Niagara’s Most Exciting Fall Celebrations

Autumn in Niagara
Fall is an amazing time of year to visit Niagara.

Experience the best of the fall season in Niagara Falls this September and October at a number of exciting local celebrations. Here are some of the top Niagara events to check out this fall.

Chinese Harvest Moon Celebration

September 24, Montebello Park

The harvest moon is the full moon that falls closest to the fall equinox, which this year will be visible on the night of September 24th. And you can view the beautiful orange-coloured moon and celebrate the harvest in Montebello Park in St. Catharines.

Stop by the Chinese Harvest Moon Celebration to experience:

  • Games and Chinese cultural dances
  • Moon cakes and Chinese-inspired cuisine
  • Chinese games and lantern-making ceremonies
  • Live music

The celebration is from 5-10pm and admission is free.

Niagara Falls Oktoberfest

October 5th & 6th, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Beer lovers unite! The Niagara Falls Oktoberfest celebration is taking place on October 5th and 6th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre and admission is totally free!

You can taste beer from a number of great local breweries including Niagara Brewing Company, Brimstone Brewing Co., and the Exchange Brewery, enjoy live music, and indulge in delicious German fare like pork schnitzel, chicken schnitzel, beer-braised Oktoberfest sausage, German potato salad, and braised red cabbage with sauerkraut.

Canadian Thanksgiving

October 8th

Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving on October 8th with a number of exciting events happening throughout Niagara, including:

  • Skylon Tower yellow illumination
  • Fireworks over Niagara Falls at 10pm
  • Inniskillin Winery’s Thanksgiving Market Grill

All Hallows’ Eve

October 20th, Old Fort Erie

On October 21st, 27th, and 28th you can embark on a spooky All Hallows’ Eve ghost tour at Old Fort Erie and experience Halloween traditions, 1812-style on this historic battlefield. It will be a fun and frightening evening that ends with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy. Tours are available at 7:30pm. 7:45pm, and 8:00pm.

There are a number of great fall celebrations and Niagara events happening all season long, so start planning your Niagara Falls getaway today to experience them!


What to See and Do this Labour Day Weekend in Niagara Falls

Fireworks for labour day weekend in Niagara Falls.
Fireworks over Niagara Falls.

The start of the school year is just around the corner, which means it’s time for one last summer hurrah. A visit to Niagara Falls is a great way to make the most of the Labour Day long weekend, and there are so many fantastic sights to see and attractions to check out! Here are a few of our picks for what to see and do this labour day weekend in Niagara Falls.

Coca Cola Concert Series & Falls Fireworks

The Coca Cola Concert Series in Queen Victoria Park draws to a close this Labour Day weekend with a lineup of free performances from:

  • Ben Hudson – August 31st
  • The Howling Horns – September 2nd
  • Under the Influence – September 3rd

Performances are from 8-10pm and are followed by spectacular fireworks over Niagara Falls. The daily fireworks shows run until September 3rd and will be happening on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays from September 7th to October 8th.

Niagara Brewing Company

Stop by Niagara Brewing Company on Clifton Hill to sip some awesome new brews, which are on the rotating taps for a limited time. Right now you can try exclusive brews like Clockwork Berliner Weisse, Annie’s English Ale, Irish Red Ale, and Cream Ale, along with their four signature beers.

And don’t forget to grab some delicious snacks and sit out on one of the brewery’s two outdoor patios to soak in as much of that summer sunshine as you can!

Niagara Speedway & Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Hornblower boat ride to the Falls.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride.

You’ll definitely want to check out a few attractions while in Niagara Falls this Labour Day weekend and Hornblower Niagara Cruises and the Niagara Speedway are at the top of our list. Hornblower Niagara Cruises offers iconic boat rides to the Falls and has a number of different experiences to choose from, including:

  • Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour – 20 minutes
  • Voyage to the Falls Evening Boat Tour – 20 minutes
  • Falls Illumination Cruise – 40 minutes
  • Falls Fireworks Cruise – 40 Minutes

And don’t miss out on the Niagara Speedway, which is one of Niagara’s newest summer attractions! This elevated outdoor go-kart course is the first of its kind in Canada and features a 4-storey helical spiral followed by a 2-tiered coaster style ramp.

Majestic Monarchs at Butterfly Conservatory

On September 1st and 2nd you can stop by the Butterfly Conservatory on the Niagara Parkway for their Majestic Monarchs event, which will teach you all about the migration of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly.

The event runs from 11am-4pm and will even give you the chance to help tag butterflies that are ready to embark on their journey south.

We hope your Labour Day weekend in Niagara Falls is one for the books!


The Tale of the Iron Scow

The iron scow.
Iron scow in the upper Niagara River.

This year marks the centenary of the iron scow (or “Old Scow”) wreck in Niagara Falls, and Niagara Parks will be paying tribute to this event with the unveiling of a new plaque on August 6th, 2018.

In honour of this historic Niagara landmark, let’s revisit the story of what happened on that fateful day on the Niagara River when the iron scow became legend.

The Incident

It was August 6th 1918 when a small dumping scow with two men aboard was dredging up sandbanks on the Niagara River, upstream from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The scow was approximately 1.6 km up-river when it broke loose from the tugboat that was meant to bring it back to shore and began heading for the brink of the waterfall.

After breaking loose, the scow got caught on a rock shoal 838 yards from the waterfall’s edge, leaving the two men stranded in the middle of the turbulent upper rapids of the Niagara River.

The Rescue

The harrowing rescue mission of the two men onboard the marooned scow involved heroic efforts. A rescue boat couldn’t be sent to reach them, so instead, a lifeline cannon was brought to the scene by the U.S. Coast Guard to shoot a line from the Toronto Power House to the barge. It was this method, along with the tireless efforts of many people that brought the men back to shore using a breeches buoy rescue device.

The Legacy

While the two men were able to return to safety after the wreck, the iron scow still remains stuck in the upper Niagara River, just a short distance away from the brink of the waterfall.

Join Niagara Parks in honouring this historic Niagara Falls event on August 6th, 2018. The event takes place at the old Toronto Power Generating Station on the Niagara Parkway from 7-8pm.


Planning a Kid-Approved Family Vacation to Niagara Falls

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls.
Family fun at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Celebrate the summer season with a Niagara Falls family vacation that kids and adults will love! Home to exciting attractions, themed restaurants, and affordable accommodations, Niagara is the perfect place to plan a kid-approved weekend getaway for the whole family!

Attractions

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Kids and adults alike will love all of the thrills and excitement that Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has to offer! Featuring 16 waterslides, a full-sized wave pool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, plunge bowl, outdoor activity pool, adult-only Jacuzzis, and more, the waterpark offers a full day of  water fun just steps away Niagara Falls.

And Fallsview Indoor Waterpark makes it easy to book a family getaway with fanastic hotel & waterpark getaway packages that give you access to the waterpark and connect you with amazing Niagara Falls hotel stays.

Niagara Speedway Go-Karts

One of Niagara’s newest and most thrilling summer attractions is the Niagara Speedway located right on Clifton Hill. The Niagara Speedway is an elevated outdoor go-kart course spread across four acres, featuring a 4-storey helical spiral and a 2-tiered coaster-style ramp. It’s a fast and exciting attraction for people of all ages!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

No summer visit to Niagara Falls is complete without a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride, which takes you into the mist and as close as you can get to the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls . Hornblower offers a number of iconic Niagara Falls journeys including:

  • Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour (20 minutes)
  • Voyage to the Falls Evening Boat Tour (20 minutes)
  • Falls Illumination Cruise (40 minutes)
  • Falls Fireworks Cruise (40 minutes)

And to make your Niagara Falls boat voyage even more convenient and unforgettable, Hornblower offers Mobile Ticketing Scan & Go, 360° views, free wifi, and onboard refreshments!

Dining

Sweet Jesus Ice Cream

Sweet Jesus ice cream cone
Sweet Jesus’ signature Krusty the Kone flavour.

Located at the corner of Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, Sweet Jesus ice cream shop offers innovative and delicious soft serve creations that you’ll have to see (and taste) to believe. Some Sweet Jesus signature flavours include:

  • Birthday Cake – made with vanilla soft serve, cream cheese icing, birthday cake bits, and rainbow sprinkles.
  • Hella Nutella – made with chocolate and vanilla twist soft serve, Nutella sauce, wafer cookies, Corn Flakes, and toasted pistachios.
  • Krusty the Kone – made with vanilla soft serve, cotton candy pieces, cotton candy sauce, and rainbow sprinkles.

And with straight up soft serve, limited-time seasonal cones, and dairy-free options, Sweet Jesus is a delicious dessert experience that everyone can enjoy!

Rainforest Cafe

Embark on an adventure in dining at Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls. Located on Clifton Hill, Rainforest Cafe offers an extensive menu of family favourites like burgers, salads, sandwiches, and pastas, which can be enjoyed inside a unique rainforest-like dining room. Kids will love the animatronic animals and 80-foot bubbling volcano, while the indoor thunderstorm every 30 minutes complete with lightning, thunder, and a wall of rain is sure to impress the whole family.

Accommodations

Clifton Victoria Inn

Clifton Victoria Inn is a family-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls located across the street from Falls Avenue Resort and just one block away from Niagara Falls and the Clifton Hill tourist district. It’s a great place for families to stay on a Niagara Falls family vacation as it offers spacious Family Suites and amazing amenities like a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, and free parking.

And with great family getaway packages that bundle together accommodations and attraction experiences, planning a Niagara Falls family vacation has never been easier.

Sklyine Hotel and Waterpark

Another fantastic Niagara Falls hotel for families is the Skyline Hotel & Waterpark. The Skyline offers a variety of guest rooms for groups of all sizes including family suites that have 3 queen size beds to accommodate up to six guests.

The Skyline’s central location and indoor climate-controlled skywalk to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Skyline Hotel & Waterpark also connects you to the best accommodations, dining, entertainment, and attractions that Niagara Falls has to offer.


Top Niagara Music Events to Attend this Summer

Niagara's live music events are happening all summer long.
Niagara’s live music events happening all summer long.

Summer’s finally here and it’s the perfect time to catch amazing live music events in one-of-a-kind venues all around Niagara. Here are 3 Niagara music events that you won’t want to miss!

Coca Cola Concert Series

June 1 – September 3, Queen Victoria Park

The Coca Cola Concert Series is back for another year in Queen Victoria Park, featuring live musical performances from local Niagara artists across a variety of exciting genres. You can catch these free live performances on select dates from June 1st – September 3rd at 8pm, which finish with a spectacular fireworks show over Niagara Falls at 10pm.

This year’s series will kick off with performances from Graywater, Gravely James, Chelsea Crites, The Treetops, Jessica Wilson, Ear Candy, and more!

Jackson-Triggs Summer Concert Series

Jackson-Triggs Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Jackson-Triggs Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is once again hosting their popular Summer Concert Series from June through September, featuring incredible live musical performances in a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre in the vineyard. Concert Only and Concert & Cellar Dinner tickets are both available.

This year’s Summer Concert Series performers include:

  • Whitehorse – June 15, 2018
  • Broken Social Scene – June 16, 2018
  • Serena Ryder – June 22-23, 2018
  • Alan Doyle – July 4-5, 2018
  • The Trews – July 6, 2018
  • The Sheepdogs – July 7, 2018
  • The Tenors – July 13-14, 2018
  • Johnny Reid – July 17-18, 2018
  • Matt Andersen – July 19, 2018
  • Finger Eleven – July 20, 2018

For the full lineup and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.greatestatesniagara.com/Store/Amphitheatre-Tickets.

Sugarland

Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls

Grammy Award-winning country music duo Sugarland is coming to Fallsview Casino Resort on July 6th and 7th, performing hits like Stuck Like Glue, Stay, All I Want to Do, Baby Girl, It Happens, and more. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased at Fallsview Casino’s Resort’s Box Office or online.


Celebrate Long Canada Day Weekend in Niagara Falls

July 1st - Happy Canada DayJuly 1st is Canada Day, the 151st anniversary of this nation’s 1867 self-governing status. Visitors can join patriotic residents celebrating this great country’s freedoms, values, and diversities Friday night, June 29 through Sunday, July 1. This year’s annual tradition features a parade, music, art and car shows, food vendors, birthday cake, fireworks, and more. Review the details below to discover fun activities and welcoming Niagara Falls hotels.

Friday, June 29

4-7 p.m.: Jazz After 4 (Niagara Falls City Hall)

Saturday, June 30

1-7:30 p.m.: Busk 4 a Cause (City Hall). Entertainment and donations

Sunday, July 1

8 a.m.: Register for 9 a.m. 1- and 5-K Runs/Walks (Oakes Park)

10 a.m.: Niagara Falls Concert Band (Niagara Falls Public Library exterior)

11 a.m.: Parade (Victoria Avenue to Queen Street/Crysler Avenue)

Noon: Birthday cake for first 3000 revelers (City Hall)

12-4 p.m.: Children’s Zone (Rosberg Family Park):

  • 12:30-1:30 and 3-4 p.m.: Mad Science Fun Station
  • 12-4 p.m.: Face painting; community group displays
  • 12-4 p.m.: Niagara Falls Public Library’s Story Walk
  • 12-4 p.m.: Hands-on exotics

12-4 p.m.: Children’s Zone (Queen Street/Erie Avenue):

  • Toronto Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Zip line
  • Electronic animal rides
  • Inflatables
  • Rock climbing
  • Mini-putt
  • Face painting
  • Reptile Kingdom

12:15-6 p.m.: Main Stage entertainment (City Hall):

  • 12:15 p.m.: 283 Performing Arts Company
  • 12:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies
  • 1 p.m.: Greg Frewin Magic Show
  • 1:30 p.m.: High School Musical
  • 1:45 p.m.: The Legends’ superstar tributes
  • 2:45 p.m.: Passport raffle drawing
  • 3 p.m.: Niagara Students Rock Concert

12:30-4 p.m.: Live entertainment (Queen/Ontario Streets)

  • 12:30 and 2 p.m.: Kobbler Jay Show
  • 1 p.m.: Isabella Hoops circus act
  • 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.: Pymoreo Show
  • 3 p.m.: Hip hop violinist
  • 3:30 p.m.: Magician Mark Correira

1-4 p.m.: Live entertainment (Queen Street/St. Clair Avenue)

  • 1-2:30 p.m.: Hip hop violinist
  • 1-4 p.m.: Paradisaea Aerial Dance
  • 1-4 p.m.: Magician Michael Francis
  • 2:40 p.m.: Bubbleology Show

1-4 p.m.: Live entertainment (Queen Street/Crysler Avenue)

  • 1, 2, and 3 p.m.: Country singer Randy Thomas
  • 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.: Juggler Eric
  • 3 p.m.: Red Dawg Taekwondo
  • 3:30 p.m.: Comic/juggler Checkers

1-4 p.m.: Extreme sports, music, and dance (Queen Street between Crysler and St. Clair Avenues)

  • 1-1:30 and 3-3:30 p.m.: Krusher BMX Stunt Team (bike motocross)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Chill Zone bean bag chairs; inflatable darts
  • 1-4 p.m.: Hula Hoop Fun Zone; Eclipse and DJ Boogie; Skateboarding
  • 1:30-2 and 2:30-3 p.m.: NBA All-Star Basketball Trick Show
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: Bubbleology Show
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: Happy Feet Dance Show
  • 3:10-3:45 p.m.: Bubble Station

1-4 p.m.: Rosberg Family Park Children’s Stage:

  • 1 p.m.: Welcome
  • 1 p.m.: Bubbleology Show
  • 1:30 p.m.: Mad Science Show
  • 2 p.m.: Isabella Hoops
  • 2:30 p.m.: Magician Mark Correia
  • 3 p.m.: Sally Sue and Denim Burns Show
  • 3:30 p.m.: Princesses Show features Belle, Elsa, and friends

Ongoing:

  • Art Show (Queen Street from St. Clair Avenue to Ontario Street)
  • Car Show (Queen Street between Victoria and Crysler Avenues)
  • Caricatures; henna tattoos; face painting
  • Food vendors
  • Water station: Fill reusable containers (Queen Street/Erie Avenue)
  • Bike valet (Rosberg Family Park)
  • Baby Changing Station (Queen Street/Erie Avenue)

Evening (Queen Victoria Park):

  • 8 p.m.: Concert Series (Illumination Tower Stage)
  • 10 p.m.: Fireworks

Overnight Accommodations

To stay near the fun, check out the top 10 hotels surrounding the Niagara Falls Canada Day festivities. Choose from various lodging options from standard rooms to luxurious suites for families, couples, and singles. Popular amenities include Internet, in-room movies, refrigerators, microwaves, whirlpools and private balconies. Common areas range from swimming pools and fitness centers to lounges and restaurants.

Would you like the hotel with the best view in Niagara Falls, Canada? Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa offers lavish accommodations closest to the cascading water. Rooms feature plush beds, coffee makers, hair dryers, and more. Relish breakfast at Terrapin Café with a spectacular waterfall backdrop. Visit Lobby Lounge for quick snacks or leisurely cocktails. Casual yet elegant Morton’s Grille serves fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, and salads. Tranquil Serenity Spa’s rejuvenating treatments include massages and facials.

One of the classiest Niagara Falls hotels in Canada with Fallsview scenery is the Crowne Plaza. Just one block away from the famous natural wonder, old-world opulence meets modern conveniences. Enjoy comfy beds, pay-per-view movies, making your own complementary coffee or tea, and shopping. Prime Steakhouse Niagara Falls classics extend from steaks to fresh seafood and cocktails to wine.

Want more options? Niagara Falls Hotels boast over 165 diverse properties for every lodging preference, group size and budget. Book your choice online today.


Two Canadian Casinos Offer Grand Niagara Falls Views

Niagara Falls Casinos
Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort

Gaming is even more exciting when Niagara Falls grandeur surrounds two popular casinos. Get all the key details on Canada’s Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara before you depart on your thrilling Ontario trip. Everyone who enters these always-open casinos, bets, wins, and drinks alcohol must be 19 or older. Who’s ready for never-ending fun?

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

If you’re seeking an elegant casino hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada, is your ultimate destination. Book your stay with Niagara Falls Hotels for the best rates. Enjoy lavish overnight accommodations with a 200,000-square-foot gaming space at the four-diamond Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort on Ontario’s Fallsview Blvd. The area’s newest and biggest casino resort’s 374 luxury suites and rooms soar high above Niagara Gorge on a cliff, providing stunning Horseshoe Falls and vibrant city backdrops. This hotel boasts wonderful amenities, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, fitness center, and spa indulgences like facials, manicures, massages, body wraps, steam room, and whirlpool.

As a guest, you can access the resort’s massive gaming floor easily to try your luck at 3000-plus slot and video poker machines (1¢-$100 denominations). Over 130 table games include baccarat, blackjack, Caribbean stud, craps, and roulette. Join one of the poker room’s 26 tables. Check the casino’s website for the latest promotions like Tuesday Date Nights and Thursday Rendezvous for Two. After spending specified amounts, visit the Players Advantage Club Booth. Show your receipt(s) to receive rewards including free slot plays in various sums. Put some of your winnings toward personal treats, souvenirs, or gifts at diverse Galleria shops.

Fallsview Casino’s over 20 casual to fine dining options suit every taste with an international flair from authentic Asian and Italian to classic Canadian cuisine. Grab quick bites at Auntie Anne’s, Falls & Firken, Canyon Creek, Johnny Rockets, Tuscan Market, Shoeless Joe’s, Mama Mia’s, Subway, Famous Coffee Shop, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, and Sweet Point. For relaxed meals, visit Grand Buffet, Golden Lotus, Noodle Bar, Sushi & Oyster Bar, or Falls Deli. Refined palates may prefer Ponte Vecchio and 17 Noir.

Sip your favorite cocktails at lounges and bars. When you’re in the mood for live entertainment, settle into Avalon Theatre. The all-star lineup has included such renowned recording artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick Jr., John Legend, Matchbox 20, Tim McGraw, Steven Tyler, and many others. Various famous Niagara Parks and Niagara Falls attractions are just an easy walk from the casino resort.

Casino Niagara

Casino Niagara
Niagara Falls Casino Niagara

For more betting action, visit Casino Niagara, the classic Niagara Falls, Ontario, casino on Falls Avenue. Two players’ floors spread popular games across 95,000 square feet. Choose from 1500 slots (1¢-$5 denominations) and 45 table games from Mississippi stud and blackjack to Spanish 21 and roulette. Refer to the casino website for current Players Advantage Club promotions such as Double Point Mondays to multiply your winnings and Friday Ladies Nights to receive exclusive prizes.

At Casino Niagara, you get to relish personal favorites at restaurants offering wide menu selections. Enjoy whatever you’re craving at three dining and beverage spots. All are close to Casino Niagara’s gaming area that promises nonstop excitement. That means you can devour quick bites before betting or celebrate afterward by clinking drink glasses.

Fuel yourself hastily with deli sandwiches, chips, pastries, and coffee or tea at Perks Café. Sample numerous international varieties at Market Buffet. Combine sporting events with pub eats and drinks in LEV2L Sports Bar & Entertainment. This premier gaming and sporting restaurant’s 50-plus high-definition plasma screens broadcast action-packed games. Place wagers on multiple sports. Get an adrenaline rush by testing your skills at the interactive gaming zone’s hottest sports-oriented challenges. Live entertainment ranges from eclectic local bands to acclaimed tribute shows to hilarious comedy acts.

Lodging Options

You may want to choose lodgings close to a casino or other attractions you plan to visit. Because the Niagara Falls Hotels website contains over 165 properties of all kinds, you’ll find multiple options to meet your needs. The Victoria Motor Inn on Ontario’s Victoria Ave., for example, is just a short walk to Casino Niagara and the must-see falls. It features newly updated guest rooms, Jacuzzi tubs, and an outdoor swimming pool. Search for the perfect resort, hotel, motel, inn, or bed and breakfast for your party. Make your reservations today so the fun can begin.


Where to View May-October Niagara Falls Fireworks

Niagara Falls fireworks
Niagara Falls Spring Summer fireworks

What will make your spring, summer, or autumn Niagara Falls trip even better? Plan it around the dazzling Niagara Falls fireworks. Check the online schedule for May 18-Oct. 8 displays. Nothing compares to combining exciting pyrotechnics with the stirring splendors of cascading natural wonders. Reserve your Niagara Falls Hotels accommodations near the fireworks. Niagara Falls vantage points to behold this stunning spectacle include your Fallsview hotel, Queen Victoria Park, Oakes Garden Theatre, and Journey Behind the Falls.

Show Schedules

Carrying on a 25-year tradition, Niagara Parks fireworks make the falls even more mesmerizing. All shows explode from the river’s edge, planning to start at approximately 10 p.m. Free concerts precede these big colorful events. Weather conditions from rain to high winds may necessitate cancellations. If that happens, you can still enjoy Niagara Falls fireworks from dusk to midnight, 1 a.m., or 2 a.m. many evenings. Energy-efficient spotlights tint the rushing water an enchanting rainbow of shades.

Fallsview Hotels

You can marvel at the flowing falls by day and the sparkling fireworks in the night sky when you stay in the famous Fallsview tourist area. Access numerous Falls Avenue Resort attractions and eateries from these hotels:

Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls: A late 1920s treasure, the four-star Crowne Plaza stands majestically amid the glorious falls. Its recent upgrade made its classic Victorian charm and sublime amenities even more exceptional. Enjoy plush beds, a shopping concourse, and indoor swimming pool with whirlpool. Visit the Rainbow Room, a renowned Italian restaurant, to savor panoramic views that are as wonderful as the delectable cuisine.

Sheraton on the Falls: Indulge in four-diamond luxury with modern appeal and amazing waterfall backgrounds. The Sheraton features comfortable suites and rooms with private refrigerators. Shared guest areas include indoor and outdoor pools. Dining treats range from Windows by Jamie Kennedy for tempting locally grown specialties to Fallsview Buffet’s tasty international variety. Both ensure breathtaking falls and fireworks sightings.

Your Canadian Fallsview hotel options extend to Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls, Marriott Fallsview, Marriott on the Falls, and Skyline Hotel. Peer out any window to see the unbelievable surroundings, overflowing with crashing water and picturesque scenery.

Queen Victoria Park

American Falls fireworks
American Falls fireworks from the Canadian side

Choose this prime garden location on Niagara Parkway to delight in spectacular sights from every angle. Take in sweeping vistas of the Niagara Falls fireworks from the Grand View Marketplace. Open since 1888, Queen Victoria Park features beautiful floral displays, hanging baskets, rock and tea rose gardens, native to international plants, and lush greenery. Relax on park benches and lawns under mighty shade trees. Year-round admission is free.

Oakes Garden Theatre

At the Queen Victoria Park entranceway, you’ll notice this captivating garden. Besides being an ideal spot to watch the falls and fireworks, it hosts summer concerts, movie screenings, and other events. This 1936 architectural wonder features a pergola curving along the landscape’s contours to overlook the central amphitheater. Popular Oakes Garden Theatre sites include the ornate iron gates, serene Japanese garden, wishing bridge, lily ponds, and rock gardens.

Journey Behind the Falls

Where can you get a unique Niagara Falls view from the back and bottom? Descend 150 feet by elevator at Journey Behind the Falls. Traverse the 150-foot tunnel network to pairs of portals and observation deck levels. During this after-dark experience, you’ll witness a deluge of 20 percent of the earth’s fresh water supply plunge a staggering 13 stories! Up close at the Horseshoe Falls base, watch the rainbow-colored cascades and fireworks show. Operation hours vary by month and day. Check the online schedule for any specific date to see if it extends until the fluctuating dusk illumination or 10 p.m. pyrotechnics set-off time. A hooded rain poncho will protect your hair and clothes from the spray. If you plan to shoot photographs, make sure your camera is waterproof.

Booking Accommodations

Reserving one or more rooms or suites for yourself and your family or other traveling companions is easy online. Niagara Falls Hotels features 165 possibilities from luxurious resort hotels and cozy inns to kid-friendly motels and homey bed and breakfasts. If your crowd enjoys adventurous vacations, consider a campground instead. Then book your chosen accommodations online. Our website is a comprehensive tourist resource for more than just lodgings. Discovering diverse restaurants and attractions will help you prepare for your memorable Niagara Falls trip.


Couple Alert: Niagara Falls Package Inspires Romance

Are you dreaming about an idyllic retreat for two? Escape to Canada’s magical 20-acre Falls Avenue Resort. Book a Niagara Falls romantic getaway that combines lavish hotel accommodations for one night with gift cards for three delightful Fallsview meals, wine tasting passes, a relaxing spa visit, and refreshing cocktails. The surprisingly reasonable bundled prices will amaze you and your sweetie. This sneak peek will tempt you to enjoy this enchanting Ultimate Couples Experience together.

Luxurious Hotels

Romantic Niagara Falls hotel stay.

Live out your date night fantasies at one of these welcoming Niagara Falls Hotels:

Sheraton On The Falls: Massive windows surrounding this soaring tower allow breathtaking views of cascading water. In various premier to premium Sheraton rooms and corner to two-story suites, the signature beds and jetted bathtubs are heavenly. Keep champagne in your in-room refrigerator to toast your love privately. Nearby attractions like Hornblower Niagara Cruises are easy to reach.

Crowne Plaza Fallsview: Stay close enough to the falls to feel the thrilling rush. Standing tall in regal elegance, this historic hotel’s recent update ensures exceptional amenities in classic Victorian grandeur. New beds that encourage deep sleeping may induce sweet dreams. On-site spots range from Hershey’s Chocolate World to a soda shop. Use Crowne Plaza’s indoor walkway to exciting gaming at Casino Niagara.

Delicious Meals

Relish three scrumptious Fallsview feasts at:

Prime Steakhouse: You get a $25 gift card to taste amazing cuisine at Prime Steakhouse Niagara Falls. This magnificent Crowne Plaza restaurant serves sophisticated and delicious dishes like succulent steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, burgers, and more.  A huge windowed wall showcases wondrous views of the falls and fireworks.

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant: Enjoy $20 of free Italian specialties that blend old-world traditions with modern artistic inspirations and locally sourced ingredients. At Massimo’s Italian, dinner entrees range from pasta to beef tenderloin. End your meal with tempting tiramisu. Tall windows reveal spectacular scenery including illuminated falls after dark.

Fallsview Buffet: Enter this Sheraton On The Falls smorgasbord with $20 gift card. Savor diverse flavors from a delectable medley of self-serve and live-preparation stations. Enchanting waterfall and fireworks backdrops make the Fallsview Buffet romantic.

Wine Tastings

Couples wine tastings in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Two Trius Winery passes let you sip some amazing varieties and vintages at:

Inniskillin: Canada’s first estate winery set up lush vineyards near the Niagara River more than 35 years ago. This large-scale industry leader offers award-winning Inniskillin premium and ice wine tastings. In nice weather, laze in lounge chairs on the grounds for stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment’s dramatic cliffs and caverns.

Jackson-Triggs: Sprawled across 11.5 acres, this powerhouse winery dates back 25 years. Its visitor education tours take you way beyond the vineyard. In Jackson-Triggs warehouses, discover the fascinating premium winemaking process on a grand scale. Sample fine award-winning varietals during your enlightening experience.

Relaxing Spa Visit

Your $20 credit at the Sheraton’s newly renovated Fallsview Christienne Spa lets you indulge in peaceful bliss for less. The serene haven’s warm interior features windows overlooking flowing water. An enticing blend of aromatherapy scents, sounds, and sights enriches the soothing ambiance. Choose uplifting facials, comforting massages, revitalizing body treatments, refining manicures, or smoothing pedicures. Luxuriate in additional options including steam room, dry sauna, and hydrotherapy tub.

Refreshing Cocktails

Enjoy two free drinks of your choice at either of these hangouts:

Hard Rock Café: Sip your favorite cocktails amid an astonishing music memorabilia collection. This Casino Niagara hot spot dedicates separate rooms to legendary Elvis and the Beatles. Each boasts impressive collectibles from gold records to movie posters. The Hard Rock Café immerses your senses in rock tunes, music videos on TV screens, historic mementos, and rushing waterfalls. The rollicking sounds and illustrious sights will put you both in equally upbeat moods.

Sheraton Lobby Bar: Niagara Vines invites you to sip and socialize in the hotel’s heart. Stop by any evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for cocktail specials with snacks. The lobby bar may look and feel upscale, but the dress code is casual.

Want More Time?

This Ultimate Couples Getaway introduces a small portion of the celebrated Falls Avenue Resort’s delights. Extending your stay for more leisurely alone time is easy. Just add another night at your chosen hotel with rates starting at $119. Fill your extra time with other incredible tastes, activities, and romance.


Preview Your Visit via the Live Niagara Falls Webcam

Niagara Falls Aerial Shot
Niagara Falls from high up above

Go online anytime to observe two popular tourist spots via the Niagara Falls webcam. Live high-definition feeds from the sky-high Sheraton on the Falls Hotel provide panoramic views of Canada’s majestic Horseshoe Falls and equally impressive Rainbow Bridge. Staying at your choice of 165 luxurious to comfortable Niagara Falls Hotels will make these fun attractions easy to reach. Discover what to expect on your exciting trip below.

Niagara Falls Overview

This world-famous spectacle on the Ontario, Canada and New York, USA, border has been fascinating international visitors for decades. Melting glaciers formed Niagara Falls nearly 12,000 years ago. Previously, honeymooners found this breathtaking wonder a romantic destination. Daredevils engaged in stunts like walking on tightropes above the rushing water and crossing the roaring cascades in barrels.

More recently, sightseers come for the setting’s natural beauty and physical phenomenon’s uniqueness. Goat Island separates Niagara River’s two main waterfall areas. The left Canadian bank’s larger Horseshoe Falls has a 185-foot height. It boasts a 2200-foot curved crest that resembles a horseshoe. On the right bank, American Falls measures 190 feet tall by 1060 feet across.

Horseshoe Falls Streaming Video

From an amazing 23rd-story vantage point at Sheraton On The Falls Hotel, this webcam overlooks magnificent Horseshoe Falls. Still photos can’t compare to seeing this forceful waterfall and exciting fireworks shows in real-time action. Horseshoe Falls claims about 90 percent of Niagara River’s water, after hydropower generation diversions. Viewing this picturesque spot 24/7 via live streaming footage will make you eager to plan or enjoy your Canadian visit.

Rainbow Bridge Webcam

Bridal Vale and American Falls
The Bridal Vale, American Falls and Rainbow Bridge

What’s the scenic way to cross the American/Canadian border and encounter the waterfalls? Drive 1,450 feet across beautifully arched Rainbow Bridge above Niagara Gorge. Check out this locale via the Rainbow Bridge webcam anytime while arranging your trip. Discover current weather, road conditions, and traffic flow before your arrival and whenever you use the bridge. It provides four lanes for vehicles with $3.75 U.S. and $4.75 Canadian dollar (CAD) tolls along with welcoming pedestrians and bicyclers ($1 in each country’s currency). All methods are thrilling experiences with nature’s splendors surrounding you.

Area Attractions

To see the falls in person, park across from Horseshoe Falls. On the other side of the street, peer over the edge into the mist for an awe-inspiring rush. If you want to grasp the falls’ immense power more closely, enjoy a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Additional adventurous options include taking a jet boat tour of whirling Devil’s Hole Rapids and soaring through the sky with WildPlay on an exhilarating MistRider Zipline.

As a popular tourist area, Niagara Falls boasts fun and entertainment for all ages besides the waterfalls. Diverse attractions include theme and water parks, casinos, theaters, museums, festivals, golf courses, sky diving, botanical gardens, wildlife parks, forts, shopping, spas, beer and wine tastings, fine dining and theme restaurants, fireworks displays, and nightclubs.

Overnight Accommodations

The Niagara Falls hotel options are as abundant as the area’s cascading and spraying water. From luxury resorts and hotels to cozy motels and inns to quaint bed and breakfasts to family-friendly campgrounds, you’ll find suitable accommodations for you and your travel companions. Here’s a sampling of various types of possibilities:

Sheraton On The Falls Hotel: When you stay where the Niagara Falls webcam originates, you’ll relish the same spectacular views from your four-diamond room with comfy beds.

Holiday Inn by the Falls: Guest room amenities range from queen- and king-size beds to whirlpools to private balconies. Relax at the on-site Nordic Spa.

Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls: Enjoy conveniences including sitting areas and upgraded bathrooms, freebies from breakfast buffets to HBO movies, and inviting public spaces like the atrium terrace.

Blue Moon Motel: You’ll appreciate optional yet affordable one to three beds, whirlpools, and kitchen apartments.

Lion’s Head B&B: This highly rated and elegant home offers beautiful guest rooms, ensuite bathrooms, and gourmet French breakfasts.

Campark Resorts: Over 400 cabins and tent sites give you access to hot showers and bathtubs, miniature golf, arcade, horseshoes, volleyball, and more.

Many other comfortable accommodations with attentive service at great rates are close to top attractions. Start exploring your hotel and activity options online today to make your trip unforgettable. If you’re planning far enough ahead of time, keep checking the Niagara Falls webcam to see what awaits you in upcoming seasons.