Niagara-on-the-Lake Viewing points

Our most recommended Niagara-on-the-Lake 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.

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

2. 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.

From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

3. 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.

From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

4. From Buffalo: Customizable Private Day Trip to Niagara Falls

Embark on a private journey from Buffalo or Niagara Falls, New York. Taste wine and eat and shop (at your expense) in the pretty and quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Customize your experience to include a winery stop, a chocolate factory or brewery visit, a stroll in Queens Royal Park, or anything else. Visit Niagara Falls. Your driver-guide will pick you up in Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY, and help you create a world-class experience perfect for you and your friends or family. Get comfortable in a private vehicle exclusive to your group. Head to the prettiest town in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Wander, shop, eat, drink, and see all the sights. Opt for tastings or to dine at a couple of the nearby wineries. Visit the chocolate factory or sip a cold one at one of the craft breweries. Experience Queens Royal Park and journey down the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping for photo ops along the way. Visit Queenston Heights Park, climb Brock's Monument, experience the amazing depths of the Niagara Gorge and the breathtaking views of the winding Niagara River. Relax on the ride into Niagara Falls, past Oaks Garden Theater, through Queen Victoria Park, and soon to the grand spectacle of the waterfalls. See the Rainbow Falls, the Bridal Veil, and the spectacular Horseshoe Falls in all their glory. Humble to the power of Mother Nature. Walk Clifton Hill, go behind the waterfall, ride the Hornblower Cruise and the SkyWheel, experience the Spanish cable car, and more. Return to your pickup location.

From Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian Side Tour w/ Entry Tickets

5. From Niagara Falls, USA: Canadian Side Tour w/ Entry Tickets

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.

From Niagara, USA: Canadian Tour with Power Station & Tunnel

6. From Niagara, USA: Canadian Tour with Power Station & Tunnel

Learn all about how Niagara Falls powers North America with this tour focusing on its hydroelectric elements. Benefit from commentary from your driver and guide, and see the key sights of the Canadian side on this day trip from Niagara Falls, New York. Depart from Niagara Falls, USA, and cross over the Rainbow Bridge to Canada. Catch your first view of all three of the thundering falls. Learn about how the power of these waterfalls has been harnessed to generate clean hydro-electric power and “electrify” many areas of North America. Admire the beauty of the surrounding region at the Floral Clock, Dufferin Islands, and from the vantage point of the Skylon Tower. Explore the 2,200-ft tunnel at the Power Building and gazing up directly at the mighty Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy a hands-on, multi-sensory experience at the Power Station as you learn about hydro-electric power. For tours taking place in the evening, experience the immersive Currents light show which makes you feel like you are part of the natural wonder yourself.

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What people are saying about Niagara-on-the-Lake

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,268 reviews

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.

Bernad was friendly, efficient and informative. Wasn’t sure we were up for all the hype at Niagara but it was a really fun day that went without a hitch. Despite being Thanksgiving and crowded, there were no queues for boats or Skylon. Bernad organised all the tickets. Niagara on the Lake is a must and this is why we chose this small tour as big coaches are not permitted to stop anymore, and thank goodness, it would have been paradise lost. Good job Bernad.

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

Really well organised and jam packed with lots of extra site seeing

Amazing experience! Bernard was a great tour guide!