Best Indoor Entertainment in Niagara Falls

Celebrating at Adventure City Niagara Falls

Adventure City is fun for the whole family

Niagara Falls is a popular year-round getaway destination and has a lot of amazing experiences to offer families during the upcoming fall and winter seasons. The city is home to a whole range of unique destinations that offer indoor fun for people of all ages and will keep you out of the cold and nearby to the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is one of Niagara’s top indoor entertainment destinations with 16 thrilling waterslides, a full size wave pool, adult-only Jacuzzis, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, new private cabanas, and more. You can also check out these other amazing family-friendly destinations for non-stop fun while visiting Niagara Falls.

Butterfly Conservatory

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the city’s Botanical Gardens and features over 2,000 butterflies fluttering around a beautiful indoor tropical paradise. Walk along winding pathways through this one-of-a-kind destination and take in the sight of lush vegetation, vibrant butterflies, and waterfalls.

Bird Kingdom

Just a five minute walk away from the thundering Niagara Falls, Bird Kingdom is the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary where you can see hundreds of beautiful tropical birds and explore a multi-level rainforest. Along with friendly parrots you can interact with exotic animals and visit a night jungle where owls, bats, and other captivating creatures live.

Niagara SkyWheel (temperature controlled gondolas)

Take an unforgettable ride 175 feet into the air on the Niagara SkyWheel, which offers unparalleled views of the American and Horseshoe Falls both day and night. The SkyWheel features fully-enclosed gondolas that are individually equipped with heating and air conditioning, making for a comfortable and enjoyable sightseeing experience all year round.

Adventure City

For a fun and exciting arcade experience that the whole family will enjoy, make sure to stop by Adventure City arcade at the bottom of Clifton Hill for more than 125 arcade games and a great selection of prizes and merchandise. The arcade is also home to the interactive Tour Bus SWAT Team ride, Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, and the glow-in-the-dark Wild Safari Mini Putt, offering hours of fun for people of all ages.

Fallsview Waterpark Wins Fifth Consecutive Travelers’ Choice Award

2017 Travelers’ Choice Award

Niagara Falls, ON- The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls, Ontario has just been awarded TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for the fifth year in a row based on customer reviews from millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the world. The annual awards honour the most well-reviewed hotel and accommodation destinations and attractions, and recognize a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

“We’re honoured to receive a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year and look forward to continuing to connect travelers with unique and unforgettable Niagara Falls experiences at the waterpark all year-round,” says Sarah Vazquez, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Falls Avenue Resort.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a top Niagara Falls attraction that features 16 waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-sized wavepool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, and adult-only Jacuzzis. The waterpark is located across the street from Niagara Falls and is a part of the Falls Avenue Resort complex.

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About Falls Avenue Resort:

Falls Avenue Resort is a 20-acre entertainment complex in Niagara Falls, Ontario that features properties such as the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Fallsview, Hard Rock Cafe, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara, and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The resort is home to 35 meeting rooms, 1,200 guestrooms, 12 restaurants, and numerous entertainment sites and attractions.

Educational Family Fun in Niagara Falls

There are so many exciting entertainment destinations to experience in Niagara Falls from our 3-acre indoor waterpark to video game arcades, haunted houses, a giant ferris wheel, and iconic boat ride. But there are also a number of awesome destinations that mix fun with a little learning, making for great summer activities for people of all ages. Here are some of the top educational experiences to check out this summer in Niagara.

Wild Ontario Exhibit

From now until July 11th you can visit the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls for their Wild Ontario exhibit which showcases the fascinating biodiversity of our province and features live animal exhibits and informative panel displays. Stop by to learn about common and at-risk animals in our communities and see a barn owl, porcupine, skunk, spotted turtle, garter snake, and more.

Solar Beads & Museum Insiders

On June 22nd you can stop by the Niagara Falls History Museum on Lundy’s Lane for their Solar Beads family activity, where you can create cool bracelets and learn about the sun’s UV rays. And if you’re unable to make it to the solar bead activity then visit the museum on July 13th for their Museum Insiders event, which engages visitors in short stories based on artefacts within the museum’s collection.

Napoleonic Battle Reenactment

Old Fort Erie will be hosting an exciting Napoleonic Battle Reenactment during the June 24th and 25th weekend, featuring war reenactors from Canada, Europe, and the USA. In addition to battle reenactments, you can stop by to see military encampments, demonstrations, dances, and more. The battles are free to watch, so get ready to step back in time and connect with some fascinating history.

Canada 150 Parade & Heritage Displays

This July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada and there are a number of exciting events that you can experience throughout the city all summer. From June 30th to July 2nd you can visit the Ridgeway Legion Branch 230 to experience events like living history displays, reenactors, a vintage military convoy, and live entertainment. You can also embark on a walking tour of the Ridgeway Battlefield National Historic Site and catch the exciting Fort Erie Canada Day Parade on July 1st.

Things to do this summer in Niagara Falls

Summer is here and there’s no better time to plan a family getaway to Niagara Falls for some incredible sight-seeing, unique dining, and one-of-a-kind entertainment. So, if you plan on visiting the city with your family this summer, make sure to check out these unique and exciting destinations that are sure to please people of all ages.


Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Embarking on a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride is a must-do Niagara Falls summer experience, and one of the best parts is that it can be enjoyed by the entire family. Choose between a daytime Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour or a nighttime Falls Fireworks Cruise and see the thundering and magnificent American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls from up close.

Hornblower Cruises Niagara

Experience Hornblower Niagara Cruises, along with other amazing attractions like Journey Behind the Falls, with Magnificent Tours of Niagara—Niagara’s Best Tour.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

For some thrilling water fun just down the street from the rushing waters of Niagara Falls, make sure to check out the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. We have 16 thrilling waterslides, a giant wavepool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket and outdoor sundeck and activity pool, which are the perfect place to pass the time on a hot summer’s day. We even offer waterpark getaway packages that make planning your family trip to Niagara Falls super easy and convenient.

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Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw Festival Theatre’s 2017 season has officially begun, bringing world-class theatre to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A wonderful play to get tickets to this summer is Wilde Tales, running from June 8th to October 7th at the Courthouse Theatre. This imaginative play brings four of Oscar Wilde’s children’s tales:

  • The Happy Prince
  • The Nightingale and the Rose
  • The Remarkable Rocket
  • The Selfish Giant

to the stage for an incredible performance that both children and adults will adore.

Wild Ontario Exhibit

From now until June 11th you can visit the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls to explore the new Wild Ontario Exhibit, which showcases the unique and fascinating biodiversity of Ontario. The exhibit teaches visitors about common and at-risk species, features live animal displays of a barn owl, porcupine, turtles, snakes, and more, and also features exciting panel displays that highlight the things people can do to help the species living in their own Ontario communities.


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Easter Experiences in Niagara Falls

Easter is always a sure sign that spring has arrived and if you’ll be spending the weekend in Niagara Falls, here are a few family-friendly destinations to check out the following Easter Experiences in Niagara Falls:


Easter at Bird Kingdom

From April 14th-17th, you can visit the beautiful Bird Kingdom aviary and experience their special Easter activities for kids like Easter scavenger sheets, an Easter prize for each child, and bunny rabbits.


Niagara Falls Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt in Niagara Falls

Easter Egg Hunt in Niagara Falls

There are a number of Easter egg hunts happening throughout the city, which are a great Easter activity for kids.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at Fireman’s Park on April 14th from 11-1pm, as well as at Heartland Forest on April 15th from 11-2pm which will also feature train rides, mini putt, and a campfire with marshmallows.

You can also visit Warner Ranch from April 14th-17th to experience their Easter Eggstravaganza at which families can enjoy an easter egg hunt along with pony rides, inflatable bouncers, egg decorating, petting zoo, and more.


Annual Easter Display at the Floral Showhouse

The Floral Showhouse puts on spectacular flower and greenery shows all throughout the year that change along with the seasons, and Easter marks the end of their fabulous Spring Display. Until April 16th you can visit the showhouse to see:

  • Beautiful primula
  • Cyclamen
  • Calceolaria
  • Cineraria,
  • Orchids
  • Succulents
  • Tropical plants

The special Easter Show will also feature a cross display of lilies surrounded by spring flowers like daffodils, tulips, azaleas, hyacinths, and more. There will also be live chicks, bunnies, and songbirds which are sure to get you into the spirit of Easter.

Niagara Falls Easter Illumination

Niagara Falls Easter Illumination

Skylon Tower Illumination

On the evening of April 16th, the iconic Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls will be illuminated yellow in honour of the Easter holiday, adding a bit of Easter cheer to the city’s sparkling skyline. Take a walk down by the Falls to experience the illumination of the Skylon Tower and Horseshoe and American Falls, and spend a special evening taking in the beauty and excitement of the city.

Easter at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Enjoy these Easter Exepriences throughout Niagara Falls. Then come back and cool off at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. We’ll be open throughout Easter Weekend, from 11am to 9pm on Friday – Sunday and 11am – 8pm on Easter Monday. For more information view Niagara Falls Indoor Waterpark Hours

Celebrating Canada’s 150th in Niagara Falls

This July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada and the city of Niagara Falls will be celebrating this milestone with a number of special events and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The city of Niagara Falls has recently formed the Canada 150th Committee, which is in of making our nation’s sesquicentennial into a remarkable and unforgettable affair.

Every year Niagara Falls draws thousands of visitors to the city for its annual Canada Day celebrations and this year’s festivities will be bigger and better than ever. Already in the works are plans to decorate the city with 150 banners on city light poles, an art expo featuring pieces from local artists, and a Niagara Falls/Canada theme song created by local musicians.

Other great ways to celebrate Canada’s 150th in Niagara include attending the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner show, which offers 2 full hours of Canadian music, food, and entertainment, grabbing some beer and food at Niagara Brewing Company where you’ll find innovative craft brews like the Amber Eh! Ale, which honour Canada’s rich brewing heritage, and by taking a ride on the world-famous Hornblower Cruise to get up close and personal with the Horseshoe Falls, one of Canada’s most famous and beautiful landmarks.

Planning a family getaway to Niagara Falls this Canada Day is easy with a Fallsview Indoor Waterpark getaway package, giving you and your family access to the amazing 3-acre waterpark and amazing accommodations close to all of the Canada Day celebrations. Come and experience the 150th anniversary of our great nation in Niagara Falls and be a part of a once in a lifetime celebration that you won’t soon forget.

Family Friendly Attractions Reopening this Spring in Niagara

Winter is coming to an end and spring is in the air, which means that a number of exciting Niagara Falls attractions are reopening their doors for a brand new season, offering visitors of all ages non-stop excitement in the heart of the city. Here are some of the top family attractions to visit with the family this spring:

Safari Niagara

Reopening on May 13th, Safari Niagara is a family favourite attraction that features more than 1000 mammals, reptiles, and birds in a beautiful 150-acre nature park. The also park offers free walking tours, educational demonstrations, a petting zoo, picnic areas, and gift shop, making it a fun and well-rounded experience for people of all ages.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Niagara’s iconic boat ride is reopening for the season on April 1st and will once again be taking visitors into the mist and right up close to the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. Hornblower Niagara Cruises also offers one-of-a-kind night cruises on which visitors can experience the amazing illumination and fireworks show over the Falls, offering an unforgettable nighttime experience unlike any other.

Whirlpool Aero Car

Niagara’s Whirlpool Aero Car is reopening for the season on April 14th and will take visitors for ride in an antique cable car, high above the impressive Niagara Rapids. Operating since 1916, the Whirlpool Aero Car is an attraction that can be enjoyed by parents and kids alike and is a great way to connect with Niagara’s history and natural beauty.

WildPlay Zip Line

WildPlay Zip Line is one of Niagara Falls’ newest attractions and will be opening for the season on April 15th. Riders soar high above the Niagara Gorge to a Falls observation landing and will experience unparalleled views of the Horseshoe and American Falls.

Don’t miss out on all of these attractions and more on your spring getaway to Niagara Falls!

Limited-Time Family Week Waterpark Sale On Now

Family Day is almost here and there’s no better time to book an amazing family getaway to Niagara Falls than during Fallsview Indoor Waterpark’s Family Week Waterpark Sale, which is on now for a limited-time. You’ll get amazing deals on hotel and waterpark packages that will connect you and your family with the very best accommodations, dining, and entertainment in the city.

Packages start at $149 and include accommodations at one of Falls Avenue Resort’s four amazing hotels including the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Fallsview, Skyline Hotel & Waterpark and Clifton Victoria Inn. You will also receive four two-day passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, which features 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, giant wavepool, along with early access to the waterpark on early admittance dates. And to connect you with even more amazing Niagara Falls experiences this package also features four passes to Wild Safari Mini Gold located inside the thrilling Adventure City Arcade and Kids Eat Free at the Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra or Perkins Family Restaurant.

To book your Family Day getaway to Niagara Falls, visit The sale is only on for a limited-time so don’t miss out on some amazing family fun!


Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Voted “Best Waterpark” by GTA Parents

The votes are in and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has come up a winner! Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has just recently been voted the “Best Waterpark” in Toronto4Kids’ 2016 readers poll, which had GTA parents vote on their favourite family-friendly businesses throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Toronto4Kids is a parenting and kids website that connects parents to amazing programs, attractions, camps, shopping, classes, child-care services, kid-friendly restaurants, family travel ideas, parenting articles, and more. And it’s 2016 readers poll has recognized some great family-friendly destinations that are definitely worth a visit. Other 2016 winners include Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada as “Best Year-Round Attraction”, Niagara Falls as the “Best Day Trip”, and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) as the “Best Summer Festival.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is honoured to be recognized as a top family-friendly attraction by local parents and is happy to offer 3 acres of thrills and fun just steps away from Niagara Falls. The waterpark offers 16 amazing waterslides, a giant wave pool, 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, adults-only Jacuzzis, outdoor sundeck and pool, and so much more.

Come find out why GTA parents just named Fallsview Indoor Waterpark the “Best Waterpark” and get ready for a completely family-friendly day of water fun!

Best Family-Friendly Winter Activities in Niagara Falls

There is no shortage of activities that families can do while visiting Niagara Falls in wintertime, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ones to check out while on your next family getaway:

Winter Festival of Lights

One of the most popular events for families to attend while visiting Niagara Falls in winter is the annual Winter Festival of Lights, which illuminates the city in millions of sparkling lights and offers visitors the chance to see amazing light displays and weekly fireworks shows. This year’s festival runs until January 31st and is a must-do winter activity for people of all ages.

Movie Nights at Old Fort Erie

An old British fort built after the Seven Years’ War is a pretty unique setting for a movie night, and starting this month visitors can catch great films like Sherlock Holmes and Gravity on the big screen at this one-of-a-kind location. Some of this year’s family-friendly films being shown at the Fort include The Princess Bride, The Spongebob Movie, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Iron Giant, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kung Fu Panda and Rise of the Guardians.

Greg Frewin Magic Show

Experience International Grand Champion of Magic, Greg Frewin’s amazing magic show that features a real White Siberian Tiger and beautiful exotic birds from around the world. You can also select a dining option and experience a delicious buffet dinner along with the remarkable illusions and award-winning magic.

Adventure City Arcade

Located in the heart of the city’s tourist district on Clifton Hill, Adventure City is a thrilling destination that offers more than 125 arcade-style games, many of which dispense game tickets that can be redeemed for awesome prizes. The arcade also features the Tour Bus SWAT Team ride, Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, and glow-in-the-dark Wild Safari Mini Putt, which will keep the whole family entertained for hours.