Niagara SkyWheel

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Niagara SkyWheel which includes rides and signage

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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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 $100 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Scotiabank Convention Centre and Journey Behind The Falls are ...
3.9/5Good! (4,332 reviews)
"Normal"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Four Points by Sheraton 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
The price is CA $110 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
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! (9,054 reviews)
"Great location and view. Too crowded and have to wait long for elevators"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2021

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre and Casino Niagara. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark ...
3.9/5Very Good! (4,467 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2021

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
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The Falls Hotel & Inn
The Falls Hotel & Inn
2.5 out of 5
5657 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $65 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
The Falls Hotel & Inn
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 $110 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
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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
The price is CA $100 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
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 $139 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
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 $129 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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 $135 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Vittoria Hotel and Suites
Vittoria Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $90 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Vittoria Hotel and Suites
Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $91 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview, an IHG Hotel
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.