Let’s get straight to it— Niagara Falls is an epic all-season destination. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular or you plan a day, weekend or even an all-week getaway, the place will keep you thoroughly entertained. Yes, that’s how amazing it is! From thrill-inducing classics to fun, kid-friendly activities, there’s plenty here to make your summer holiday a memorable one.

So, with the weather all nice and bright, we decided to put together a list of the 10 most incredible things to experience in Niagara Falls this summer.

Niagara City Cruises

The Horseshoe Falls are a great view from afar, but being up close with the mighty Falls in the middle of the rising mist is a whole other experience. One that you certainly can’t afford to miss. There actually are two different cruises offered day and night. And the night cruise  will let you view the Falls under sparkling fireworks. It’s pretty amazing.

Journey Behind the Falls

Imagine going 125 ft below the road level. Then walking through a 130-year-old tunnel. And then onto an observation deck that won’t just give you a close-up view of the Falls but also refresh you with the cool fresh water. That’s Journey Behind the Falls for you. Quite literally, one of the coolest summer experiences.


Niagara Falls is home to some of the best gardens and bloom spots in  Canada. From the Floral Showhouse, a minute’s walk from the Falls to the Botanical Gardens to that of the Oakes Garden Theatre, you’ll find several floral gems here. And each of them is worth exploring.

Helicopter Views

One of the most adventurous ways to take in the city, the parks and the Falls views is via a helicopter ride. And if you want, you can turn it into a whole grand ‘views and wines’ tour. The tour gives you the best aerial views and then takes you to some of the most popular Niagara wineries for tastings.

Hotel Views

Hilton Fallsview
Images via Sheraton Fallsview IG / Hilton Fallsview IG

There’s no better way to spend a Sunday morning on a weekend trip in Niagara Falls than waking up in a room with a view. Book your stay at Marriott Fallsview, Hilton, Embassy, Sheraton or any of the hotels overlooking the river and the Falls so you can enjoy the spectacular views from your room and restos while sipping on a crisp Niagara Rosé.

Dino Adventure Golf

As Canada’s largest mini-golf adventure, this lost-world mini-putt at Clifton Hill is one heck of a fun experience. And don’t underestimate the course here. There are two 18-hole courses with more than 50 life-size dinos and an erupting volcano. It’s a game you’ll always remember.

Niagara SkyWheel

One of the largest SkyWheels in Canada takes you 175ft above the Falls, giving you breathtaking views of the American and Horseshoe Falls, the Niagara River and the surrounding parks. All this while being seated comfortably in the temperature-moderated gondolas. Pro Tip: Hop on the ride at night for views of the Illuminated Falls and the city.

Trick Art Box

This is Canada’s first-ever 3D art gallery featuring augmented reality. Thanks to AR technology, the art here is interactive and engaging. It’s designed to be completed by you. From surfing a giant slide to climbing up the stairs to heaven to being eaten up by a dinosaur, you can live your adventure here. Or at least, create an illusion of living it! It’s the ultimate photo op spot for collecting priceless memories.

E-Biking along the Falls

We can’t think of a more fun way to explore Niagara Falls than on an e-bike! Pedal as you wish, or let the bike do the work for you – especially uphill! The scenic views along the Niagara Parkway will take you through endless gardens and stunning experiences like the White Water Walk. E-bikes can be rented from Snap E-Bike and Niagara Falls Riders.

Fireworks & Illumination

The Summer Fireworks series is back on. Yay, indeed! Every night at 10 pm, the sky above the Falls is lit up with an utterly beautiful fireworks display with the backdrop of the illumination Falls. The night sky transforms into sparkling crimson, illuminated green and bright yellow. It’s definitely a memory you cherish for life.

That’s our list folks. Before you pack your bags and head to Niagara Falls, we suggest you check out the Niagara Falls Tourism website for more info, tickets and other fun adventures in the area.