free-flying butterflies, our iconic Canadian experiences will take your breath away.
EXPLORE DEALS + PACKAGES
We’ve packaged the very best of Niagara in convenient, affordable package options starting at just $49 per person. Plan a day-trip or spend several, there’s plenty and see to do for the whole family!