Niagara Falls tourism update: Tuesday July 16th 2024 @ 01:39pm

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A: Yes. – Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls New York USA is open every day of the year for viewing the Falls. In Niagara Falls Canada, Queen Victoria Park is open for viewing Niagara Falls 24/7/365. The boat rides below Niagara Falls and most seasonal attractions typically close for the season in late October and reopen during the months of April and May. Details for all major Niagara Falls attractions in both the US & Canada are posted below.

Border Crossing: The Rainbow Bridge between Niagara Falls New York USA and Niagara Falls Ontario Canada is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. Typically there are no delays yet you can check current border crossing times beforehand

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE IS OPEN – Border Crossing Information.

The nightly Illumination of the Falls will begin at 8:30pm and operate until 2:00am July 1st to July 31st 2024.   (X)

Fireworks are displayed every night over the Falls during the summer months at 10:00pm. The nightly six minute fireworks displays for 2024 will begin Friday May 17th and continue through October 14th.   (X).


OPEN: Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls New York USA is open 24/7/365 for viewing the Falls. The new Niagara Falls Welcome Center is now open daily from 8:00am until 8:00pm Sun-Thu, 8:00am-9:00pm Fri & Sat during July. The $1.25 fee to walk out on the Falls Observation Deck is waived for those riding on the Maid of the Mist. Observation Deck hours are from 8:30am to 11:00pm seven days a week. Parking is $10.00 per vehicle Mon-Thu & $15.00 Fri-Sun at all parking locations. (X)

OPEN: Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist – Is now open daily from 9:00am-8:00pm. 2024 pricing $28.25 for adult, $17.75 for youth 6-12, <5 free. Last tickets are sold 15 minutes prior to closing.   (X)

OPEN: Goat Island – Open daily from sunrise until 8:00pm Sunday through Thursday and until 10:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays year round. There is no fee to enter Goat Island yet there is a fee for parking. The pedestrian bridge is always open to Goat Island and there is no fee to cross. Parking fee is currently $10.00 per vehicle Mon-Thu & $15.00 Fri-Sun.   (X)

OPEN: Cave of the Winds – On Goat Island opens at 9:00am daily seven days a week and closes at 8:15pm Sun-Thu & 9:15pm on Fri & Sat). Rate beginning July 1st is $21.00 adult & $17.00 youth 6-12, <5 free. Tickets for admission are sold only at the ticket window.    (X)

OPEN: Niagara Scenic Trolley – Open from 9:00am until 9:30pm Sun-Thu and until 10:30pm Fri & Sat through July 31st. Fee is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for youth 6-12, <5 free . (X)

OPEN: Whirlpool Jet Boat – Lewiston location is open for the season. Reservations are required. Adults $65.95 Child 6-12 $39.95. < discount available. In season first run of the day is typically at 11:00am.   (X)

OPEN: Niagara Falls Aquarium –  Open seven days a week from 9:00am-6:00pm. $22.95 adults, $18.95 youth 3-12, <2 free. Last tickets sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Parking is $5.00. Advance ticket sales are preferred and available from      (X)

OPEN: Whirlpool State Park – Open daily from sunrise to sunset. There are no fees for parking. Niagara  Gorge trails are open but please use caution. 

OPEN: Niagara Power Vista (hydro-electric plant) – Now open seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. No fee to visit and free parking is available.    (X)

OPEN: ArtPark in Lewiston NY – The 2024 live entertainment concert series began May 31st. The park is always open to visitors year round for viewing the Niagara River and the Niagara Gorge. Parking fees are only charged for concerts/performances.   (X)

OPEN: Hydro Power Plant Ruins – Open daily 7:30am to 5:00pm seven days a week in season. Free parking and no entry fees.  (X)

OPEN: Old Fort Niagara – Old Fort Niagara is now open 10:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week for the month of July. Last tickets sold at 3:30pm. Adults $20.00 and $12.00 youth 6-12, <5 free. Free parking. *You may be charged to enter the State Park but the fee will be deducted from your ticket purchase. Be sure to save your receipt.    (X)

Parking at any of the NY State Parks in Niagara Falls NY is currently $10.00 per vehicle Mon-Thu & $15.00 Friday-Sunday. Credit Cards only.  (X) (X)


OPEN: Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada is open 24/7 for viewing the Falls. During the summer months you can try the Queen Victoria Place Restaurant which is now open.   (X)

OPEN: Table Rock Visitor Centre / Journey Behind the Falls – Open daily Mon-Fri from 8:00am until 10:00pm seven days a week during July. Tickets for Journey Behind the Falls-Adults $25.00 – Child 3-12 $16.50. Please arrive at least one hour before closing.   (X)

OPEN: Greg Frewin Theatre – Open for performances and dinner shows most every night during the month of July. See the full list here. Reservations are recommended. Use promo-code NFLIVE for discount. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  (X)

OPEN: Clifton Hill – All indoor and outdoor Clifton Hill attractions are open. A complete list of available options can be found here.  (X)

OPEN: Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel Tour – Open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00pm during July. Self guided tours – Adults $32.00 – Child 3-12 $21.00 <2 free. Please arrive at least one hour before closing.    (X)

OPEN: Butterfly Exhibit – Open seven days a week from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Adults $19.00 – Child 3-12 $12.50 – <2 free. Try to arrive at least one hour before closing.   (X)

OPEN: Niagara Helicopters – Open daily yet weather dependent starting at 9:00am. Call for reservations, no advance payment necessary. Adults $185.00 – Child 3-11 $113.00. Discount available   (X

OPEN: Whirlpool Jet Boat Ride – Queenston location is open. Reservations are required. Adults $75.95 Child 6-12 $44.95. First run of the day is usually at 11:00am during the summer. Discount available  (X)

OPEN: WEGO shuttle bus green line – Is open. Adults $13.00 Child 3-12 $9.00.  2024 detailed schedule can be found here. (X)

OPEN: ZipLine Niagara Falls– Hours of operation Mon-Thu from 8:00am until 10:00pm and 9:00am until 10:00pm Fri, Sat & Sun. Fee: $69.99.   (X)

OPEN: Hornblower Niagara City Cruises – Boat Ride Below the Falls is open seven days a week from 8:30am to 8:30pm.  Boats typically depart every 15-20 minutes. 2024 rate: Adults: $33.50 Child 3-12: $23.50.(X)

OPEN: Whirlpool Aero Car – Is open from 9:00am to 8:30pm daily seven days a week.  Adults $19.00 Child 3-12 $12.50. Plenty of parking usually available. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing.   (X)

OPEN: White Water Walk –  Hours are 9:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week. Adults $19.00 – Child 3-12 $12.50. Arrive at least one hour before closing.   (X)


1. “ADVENTURE PASS CLASSIC” includes: Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk and 2 day WEGO transportation pass. Adults $64.00 & Youth 3-12 $42.00.

2. “FALLS PASS” includes: Journey Behind the Falls, Power Station & Tunnel, White Water Walk, Whirlpool Aero Car, 2 days of access to WEGO transportation and two days access to the Falls Incline Railway. Adults $84.00 & Youth 3-12 $55.00.

3. “ADVENTURE PASS PLUS” includes: Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Parks Power Station and Tunnel, Whitewater Walk, Whirlpool Aero Car, Butterfly Conservatory, Floral Showhouse, 3 day Incline Railway, 3 day WEGO transportation, Niagara-on-the-Lake shuttle. Adults $104.00 & Youth 3-12 $68.00.

The above passes can be purchased at any attraction ticket window at a higher price or you can buy in advance at the above pricing and save. Advance purchase does not include any reserved time for your admission. All admissions are first come first served.

* Passes are not required-individual entry are available for purchase.

* All prices quoted in Canadian dollars and taxes are not included.

*Passes do not offer entry to the Boat Ride Below the Falls. Boat ride tickets must be purchased separately.

A Niagara Parks Parking pass is $35.00 per day and valid at all Niagara Parks parking areas.  (X)

* All information is thought to be correct but is not guaranteed. Prices do not include tax unless noted. US attractions are priced in US funds & Canadian attractions are in Canadian funds.