A plate of scallops awaits to be eaten beside a fork and a glass of water on a table.

Insider tips for visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario

A plate of scallops awaits to be eaten beside a fork and a glass of water on a table.

Be an early bird

If getting up early on vacation doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, think again. A wander by the falls in the early hours of the morning gives you time with this natural wonder all to yourself, and nothing beats the experience of watching the sunrise over the falls.

Use those social hours!

Many hotels offer social hour specials that feature tasty samplers of the region. For example, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel has a daily Social Hour, where guests can experience Niagara by sampling regional wine selections and hors d’oeuvres for a small fee. The Bar also features signature cocktails such as the “Niagara Martini.”

Eat local

There’s delicious local fine dining in Niagara Falls. Located in the Sterling Inn & Spa in the heart of Niagara Falls, AG Inspired Cuisine serves up cuisine inspired by and sourced from the region, directly tied to the season.

To complement the regional menu, the wine list at AG is 100% VQA (which indicates quality and label integrity for Ontario wines) and represents the best wineries of the region. Come by for a chic, romantic dinner.

You also can’t go wrong with any of the international food you’ll find in Niagara Falls!

Catch the fireworks

Niagara Falls offers free fireworks seasonally in the summer and winter, and is Canada’s longest running fireworks series. The best vantage point is near Queen Victoria Park, where you can admire the show against the backdrop of the Niagara skyline and the falls.

For up-to-date information, visit the Niagara Parks Commission website

Last updated: February 8, 2023

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