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Family Fun - What to Do

Niagara Falls, Canada is a world-class destination attracting millions of visitors from all over the world each year. There is so much family fun to be had including exploring the mighty Falls from the top, from the bottom and even from behind!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises will take you right into the spray at the base of the Falls. Journey Behind The Falls will take you behind the millions of gallons of water thundering over the brink of Niagara Falls. A helicopter ride will give you a bird's eye view of the Falls and the Niagara River and surrounding area.

And that's only the beginning! There are sightseeing tours, live family entertainment, the carnival atmosphere of Clifton Hill - The Street Of Fun, jet boat rides, great family restaurants and so much more!

For a partial list of things to do in Niagara Falls see below. Be sure to check-out our fun filled money saving Family Fun Package available at the Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls. 

Greg Frewin Theatre

The International Grand Champion of Magic presents feats of magic that have won him world acclaim. After living and performing in Las Vegas for 5 years, Greg Frewin has brought his high-energy, award-winning magic to Niagara Falls, his native Canada. Located directly behind the HOJO by the Falls.


Nightmares Fear Factory

Located on the site of the old Cataract Coffin Factory, Nightmares Fear Factory is one of the most renowned Haunted Attractions in North America and has been the cutting edge of sheer fright for over 25 years. Over 100,000 people have chickened out. It's that scary! Located 1 block from the HOJO by the Falls.


Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show

Multi-talented performers sing traditional and popular Canadian songs in a very funny and friendly wilderness atmosphere inside a rustic log cabin. While you are enjoying dinner and the show, the performers also serve your all-you-can-eat family-style meal. Located 5.3 km from the HOJO by the Falls.


Niagara Falls Helicopter Tours

Your sky-high adventure begins from the sensation of lift-off, to the excitement of soaring above the turbulent rapids and cascading waterfalls. Your Niagara Helicopters tour is a unique and spectacular experience you won't soon forget. Your all-scenic flight gives you a thrilling view of Niagara Falls. Located 3.4 km from the HOJO by the Falls.


Clifton Hill - The Street Of Fun

Welcome to over 70,000 sq. ft. of fun and excitement. This spectacular family entertainment area offers something for everyone. Hop on the Skywheel for a bird's eye view of the Falls. Or play some of the 300 newest interactive games at the Great Canadian Midway. Or try the Wild Thrill Ride or the exciting Ghost blasters. Located 1 block from the HOJO by the Falls.


Niagara Falls Go Karts

Feel the adrenaline rushing through you as you ride side by side and fishtail through banked corners of one of North America’s fastest tracks. The new Formula 1 style cars handle like professional race cars. For children under 5, family carts are available. Located 7.4 km from the HOJO by the Falls.


Imax Theatre - Niagara Falls

IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls invites you to experience the Falls like never before. Home to "The Falls Movie: Legends and Daredevils" - one of the most spectacular IMAX movies of all time. Also visit the Niagara Falls Daredevil Gallery as well as the famous National Geographic Store. Located 1 block from the HOJO by the Falls.


Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Come play miniature golf among the giant prehistoric animals that once walked the earth. Play face to face with a meat eating T-rex or in the shadow of the gentle Brontosaurus all while dodging tar pits and waterfalls. This is great fun for the entire family. Located 1 block from the HOJO by the Falls.


Niagara Skywheel

Ride high above the Falls in this magnificent attraction in a fully-enclosed climate-controlled gondola suspended 175 feet in the air. Experience the Falls and everything around you like you've never seen before. The Skywheel is open all year round. Located 1 block from the HOJO by the Falls.


Jet Boat Niagara

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has become North America’s most popular white water tour. Family adventure is fun and affordable for ages 6 and up on this one hour splash up and down the Niagara River. Tour highlights include the Whirlpool Rapids, Devil’s Hole, Queenston Heights, Fort George & Fort Niagara. As a special treat, you will experience the “Hamilton Turn” along your voyage. Located 17.2 km from the HOJO by the Falls.

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Howard Johnson by the Falls is one block to The Falls, Casino and Clifton Hill!