Niagara Falls in Ontario – Canada

Many people go on trips to Niagara Falls in Ontario to experience its grandeur. Aside from the falls, the area is also home to parks and other attractions.

How to Get There

One of the nearest airports is Buffalo-Niagara International Airport in New York. It is 30 minutes away from the Falls. At the Canadian side, Hamilton Airport is closest (70 km). If you’re travelling by car from Toronto, it will take 90 minutes. From New York, go to I-90 W and to 290 W.

Leave at 190 N and go to the Falls. Take the Grand Island highway. When you get to the North Grand Island Bridge, exit to Robert Moses Pkwy. Keep going until you reach Rainbow Boulevard. Go across to reach the Falls in Ontario.

What to See on Trips to Niagara Falls in Ontario

Queen Victoria Park is one of the best places to see the Falls. This is by the Falls Parkway. At night, you will see the illumination of the Falls (this happens every night). Fireworks over the site appear every Friday and Saturday nights during the summer.

The Niagara Parks has the Great Gorge Adventure Pass which gives you discounts to many of the tourist hotspots in the area. The Maid of the Mist provides a boat ride close to the Falls where you can see and hear the Falls up close. The ride lasts for half an hour.

The Whirlpool Aero Car offers a cable car ride over the Falls. The Marineland Theme Park showcases plenty of dolphins, walrus, sea lions and other exhibitions. Attractions on Clifton Hill features many haunted houses, fun houses and many more.


The Falls was established in June 12, 1903. The place had 83,100 residents as per the 2008 estimate. The city has progressed rapidly since its inception. Although there are many industries in the area, tourism is the major driving force. The Falls have played (and continue to play) a major role in fueling its economy.


There are some budget hotels that cost only $20 per night even at peak season (May to Oct). Others cost $26 but have other accommodations. Meals at budget hotels usually start at $145. This is for a full three course meal.

When planning your trips to Niagara Falls in Ontario, specify that you want a full view of the Falls. Unless you do so, only a partial view may be given. Needless to say, this will be more expensive.