Here are some great reasons to pack the car for an overnight visit in Niagara Falls:
Immersive Art Experiences
Visitors who stay one or more nights in Niagara Falls can immerse themselves in the art of both of these awe-inspiring experiences:
BANKSY 360: Exclusive World Premiere (Opening July 21 – September 3, 2022)
Niagara Falls Convention Centre 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. More Information here.
Immersive Van Gogh (Opening July 20 – September 2, 2022)
Niagara Falls Convention Centre
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. Come surround yourself in Van Gogh. More information here.
Trick Art Box - Canada's first 3D trick art gallery augmented reality experience allows visitors to become part of the art as it comes to life in more than 30 fun photo opportunities
Niagara Fiesta Extravaganza – July 30, 2022
Niagara Fiesta Extravaganza is a free annual summer event that celebrates Filipino heritage with a musical extravaganza, non-stop entertainment, cultural heritage presentations, traditional Filipino games, sports, food expo, vendors and exhibits, community spotlights and more.
More information here.
THE TUNNEL at the Niagara Parks Power Station - 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 (by City Experiences) – Change the Falls Illumination Colours! - Walks are exclusive small group tours with special access to the world’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. In Niagara Falls Walks experiences include Exclusive First on the Boat Tour plus the Illumination Tower Experiencewhere participants light up the Falls, literally!
Ripley’s Selfie Studio – Now Open – 23 Interactive installations become a playground for endless creativity, feed-worthy content, and lasting memories.
Niagara Falls Riders 2022 Polaris Slingshot, a popular new open-air vehicle that can be seen all around town. Take a guided tour or rent slingshots with a group. E-bike and scooter rentals also available.
WHAT TO DO
Take in Niagara Falls Fireworks Series - 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 the 40-minute tour. Tickets cost $43.25 for adults and $28.25 for children, plus applicable taxes.
Don’t Miss Niagara Falls Illumination - The majestic Niagara Falls are also illuminated every night of the year.
Feel the Breeze on a scenic tour of the Niagara Parkway passing by the Falls, exploring nearby Niagara wine region, historic sites and trails on your own e-bike
Take a Thrilling Boat Ride - Ride the rapids of the Niagara River with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours (wet and dry boats available) and voyage into the mist to get up close and personal with the majestic Falls on Niagara City Cruises iconic boat ride.
Take in Some Epic Views - Hover 457m (1,500 feet) above the Falls with Niagara Helicopters; Thrill at the incredible views at WildPlay Zipline to the Falls or the WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course. Journey Behind the Falls to descend 38m (125 feet) below the brink of the Falls to explore 130-year-old tunnels leading to an observation deck; Ride the gondola on the Niagara SkyWheel for incredible views of the Falls and city.
Discover History with a memorable bespoke Black History Tour with Niagara Bound Tours 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: 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 or the full-size wave pool with 3-foot white caps at the Fallsview 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!
See A Show: Greg Frewin Theatre: WILD MAGIC performed by International Grand Champion of Magic, Greg Frewin dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing mind-bending acts of magic and illusion. Mind Trix by Edward Stone (Old Stone Inn) Stone's newest show "MIND TRIX", blends amazing magic with psychological illusions. Celebrate Brazilian Carnival at Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse on weekends with food, music, and Brazilian dancers in a loud and colourful way. Live music venues at the Fallsview Casino Resort, home to two state-of-the-art entertainment venues in Ontario (1,500 seat Avalon Theatre and the new 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre) feature over 320 music, theatre, comedy shows every year. More here.
Relax on a Patio: Sunny days call for patio season with cold drinks and breathtaking views.
EXPLORE MORE WITH TICKET PACKAGES
Niagara Parks Passes bundle popular attractions at a price that offers great savings and also include 2-day WEGO transportation to get around, starting at $49 per person.
Save over 30% with a Clifton Hill FUN PASS starting at $22.95 per person for children and $34.95 for adults for savings in SkyWheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf and Niagara Speedway and more.
Save $48 with the Niagara Falls FunZone Clifton Hill Combo Pass for $24.99, enjoy five attractions with this pass including: Lazer Tag, Lazer Maze, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Haunted Hallways, Time Freak & Cannon Blasters.
Save up to 50% with the Ripley's Niagara Falls Combo Pass, purchase tickets for two or three attractions! Kids 5 and under are free! Attractions include Ripley’s Believe it of Not! Odditorium, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks and the Ripley’s Selfie Studio
Ontario Tax Credit - Ontario residents can take advantage of up to 20% back on accommodation expenses when they enjoy an overnight getaway in Ontario. Learn more here.
GO Transit seasonal ticket savings include $10 one day passes and $15 weekend passes; Ticket packages, including round-trip GO Train tickets, with the popular Niagara Falls WEGO hop-on, hop-off bus line that stops at hotels and other top attractions, are just $25 for adults. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult will ride for free on the GO Train. Save with a discounted group packages. Two adults and three children (or one adult and four kids) can travel together on both GO and WEGO for only $62.20. More information here. More information about getting to Niagara Falls here.
WHERE TO STAY
Book a room in nearby hotels within walking distance of the Falls or a Fallsview room to enjoy a Room with a View, the majesty of the Falls from the comfort of your bed, any time of the day. Choose from a variety of family focused hotels and waterparks including the Americana Resort & Waterpark, Best Western Cairn Croft and multiple hotels connected to the Fallsview Waterpark. Niagara Falls campgrounds and cottages afford visitors a special way of getting a little closer to nature.