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Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

1. Niagara Falls, Canada: Zipline to The Falls

Discover stunning of views of Niagara Falls and get your adrenaline rushing with this zipline ticket. Zipline 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge and 670 meters past the American Falls. Take a comfortable van back your starting point. Join Niagara's most exciting and unique Falls viewing experience. Benefit from express admission by completing your waiver online in advance of arrival. Head directly to the launch kiosk where staff will accompany you via elevator up to the zipline launch pad. Be kitted out with a helmet and a comfort safety harness. You'll receive all the safety instructions you'll need so that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Sense the incredible force of nature as you soar 67 meters above the famous Niagara River Gorge and glide smoothly 670 meters past the American Falls towards the awesome power, thundering roar and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and arrive at the Falls Observation Landing Deck. Enjoy the very best viewing and photo opportunity of the world-famous Niagara Falls in all its glory. Finally, return to the top in comfort aboard air-conditioned passenger vans.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Walking Tour with Cruise & the Falls

Dedicate a day to the mesmerizing Niagara Falls on a guided walking tour. Be on the first funicular of the day and descend into the gorge for the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Walk around the boardwalk before taking part in the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Meet your friendly guide and group in front of the funicular in the morning and take in panoramic views as you make your way down to the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Climb aboard and feel the power of Niagara Falls up close. Ascend back up and enjoy an informative walking tour around the boardwalk. View the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge, learn about famous celebrities and daredevils who visited this site, and take a great photo at Horseshoe Falls. Arrive at the Table Rock Welcome Center and get ready for the Journey Behind the Falls experience. Climb down the stairs into the rocky caves behind the waterfalls and follow a ledge to a viewing point beside the cascades.

Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

3. Niagara Falls, ON: 45-minute Jet Boat Tour on Niagara River

Are you looking to spend an exciting afternoon out in nature ? Then this stimulating jet-boat tour of the Niagara River is perfect for you. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids - it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Then, your expert guide will navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn! The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that means you will definitely get wet as you go through the rapids. You will be provided with the necessary gear to make your trip as comfortable as possible but there are no dry seats with this option! If you prefer to stay dry, you can still experience the excitement of the rapids on the Jet Dome tour. You will take the same journey as the Wet Jet tour, but the covered boat offers shelter from river rapids, keeping you dry and comfortable. Feel free to bring along a camera on this tour.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Whirlpool Adventure Ropes Course

4. Niagara Falls, Canada: Whirlpool Adventure Ropes Course

Take part in a whole new way to experience the Niagara River. Enjoy tons of family-friendly fun and excitement with outdoor aerial adventures. Three self-paced courses include dozens of climbing, ziplining, jumping, and swinging aerial games. Upon arrival at the park, check in with the guest service staff who will direct you to meet your certified guide. Your guide then takes care of it all, from activity demonstration, ensuring the proper fit of your helmet and harness, and providing observational coaching during your climbing experience. Once you complete the demo course, head out onto the Kids, Classic, or Extreme Course for a fun, safe, and thrilling experience of obstacles and zip-lines high above the world-famous whirlpool and Niagara gorge. This makes a totally new and unique way to have a Niagara River adventure and discover the lost art of "monkeying-around".

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour & Guided Walking Tour

5. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour & Guided Walking Tour

Save and explore with this day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Your tour includes return transport, wine-tasting, two walking tours, and a sightseeing mobile app. Depart from Toronto and head to Niagara. Your first stop is a winery in Palatine Hill. Spend 30-minutes at the winery and taste some of the local wine. The next stop is Niagara-on-the-Lake. Spend 1-hour at Niagara-on-the-Lake and explore the area with its stunning scenery. Arrive at Niagara Falls and join a guided walking tour. Enjoy live commentary from your tour guide as you stroll past tourist hotspots, including Horseshoe Falls, Clifton Hill, and Skylon Tower. This day trip is flexible to suit your schedule, so go and enjoy some free time. Explore more of the city by foot, enjoy a spot of lunch, or visit one of Niagara's many attractions (at your own expense). After a fun-filled day, the transport will return you to Toronto. You can take a guided walking tour of Toronto - which you can join on another date during your stay. Your guide will show you the highlights of Toronto's cosmopolitan city center, including Ripley's Aquarium, CN Tower, Hockley Hall of Fame, and many others.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Photography Tour

6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Photography Tour

Niagara Falls is one of the most dynamically impressive four-season destinations in the world. Your driver/guide on this tour is a well-known local professional photographer who specializes in Niagara, including the falls, wildlife, architecture, and landscape in his portfolio. Your guide will show you some of his favorite photo ops, as well as taking and helping you take photos as you go. Your guide will contact you prior to your tour date to help set the time and pickup details with you so that you catch the best times of the day for photos. On your tour, you can also take a break, visit a winery or two, a craft brewery, a distillery, a cidery, or the chocolate FX Factory. This tour utilizes an upscale private vehicle exclusive to your group. We will create the perfect tour itinerary for you.

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What people are saying about Niagara River

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,290 reviews

Absolutely loved it there was 4 of us 2 being afraid of heights. Was perfect for a beginner very relaxing atmosphere made for a great experience. We are already planning a trip back in the warmer weather as it was a bit chilly. And definitely taking advantage of the 2nd ride for $15.

We had a terrific time in Niagara Falls. I took my niece zip lining it was beautiful sunny day perfect ! I would recommend this attraction- you can also do a second run for 15$ that’s a good deal first run is pricey but well worth the thrill

Staff are nice and friendly. They make sure everything is into places and you are safe. Its amazing experienced. I had so much fun and my best friend in Zip-lining. I recommend the Zipline guys to give it a try and you won’t regret it. 5 ⭐️

Well organized, great staff, may want to add some music when riders are waiting in harness livin things up

It was extremely exciting and the guys were awesome