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SkyWheel is one of only two ways to enjoy a panoramic view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area from the Canadian side. (The other aerial view is from Skylon Tower.) The wheel sits on an east-west axis, directly opposite the American Falls. You’ll see both American and Horseshoe falls, as well as the Niagara River up and downstream on each rotation. You’ll also get a view of Clifton Hill restaurants and entertainment venues.
Look out for the life-like dinosaur head a few feet from the gondola window just after the ascent begins: it’s sure to thrill the kids! After your ride, play a round at the miniature golf course at the base of SkyWheel, where you’ll find several other dinosaurs lurking.
The 175-foot (53-meter) SkyWheel began operating in 2006 and is open year-round. Enjoy 360-degree views from each of the 42 climate-controlled gondolas, which comfortably seat six.
The trip includes three to five complete revolutions, and lasts for eight to 12 minutes. Don't forget your camera as there are plenty of opportunities to photograph the falls from this glorious perspective. The number of cycles depends on the length of the waiting line, with a shorter ride during the high season.
The SkyWheel is located in Niagara Falls’ Clifton Hill entertainment area. The wheel is open daily, with later hours during the summer. Purchase tickets online for the SkyWheel alone or as part of a Clifton Hill Fun Pass, which includes four other attractions in the area.
Like to make your visit to Niagara SkyWheel even more unforgettable? Don't forget to try one or two of these activities:
Your next big adventure is waiting for you! You may want to try a Niagara Falls Evening Light Freedom Tour from Toronto or a Clifton Hill Fun Pass with Admission to 6 Attractions.
If you're after even more options, check out our Niagara Falls things to do page.
Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Niagara River Gorge and Fallsview Casino. Skylon Tower and Scotiabank Convention Centre are also within 15 minutes.
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.
This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, just steps from Oakes Garden Theatre and Great Canadian Midway. Casino Niagara and Rainbow Tower are also within 5 minutes. Niagara Falls Station is 29 minutes by foot.
Located in the heart of Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Clifton Hill and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Casino Niagara and Skylon Tower are also within 15 minutes. Niagara Falls Station is 26 minutes by foot.
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).
Situated in Niagara Falls, this hotel is steps from Niagara River Gorge, Greg Frewin Theatre, and Niagara SkyWheel. Clifton Hill and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Convention Centre and Fallsview Casino. Skylon Tower and Clifton Hill are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is steps from Niagara River Gorge, Clifton Hill, and Greg Frewin Theatre. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Ripley's Believe it or Not are also within 10 minutes.
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