The Perfect Afternoon and Evening in Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is Canada’s top leisure tourism destination and we have planned the perfect afternoon and evening itinerary with unforgettable experiences, all conveniently located walking distance from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy locally sourced dining with the closest view of the Falls at Table Rock House Restaurant and take in the beauty and history of this remarkable natural wonder from an all-new perspective the Tunnel at the Niagara Parks Power Station!
For over 100 years, the “Canadian Niagara Power Company generating station” harnessed the powerful energy of the Horseshoe Falls and turned it into a great source of electricity. Now, years after its turbines came to a halt, the wonder of this hydropower pioneer has come back to life in an entertaining and educational experience that highlights both the remarkable history and unique architectural features of this 115-year-old engineering marvel with the Niagara parks Power Station.
After opening in 2021 as Canada’s newest must-see attraction, the Niagara Parks Power Station has added an incredible new visitor experience for 2022, the Tunnel. In addition daytime tours of the restored generator hall, guests can now descend 180 feet in a glass-panelled elevator to explore a historic 2,200-foot-long tunnel, leading to a newly constructed platform at the river’s edge. For the first time ever, this spectacular viewing platform offers unprecedented access to a new perspective of the lower Niagara River with unparalleled views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.
Once you return to ground level from the tunnel’s mystifying view, take a short stroll along the Niagara River to Table Rock Centre. For nearly as long as Niagara Falls has been a global travel destination, Table Rock Centre has been at the heart of the falls. This iconic building recently completed a spectacular two-phased redevelopment project, modernizing its visitor amenities with new shopping and dining experiences.
Table Rock Centre is more than just a shopping and dining hub, it also features some of Niagara Falls top visitor attractions, including Journey Behind the Falls. Up to 2,800 cubic metres of water thunders over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls every second, traveling 65 kilometres per hour and you will feel the power of every drop from the Lower Observation Deck. One of the most iconic ways to experience Niagara Falls and a must for any visitor, tickets to Journey Behind the Falls include access to two unique observation decks as well as the 130-year-old-tunnels that take you deep into the bedrock directly behind the falling water.
Table Rock House Restaurant is the closest you can dine to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Perched on the brink, enjoy a locally sourced and internationally inspired menu with the breathtaking Niagara Falls as your backdrop. Floor to ceiling windows offer an unbeatable view of the brink of the falls, providing a dining experience like no other.
After dinner, head back to the Niagara Parks Power Station and experience it in a whole new way with Currents, an epic sound and light show inside the heart of the plant. This one-of-a-kind sensory experience reawakens the machinery of the power plant through imagery, colour, lights, sound, and a breathtaking musical score. Walk through this historic space and explore the incredible transformation of water to power. The sensational show is the perfect way to end your day in Niagara Falls!
Bundled tickets for the Niagara parks Power Station and Tunnel daytime experience, evening Currents sound and light show and Journey Behind the Falls are available at niagaraparks.com/deals.