There is so much to see and do in Niagara Falls today, that it is sometimes easy to forget there would be none of the tourists draws in the Fallsview District if it weren’t for the spectacular Niagara Falls themselves, truly a natural wonder of the world.
Besides the stunning views offered from the guest suites, lounge and restaurant of the Niagara Fallsview Hotel and Spa, there are several ways one can and should enjoy a view of the Niagara Falls.
Take a trip on the renowned Maid of the Mist to get up close and personal with the thundering waters of the Falls. Maid of the Mist boats have taken visitors right up to the base of the falls since the 1950s, and have even hosted Royalty when the late Princess Diana took her two boys for a trip in 1991.
The Journey Behind the Falls is a 30 to 45-minute tour that takes guests on an elevator ride 150 down through the bedrock of the Niagara Escarpment to tunnels behind the Falls, including an observation deck at their base.
If getting that close makes you queasy, get a bid’s eye view of the Falls from the Skylon Tower, which rises 236 meters (775 feet) above the crest of the Falls. Nevermind viewing the cascading waters of the Niagara River — you will also catch a glimpse of the surrounding areas, including Buffalo, Toronto, and Niagara’s beautiful wine country.
For those seeking more of a rush, take a flight on Niagara Helicopters, offering flights every 15 minutes and unparalleled views of the Falls.
But don’t feel your experience has to be limited to the sunny hours. The Falls are just as spectacular at night as during the day — they are illuminated nightly until midnight. Adding to the spectacular night view is fireworks, which will be blasted over the Falls every Friday night at 9 p.m. until October 7th.
Brought to you by the Marriott on the Falls.