Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls showing a river or creek, landscape views and a cascade
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Horseshoe Falls

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
3.5 out of 5
6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W2
The price is CA $109 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
CA $109
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.5/5 Good! (2,692 reviews)
"Check in was a nightmare. Sheila at the front desk was absolutely amazing. She kept a smile on her face and a good attitude even though people were literally blaming her for the delay. They need a new system."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W6
The price is CA $168 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
CA $168
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls. Enjoy 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.7/5 Good! (5,826 reviews)
"Room was excellent, clean had a great view of the falls"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3V9
The price is CA $162 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
CA $162
per night
Nov 30 - Dec 1
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls. Enjoy 2 indoor pools, 4 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar ...
3.6/5 Good! (7,786 reviews)
"My husband and I were very satisfied. The customer service was excellent. We would return to the hotel."

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2022

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
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Vittoria Hotel and Suites
Vittoria Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3L6
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W6
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Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
3.5 out of 5
6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W2
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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3V9
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W6
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Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3V9
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Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3K7
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Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G3W7
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3W7
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
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