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.

Top Hotels Close to Niagara SkyWheel

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 $120 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (4,252 reviews)
"Checked in by Front office Manager. She was very helpful and customer service oriented and upgraded my room and my family was very happy with high floor with city view"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $129 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, just steps from Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and Oakes Garden Theatre. Casino Niagara and Queen ...
3.9/5 Good! (4,674 reviews)
"Was a really nice room the jetted tub was great and helped after a long week of work. The only issues I had were that the fire place wasn’t working and the floors were not sound proof but that is here nor there"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
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 $124 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark are ...
3.6/5 Good! (9,071 reviews)
"The view of the 2 falls from our room was fabulous! We chose it for this reason and were not disappointed. The room was very comfortable and clean. Some of it looks a bit dated but nothing that was distasteful. Definitely worth the money."

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2022

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
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.

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Best Lodging Options Near Niagara SkyWheel

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls
2 out of 5
5068 Centre St, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $56 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls Centre St. By the Falls
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is CA $129 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
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 $120 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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 $124 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
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 $149 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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 $139 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
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 Jan 25 to Jan 26
Vittoria Hotel and 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 $129 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
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 $82 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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.