Ontario Viewing points

Our most recommended Ontario, Canada Viewing points

Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

1. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Niagara Falls on a guided day trip from Toronto, with pickup from downtown Toronto and on-board commentary from your guide. Enrich your tour with an optional Niagara Falls boat cruise. Start with a scenic drive through Niagra-on-the-lake along the Niagara Parkway and marvel at Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument. Enjoy a stopover and see the hydroelectric power station, Whirlpool Rapids and Floral Clock. Upon arrival at Niagara Falls, get 3 hours of free time during which you can choose to take the Hornblower Niagara Cruise "Voyage to the Falls." Feel the thunder of the Journey Behind the Falls or get panoramic views from Skylon Tower (during the winter months). Take a break where you can go and purchase a delicious lunch at one of the various dine-in restaurants or fast food joints near Niagara Falls. After your break, sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort as you travel by bus back to Toronto.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

2. Niagara Falls, Canada: Skylon Tower Observation Deck Ticket

Book your flexible date ticket in advance to visit Skylon Tower around your travel plans and the weather. Your ticket is valid for entry within seven days of the booked date. Year-round, under the sun or stars, enjoy the best panoramic views of the Falls and surrounding city from 236 meters above the Niagara Gorge. Your visit begins with the 'Ride to the Top' in a glass-enclosed, exterior elevator. A smooth 52-second trip will have you to the top of the tower, ready to discover the sights from the indoor and outdoor observation deck. Admire aerial views of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Great Gorge, and the Niagara River. During the day, take in views of the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo, when the conditions are right. Visit at night to see the Falls illuminated in a cascade of colors and admire the seasonal Falls Fireworks display overhead.  The Revolving Dining Room and the Summit Suite Buffet offer sumptuous meal options (at your own expense). At the base of Skylon Tower is a family fun center with interactive games and rides for all ages. Browse the shopping concourse with a wide selection of specialty shops featuring distinctive Canadian souvenirs, giftware, clothing, jewelry, and native crafts.

Toronto: Niagara-on-the-Lake & Falls Day Trip with Boat Tour

3. Toronto: Niagara-on-the-Lake & Falls Day Trip with Boat Tour

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Admire the majestic falls from various angles and enjoy time to explore at your own pace. Upgrade your experience with a boat tour of the Falls. Leave Toronto earlier and get back sooner on a fun and leisurely day trip to Niagara Falls. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus under the expert care of your engaging local guide. Your adventure begins when you meet your guide at the convenient downtown meeting point. Set off on the 90-minute scenic drive into the Niagara Region. Your driver will share their local knowledge along the way. Stopover and visit the historic town of Niagara on the Lake on your own. Take in the sights of the Niagara River and million-dollar homes along the scenic Niagara Parkway.  Pause for guided photo stops at the Floral Clock, Hydro Power Station, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Niagara Gorge before arriving at Niagara Falls. Upgrade to include the seasonal Voyage to the Falls boat tour and sail into the heart of the world-famous falls (you must choose the Guided Day Trip including Voyage to the Falls Boat Cruise option for the cruise to be included). Your guide will escort you to the cruise departure point so you can benefit from expedited access to the boat boarding area.  When the cruise is not operating, you'll instead ride to the top of Skylon Tower's observation deck for unbeatable panoramic views of the Falls.  Pending on the tour option selected, enjoy up to 3-hours of free time in Niagara Falls to explore the local attractions. Your tour concludes with a quiet and cool return to Toronto, in time for you to relax before your evening plans.

Niagara Falls: Canadian Side Day Trip with Maid of The Mist

4. Niagara Falls: Canadian Side Day Trip with Maid of The Mist

Marvel at spectacular views of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the border. Your half-day tour includes the world-famous American Maid of The Mist boat ride and an unbeatable aerial view of the Falls, River, and Gorge from atop Skylon Tower. In summer, you'll set sail aboard the Maid of The Mist. Journey into the heart of the Falls to hear the thundering roar of thousands of gallons of water and feel the mist on your face. Then, travel across the international border into Canada.  During winter, instead of Maid of The Mist, you'll discover the Falls' awesome power with admission to 'Journey Behind the Falls', at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. From atop Skylon Tower admire panoramic views of the Falls plus visit key viewpoints like Table Rock and Terrapin Point. See Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls during your tour. See how the churning waters of the Falls carved out the awesome Niagara River Gorge.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

5. Niagara Falls, Canada: Niagara SkyWheel Ticket

Take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet over the falls, it is the most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. Marvel at views of the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks. Enhance your experience with audio narration about Niagara Falls and how the SkyWheel was made. The Niagara SkyWheel features fully enclosed gondolas, climated controlled for year-round comfort and enjoyment. Ride day or night, in any season. Enjoy spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction on the 8 to 12-minute ride. Take in the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline on an evening ride.

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

6. Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

Take a combination tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives from the Canadian side of the Falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls. Fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. Admire the dramatic sight of this natural beauty from the air. Then, see the power of Niagara Falls up close onboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat ride "Voyage to the Falls" (May - November only). When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the fun interactive Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory from December - April. Admire 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower, also enjoy a spectacular lunch at the Skylon Tower's Summit Suite Buffet. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the tower while choosing from a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Your last stop is "Journey Behind the Falls", where you'll go below as well as behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

7. Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian and American Deluxe Day Tour

Visit the legendary Niagara Falls in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle, and enjoy a guided tour of this famous natural wonder. Experience the Maid of the Mist boat (during season), the Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and much more. Begin with pickup at your Niagara Falls hotel, then enjoy a thrilling ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat to set the atmosphere for the day ahead. Admire panoramic views of the falls atop the Skylon Tower and receive free return passes for next time. From here, enoy a brilliant view over the Niagara River Gorge where the turbulent waters have sculpted a unique shape into the rock. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Next, descend 175 feet in an elevator to experience the river up close and personal. Walk along the Hurricane Deck at the base of the Bridal Veil Falls and sense the ferocious waters of the falls rush past and under you, displaying their full force. Raincoats are provided, and you will need them. During your tour, you'll also visit all of the key viewing areas including Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island, and Three Sister Islands to name just a few. At the end of your Niagara Falls encounter, you will be transported back to your hotel where you can reflect upon your action-packed day. During the off-season period (approximately early November to mid-April, depending on winter/ice conditions), The Journey Behind the Falls or Hornblower Niagara Cruise (subject to availability) replaces the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. In addition, the Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Cave of the Winds during this period. Attractions are seasonal and operate subject to weather conditions.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

8. 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.

Toronto: Night Tour with CN Tower or Harbor Cruise

9. Toronto: Night Tour with CN Tower or Harbor Cruise

Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel in downtown Toronto. If you choose the Harbor Cruise option, kick off the tour with a beautiful Toronto harbor boat ride. If not, head out on a narrated driving tour on the way to your first stop in the Distillery District. Take a walking tour of the district’s cobblestone streets and 19th-century, industrial-style buildings with your guide. After the walking tour, you’ll have some free time to explore and shop in this vibrant space. Your guide will bring you to Cherry Beach, a lakeside beach park located at the foot of Cherry Street. As one of the city's remarkable resources, it's known as the cleanest beach in Toronto and a great place to swim in the summer.  At the end of your tour, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in downtown Toronto. Later, get a chance to see the downtown city lights up close. With your guide, go to the city hall to see the iconic Toronto sign illuminated at Nathan Phillips Square.  The final stop on your tour will be CN Tower, where you can view the city and surrounding area from the 342-meter (over 1,100-foot) high observation deck. The tower famously held the world record for tallest freestanding structure until 2007, so rest assured the view is incredible. If you’re brave enough, you can even walk on the glass floor. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel in downtown Toronto.

Toronto: Best of Toronto City Tour with Entry Tickets

10. Toronto: Best of Toronto City Tour with Entry Tickets

Experience the best of the best on this complete Ultimate Toronto Tour. This small group tour will have you experience first-hand some of Toronto’s must-see attractions and learn about the history behind them.  Once this tour is completed, you will walk away with wonderful memories and a head full of amazing facts and tidbits about Toronto's history.  Your adventure in Toronto starts with a quick trip up to the observation deck of the CN Tower – one of the world’s most popular tourist spots. On the observation deck, you will have the opportunity to walk out and be 1,151 feet above the ground. Being so high up will allow you to get amazing views of the surrounding city. Don’t forget to bring your camera because there will be numerous opportunities to take amazing photos. Next, hop aboard a seasonal cruise where you will be able to see breathtaking views of Toronto’s skyline, the bustling waterfront, and the nearby Toronto Islands. When the cruise is unavailable, explore the cobblestone streets and old industrial buildings of Toronto's Distillery District instead. Other highlights of the tour will include a narrated driving tour of Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Queen’s Park, and a short stop at the St. Lawrence Market (Closed Sundays and Mondays).  The Ultimate Toronto Tour will be ideal for first-time tourists to Toronto who are looking to experience it all or veteran travelers to the area who want to experience something new.

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We throughly enjoyed our trip to Niagara. Bernard was a fantastic and helpful tour guide - he was very accommodating. Niagara is beautiful and defiantly worth seeing if you can fit it in. What we must enjoyed about this trip was having the opportunity to go to the town Niagara on the Lake - it really added to the day. Definitely worth going with this tour guide as the whole process of getting to Niagara was stress free. Boat trip is worth doing but be warned you will get a bit damp.

Had a great time on TEAM NICK visiting the Niagara Falls. Everything was taken care of and on time, and Nick was an amazing guide. He had lots of anecdotes for us (some true, some for fun) and made sure we all had enough time to explore by ourselves. Would definitely recommend this tour as you get to see the main attractions on both sides, which planning by yourself can be quite daunting.

Excellent and very helpful guide, Tony. Full of information and so nice.

Great bike tour with Terence. A must do for when you are in Toronto!

Was a great way to see all the area but especially to see the Falls!