A trip to Niagara Falls Canada wouldn’t be complete without seeing premier Niagara Falls attractions like the Horseshoe Falls and the view from the Skylon Tower. However, there are other great tourist attractions close by that can help you make the most of a day in Niagara Falls.
Attractions in Niagara Falls
If you plan to start your day at the Skylon Tower, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of other tourist attractions close by – several are only a short walking distance away like the Imax theatre and the Fallsview Casino resort. The Imax theatre features exhibits and movies about many of the daredevils who braved the falls either by barrel or by high wire; and lived to tell the tale. The casino, on the other hand, is a place for daredevils of a different sort to try their luck.
To truly experience the falls, consider checking out the Journey Behind the Falls attraction. You’ll literally feel the thunder of the water crashing down from 13 stories above as you travel below and behind the falls for 30 to 45 minutes. A biodegradable poncho souvenir will help to protect you from the mist as you get to get close to this amazing wonder of the world.
If you want to experience the mist from the other side of the falls, look no further than the Maid of the Mist ride. This time you’ll get to board the legendary Maid of the Mist boat and travel by the base of the American falls before entering the basin of the Horseshoe Falls. Again, a souvenir poncho will keep the water at bay as you take in the falls from a close vantage point.
Have children? You’ll be pleased to discover that there are many attractions geared to kids in Niagara Falls like Brick City and Brontos Adventure Playland. Brick City is a miniature city made entirely of toy bricks and boasts a 10 foot tall CN Tower and 15 foot tall Golden Gate bridge replicas, while Brontos Adventure Playland is an indoor/outdoor attraction that will help the kids to blow off steam.
The kids may also enjoy the Niagara Skywheel, where they can experience the beauty of Niagara Falls while riding in a fully enclosed climate-controlled gondola year round. If your kids love water parks, look no further than the Fallsview Waterpark and resort. It features over 3 acres of indoor water thrills including 16 waterslides, a massive wave pool and more.
Skylon Tower Attractions
Offering far more than just a scenic view and terrific food, you can also find hours of fun in the Family Fun Center at the base of the Skylon Tower. Dubbed as Skyquest – this area features indoor activities like foozball, car races, golf, boxing , air hockey and many more. The food court also features familiar restaurants like Pizza Pizza, Dairy Queen, Mr. Sub and Starbucks so that the whole family can easily fuel up while staying close to the action.
Whether you’re taking a day trip, or looking to take a Niagara Falls vacation, there are plenty of local Niagara Falls attractions to experience for the whole family.