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A Day in Niagara Falls – From Toronto

A day exploring Niagara Falls from Toronto

Ready for an unforgettable one-day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto? Let’s dive into a day of spectacular sights and exhilarating experiences. Witness the majestic falls, enjoy thrilling attractions, and create memories that last a lifetime. Niagara Falls is not just a destination; it’s an adventure waiting for you! This travel itinerary will guide you on how to spend a day in Niagara Falls from Toronto.

Go by Train or Bus from Union Station

Our journey begins at Union Station, where we hop on the 9:10 AM Go Train. We’re buzzing with excitement, ready for the adventure ahead. Also, you can take the bus earlier than the Go train from Union Station. Oh wait, you don’t like going by planning everything? You can go on a tour from Toronto, of course! 

Niagara Wonder Pass: Valid November to April, the Pass grants one-time entry to four attractions: Journey Behind the Falls, Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara’s Fury 4D, Niagara Park’s Power Station with Tailrace Tunnel, and the Floral Showhouse. Experience the Falls’ wonders up close!

Hotels with Views of the Niagara Falls

Seeking a lavish stay with Niagara Falls views right from your bedroom? These four hotels promise just that, offering an unforgettable experience with every glance out the window:

  1. Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa provides breathtaking vistas, ensuring a memorable stay.
  2. Hotel Hilton and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview stands out for its exceptional panoramic views of the cascading waters.
  3. Embassy Suites Niagara Falls boasts spacious rooms with direct views of the falls.
  4. Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls captivates guests with its impressive scenery.

Each hotel promises a unique perspective of the majestic Niagara Falls, making your trip unforgettable.

One day in Niagara Falls from Toronto
One day in Niagara Falls from Toronto (Skylon Tower)

11:26 AM: Arrival at Niagara Falls & Skylon Tower

We arrive at 11:26 AM, full of energy. We immediately catch a bus to the falls, asking the driver to drop us near Skylon Tower. Hunger strikes, so we head straight to the revolving restaurant at the Skylon Tower. The food? Decent and reasonably priced. But the real treat? There are stunning views of the Canadian and American waterfalls. Remember, book a table in advance! After lunch, we check out the observation deck. Worth every penny, especially for those breathtaking views. Just here for the deck? Grab your ticket and enjoy!

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Next, we dive into the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour. Sure, it’s a splurge, but hey, we’re here, right? The 25-minute ride offers up-close views of the majestic falls, an experience we wouldn’t miss for the world.

Stroll to Horseshoe Falls

After the boat tour, we strolled along the path to Horseshoe Waterfalls, near the Welcome Visitor Center. The scenery was simply amazing.

One day in Niagara Falls from Toronto (Maid of the Mist Boat Tour).
One day in Niagara Falls from Toronto (Maid of the Mist Boat Tour).

Journey Behind the Falls

Our adventure continues with the Journey Behind the Falls. We’re under the Visitor’s Welcome Center, lost in the beauty of the falls. Two hours fly by as we snap photos and record videos, capturing memories to last a lifetime.

White Water Walk

Feeling adventurous, we hop on a bus to White Water Walk. We spend an hour there, immersed in nature’s raw beauty.

Clifton Hill Exploration

As the afternoon fades, we find ourselves downtown, exploring the infamous Clifton Hill. It’s a wonderland filled with attractions – think Frankenstein House, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and more. The energy here is electric!

Dinner Time

Dinner calls, and we opt for a fast-food chain amidst the pricey downtown restaurants. Quick, easy, and hits the spot.

Night View of the Falls

One day in Niagara Falls from Toronto
One day in Niagara Falls from Toronto (Maid of the Mist Boat Tour).

As night falls, we return to Niagara Falls. The view is absolutely mesmerizing. The falls, illuminated in rainbow colors, take our breath away. It’s nature’s night show at its finest.

Other Things to Do in Niagara Falls

If you want to, you can do/see and experience many things in a short time; here are two experiences you can try: Zipline to the Falls and Helicopter Ride

What a Day at Niagara Falls

Finally, it’s time to head back. We catch a bus to the train station, ready to board the last train to Toronto. Our hearts are complete, our cameras loaded with memories. Canada, you’ve been incredible!

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