Travel Spotlight on Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Its 14 Best Attractions

Hopper's travel guide to Niagara Falls, Ontario, features info and photos of its 14 best attractions, restaurants and hotels, and has tips from local blogs.

Hopper Editors - Oct. 26, 2017

As a vacation destination, Niagara Falls, Ontario, offers much more than just its iconic waterfalls: it’s jam packed with attractions, festivals, restaurants and shopping. For family friendly attractions, explore nature in the Bird Kingdom and Butterfly Conservatory or reach new heights in the Niagara SkyWheel. For couples, Niagara’s fine-dining restaurants and wine country trail are just two of many things to do for a romantic getaway. Time your trip right and see the Winter Festival of Lights or watch fireworks over the waterfalls in the summer. Of course, it would be silly to visit without also taking in the Niagara Falls themselves, so book a cruise to see them up close or walk alongside the rapids on the White Water Walk.

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See Niagara Falls’ wild whitewater rapids on the White Water Walk

Visit this classic attraction at Niagara Falls for a close-up view of the gorge, local wildlife and whitewater rapids after the falls. Visitors will walk along a relaxing boardwalk right next to these wild and incredible whitewater rapids that are among the largest and finest series of standing waves in all of North America.

The Niagara SkyWheel is Canada’s largest observation wheel

The Niagara Skywheel is a family friendly attraction that takes visitors high in the sky for a spectacular view of Niagara Falls. From 175 feet in the air, visitors can see and take photos of the waterfalls from the comfort of a climate controlled, glass gondola. The Niagara Skywheel – also Canada’s largest observation wheel – is open year-round. To visit the SkyWheel just head to Clifton Hill and hop aboard!

Visit Bird Kingdom, the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world

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The Bird Kingdom is an adventure suitable for all ages and a must-see attraction for animal lovers. It is open 365 days a year and houses 80 species of birds in the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world. Visitors can see, learn about, and even feed the birds as they explore this indoor tropical paradise.

Eat local and dine in style in Niagara Falls at AG Inspired Cuisine

The menu at AG, brought together by executive chef Cory Linkson, is all about using fresh ingredients in a creative way. At AG, diners will enjoy unique and delicious cuisine featuring regional and seasonal ingredients. And let’s not forget about the wine, as all dishes can be expertly paired with quality wine chosen by sommelier Adam Ashukian.

Elegance and romance at Sterling Inn & Spa

Sterling Inn & Spa, Niagara Falls’ only boutique hotel, is the perfect place to stay for a romantic weekend or luxurious spa getaway. Every room is refined yet unique and features amenities that cater to couples, such as breakfast in bed and couples massages. Between the luxury accommodation and indulgent spa, what’s not to love?

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