Get Sprayed in Niagara Falls


Tourists have been flocking to North America’s most powerful and striking waterfall since the 1850’s, and each year around 28 million people will visit the Canadian/US border holiday town.  Casinos, resorts and theme park attractions have cascaded around the Falls, but there’s no denying the sheer power and beauty of Niagara, along with its value as a source of hydroelectric energy. Hear the roar of the waterfall, see the jealous look of envy from visitors on the US side.


Length of Trip : Budget about 90 minutes for the boat ride. A weekend is plenty for Niagara Falls, unless you have kids, who will want to stay forever. Boats depart every 15 minutes.

Cost : Adult: $19.95 | Child (5-12 yrs): $12.25 | Child (4 yrs and under): FREE

Best time to go : June, July and August, when the spray is refreshing!

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat :
Windows by Jamie Kennedy
The Keg - Located in the Embassy Suites with a great view.
The Rainbow Room
Local favourite: Betty’s

Official Site :

Where to Stay : We recommend staying with our trusted partner, the Crowne Plaza Fallsview when visiting Niagara Falls

Getting There : The entrance for Canadian departures for the Hornblower Cruise is along the Niagara Parkway, This is at the north end of Queen Victoria Park, close to the Rainbow Bridge and Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of the Clifton Hill tourist area.

Note from Robin : The lines can be intimidating but years of heavy patronage has created an efficient system that does move pretty smoothly. Both the US and Canadian boats visit the same spot beneath Horseshoe Falls, although the Canadian boats are bigger. Stand on the upper deck if you want to really feel the spray. Early mornings are less crowded, but can also be more chilly. Walking to the illuminated Falls on a hot summer evening is quite lovely.



Further Reading

Bike Niagara

Great Canadian Trail's Niagara Wines and Waterfront Trail by Bike itinerary includes:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle including helmet, panniers, bike lock, basic repair kit, and bicycle insurance
  • luggage transfer (1 piece per person)
  • information pack including route notes and maps
  • emergency hotline
  • transfers
Running May to October, the cost is $1220 per person with single supplements available. Click here for more information!


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