While Niagara Falls just missed making the list of the “7 Natural Wonders of the World,” it does little to diminish the beauty of this natural wonder. There are very few places on the planet where the power of Mother Nature is more evident.

As a tourist attraction, Niagara Falls is shared by Canada and the United States. The States side is connected to the City of Niagara Falls, New York. The U.S. has its own attractions connected to this gift from nature.

The Canadian side is comprised mostly of Horseshoe Falls, which straddles the U.S. border, and the Canadian border between the twin cities of Niagara Falls and Ontario. Like the U.S., the Canadians have also built a terrific travel destination with dozens of fun and exciting attractions for families, kids, and adults.

The following information is going to focus on 5 Niagara Falls attractions on the Canadian side. As you might expect, this is the perfect vacation destination for nature lovers.

1. First Boat Cruise & Behind Falls Tour

For decades, the ride operator on Disney’s Jungle Cruise used to point out that passengers were seeing the “backside of water” as they passed through a small waterfall. At Niagara Falls, tourists can see the real deal as it relates to the backside of the water.

This attraction starts off with a boat cruise to and up close along the perimeter of Horseshoe Falls. After the cruise has been completed, visitors are taken on a walking tour called “Journey Behind the Falls.”

The attraction is reasonably priced with two cruise sessions a day.

2. Zipline to the Falls

Thrillseekers might get more than they bargained for with the “Zipline to the Falls” attraction. The zipline runs 67 meters above the Niagara River Gorge headed directly at the majestic Horseshoe Falls. During the ride, visitors will run 670 meters past the American side of the Falls with a 360-degree panoramic view that needs to be seen to be believed.

Safety equipment is provided. Visitors get free van rides to the starting point and free shuttle service from the landing area to the original starting point. Not available for pregnant women and children under the age of 7 years old.

3. Fallsview Casino Resort

When the sun goes down and the kids settle in for the evening, it’s time for adult fun. Not a problem. The Fallsview Casino Resort is conveniently located on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls. This magnificent casino features a little something for everyone and even has free play offers, tournaments, and other perks.

Starting with the casino, this is a full-service gaming mecca that covers 200,000 sq. ft. It includes a casino gaming section, a poker room, and sports betting in a spacious sportsbook with dozens of wide-screen TVs. The casino floor features over 3,500 slots, hundreds of video poker machines, and 130 table games (Roulette, Spanish 21, 6 to 5 Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Poker, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow, craps, and more).

When it’s time for a bite to eat or a beverage, visitors will have access to a massive buffet, a deli, and several fine-dining restaurants that feature Chinese and Italian cuisine, plus steak and seafood. Adult beverages are available in bars and lounges located throughout the resort.

As for entertainment first-class entertainment is available at the Avalon Theater and the world-class OLG Stage 5,000-seat theater.

Finally, overnight guests get access to luxurious rooms that overlook the majestic Falls. The list of resort amenities includes the Damara Day Spa, Galleria shops, and easy access to golf courses and winery tours.

4. Scenic Helicopter Flight

When the weather cooperates, it’s time to take to the air to see what the birds see when they fly over Niagara Falls to go south for the winter. While a $140 per person fee for a 12-minute helicopter ride might seem ridiculous, there is very little chance visitors will ever get to see anything else that is so beautiful.

The state-of-the-art helicopter is quiet and nimble. While visitors are listening to informative audio commentary regarding that which they are seeing below, they are treated to an amazing ride over the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

The takeoff and landing points are located in downtown Niagara Falls, Canada.

5. Wonder Magic Show Ticket

After an exhausting day in the great outdoors, the entire family might appreciate a little time to sit back and be entertained. What better way to do that than a magic show?

The 90-minute Wonder Magic Show was created by the international grand champion of magic, Greg Frew. It features the magic of top magician Christian Mascia. Prices are reasonable with 3 levels of theater seating available.

Given this list of wonderful Niagara Falls Canada attractions, you should be booking your vacation today.