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Niagara Falls Activities

Niagara waterfalls are more than just a nature park. Once you visit this beautiful wonder of nature, there is no doubt that you will enjoy looking at the landscape and the mighty waterfalls. But other than that, there are plenty of other interesting sites, attractions, and activities for you to see, explore and do during your visit to Niagara Falls.

Set out for an incredible adventure at the marvelous waterfalls. Feel the thrills of getting near the falls and hear their roar from up close. Awe at thousands of butterflies surrounding you and soar over the rushing whirlpool. Have a look at all of the Attractions of Niagara Falls you must visit and experience for yourself.

Explore the Mighty Niagara Falls

Add a bit of excitement and fun to your day at Niagara Falls and discover all of the fantastic attractions the park has to offer.

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Niagara Falls White Water Walks

Stroll alongside the mighty Niagara River and see first-hand the raw power of the water and Class 6 whitewater rapids. The surrounding of White Water Walk sets the perfect ambiance for your relaxed walk and sightseeing of the famous park. The whole experience is simply breathtaking! Enjoy time spent in nature during your self-guided tour while discovering different plant and animal life in Niagara Park. The lift will take you down 70 meters to the Niagara Gorge’s base, where the impressive quarter-mile boardwalk begins. Hear the stories about Niagara’s geology and immerse yourself in the sounds of nature and the roar of the Niagara River. Observe the breathtaking Whirlpool Rapids from one of the viewing platforms branching off from the boardwalk. Take the opportunity while you’re on the viewing platforms and take the most amazing photos of the beautiful Niagara River. Take a walk on Niagara’s riverside boardwalk and enjoy an excellent view of the 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge.

Journey Behind the Falls

One of the most popular Niagara attractions and an absolute must-do is the Journey Behind the Falls. This unusual activity allows you to stand at the heart of Niagara. First, you’ll descend 125 feet and explore 130-year old tunnels through the bedrock. Be prepared to feel the thunderous vibrations of the Horseshoe Falls before you even see them. Take your time and observe the breathtaking view of the falls. And remember, the viewing portals are cut straight through the rock, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime view of the amazing Niagara. After going deep into the bedrock, you’ll navigate fascinating tunnels that lead behind the Horseshoe Falls waterfall. Discover incredible cave-like portals that open behind the cascading water. There you’ll be able to hear, see, and feel the power of the falls up close.

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Niagara Parks Power Station

Uncover fascinating stories hidden in the Niagara Power Station, from the tiny details to the towering turbine. The newest landmark inside of Niagara Park allows you to explore and find out more about the history of Niagara. The first major power plant is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Explore the restored artifacts and immersive exhibits. Enjoy the interactive storytelling during your sightseeing of the Power Station. See the unforgettable interactive experience of Niagara Power Station come to life at night.

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Botanical Gardens of Niagara Park

The Niagara Botanical Gardens are located along the Niagara Parkway on the Canadian side of the waterfalls, around 8 kilometers or 4.9 miles from the Falls. The gardens were established in 1936, adjacent to the Butterfly Conservatory, and maintained by the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. Explore the 40 hectares of remarkably maintained gardens. At the same time, you discover new beautiful species of flowers and plants, such as perennials, azaleas, herb and vegetable plantings, and the renowned dose garden filled with over 2 400 roses. Enjoy a stroll through the Botanical Gardens of Niagara and pass by the ponds and arboretum featuring one of Canada’s finest collections of ornamental trees and shrubs.


Butterfly Conservatory

Niagara is home to the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatory in North America. Step inside of this incredible attraction and explore a tropical garden oasis with over 2 000 colorful butterflies. Explore the 180 meters of winding paths as you admire beautiful butterflies fluttering freely around you. The entire conservatory is adorned with trickling waterfalls and lush vegetation. Your visit to the Butterfly Conservatory starts with a short and informative video presentation. After, you can make your way through the meandering pathways inside the glass-enclosed conservatory. You’ll be surrounded by tall tropical plants and specially curated flowers that attract butterflies. Discover the butterfly’s life cycle stages and enjoy the virtual rainforest atmosphere of the conservatory. Maybe you’ll even see a butterfly emerge from its pupa if you’re lucky!

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Niagara Falls Zipline

Experience Niagara Falls with a bit of adrenaline added to the experience. Suppose you want to make your visit to the waterfalls a little more exciting. In that case, this is an activity you should definitely try. The Zipline to the Falls takes you on an incredible journey into the gorge, towards the base of Horseshoe Falls. Glide down, soaring past the American Falls, and land on top of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls observation deck. Witness the breathtaking views of the Niagara scenery and beautiful nature. Niagara Falls Ziplining is a fully guided, thrilling experience that will make your visit to Niagara Falls remain in your memory.

Niagara Hornblower Cruise

Make the most out of your time at Niagara Falls! Board the Hornblower Cruise, also known as the Voyage to the Falls. This 20-minute boat tour will take you on a journey of a lifetime! Awe at the breathtaking views of the American Falls, Niagara Gorge, and Bridal Veil Falls. See the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls from up close. Feel the incredible power roar of one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders. While you’re on board, you will be wearing the iconic poncho that will protect you from the mist. You can also learn incredible stories about the waterfalls through the complimentary audio guide.
Experience Niagara Falls from different perspectives and have an adventure of a lifetime!

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Have incredible fun at Niagara Falls!

Besides the attractions and activities listed above, Niagara Falls State Park offers many other fun and exciting things you can do while there. For example, you can go on an iconic Niagara SkyWheel, which offers breathtaking views of the falls from a height of 175 feet. Another unique experience is the Whirlpool Aero Car, which takes passengers over the Niagara River and offers amazing views of the whirlpool and rapids. For a closer look at the falls, you can go on a Niagara City Cruise. If you don’t manage to visit everything you planned, you can always come back. And trust us, you will want to come back!

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