The Best of The Best

Niagara Falls is such a majestic place, not only for its natural wonders, but because of its man-made unique structures. From everything to walks through the gardens to getting bombarded with butterflies on top of your head, there is much to do while in this ever-growing city. One of the main attractions of course is The Falls itself, and with that comes a whole slew of activities that will take you to the ends of the earth to explore this natural wonder of the world. The second you choose to hop on the Maid of The Mist or go on a Journey Behind The Falls, you'll be encompassed in a world you didn't even know existed. I do have to say, it's always fun to drive on down to The Falls to see everyone's eyes light up the second they stand in front of this monster of a natural creation. Whether you like to fit each and every activity into your weekend, or you are more a laid back vacationer, The Falls has it all and so much more. Take to the streets and embrace the beauty of The Falls no matter which adventure you partake in. The beauty of the area is that there is so much to explore and so many adventures that are awaiting you, that no matter which adventure you latch onto, each and every memory of The Niagara Region will last a lifetime. And so while in Niagara Falls don't forget to partake in adventure or two from this perfectly crafted top 10 list.

If you feel there's something magical about the presence of a single butterfly, imagine having 2000 of them flying about! Thanks to tropical foliage and flowers, a waterfall and an added dose of humidity, the experience becomes downright exotic....  Read More

It's like a theme-park ride, but it's real! These tours take passengers into the churning waters of the Niagara Gorge and the famous Whirlpool for a true water-soaked adventure. Down river from the Falls, the currents still hold immense power,...  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

Journey Behind the Falls
Photo courtesy of 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

Niagara Skywheel
Photo courtesy of Hamilton

Niagara Skywheel, it is not just a plain old Ferris Wheel that enables you to see Niagara Falls from up above, it is an experience that is awaiting your arrival. The Skywheel, towering as tall as 175 feet (53 meters), has views of the...  Read More

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens
Photo courtesy of Enking

Initially established in 1936, these botanical gardens attract nearly a million visitors each year. In fact, folks can't seem to get enough of NPBG's 100 acres of manicured beds and plantings, which are maintained by a select group of students...  Read More

Fast! Unleashed! Mammoth! The superlatives abound for the features at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and they are well deserved. The slide racing is super-slick and speedy, the Toob Tower provides height and speed, the full-size wave pool...  Read More

A combination theme park and aquarium, this complex teaches as it entertains and delights. Killer whales, sea lions, walruses and dolphins perform for visitors who are given the opportunity to view feedings and even touch the killer and beluga...  Read More

Ground-level sightseeing is terrific, but you'll move to the next level when you book a helicopter tour. The panorama of Niagara territory is heightened from the air, and four-person vehicles ensure that you get personalized attention. Lift off...  Read More

Maid of the Mist
Photo courtesy of 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


Meet Melaina Gasbarrino

Melaina is a native to The Niagara Region. Though she's traveled the world, she loves coming home and experiencing the true beauty that The Niagara Region has to offer. From hikes through The...  More About Melaina