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Horseshoe Falls

Admire the largest of the three waterfalls that make up the world famous Niagara Falls and take a boat ride to the fall’s basin.

Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara Falls’ three waterfalls and a highlight of this internationally famed tourist attraction. It stretches between Table Rock in Ontario and Goat Island in the state of New York. The Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, is around 188 feet (57 meters) tall, approximately 2,600 feet (790 meters) wide and one of the world’s highest-volume waterfalls.

Get up early to arrive before the crowds and start your visit at Table Rock in Canada where you can feel the mist generated from the rushing water. When the sun is shining, watch for rainbows. Pay the fee to step out onto a viewing platform at the foot of the falls and then travel deep into the falls’ bedrock to tunnels that will take you behind a huge sheet of rushing water.

Stroll north along Niagara Parkway to Rainbow Bridge to enjoy different perspectives of the waterfall and good photo opportunities. Paying a nominal fee allows you to cross the bridge to the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. Walk to Goat Island and then continue to Terrapin Point to be so close to the falls you can almost touch them. Remember to bring your passport if you plan to cross the bridge.

A fun way to view Horseshoe Falls is to board one of the boat tours that travel into the curve of the falls and beneath the spray of mist. Tours depart from the dock located just south of Rainbow Bridge. They operate from May to October. Visit the falls’ official website for further details.

Horseshoe Falls is easily accessible via public transportation. Public buses and a hop-on, hop-off tourist bus stop at various points along Niagara Parkway. Take the cable car railway that connects Table Rock with the city center. 

The peak tourist season at the falls is from June through August, which is also when the water flow is highest. Be sure to check out the falls at night when the illumination of colored lights creates a magical effect.


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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites ¥8,598
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel ¥8,594
    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre, Casino Niagara, and Crystal Caves. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km). Niagara Falls Station is 29 minutes by foot.

      Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa ¥9,383
      Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

      Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

      6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Fallsview, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview ¥9,067
        Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

        Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

        6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Skylon Tower and Clifton Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls ¥8,594
          Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

          Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

          6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and Aquarium of Niagara are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview ¥6,699
            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

            6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls. Skylon Tower and Scotiabank Convention Centre are also within 15 minutes.

              Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls ¥7,806
              Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

              Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

              6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino, Skylon Tower, and Queen Victoria Park. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                The Tower Hotel Fallsview ¥5,440
                The Tower Hotel Fallsview

                The Tower Hotel Fallsview

                6732 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Fallsview, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Skylon Tower and Clifton Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).