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

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Niagara Falls, Canada

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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.
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

1: 5810 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3X7, Canada
2: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA
3: 6115 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA).
Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

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
  • "Good views from the observation deck on the USA side, so you need a passport." See review
  • "It is an absolute must to do if you visit the falls." See review

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star-5
Going into the cave leading to the side and rear of the falls we’re amazing!
jimmydino79
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide Adam was great & very knowledgeable. Answered all my questions, my family and I would recommend the tour to anyone.
star-5
What a natural wonder!
hosekitty
, 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.
star-5
Great Tour!
ggreen2019
, Oct 2019
Close to an all day tour. Well worth the money, when you take in the fact of paying for all of the tickets you would have to purchase and pay for parking as well. It was nice to be able to just sit back and enjoy all of the sites.
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Niagara area day trip
car0lmartin2
, Oct 2019
Dana provided an excellent tour of the area. Gave us ideas about attractions to return to on our own. Some mixup about pick up points but it all worked out. Very good experience
star-5
Niagara Falls amazing tour
mermaid919
, Oct 2019
This tour was amazing! Covered all the important and interesting spots in Niagara Falls. Both American and Canadian sides. My teenage and my 9 year old son both found it fascinating!
star-5
Brilliant
suemO6323RU
, Oct 2019
We had a very good guide. She was very friendly and informative. The coach was clean and tidy. Touring around Niagra falls and seeing where it all started was very good, also seeing the whirlpool was interesting. Went up the viewing tower and the views were spectacular and so beautiful. World recommend this trip it was worth every penny.
star-5
Falls Tour
rrbuck95366
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Nancy, was so good. She gave thorough information and laughed with us when she was supposed to. We enjoyed our tour with her!!!
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Wonderful Day
eag0rd0n
, Sep 2019
This is an excellent tour and a great way to seem all the important aspects of the area in one day. Our guide Jay was excellent. He provided a wealth of knowledge and made sure we saw everything. Highly recommend.
star-5
Excellent tour
Go519887
, Sep 2019
Tom did a really good tour . Kept us informed of the things to and see. at each stop. Pick-up was on time. we had a very great day seeing both US and Canadian Falls
star-5
Be prepared to get wet!!!
D. Richard J
, Sep 2019
A breath-taking view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls!!! I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone visiting the Falls. Our hotel room overlooked the Falls, but nothing measured up to this magnitude! It truly was an awesome experience!

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