Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill. Photograph courtesy of Niagara Falls Tourism

There’s no lack of family fun at Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls’ tourist epicentre. Stroll the midway, ride the Niagara SkyWheel, play a round of mini golf at Dinosaur Adventure Golf or take a spin on the multi-level go-kart speedway.

Niagara Glen

Photograph courtesy of Niagara Falls Tourism

Explore this network of trails that lace through the narrow valley of the Niagara Gorge, located below the falls. Go on a hike past ancient cedars, tulip trees, trilobite fossils and moss-covered rocks in one of Canada’s few Carolinian forests.

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

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Learn the history of this canal, which made shipping between Lake Superior and the Atlantic Ocean possible by skirting the falls, at this centre in nearby St. Catharines. Time your visit to see a boat passing through Lock 3, just outside the museum.

The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photograph courtesy of Niagara Falls Tourism

A historic town in the middle of wine country, Niagara-on-the- Lake is home to this famous theatre festival. Browse the boutiques on Queen Street and pop into Wine Country Vintners for a tasting before catching a performance at one of the Shaw’s three stages.

Niagara by the Numbers


The height, in metres of lift, on the Welland Canal as ships are raised (or lowered) by seven locks across a distance of 11 kilometres.


The age of some of Niagara Glen’s eastern white cedars, which are the oldest trees in this nature-conservation area.


The year Louis Tussaud’s English Wax Museum opened on Clifton Hill. It still draws crowds today as Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks.