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Niagara SkyWheel

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. 

How about making your visit to Niagara SkyWheel even more special? Don't miss the chance to try a few of these activities:

Your next thrilling adventure is waiting for you! You may like to try a Niagara Falls Evening Light Freedom Tour from Toronto or a Clifton Hill Fun Pass to 6 Niagara Falls Attractions.

Examine our Niagara Falls things to do page to discover many more activities in the area.


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Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites CA $110
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Niagara River Gorge and Fallsview Casino. Skylon Tower and Scotiabank Convention Centre are also within 15 minutes.

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel CA $101
    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel

    5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on the riverfront, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre, Casino Niagara and Crystal Caves. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km). Niagara Falls Station is 29 minutes by foot.

      Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview CA $115
      Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

      Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

      6700 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Vittoria Hotel and Suites CA $80
        Vittoria Hotel and Suites

        Vittoria Hotel and Suites

        5851 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is steps away from Niagara River Gorge, Greg Frewin Theatre and Niagara SkyWheel. Clifton Hill and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark are also within 10 minutes.

          Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa CA $119
          Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

          Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

          6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Fallsview, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Horseshoe Falls are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview CA $85
            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

            Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview

            6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls. Skylon Tower and Scotiabank Convention Centre are also within 15 minutes.

              Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls CA $79
              Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

              Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls

              6755 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and Aquarium of Niagara are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls CA $89
                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

                Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls

                6546 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Fallsview, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within 1 mile (2 km).