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Niagara SkyWheel

Jump into a climate-controlled gondola for a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. 

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. 


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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites ¥8,626
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 ¥7,763
    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.

      Vittoria Hotel and Suites ¥7,910
      Vittoria Hotel and Suites

      Vittoria Hotel and Suites

      5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the entertainment district, 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.

        Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa ¥8,476
        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 ¥9,101
          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).

            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview ¥6,724
            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.

              Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview ¥6,276
              Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview

              Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview

              5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from Oakes Garden Theatre, Casino Niagara, and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Rainbow Tower and Great Canadian Midway are also within 5 minutes. Niagara Falls Station is 28 minutes by foot.

                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls ¥5,334
                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls

                Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls

                5068 Centre St, Niagara Falls, ON
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the entertainment 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.