Things to Do
Near the Oakes Hotel
Located on Fallsview Boulevard, right in the heart of the bustling tourist district, the Oakes Hotel is in the epicentre of all of the best Niagara Falls attractions. From taking an exhilarating zipline to the falls to wandering through the pretty Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, there is so much to see and so many things to do at this natural wonder of the world.
Ride up and down the track of the Falls Incline Railway to witness a unique vantage point of the Horseshoe Falls. Originally built in 1966, the railway is a historic place of interest.
Enjoy one of the ultimate tourist attractions in Niagara Falls — a Hornblower Niagara Cruise! Voyage the falls and feel the mist on your face as you get up close and personal with the American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the spectacular Great Gorge.
From concerts and events to slots, poker and tournaments, the Fallsview Casino has it all, including a view of the Falls! If your interested in visiting the Casino during your trip, make sure you check out our Fallsview Casino Package.
Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel — a 175-foot tall Ferris wheel located in Clifton Hill — for breathtaking panoramic views of Niagara Falls. Rides in the evening offer a special look at the glittering Niagara skyline.
With 10 secluded acres of gorgeous nature trails perfect for exploring, Dufferin Islands are a tranquil Niagara Falls attraction. If you go for the day, don’t forget to pack a picnic.
The Niagara Scenic Trolley gives its passengers a fun and informative tour of the park, along with fun facts and tips for checking out Niagara Falls’ most popular tourist attractions. A great activity for the whole family.
The Niagara Falls History Museum is one of the top places of interest for any history buffs visiting Niagara Falls. Housed within the old Town Hall that was built in 1874, the museum features interesting artifacts and relics related to the War of 1812 and a hand-on exhibit where you can build a bridge to cross the Gorge.
Clifton Hill's world-famous Street of Fun by the Falls is an exciting entertainment and activities area. From amusement park tourist attractions to the Fallsview Casino, there’s something for every member of the family here.
How fast can you go? Located in Clifton Hill, the Niagara Speedway is an elevated go-kart track. Designed to be like a rollercoaster, the two-level course is spread out over four acres with multiple spirals!
Soar across the sky, through the Niagara River Gorge, and to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower! Zipline to the Falls is an exciting tourist attraction and a thrilling way to experience Niagara.
The Floral Clock, which dates back to 1950, features a large clock face 40-feet in diameter and made up of approximately 16,000 colourful flowers. The largest of its kind in the world, it is a unique Niagara Falls attraction.
Oakes Garden Theatre, which first opened in 1937, includes architecture built to wrap around the curved landscape, beautiful lily ponds, and gardens that provide a tranquil escape in the heart of busy Niagara Falls. For visitors looking to unwind, this is definitely a place of interest.
A must-see tourist destination for any chocolate lovers. Hershey’s Chocolate World, known as the “sweetest place on earth,” features a bake shop serving chocolate desserts, special activities, and even the opportunity to create your own candy bar.
North America’s largest indoor waterpark and resort, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, provides plenty of things to do for the whole family. The park spans three-acres and includes 16 waterslides, a massive indoor wave pool, hot springs, outdoor pool, and sundeck.
Niagara Glen is a nature reserve and one of the best-preserved examples of Southern Ontario's original Carolinian forest. Hike through ancient geological formations, wild flora and fauna, and enjoy the view of the Niagara River rapids at this historic tourist attraction.
This magical Niagara Falls attraction features more than 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies from over 45 different species. The Butterfly Conservatory, located in the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, also includes beautiful ponds, paths, and a waterfall.
Take a self-guided tour of Niagara River’s white-water rapids at winding viewing platforms that sit right at the water’s edge. The White Water Walk is an exciting tourist attraction for anyone wanting to get up close to the action
This thrilling Niagara Falls attraction has been in operation since 1916! The Whirlpool Aero Car is an antique cable car that is suspended from six cables. Expect a spectacular view of the Niagara whirlpool and white-water rapids — and your adrenaline pumping!
Test your balance (and your wits) with the Whirlpool Adventure Course. The course includes thrilling activities like suspended obstacles and ziplines right about the Niagara River’s whirlpool and gorge.
Featuring everything from nature hikes and walks along the Niagara River’s edge to adventure courses and cruises, Niagara Parks includes all of the most popular tourist attractions at Niagara Falls and is, without a doubt, one of the area’s top places of interest.
This charming town in southern Ontario is located on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River. Niagara-on-the-Lake, a place of interest for visitors looking to venture outside of the main Niagara Falls attractions, is best known for its wineries, 19th century architecture, and tree-lined streets.
With 99 acres of beautiful gardens, including a world-famous rose garden that includes more than 2,400 roses, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens is a place of interest for anyone who appreciates natural beauty. The gardens, which were established in 1936, also feature herbs, vegetables, perennials, and rhododendrons.
Whether you run, walk, or cycle, the gorgeous 56-kilometre Niagara River Recreation Trail runs parallel to the Niagara River and provides plenty of opportunity for activities if you’re looking for physical things to do in Niagara Falls.
The Niagara Outlet Collection is Canada’s largest open-air outlet mall. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it offers a huge selection of well-known brands names including Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and the Gap.
Featuring popular Canadian brands such as Le Chateau alongside international names like Tommy Hilfiger, the Canada One Outlets is a popular retail destination and tourist attraction for shoppers.
Known as Niagara’s largest shopping destination, the Pen Centre is home to approximately 180 stores and services. Shoppers will find a nice selection of international favourites here, like H&M and Sephora.