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Niagara River: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

Embark on a stimulating jet-boat tour of the lower Niagara River. Ride the thrilling rapids and take in the stunning natural landscape surrounding you on your tour. Learn about the river, its historical landmarks, and the differences between the American and the Canadian sides of the river from your local guide. Then, let your expert guide navigate the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. Enter the Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experience the exhilarating 365° Hamilton Turn. Get up close and personal with the river as you get splashed paddling down the rapids as the jet boats are designed with an open top. If you prefer to stay dry, 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.

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

3. 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 elevator 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, 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 Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

5. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

Benefit from pick-up service from all downtown Toronto or Toronto Pearson Airport hotels, and then journey by climate-controlled mini-coach to Niagara Falls. Listen to an informative commentary about the history of the area and the role of the native people, and discover why the geography makes the Niagara Peninsula so unique. Upon arrival at Niagara Whirlpool, marvel at one of the most violent white water rapids in North America. Then, climb aboard the Hornblower to experience the power, energy and majesty of Niagara Falls up close on the "Voyage to the Falls" boat tour. Be mesmerized by the height of Horseshoe Falls and the volume of water that plunges from its crestline. Travel along the Niagara Parkway to see the power of the Niagara River as it prepares to plunge over the falls. Take in the scenic landscape of Dufferin Islands along the way. Get some free time at Niagara Falls for dinner or to visit Clifton Hill and other attractions. Gaze in awe when dusk arrives and the great cataracts are lit up in a multitude of colors. Opt for a tour with dinner and dine at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. Feast from the Fallsview Buffet and get panoramic views of Niagara Falls illuminated for the night. Depart Niagara Falls and journey back to Toronto for drop off at your hotel on arrival.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Guided Tour from Niagara Falls, USA

6. Niagara Falls, Canada: Guided Tour from Niagara Falls, USA

Embark on a fun-filled adventure of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. See nature's highlights, as well as landmarks along the way that shape the history of the Falls. Relax later with drop-off at your hotel. Begin your tour with pickup directly from your hotel in Niagara Falls, New York before crossing the Rainbow Bridge into Canada. Once there your first stop is the Skylon Tower. Head up 520 feet in a glass elevator to the observation deck where you will be treated to an incredible, birds-eye view. Take in the sight of all three Niagara Falls, including Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls. Views of the Niagara River and surrounding area are also seen from Skylon Tower. Next, descend 125 feet to explore cave-like tunnels behind the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls. Experience a treat for the senses as you hear the falls and feel them mist you as well. Enjoy more photo opportunities at two different observation decks from the tunnels. Then, board the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride (seasonal, operating May - October only, replaced with admission to Niagara's Fury and Butterfly Conservatory in the winter months). Sail around the Niagara gorge and get as close as possible to the Falls. Expect to feel the refreshing mist on your skin during this boat ride - but don’t worry, you will be provided with a recyclable rain poncho. Finally, your guide will take you on a narrated driving tour of the city where you will learn about Niagara’s rich history and distinct geography. Visit several points of interest including Dufferin Islands, the International Control Dam, the Old Scow, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Floral Clock. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Scenic Photography Tour

7. Niagara Falls, Canada: Private 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 2,137 reviews

The ride was amazing! So much fun! The poncho did nothing to keep the water off, so it was really just to keep a little warmer from the cold water and wind, lol. Sat in the third row and it was a BLAST!!! Not one dry spot anywhere! The river is beautiful and our host and driver did an excellent job! Definitely recommend this tour! The only negative, is there were a lot of pictures of the back crowd, but none of the front seats. A little video but no stills. Definitely felt cheated out of those pictures!!! There also could have been more photos of our boat instead of generic pictures for the price I paid for the package! I hope you’ll consider making that change for future guests or possibly lower the price of the package and let the people know most of the pictures and videos are of random people.

Even with the rain we enjoyed the Tour, everything went as explained, don't buy a Tour with dinner at Sheraton Buffett, not a good choice.

Amazing experience! Great staff, quick and easy reservation made online with no long line ups or delays at the Falls. Highly recommend

Our tour guide was awesome and the captain was amazing!!

The tour guide was awesome and the captain amazing!