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Horseshoe Falls
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

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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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $93 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (9,550 reviews)

"Staff at this location went above and beyond to make our stay feel as safe and comfortable including having a staff member assist with the elevator. Check in was quick and easy."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 2021

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $87 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fallsview Casino and Queen Victoria Park. Horseshoe Falls and Casino Niagara are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,611 reviews)

"Beautiful! Loved the Jr. Presidential Suite! Was like a dream."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

Niagara Falls Marriott on 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
The price is CA $115 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15

Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Journey Behind The Falls and Clifton Hill are also within 1 ...

3.8/5Good! (7,598 reviews)

"Parking is overpriced. Windows are very dirty which takes away from the “ falls view “ experience which is what you’re primarily paying for"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
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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
The price is CA $93 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
4 out of 5
6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $87 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Niagara Falls Marriott on 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
The price is CA $115 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $110 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
5339 Murray St, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $75 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls, an IHG Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $93 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
3.5 out of 5
6733 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $66 per night from May 7 to May 8
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview
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
The price is CA $75 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
3.5 out of 5
6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $85 per night from Apr 14 to Apr 15
Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.