Summers are made for road trips so if you’re thinking of hitting the road, why not check out one of Canada’s best destinations for fun, food and culture: the city of Niagara Falls. There’s a lot more to enjoy than the Falls (though they are spectacular!). Here are some great reasons to visit this border city getaway destination.
Banksy 360°: The World’s Most Elusive Street Artist is an unauthorized immersive exhibit created in collaboration with Bristol, England-based author Marc Leverton. Marc wrote the book Banksy: Myths and Legends and is a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University. Banksy 360° debuts a brand new imaginative and immersive art experience. Using cutting-edge projection technology crafted by renowned audiovisual designers, Banksy 360° creates an engaging journey into the work of one of the world’s most notorious graffiti artists.
Van Gogh Niagara Falls is an immersive experience featuring the work of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of western art. Van Gogh Niagara Falls brings over 300 of his most popular works together in a dynamic show that is not to be missed.
The architecturally stunning Niagara Parks Power Station introduces the newest view of the Falls. Travel 180 feet below ground in a glass walled elevator down the Tailrace Tunnel to emerge beside the thundering base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on a spectacular new viewing platform at the river’s edge.
Walks are exclusive small group tours with special access to the world’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. In Niagara Falls, Walks experiences include the Exclusive First on the Boat Tour plus the Illumination Tower Experience where participants light up the Falls, literally!
The popular Niagara Falls fireworks series has returned to delight visitors. Shows run nightly at 10:00 pm. The Falls Fireworks Cruise is back for 2022! The popular nightly Falls Fireworks Cruise departs the Niagara City Cruises dock at 9:30 pm for a 40-minute tour. The majestic Niagara Falls are also illuminated every night of the year.
Discover History with a memorable bespoke Black History Tour led by Lezlie Harper, a fifth-generation Canadian descendant of a freedom seeker from Kentucky for a unique historical perspective. After a visit to the Niagara Falls History Museum, take a guided tour of Lundy’s Lane Battlefield and step back in time with a visit to Fort George or Old Fort Erie, the first fort built in Ontario by the British in 1764.
Get close to nature and marvel at the relentless power and beauty of the White Water Walk boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world’s wildest stretches of whitewater (class 6 rapids)! Hike the Niagara Glen or stroll through some of Canada’s most beautiful gardens – the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens offers 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens to explore and is home to the Butterfly Conservatory.
Cool off at a Waterpark with thousands of square feet of water slides, kiddie pools and unique features like the aquaplay centre with a giant tipping bucket at Americana Resort’s Waves Indoor Waterpark.
Fun for Kids of All Ages
Test your driving skills on the Niagara Speedway, North America’s largest elevated go cart track; have a friendly competition at Dinosaur Adventure Golf, one of the country’s largest outdoor mini golf courses with over 50 life sized dinosaurs; Discover over 2,000 square feet of magnificent miniature railways at Locomoland, one of the world’s most elaborate miniature railway systems!