Though you can see Niagara Falls from dry land, nothing quite compares with experiencing the falls from the water. Niagara City Cruises boat tours—departing from the Canadian side—offer front-row views of the mighty falls, putting passengers well within the splash zone. Here’s what you can expect.
Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre
6170 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
Visiting the IMAX Theatre is an exciting enhancement to any visit to Niagara Falls. Learn the human stories behind Niagara Falls inNiagara: Miracles, Myths, and Magic. See the real items used in extreme stunts in the Niagara Daredevil Exhibit, including the barrels that people have used to float in and crash down the falls.
Many visitors to the IMAX Theatre come on day trips from Toronto. Such excursions may include a visit to the falls, a ride on the Hornblower boat, and a stop at vineyards in the Niagara region.
Things to Know Before You Go
The on-site National Geographic Store sells educational games and toys, books, and postcards.
Discounts are available, if you purchase tickets online.
Tickets can be purchased individually for the film and exhibit, or combined for a lower price.
While most films are shown in English, some French and Mandarin options are available, so check the online schedule first.
The Daredevil Cafe serves popcorn, soda, and other snacks to enjoy during the movie.
How to Get There
The IMAX Theater is located next to the Skylon Tower and the Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It’s within walking distance of the falls, so is a convenient place to stop at when visiting town. If you’re on a day trip to Niagara Falls, there may be time to stop and watch a film. If you’re traveling independently, it’s easy to combine a visit with other sightseeing activities.
When to Get There
The IMAX Theatre is open every day, except Christmas Day, and shows films throughout the day, from 9am to 9pm. Schedules change periodically, so check the website before planning a trip.
Niagara Falls View from Both Sides
Niagara Falls is located both in Canada and the US. While visitors can have a good experience seeing the falls from either side of the border, try to see it from both sides for the best all-around views. Bring your passport (as long as you have the right to enter both Canada and the US) and walk over the Rainbow Bridge, to see which side you think has the better vistas.
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