Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill is an action-packed year-round destination located one block away from the majestic Niagara Falls. The street is one of the most famous spots in the city and has earned the nickname ‘Street of Fun’ for the wide variety of attractions, restaurants and accommodations located here. Wax museums, themed restaurants and mini golf are fun for all ages and the many clubs and nightlife options are perfect for adults seeking a night out on the town. Park your car nearby and explore this strip as everything is within walking distance. Clifton Hill has something to offer everyone. 

Perhaps the most recognizable attraction in Clifton Hill is the Niagara SkyWheel, one of Canada’s largest observation wheels. Step into a climate-controlled gondola to be carried 175 feet in the air for unparalleled views of the city. See the natural beauty of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River, and other landmarks from the city’s best vantage point on this ten minute ride. The Skywheel operates year round, day and night. 

A must-do for thrill seekers! The Niagara Speedway is North America’s largest elevated go-kart track. Hop into a Honda-powered kart that can accelerate up to a maximum speed of 32 km/hr across the 2,000 linear feet of concrete raceways. Try the 4-story helical spiral, hairpin turns, or gain speed on the straightaways spread out over 1.6 hectares of adrenaline inducing track. The Speedway is a unique attraction that combines the thrill of an elevated coaster style track with traditional go-karting. Pop into the Niagara Speedway Game Zone for new and classic games when you’ve had your adrenaline fill. 

One more thing to add to your must-see list is a tour with Niagara City Cruises. Get up close and personal with the Horseshoe Falls on their classic Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour. Catch the illuminated cityscape and Falls in the evening with the 40 minute Falls Firework Cruise, a spectacular summer activity. A boat tour also includes a ride on the Niagara City Cruises Funicular, which drops 185 feet along the rock walls of the Niagara Gorge and provides exceptional views of the Horseshoe and American Falls. 

Snap a souvenir photo next to your favourite Hollywood star at the Movieland Wax Museum. With wax sculptures ranging from classic film characters like Indiana Jones to current blockbuster icons such as Ironman, you’re sure to find the perfect celebrity to snap a selfie with. If you’re feeling up for a scare try the (optional) House of Horrors at the end of the tour. 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a collection of the weird and unusual. Intrigue your mind with over 500 displays of oddities including real shrunken human heads and interactive, educational activities. Save some time to check out the Ripley’s 4D Moving Theatre to take your seat in a state-of-the-art motion simulator. 

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is conveniently located in Clifton Hill. Enjoy the wave pool, hot springs, waterslides or sundeck at North America’s largest indoor waterpark. Sixteen different water features, including a 6-story waterslide and a 3,785 litre tipping bucket, offer a thrill for visitors of all ages. A direct connection to the Falls Avenue Resort offers easy access to three different hotels for a seamless family stay. 

With a neighbourhood slogan of ‘Fun by the Falls,’ it is easy to spend a day (or two or three) taking in all this neighbourhood has to offer.

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Father with daughter on back holding ice cream cone in front of Great Canadian Midway

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More about Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill is a year-round destination with a wide variety of attractions offering extended hours so you can make the most of your trip any time of the year. Parking is easy and wheelchair accessible in the large parking area conveniently located only one block from the Falls. Find the parking area across from the Vittoria Hotel and next to the Niagara SkyWheel. This parking area offers walking access to most of Clifton Hill’s attractions, restaurants, casinos and of course to the Queen Victoria Park where you can view the falls and access Niagara City Cruises.