Things to Do in Niagara Falls

There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls, a city that caters to all travellers. Whether you’ve come for exceptional dining, entertainment and accommodations or to get outdoors and experience nature at the Falls, this city has got you covered. 

Couples can indulge in fine dining and wine tastings on a romantic getaway, while nature enthusiasts will love the hiking and cycling trails, bird and wildlife watching, and access to watersports.  

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Food and drink

Niagara Falls has something for everyone. There are many fine dining options offering farm to table dining paired with local wine selections from the nearby Niagara wine region. Casual dining and pubs offer Canadian and American classics. Sip and savour more local flavours at one of the craft beer or distilleries in town. There are also many international restaurants in the city serving Asian, Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean and more. For family friendly dining try one of the themed restaurants in the city like The Flying Saucer or Rainforest Café.   


Niagara Falls has convenient outdoor adventures for kids and adults alike. Head to Dufferin Islands to explore 10 acres of footpaths and bridges that connect this collection of smaller islands. Go for a leisurely walk or pack a picnic and make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife and birds. The Niagara River Recreation Trail offers 53 kilometers of paved trail for walking, jogging, or cycling. The trail starts in Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake and extends through the city of Niagara Falls to the town of Fort Erie with many hop on and off points to do a shorter segment along the trail.  

Family activities

No trip to Niagara Falls would be complete without viewing Horseshoe Falls. Board the 20 minute boat tour with Niagara City Cruises to see all three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls from the ground (or water in this case) up. Make sure to catch the view of the Falls every night of the year during the Falls Illumination. Round out the day in one of the town’s two casinos or catch a show in the Clifton Hill entertainment district. Try a local winery tour to sip and your way through the renowned Niagara wine region. If children are in town, head to the Street of Fun in the Clifton Hill Niagara district right next to the falls. If you happen to be visiting in the winter the annual Winter Festival of Lights celebrates the season in style.  

Last updated: August 4, 2022

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