Category: Attractions

For over 60 years visitors have come to Discover Paradise at this lush oasis, just a short walk from the Niagara Falls. For over 60 years visitors have come to Discover Paradise at this lush oasis, just a short walk from the Niagara Falls. Collections of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, along with floral shows that reflect the changing seasons. Flying throughout the greenery are colourful tropical birds that may sing for your entertainment! During the summer months, don’t miss the spectacular gardens surrounding the Floral Showhouse, including one of Niagara Parks’ extensive rose gardens, ponds and a fragrance garden where plants are identified in Braille for persons who are visually impaired. Wander along the paths or rest on a bench in the peaceful Artists Garden–you won’t believe you are in the centre of the city! Check out our annual displays gallery to see what we’ve done in the past. With eight shows per year, something new is always in bloom! This serene location is a beautiful setting for an intimate marriage ceremony, wedding photography, or a corporate event. Visit Niagara Parks Weddings or Corporate Events for more information.

The Life of the Titan Arum

The Titan Arum is a giant among plants – both for its massive below ground corm and the world-record heights of its flower. Indigenous to the wild equatorial rainforests of western Sumatra, Indonesia, the Titan Arum grows on steep limestone hillsides on the island at an elevation of 120 to 365 m (390 to 1,200 feet) above sea level. The plant grows from a large underground corm (like an overgrown potato) which stores water and nutrients. As the Titan Arum grows the corm gets larger and after 10 years, when the corm reaches the biggest blooming size, it can weigh a hefty 100 kg (225 pounds) or more.

At the entrance to this historic Park you will be greeted by carpet bedding displays, along with formalized annual bedding schemes that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments. At the entrance to this historic Park you will be greeted by carpet bedding displays, along with formalized annual bedding schemes that surround both the Brock and Laura Secord Monuments. Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment, this is the birthplace of Niagara Falls – garden and nature lovers, hikers and picnickers have used this park for generations. Facilities include two picnic pavilions, washrooms, children’s splash pad, tennis courts, a band shell, snack bar, children’s playground and fine dining at Queenston Heights Restaurant. Queenston Heights Park is also a terminus point of the Bruce Trail, which winds it way northward over several hundred kilometers to Tobermory. This trail passes through the Niagara Escarpment, which has been recognized as a world biosphere by U.N.E.S.C.O. Finally, Parks Canada oversees the operation of Brock’s Monument and also has a walking tour of the historic sites associated with this important battleground.

 

Queenston Heights Restaurant

Queenston Heights Restaurant offers an intimate and elegant ambiance in a rustic setting. The breathtaking views of the Niagara River and local vineyards are matched only by the culinary creations of our chef.

The sound is like thunder; the sight is awe-inspiring! Take a journey deep below and behind the heart of Niagara, and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above! At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, traveling 65 kilometers per hour! You’ll find Journey Behind the Falls at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, in the Table Rock Welcome Centre. Take an elevator down 45 metres (150 ft.) through bedrock to tunnels leading to the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal, one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. In the spring and summer months, you’ll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls is a year-round attraction that offers a unique view of the Falls from below and behind.

Visitors descend 125 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, you`ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashing down to the basin below. During summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 kilometers per hour!

Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes and in the spring and summer months, you`ll receive a free souvenir biodegradable rain poncho as protection from the mist of the Falls. Elevators descend 125 feet through bedrock to tunnels that lead and to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal which is one-third of the way behind the massive sheet of water. Then you walk on to the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the Falls. Posters of information are a great resource of information about the history and evolution of the hallways you walk through. Journey Behind the Falls is an iconic Niagara Falls experience, make sure you take a waterproof camera.

Winter rates are reduced when the attraction’s Lower Observation Deck is closed due to ice conditions.

The Niagara Cruises Experience

A whole new way to experience world’s famous natural wonder.

Our intimate Niagara Falls boat tours bring you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge we’ll journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls for an exhilarating experience with the waterfalls that make up the famous natural wonder, Niagara Falls.

The Ultimate Niagara Falls Attraction

Hold onto your heart and keep your eyes wide open because you’re in for the thrill of a lifetime! Don’t miss Canada’s most iconic visitor experience! Choose from the iconic Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour or experience the awesome Niagara Falls under the dazzling stars aboard our fully-licensed Falls Illumination or Falls Fireworks Cruises.

Creating Amazing Experiences

Experience Canada’s natural wonder at Niagara’s newest attraction aboard a state-of-the-art 700-passenger catamaran or aboard the Hornblower Guardian – a 150-passenger jet-boat available for private charter for an intimate experience with the mighty Niagara Falls.

Only in Niagara Falls, Canada Departure from Niagara Falls, CA

Hornblower Niagara Cruises is the official Canadian operator of boat tours to Niagara Falls and is located along the Niagara Parkway at the base of Clifton Hill in the Tourist District. Hornblower Niagara Cruises is part of the Hornblower Family of Companies – a proud leader in marine hospitality.

Niagara-on-the-Lake located along the shore of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the loveliest town in Ontario, has a long and distinguished history. Site of the old Neutral Indian village of Onghiara, it was settled at the close of the American Revolution by Loyalists coming to Upper Canada, many of whom had been members of the much feared Butler’s Rangers based during the American Revolution at Fort Niagara, then under British control. In 1781 the British Government purchased land from the Mississaugas; a strip of land 6 miles wide along the western bank of the Niagara River for “300 suits of clothing”. By 1782, 16 families had become established and had cleared 236 acres. In 1791 part of the military reserve at the mouth of the river was chosen as the future townsite. In 1792, Newark – as it was named by Governor Simcoe, became the first capital of the newly-created colony of Upper Canada, and the legislature met here for five sessions, until Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe moved the capital to York. By 1796, 70 new homes were built, and the town continued to prosper as the economic, administrative and judicial centre for the Niagara Peninsula. The physical appearance of the town, with the exception of the powder magazine at Fort George was virtually erased by the burning of the town by the Americans during the war of 1812.

Niagara Helicopter Rides offers an exciting tour from the air!. Niagara Helicopters – Niagara’s Premier helicopter flight over Niagara Falls ! View the Falls from the air ! Niagara Helicopter Rides offers an exciting tour from the air. Flights daily 9:00 A.M. until Sunset. Weather permitting !

For over 50 years, Niagara Helicopters has been thrilling passengers from all over the world with the highest, most scenic, and most exciting sightseeing experience in the Niagara Region! Their meticulously maintained fleet of seven passenger Airbus H130 helicopters operate every day, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. until sunset YEAR-ROUND!

Reservations are not required as they are a walk-in attraction. For your convenience, Niagara Helicopter’s services are available in an array of languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian and more. On-site services include: Gift Shop, Photography Service by Niagara Photo Service, and a picnic and viewing area

Along with the Classic tour of Niagara Falls, Niagara Helicopter also offer wedding flights, winery flights, and charters.

The Whirlpool Aero Car offers a fantastic view of the lower Niagara River, Rapids and the Gorge, while traversing over the Whirlpool in a suspended cable car ! You will spend 15 minutes learning about the history and geology of the majestic Niagara River, and experiencing the excitement of playing in class 5 whitewater rapids. We don’t want to give away too much about the trip, but we can assure you that it will be one of the most refreshing and memorable experiences of your visit to Niagara Falls! The Whirlpool Aero Car offers a fantastic view of the lower Niagara River, Rapids and the Gorge, while traversing over the Whirlpool in a suspended cable car ! Designed by Spanish Engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Aero Car has been in operation since 1916. The car is suspended from six cables and traverses the width of the gorge at almost 1 kilometer (.6 miles) in length. Located at 3850 Niagara River Parkway 4.5 km.(3 miles) north of Niagara Falls Canada.

The Whirlpool Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. High above the racing Niagara River, you’ll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world’s most mesmerizing natural phenomenon – the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable!

The aerial cable car travels safely between two different points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular Whirlpool.
A round trip is about one kilometer (3,600 feet) and takes about 10 minutes to navigate.
The capacity of the car is 35 standing passengers.
Upgrades in design and function occurred in 1961, 1967 and 1984.
Please note that this attraction is NOT wheelchair accessible.
Open Seasonally April to November

Take an elevator to the bottom of the Niagara Gorge and enjoy a walk along the boardwalk adjacent to the mighty rapids of the Niagara River. The rapids is 305 meters (1,000 feet) and stairs lead to two observation areas at the edge of the River. The water travels at different speeds along the length of the Niagara River. South of the Falls where the river is wide and slow, the maximum speed is about 40 km/h. Near the brink of the Falls, a speed of 109 km/h has been recorded. As the water travels through the Whirlpool Rapids at White Water Walk, it is traveling at about 48km/hr or 30mph, creating the Whirlpool Rapids – “Class 6 white-water rapids”. Viewing area & Walkway at the “Great Gorge Adventure”. Located 1/4 mile (402m) North of the Whirlpool Bridge on River Road

This unique attraction is a very popular stop on the Niagara Parkway and is photographed almost as often as the Falls! This unique attraction is a very popular stop on the Niagara Parkway and is photographed almost as often as the Falls! The planted face is maintained by Niagara Parks horticulture staff, while the mechanism is kept in working order by Ontario Hydro, the organization that originally built the clock. The intricate designs on the face of the timepiece are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year, featuring viola in the Spring and four cultivars of Alternanthera along with green and grey forms of Santolina Sage during the Summer and Fall. California Golden Privet and Blue Festuca Grass may be used for contrast. The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour. If the door into the tower is open, you can take a glimpse at the clock mechanism and enjoy photographs that show the history of almost every face design all the way back to 1950.

Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Niagara Falls. Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Niagara Falls. This beautiful garden setting is home to the Butterfly Conservatory and serves as the unique outdoor classroom for students attending the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. Established in 1936, you’ll enjoy 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens. Enjoy perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, as well as our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses.

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