Niagara Region, Canada

Niagara Region is one of Canada's most attractive four-season destinations in the World. From the sheer spectacle of Niagara Falls at a majestic 13 stories tall which is the World's-biggest waterfall with six million cubic feet of water cascading over its brink every minute to the award-winning wine country. The attractions are abundant and appealing. With its spectacular natural setting between two Great lakes and bordering the Niagara River, the region is a peninsula that rises up into a towering escarpment. And while Niagara Falls may be the area's most famous natural attraction, it is just one of Niagara's many wonders.

Joined to New York State by four international bridges, Niagara is minutes from Buffalo and within 1½ hour drive from Toronto. With its incredible diversity and proximity, Niagara is a true original and a world class destination that draws people back time and time again.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls a destination unlike any other, from the top of Skylon Tower 236m up (775 feet) to the base of Horseshoe Falls 57m down (188 feet), an awe-inspiring Ontario Canada vacation destination. The Falls give off a round-the-clock roar, a refreshing and surprisingly far-reaching mist, a reminder of just how wondrous our natural world is. From the marvel of gazing at the Falls to adrenaline-fueled activities, there are many ways to experience this natural wonder, including an array of Niagara Falls attractions for all ages.

Take an elevator 45m down (150 feet) through bedrock to tunnels behind the Falls, or explore the roar of the water on the new Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Take the view high-above at the Skylon Tower, in a gondola on Canada's largest observation wheel, or via helicopter. From summer fireworks to winter light displays and the iconic New Year's Eve celebration, the Falls is a breathtaking backdrop year round.

Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill is one of the most famous streets in Niagara Falls. Located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill offers an exciting array of attractions, themed restaurants, shops and nightclubs, providing fun experiences for everyone within one walking distance. You can instantly recognize if you're on Clifton Hill by the giant wheel that sits 53m (175 feet) above Niagara Falls called the Niagara Skywheel, a 'must see' attraction. Putt with life size dinosaurs in a 36-hole mini-golf adventure... Be challenged by over 300 interactive games at Canada's largest entertainment complex.

Everything's on the Hill - fun shops, wax museums, souvenir outlets, fudge shops, burgers, themed restaurants and dining chains that cater to many different tastes. All this and more is located in the shadow of the breathtaking Falls cataract, one of the World's most stunning natural wonders. Home of the Midway, Fun Houses, and night life. Clifton Hill is the most "Fun by the Falls!".

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Hornblower Niagara Cruises is a thrilling new way to experience Niagara Falls. An intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge, you will journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls. Hold onto your heart and keep your eyes wide open because you're in for the thrill of a lifetime! This legendary boat tour of Niagara Falls takes place aboard a state-of-the-art Hornblower catamaran. You'll experience the thundering roar, awesome power of Niagara.

White Water Walk

Take a walk like no other, along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater! Marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature, and see how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created. Trillions of gallons of water are forced into this accelerating trough--the sight will take your breath away.

Journey Behind the Falls

The sound is like thunder; the sight is awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara, and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above! At Journey Behind the Falls, you'll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world's fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, traveling 65 kilometers per hour.

You'll find Journey Behind the Falls at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, in the Table Rock Welcome Center. Take an elevator down 45 meters (150 ft.) through bedrock to tunnels leading to the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal, one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. In the spring and summer months, you'll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls.

IMAX Theatre

The Niagara Falls IMAX Experience brings true stories that have been talked about for generations to life on a screen over six stories high. With 12,000 watts of floor shaking digital surround sound. Whether it's going over Niagara Falls, scaling the top of Mount Everest or speeding around the Indy track at 230 miles per hour, IMAX films are guaranteed to take you places you've never been before. Be sure to watch the amazing: Niagara Miracles, Myths and Magic. With over 45 minutes you will witness Niagara Falls' incredible stories that would take a lifetime to experience! The Daredevil Exhibit, located within the Theatre, features the world's largest collection of original daredevil barrels that have challenged the mighty falls. The IMAX Theatre is a must see for any visit to the Falls.

Greg Frewin Theatre

A little bit of mystery and art of illusion is waiting to be found in Niagara Falls with Greg Frewin, one of the most decorated magicians in the World. Greg Frewin brings a little bit of Las Vegas to the Falls with his dazzling magic show, featuring spectacular appearances by rare and majestic tigers, exotic birds and beautiful dancers. Your IMAGINATION will be captivated and you will be AMAZED beyond belief.

Bird Kingdom

Bird Kingdom is located in the tourist district of Niagara Falls. Previously the home of the Niagara Falls Museum, the building was re-opened as a free flying aviary in May 2003. It is now one of the largest indoor aviaries in the world, encompassing approximately 45,000 square feet (4200 m2), and it houses over 300 individual birds, the majority of which come from Australia, South America, and Africa. It also houses mammals, insects, and reptiles, and even an amphibian-the dyeing poison frog. Bird Kingdom has been voted Niagara Falls Attraction of the Year four times.

Botanical Gardens

Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Niagara Falls. This beautiful garden setting is home to the Butterfly Conservatory and serves as the unique outdoor classroom for students attending the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. Established in 1936, you'll enjoy 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens. Enjoy perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, as well as our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2400 roses.

Butterfly Conservatory

This magical attraction features over 2000 colorful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired. The Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes north of the Falls. Explore 180 meters of pathways winding through a lush, tropical environment.

Horseplay Niagara

Discover the beauty of the south coast of Niagara on a horseback ride through meandering trails, forests and beach. Horseback ride along the beach and the Trans-Canada Trail viewing the wildlife found along these quiet paths. Loose the crowds and get back to the basics as you discover the beauty and peace of Niagara, on the back of one of the well trained horses. Beach rides are suitable for first time riders that are 8 year old and up or for the more experienced rider.

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is a massive and astonishing 200,0002 casino resort - that is the size of three football fields - and one of the largest in the World. You can try your luck at slots, table games and play Texas Hold'em or Omaha in the luxurious Poker Room, or shoot for the moon with high-limit gaming in the exclusive Salon Privé. Whatever you choose, there's a lot of adrenalin pumping in this broad and sophisticated space.