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Get to know the best of Niagara Falls on this tour. Visit some of the area’s top attractions, like the incredible view from the top of the Skylon Tower, then head across the border to get front and center with the water on an exciting Maid of the Mist cruise. When Maid of the Mist is not running, embark on the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York) included.
  • Niagara Falls tour in Canada and the US (Maid of the Mist departs from NY side)
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride OR the "Journey Behind the Falls" tour and stand in the mist behind the thundering Horseshoe Falls (seasonal)
  • Visits include Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock House, and Queen Victoria Park
  • Get breathtaking views of Niagara area from the Skylon Tower

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This Canadian side tour includes the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, which departs from the American side.
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Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
Journey Behind the Falls (replaces Maid of the Mist when not operating)
Return trip up Skylon Tower
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels

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This activity will end right where it started.Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA). Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.
Want to get to know Niagara Falls? This is the tour with the most iconic, must-do experiences. Let’s get started.

After a hotel pickup from the New York or Ontario side, start with an exciting ride up to the observation deck at the top of the majestic Skylon Tower. Enjoy the incredible view of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls—the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls from 520 feet (158 m) in the air.

Next, cross to the US side and get ready for the experience of a lifetime on the Maid of the Mist cruise. This is as good as it gets, the best way to experience one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. The cruise runs from early May to late October.

During the rest of the year, experience the Journey Behind the Falls excursion, where the sound of the falls is like thunder and the view is breathtaking. Stand in the mist and feel the rush where the Horseshoe Falls rumble from 13 stories above—dropping over 700,000 gallons of water every second at 40 miles per hour. Now that’s powerful.

Other highlights include Table Rock Centre, a retail and observation complex located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls; Queen Victoria Park, the main parkland in Niagara Falls, opposite the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls (with Sir Harry Oakes Gardens); the Upper Canadian Rapids from Three Sisters Island, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, and Whirlpool State Park, overlooking the Niagara Whirlpool with spectacular views of the rapids, the whirlpool itself and the Niagara River.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist portion of this tour departs from the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. All customers booking this tour must have appropriate documentation to enter the United States and Canada.
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Canada
Marvel at the majestic Niagara Falls
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
Sail on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Marvel at the many falls that make up Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Marvel at the many falls that make up majestic Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
See the key viewing areas of the Niagara region
Stop At:  
Skylon Tower
Scale the Skylon Tower for a birds-eye-view of Niagara Falls
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Table Rock Welcome Centre
See the sites of Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
See the site of Niagara Parks
Pass By:  
Dufferin Islands Park
Marvel at the sights of the Niagara region
Pass By:  
Niagara Scow
See infamous wreck of the Old Scow
Pass By:  
Queen Victoria Park
See the sights of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
Pass By:  
Oakes Garden Theatre
See the sights of Niagara Falls Canada
Pass By:  
Whirlpool State Park
See the Whirlpool Rapids
Stop At:  
Floral Clock
See the world famous Floral Clock of Niagara Parks, depending on season
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • Passengers entering Canada:
  • Native born U.S. Citizens must present one of the following travel documents: U.S. Passport; Enhanced Driver’s License; Trusted Traveler Program cards – Nexus, Fast/Express or Sentri.
  • Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian should bring a notarized letter from parents or legal guardian giving permission to travel to Canada, or if only one parent is traveling with the child, they must possess a notarized letter from the other parent giving permission.
  • All persons other than U.S. Citizens or Legal, Permanent residents of the United States require valid passport or an acceptable travel document.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Over the Falls Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
What is the social distancing policy during Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Traveler Tips

  • "You need your passports and you stop to eat at a quick food place so you should bring money for food and drinks." See review
  • "It is an absolute must to do if you visit the falls." See review


1,629 Reviews

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Over the falls
, May 2022
Guide was awesome Dayna! Boat ride and caves were great Highly recommended for tourists Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Happy and profitable
, May 2022
We were “Team nick” Nick is very hilarious person so we were happy. Besides he carries us to all historical and fabulous spots.. Thank you so much~!! But there is a side-effect.. the tour was so long,, (maybe 7 hours??) Then we were exhausted. But totally, we were absolutely happy and fun. 😍🥰😘
Great trip. They upgraded...
, May 2022
Great trip. They upgraded it for free! It took all day and the tour guide was knowledgeable and funny.
A vacation with the love and joy of my life.
, May 2022
Best experience ever. Such a great view of maid of the mist. The tour was phenomenal. A fantastic day.
Dayna's 'Eh' Team
, May 2022
A bold and sassy tour guide who made the day a perfect mox of history, sites to be seen and energy. Dayna (our tour guide) was everything you want in a tour guide and made the trip a blast. GO! The pictures do not do it justice!
Nick was the best!
, May 2022
Having Nick as our guide!! He was amazing! So much knowledge and kept the day running smoothly. All of the locations were breathtaking!
Outstanding tour
, May 2022
Outstanding tour! Dayna was an amazing tour guide. We went to Maid of the Mist, then Cave of the Winds (with our rain ponchos, thank you Dayna!). We had extra time to explore Niagara State park before crossing back over the border to see the start of the Horseshoe Falls and Skylon. Great tour!
Teeaammm Nick
, May 2022
This whole experience was awesome. Our Tour Guide Nick, was informative and extremely personable. We enjoyed the whole day and have already recommended this tour to other family members!
Great tour!
, May 2022
The tour was great. Nick was a fabulous tour guide, full of information, stories and jokes. He kept us entertained and took great care of the group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic 7 hour tour of Niagra Falls and attractions
, May 2022
Absolutely fantastic 7 hour tour with our tour guide Roland. Roland picked us and others up promptly at 9 a.m. and was super thorough making sure everyone had passports, ArriveCAN apps etc. Told us what to expect with customs on both sides of the border as the tour actually started in Canada but we had to cross the border to begin our excursions. The Maid of the Mist is a must do for anyone going to the falls as well as the Cave of The Winds. Roland was great the whole time, giving us fun(ny) stories about the history of the falls. We would book with him again in a heartbeat!

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