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Niagara Falls: Tours & Tickets

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Which side of Niagara Falls is better?

Niagara Falls' unique location between Canada and the US comprises of three waterfalls, not just one! Whether you want to see its frozen winter splendor or thunderous power in summer, both sides offer very different spectacles to choose from.

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls

90% of the Niagara River flows over Canada's Horseshoe Falls. It doesn't just look awesome, its raw power is literally eroding the US-Canada border!

American Falls

American Falls

As the name suggests, the American Falls is on the American side. It offers some of the most extreme views, with visitors able to get nail-bitingly close to the edge!

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Located in New York State, Bridal Veil is by far the smallest of the three. It's worth visiting the Cave of Winds attraction to see the water flow over you from the falls' base!

Daredevils

Daredevils

63-year-old Annie Taylor became the first of many to journey over Horseshoe Falls in a barrel. Horseshoe is terribly dangerous, but the others are too rocky to survive!

By boat

By boat

Boat tours operate in Niagara Gorge at the foot of the falls. Each country has different tour operators, so compare before deciding which side of the border to journey from.

Our insider tips

How many days to spend there?

A day should be enough to see Niagara Falls but it's worth scheduling more time if you plan to take advantage of the many activities, tours, and boat cruises available. It is very common for people to set aside a day-trip as part of a longer stay in Toronto or New York.

When to visit?

July to August are, unsurprisingly, the busiest months. If you want to avoid the crowds then going in June or September will make a considerable difference. Having said that, there are few things as awe-inspiring as the frozen Niagara in winter!

How to get there?

Both Toronto Pearson Airport and Buffalo Airport offer shuttle bus services, some with group discounts. It's worth noting that Toronto is much closer than Buffalo so, unless you're travelling from elsewhere in the US, you're probably better off accessing the falls from the Canadian side. There are direct trains twice a day between Toronto's Union Station and Niagara Falls.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The falls can be be viewed 24 hours a day.
  • Is it expensive?
    It is free to view, but you will need to pay parking fees, which can be around $20.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. It's worth checking out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Given the location of Niagara Falls between two countries, there are unlimited possibilities to get there. The most direct way would be by car, but there are various bus and coach options, too - it is best to research online first which would suit you best as part of a larger trip to Canada or the US.
  • Additional information
    **You're going to get wet from the spray of the falls, so bring a rain jacket! | Make sure you have the appropriate travel documents (e.g. passport, visa) if you plan on crossing the border.*

What people are saying about Niagara Falls

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 8,933 reviews

Phenomenal tour, excellently executed, and exceeded all expectations

If you're pressed for time and want to do it all, this is the tour for you. We were looking for a tour that would easily take us to see Niagara falls and back again without worrying about travel and transfers, and that would provide us with a guide. This was so much more than that. Our tour guide Judy and driver Mike were incredible, making us feel welcome, and having such a wealth of knowledge of the whole of Canada and anecdotes that they were sharing throughout. The tour included a reasonable start time, and covered an excellent lunch buffet overlooking the Falls, plenty of time at the Falls themselves to walk around and enjoy the views, the boat ride on the Hornblower, some more time to relax and explore around the main part, a stop off at the picturesque town of Niagara on the Lake, and finally a stop for ice wine tasting. Fun, informative, and top value for money. I wouldn't have changed anything at all about the day - I would 100% recommend this tour, it was perfect.

Toronto: Niagara Falls Classic Full-Day Tour by Bus Reviewed by

This tour was the top highlight of my trip

Our guide, Nathan, was so friendly and knowledgeable. He told us a lot about the history of Niagara Falls and Ontario during the drive. The tour was very organised and ran smoothly. We knew where and when we had to be at all times. Nathan also gave us great tips on things to do, see and eat. We had the perfect amount of free time at the falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. The wine tasting was great too and I like that the tasting was at the end of the day. The bus was comfortable and clean. The group was a good size, too. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Toronto!

The lady at the ticket booth was not very customer friendly.

Ride was great, ticket booth lady was not very customer friendly. Would not take the electronic voucher where all other excursions did. We booked helicopter rides, boat tours, and this was the only place that didn’t take the electronic vouchers. The ticket booth lady then criticized how we purchased our ticket through the website. That’s always the main response when things don’t go right with an excursion, they always want to place blame on the booking agency. Heck, you guys are the main marketing hub that make things go.

Niagara Falls Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket Reviewed by

Absolutely fabulous the guide J was the best was very knowledgable

The trip on the bus was great from the start when we were picked up from hotel the driver and guide his name was J was brilliant good sense of humour and his knowledge about the falls and surrounding areas were brilliant we couldn’t have had a better guide fabulous, he stopped at many places gave us ample time to take pictures, the boat trip was fantastic as well get very wet but ponchos were fabulous it was worth it what more can I say lunch stop good also Fab job

Loved all of it! Loved Hornblower, White Water, Behind the Falls!

The Horn Blower is exceptional and always fun. The White Water Walk was superb letting you be so close to the category 5 rapids. We just sat and enjoyed it for several minutes. Wonderful photo shoot too. The journey behind the falls was so intriguing to see the water from behind. And the Fury of Niagara was fun too. Think we would have enjoyed the aerial car too but didn't opt for it. The WeGo pass was great and saved us so much walking.

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