In Toronto, Niagara Falls is often at the top of many family weekend trips. There's more to Niagara than taking selfies with the waterfall. In collaboration with Niagara Parks, we created a 12-hour itinerary for your next family-friendly trip to Niagara Falls.
Your day begins at sunrise
Arrive just before sunrise to get an undisrupted view of the falls. As a bonus, you will be awarded a spectacular panorama of a fiery waterfall and zero photobombers.
Journey behind the falls
After sunrise, head to the Table Rock Centre and down 13-storeys to the bottom of Niagara Falls. Multiple short tunnels lead you to behind the waterfalls and the observation deck, where you get to stand up close to the giant. Beware of the crashing water and bring extra clothes!
History of Niagara
Niagara is home to the world's most extensive collection of decommissioned hydroelectric plants. The historic Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station is a 5-minute walk from the Table Rock Centre. At the station, guides are available to walk you through the different functions of the plant and how it played a role in shaping Niagara.
White water boardwalk
Grab a bite and a glass of wine at Table Rock Restaurant while getting a complete view of Horseshoe Falls. After lunch, walk off the extra calories at the Niagara White Water Boardwalk, a 700m pathway at the bottom of the gorge with some of the most aggressive rapids.
Whirlpool Aero Cart
Beside the boardwalk is Whirlpool Aero Cart, where you can see the rapids and whirlpool from above. Fun fact: the Aero Cart was built over 100 years ago!
The butterfly conservatory
End the day with a relaxing stroll in the Butterfly Conservatory. The conservatory is home to 2000+ butterflies and over 60 different species!