Outdoor Activities

Maid of the Mist
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com/Bill Belvins

Certainly the most long-lived draw for tourists, these boat tours provide a surprising immediacy to the Falls experience. Sturdy vessels navigate waters at the base of the Falls, taking folks practically into the deluge pouring from the cliffs...  Read More

Only ten minutes from Niagara Falls, this privately-owned theme park is just the ticket for wholesome, family fun. On its 80 acres, you'll find dozens of rides, a wooden roller coaster, live entertainment, puppet shows, a petting zoo and even a...  Read More

Navy Island

If you require a strong dose of nature, Navy Island can deliver it in spades. First populated by Native Americans and used variously over the centuries as a military site and base for shipbuilding, agriculture and tourism, the island now serves...  Read More

Journey Behind the Falls
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com/Brent Ozar

If you think Niagara Falls is impressive from the front, try viewing it from the back! This tour takes visitors in an elevator to the base of the waterfall and lets them see, from behind, the sheer magnitude of the water as it's forced over the...  Read More

Currently a beautifully manicured park frequented by picnickers and folks in pursuit of recreational pastimes, Queenston Heights is also regarded as Canada's birthplace. During the War of 1812, a decisive battle between the British and Yanks...  Read More

Fort Erie

This reconstructed fort, which played a role in the War of 1812, is about 20 minutes from Niagara Falls. Its living history lesson features re-created interior spaces, mock battles, authentically dressed guides and weaponry exhibits. While...  Read More

White Water Walk

At this location along its route, the Niagara River is channeled through one of the area's narrowest formations. The power of the water here is astounding, and visitors can catch the strength of the current from an observation platform....  Read More

One of the world's great natural wonders, Niagara Falls is over a mile in length and sends more than a half-million gallons of water per second over the edge. Boats and helicopters provide a closer look at the curtain of water, but Journey...  Read More

Floral Clock

In the tradition of such cities as Geneva and Edinburgh, this floral clock combines both art and utility in a tourist-friendly package. The attraction, first created in 1950, utilizes approximately 16,000 plants to achieve its distinctive...  Read More

Old Fort Niagara

Intended to guard access to the Great Lakes, this historic fort was built by the French in the late 17th century. Thereafter, control shifted between the British and the Americans, until Old Fort Niagara was finally ceded to the US after the War...  Read More