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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get to know the best of Niagara Falls on this tour. Visit some of the area’s top attractions, like the incredible view from the top of the Skylon Tower, then head across the border to get front and center with the water on an exciting Maid of the Mist cruise. When Maid of the Mist is not running, embark on the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York) included.
  • Niagara Falls tour in Canada and the US (Maid of the Mist departs from NY side)
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride OR the "Journey Behind the Falls" tour and stand in the mist behind the thundering Horseshoe Falls (seasonal)
  • Visits include Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock House, and Queen Victoria Park
  • Get breathtaking views of Niagara area from the Skylon Tower

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This Canadian side tour includes the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, which departs from the American side.
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Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
Journey Behind the Falls (replaces Maid of the Mist when not operating)
Return trip up Skylon Tower
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels
Gratuities
Food/Drink

Departure Point

5810 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3X7, Canada

Continental Pancake House, parking available

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA

Aquarium of Niagara, parking available

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

6115 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Want to get to know Niagara Falls? This is the tour with the most iconic, must-do experiences. Let’s get started.

After a hotel pickup from the New York or Ontario side, start with an exciting ride up to the observation deck at the top of the majestic Skylon Tower. Enjoy the incredible view of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls from 520 feet (158 m) in the air.

Next, cross to the US side and get ready for the experience of a lifetime on the Maid of the Mist cruise. This is as good as it gets, the best way to experience one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. The cruise runs from early May to late October.

During the rest of the year, experience the Journey Behind the Falls excursion, where the sound of the falls is like thunder and the view is breathtaking. Stand in the mist and feel the rush where the Horseshoe Falls rumble from 13 stories above—dropping over 700,000 gallons of water every second at 40 miles per hour. Now that’s powerful.

Other highlights include Table Rock Centre, a retail and observation complex located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls; Queen Victoria Park, the main parkland in Niagara Falls, opposite the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls (with Sir Harry Oakes Gardens); the Upper Canadian Rapids from Three Sisters Island, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, and Whirlpool State Park, overlooking the Niagara Whirlpool with spectacular views of the rapids, the whirlpool itself and the Niagara River.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist portion of this tour departs from the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. All customers booking this tour must have appropriate documentation to enter the United States and Canada.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Canada
Marvel at the majestic Niagara Falls
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
Sail on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Marvel at the many falls that make up Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Marvel at the many falls that make up majestic Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
See the key viewing areas of the Niagara region
Stop At:  
Skylon Tower
Scale the Skylon Tower for a birds-eye-view of Niagara Falls
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Table Rock Welcome Centre
See the sites of Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
See the site of Niagara Parks
Pass By:  
Dufferin Islands Park
Marvel at the sights of the Niagara region
Pass By:  
Niagara Scow
See infamous wreck of the Old Scow
Pass By:  
Queen Victoria Park
See the sights of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Oakes Garden Theatre
See the sights of Niagara Falls Canada
Pass By:  
Whirlpool State Park
See the Whirlpool Rapids
Stop At:  
Floral Clock
See the world famous Floral Clock of Niagara Parks, depending on season
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • Passengers entering Canada:
  • Native born U.S. Citizens must present one of the following travel documents: U.S. Passport; Enhanced Driver’s License; Trusted Traveler Program cards – Nexus, Fast/Express or Sentri.
  • Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian should bring a notarized letter from parents or legal guardian giving permission to travel to Canada, or if only one parent is traveling with the child, they must possess a notarized letter from the other parent giving permission.
  • All persons other than U.S. Citizens or Legal, Permanent residents of the United States require valid passport or an acceptable travel document.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Over the Falls Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You need your passports and you stop to eat at a quick food place so you should bring money for food and drinks." See review
  • "It is an absolute must to do if you visit the falls." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Stick with Nick
Daniel_T
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Nick was great and made the trip special and so fun! All the sights were wonderful but Nick made all the difference! #teamnick
star-5
Fun at the Falls
Buddy_N
, Sep 2021
Had a great time. Loved all the places we went to. Everything was clearly explained. Our guide Randy was awesome. Very inspiring and fun. He made sure we stayed together and had the best bang for our buck. Went more places than I knew we were going. Great tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
More than we expected. Great fun! Nick, our tour guide was great!
Kim_L
, Aug 2021
The falls were fantastic! Niagra State park was fun, lots to do. Would do this again, great fun! Great tour guide...TEAM NICK!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Niagara Falls Tours
Ariel_R
, Aug 2021
All tours were above expectation. It was my 1st time visiting Niagara Falls and all I have to say are positive comments. Thanks for this great experience. The Tout Guide did an awesome job, virus knowledgeable, good humor sense, and very patience with the group. I take my hat off to "Team Nick"
star-5
Great experience
Peter_M
, Aug 2021
It was a great experience. Niagara Falls Is beautiful. The tour guide Tom was very nice and professional.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Boat ride was spectacular as was the Cave tour..should not miss the walk down to the base of the falls.
MaryBrigid_I
, Jul 2021
Our tour was changed to the American tour due to COVID but it was a great set of attractions. I wish there was a bit more depth to the commentary by our tour guide Roland.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic
BOBBY_R
, Jul 2021
Wonderful experience. It was a highlight and experience you don't want to miss. Go and put Niagara on your vacation list.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great Time
Loren_S
, Jul 2021
Well worth it. Randy was an excellent guide. It’s nice having someone pick you up and drop you off at your hotel and you can avoid traffic and the endless search for parking. The attractions had hours long wait times and even then the Maid of the Mist sold out with people at 9AM having to buy tickets for a 3 PM boat ride. With the tour, no wait and all your tickets were purchased and you were ready to go!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Going into the cave leading to the side and rear of the falls we’re amazing!
James_D
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide Adam was great & very knowledgeable. Answered all my questions, my family and I would recommend the tour to anyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a natural wonder!
Julie_K
, Dec 2019
The host of our “Over the Falls” tour was Adam. He was a perfect guide, full of information and very personable. Thank you Adam for making our visit really exciting and educational.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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