Family Itineraries for Niagara Falls

Family Itineraries for Niagara Falls

Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, we’ve put together ideas to help you create the most epic itinerary for your summer family vacation in Niagara Falls Canada.

With so much to see and do in Niagara Falls, you'll be creating family memories at every turn. Whether you're visiting for a day or a week, we've put together ideas to help you create the most epic itinerary for your summer family vacation. Visiting Niagara Falls could be your new annual family tradition!

Iconic Experiences

Home to a Natural Wonder of the World, Niagara Falls Canada welcomes millions of guests each year to be awe-inspired by the famous waterfalls – the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls – and attractions.

Spend the morning get up close to the majestic wonder with iconic Falls experiences.

  • Journey Behind the Falls
  • Niagara City Cruises

Spend the night... or 2 or 3!

Niagara Falls has accommodations for all preferences and budgets. We recommend getting the best view of the world wonder with a Fallsview room or revel in the excitement of a waterpark resort. Learn more about your options!

Enjoy a family dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, Fallsview Buffet Restaurant or Frontier BBQ & Smokehouse (all-you-can-eat BBQ and kids 5 and under are free).

After dinner, don't miss the nightly Falls illumination and fireworks (on select dates) by taking a stroll along the parkway. The bonus of a Fallsview room - you can see the illumination and fireworks in your pjs!

Enjoy a family dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, Kelseys or Rainforest Cafe on Clifton Hill.

After dinner, don't miss the nightly fireworks and Falls illumination by taking a stroll along the parkway. The bonus of a Fallsview room - you can see the fireworks display and illumination in your pjs!

Family Adventure & Flying Friends

Start your day off with an exciting activity:

  • WildPlay Zipline to the Falls (ages 7+) or the WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course (ages 5+) take you high in the sky for adventure and incredible views
  • If you're feeling extra daring, ride the rapids on the Niagara River with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours (wet and dry boats available)

Get up close with nature and make new friends at the Bird Kingdom or Butterfly Conservatory.

Dining options abound in Niagara Falls. For lunch or dinner, please everyone in your crew with the vast menus at My Cousin Vinny's, Milestones, Mick & Angelo's Kitchen + Bar or T.G.I. Friday's.

Zoos & Theme Parks

Take it outside for a day of exploring, learning about animals, and spending quality family time together.

  • Safari Niagara - Escape to a 150-acre nature park with lions, giraffes, hippos, monkeys and more. Behind the scenes experiences with animals are available, plus a ropes course, paddle boats, carousel, and giant splash pad.
  • Marineland of Canada - This marine themed park showcases educational experiences, more than a dozen amusement park rides, and a new arctic-themed splash pad. 

Savour some international fare for dinner at The Kasbah Mediterranean or Mama Mia's Italian Eatery.

Falls Fireworks Cruise

If you haven’t already taken a ride into the mist on Niagara City Cruises, experiencing the majestic waterfall at night is breathtaking (select dates).

History & Culture

Go back in time to experience the history of the Niagara Region.

Dinner Theatre

In the evening, experience an oh so Canadian musical celebration at the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre. Fun for all ages with a delicious five-course family style meal.

Be One with Nature

Did you know that Niagara Parks has 56 kilometres of parkland from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake? Explore the beautiful parks by foot or rent bikes and e-bikes.

While exploring Niagara Parks, enjoy their selection of full-service, FeastOn certified restaurants, or grab a quick bite at their cafes along the Niagara Parkway.

  • Table Rock House Restaurant or Queen Victoria Place Restaurant for locally inspired cuisine with patio views
  • Butterfly Cafe or Aero Car Cafe for quick serve options

Good Old-Fashioned Family Fun

A little friendly competition makes for great memories when you're having fun with those you love. Niagara Falls has something for everyone, so you can race, tag, and score to your hearts' content.

Soar through the Sky

Niagara Helicopter Tour

Soar above the Falls with Niagara Helicopters and spot all your favourite activities from up above.

Skylon Tower

Keep your head in the clouds with lunch or dinner 775 feet above the Falls at the Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room and don't miss the epic views from the Indoor/Outdoor Observation Deck.

Visiting in the Winter?

Niagara Falls is a year-round destination with most attractions open in every season. Don’t miss our winter-focused itinerary, 48 Hours of Family Fun in Niagara Falls. And remember, it's always summer indoors at the waterparks!

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