Niagara Falls offers a number of different ways to see the city, the natural splendour, and the region as guided by someone who knows–really knows–the things to see and do. Admission/Tour prices noted here are in Canadian dollars.
Adam Beck Power Plant Tours
Niagara Parkway, just south of Queenston-Lewiston Bridge
Niagara Falls, ON
The Niagara River drops 99 metres (324 ft) and is one of the world’s greatest sources of hydroelectric power. First harnessed in 1893, it now generates 2 million kilowatts of electricity at Sir Adam Beck Niagara Generating Station Nos. 1 and 2 and, just across the Niagara on the American side, the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant generates another 2.4 million kilowatts of electricity. Guided tours cover the history of the region’s power development as well as the facilities. Purses, Bags and Backpacks will not be permitted on the tour. Admission: Adults $$
Bliss By The Falls Tours
(905) 358- 8172, Toll Free 1-866-606-6123
Take a tour of Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and a Tour, taking about 6-8 hours (depending on tour selected. You will be picked up by a luxury limousine (minimum 4 persons required) or van and uniformed chauffeur to embark on a first-class 8 hour tour of Niagara Falls, including dinner in the Minolta Tower Pinnacle Restaurant, and ice wine tasting at the Inniskillin Winery.
Niagara District Airport
468 Niagara Stone Rd.,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls from the air, on a 30 minute fully narrated flight–the longest air tour available in Niagara –over the awe-inspiring falls and the beautiful surrounding region, including Niagara-on-the-Lake, considered Canada’s Prettiest Town, the picturesque vineyards of Niagara wine
country and historic Queenston Heights. Fly over the engineering marvel of the Welland Canal, and follow the Niagara River for a birds-eye view of the Whirlpool Rapids, Rainbow Bridge, Skylon and Minolta Towers, and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. State-of-the-art Cessna high wing three passenger aircraft with forward facing window seats for all passengers. Cost: Adults – $100 CDN $68 US , Kids (12 & under) – $70 CDN , $48 US (includes all taxes). Any children under the age of 2 years ride free.
Journey Behind The Falls
Table Rock House on River Road
Niagara Falls, ON
Enjoy the thunder of the waters from a completely different perspective by visiting The Journey Behind The Falls attraction, accessed from the Table Rock House Plaza beside the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Take an elevator and a tunnel to the observation platform at the base of the falls. The tunnels extend only 46 metres (150 feet) behind the waterfall, so there is not a lot of walking. Explore on your self-guided tour at your pace. Protective rain gear is included in the cost of admission. Open Year Round: October-May : 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; June-September 9:00 am-10:30 pm. Admission: Adults $$, 5 & under free. On the New York side, see the “Cave of the Winds”.
Maid Of The Mist
5920 River Rd,
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K8
Take a half hour ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist, enjoyed by millions since 1846. The powerful diesel-engined boats take visitors to the base of the American Falls and then on to the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Souvenir rain coats are provided with admission to help protect you as you soak in the water rushing all around as you eel the thunder of the Falls. Trips leave approximately every 15 minutes from the Canadian and the U.S. sides of the river. Open late April to late October, weather dependent. Departures also from Niagara Falls, New York. Daily 9:45 to 4:30, Boats leave every 30 minutes. Admission: Adult $$, 5 & under Free (Cdn Funds)
Niagara District Airport,
P.O. Box 129, 468 Niagara Stone Rd.,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON lL0S 1J0
(905) 641-2222, Fax (905) 641-9674 Toll Free 1-800-491-3117
Discover Niagara from the Sky on a Jet-Helicopter and enjoy a 20 minute flight experience over the majestic Falls of Niagara, the Welland Canal and Niagara’s renowned wine country
Niagara Air Tours
Niagara Air Tours Ltd.
Niagara District Airport, Highway 55
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
(905) 688-9000, Toll free: (800) 473-5533, Fax: (905) 688-9100
Fly over one of the major wine regions in Ontario, with 48 wineries growing 14,000 acres of grapes.Over historic Niagara on the Lake, you’ll see sail boats at the mouth of the Niagara River, and the historic forts that once defended the Canadian-American border. Next you fly over the massive power generators and the dams behind them, followed by the two Niagara Falls, dropping 170 million cubic metres of water a minute down 54 metres. Next you fly over the Welland Canal, which connects the inland ports of Chicago and Detroit to the world. Bring your camera. Tours run daily 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Niagara Express Tours
(905) 356-5487, Fax (905) 356-9778, Toll Free 1-888-640-TOUR
Make the most of your time in Niagara Falls, by booking a tour excursion with Niagara Express, which shows you 75 wonderful places you will talk about for years to come. Discover the points of interest worth returning to and exploring further while you stay in Niagara. Experienced tour guides will take you on a friendly, informative and relaxing 3-1/2 hour tour of the fascinating and beautiful sights of Niagara Falls without traffic problems, parking and fees. Bring waterproof hooded jacket & comfortable shoes.
Niagara Helicopters Limited
3731 Victoria Avenue (just northwest of the Spanish Aero Car)
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6V5
From the sensation of lift-off to the excitement of soaring above the turbulent rapids and cascading waterfalls, your helicopter ride is a spectacular experience. The all-scenic route gives you an incredible view of Niagara’s natural and man-made wonders.Helicopters feature headsets with taped commentary in various languages. A thrilling flight, a spectacular sight! $$$$
Niagara Majestic Tours
1 Prospect Pointe
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716)285-2113, Toll Free: 1-877-285-2113, Fax: (716) 284-7759
They have a number of tours: Shared Wonder Tour, Totally American, Twilight Totally American Twilight Shared Wonder , Totally Canadian, Royal Tour. Tours Depart Three Times per Day showing you breathtaking sights in Canada and the USA. From mid April to late October, the Shared Wonder Tour includes the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride; during the other months The Journey Behind the Falls attraction will be offered. The Twilight Shared Wonder Tour is only offered between the months of mid April through late October. Cost: $$$ Children under 5 Free.
Niagara Wine Tours International
92 Picton Street
905-468-1300, Fax: 905-468-7477, toll-free 1-800-680-7006
Experience the beauty of Niagara-on-the-Lake with a cycle tour and vineyard picnic lunch. Guided leisurely tours suitable for all levels of ability. Custom tours can be arranged for your group or corporation. Tours daily May through October, reservations required.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Trolley Wine Country Tours
Vintage Inns 48 John Street
905-468-2195, 1-888-669-5566, Fax: 905-468-8646
Enjoy a relaxed tour aboard our unique San-Francisco-style trolley. Our knowledgeable tour directors will provide en-route narration to Canada’s most celebrated wineries. Tours are approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours in length including complimentary pick-up and drop-off, comprehensive tours and tastings at local wineries. Corporate rates have also been developed for private functions.
Phantom Trolley Tours
905-262-6021, Fax: 905-262-5711, Toll Free: 1-866-742-6866
Ghosts, Scandals & Scenic Sights of Olde Niagara… Step back in time and experience the haunting tales and scandalous stories behind the prettiest town in Canada. Enjoy a horse-drawn trolley tour through the back lanes of Olde Niagara-on-the-Lake. In continuing the regalement, you will be offered a sumptuous, four-course food & wine pairing served to you in full period costume – a culinary adventure in Regional cuisine – a fine selection of VQA wines. Be entertained by the Lord Mayor Kent of Newark 1837 and his Lady Claire. Minstrels! Music! Merriment!
Queens Royal Tours Inc.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
905-468-0333, Fax: 905-468-9543
We create lasting memories…enjoy Niagara’s history, renowned wineries and glorious scenery by horse and carriage, or in a chauffeur driven classic car or from the back of a horse. Customize a package for yourself or enjoy one of the various tour packages available, all fully guided and narrated.
Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0
905-468-4943, Fax: 905-468-8585
Explore the rich history, majestic homes and peaceful scenery the way it was intended, in a horse drawn carriage. Each carriage can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children. Sleigh rides available also. Reservations recommended, open year round.
Whirlpool Aero Car
Niagara Falls, ON
The Whirlpool Aero Car offers a fantastic view of the lower Niagara River, Rapids and the Gorge, while traversing over the Whirlpool in a suspended cable car. From 10 am to 4:30 pm daily from Spring to Fall. Departing every 10 minutes, weather permitting. Cost: $$, Children aged 5 and under are free.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
61 Melville, Marina P.O. Box 1215
Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-4800, 1-888-438-4444 =, Fax: 905-468-7004
At Niagara Falls, the free-falling water transforms into a mighty river, flowing through a majestic river canyon. Everyone ages 8-80, will discover the world famous rapids, stone-walled canyon, and legendary Whirlpool. Accessible only by our powerful jet boats, this hour of adventure will fascinate and exhilarate! 7 trips daily from 10am-5:30pm, May thru October. Choice of wet or dry jetboats. Allow 1 hour. Advance reservations and payment are necessary. Cost: $$$; Rates for groups of 10+ people:Departures also from Lewiston, NY
White Water Walk
1/4 mile North of the Whirlpool Bridge on River Road
White Water Walk, is where scenes from the movie Superman II were filmed. Take an elevator to the bottom of the Gorge and enjoy a walk along the boardwalk adjacent to the mighty rapids of the Niagara River to the Lower Niagara River Rapids (with the Giant Whirlpool in background) Open April to mid October daily 9:00 am. – 5:00 pm. 7-days a week; Last trip to the rapids: leaves 4:30 pm Admission: Adults $$. Children 5 & under free.
On the New York side, see the “Cave of the Winds”.