Skylon Tower Observation Deck: Niagara Falls Sightseeing at its Finest
Niagara Falls is a fun city full of attention grabbing activities, but the main attraction still is and always will be the Falls itself. Niagara Falls is such a majestic sight to behold that it tops National Geographic’s Top Ten Vistas. The article explains that all three waterfalls are fully visible from the Canadian side. Yes, you read that right. Niagara Falls is actually comprised of three waterfalls: The Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side as well as the American and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side. Want to take your sightseeing to the next level? Journey 775 feet above the brink to the Skylon Tower’s Observation Deck where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the powerful Niagara Falls, River, and Rapids.
In less than a minute, Skylon’s signature Yellow Bug Elevators will take you to the top of the Tower, the highest vantage point in all of Niagara. With a view that can’t be beat, the Skylon Tower’s Indoor & Outdoor Observation Decks are an ideal place to snap photographs and take in all of the scenery. See the Falls and the pristine parklands and surrounding attractions, like the lights of both Casinos as well as Clifton Hill & District.
While many beautiful days may be enjoyed walking around the Niagara Parkway, heat, humidity, rain, even snow and below freezing temperatures can dampen your plans. The Skylon Tower Observation Deck is the perfect place to escape inclement weather and still enjoy the beauty and magic of the mighty Niagara Falls. From blue skies & rainbows to a frozen over winter wonderland, come experience Niagara Falls in ways you never imagined. Whether you need to come cool off in the summer months or warm up in the winter, there is even more fun to be had at the Skylon Tower with indoor shopping as well as SkyQuest, our very own Family Fun Centre.
On a clear day, you can see as far as Buffalo, NY as well as Toronto, ON, with Goat Island, Lake Erie, the Rainbow Bridge, Table Rock, and the city of Niagara Falls in the foreground. Winter views of Lake Erie covered in ice and Goat Island covered in snow can be just as breathtaking as watching the rushing waters. When the sun sets early in the winter months, you can observe the Winter Festival of Lights, a popular annual attraction among locals and tourists from all over the world.
Other captivating nighttime views include the city lights, firework displays, and the illumination of the Falls. The first lighting of the Falls happened in 1860 to celebrate a visit from the Prince of Wales. Since then, Niagara Falls has been illuminated for various events and causes, so you may notice special colour combinations and announcements. While you can’t see it from the Observation Deck, the Skylon Tower itself is also illuminated nightly, with certain days reserved for special causes as well.
If you’re ready to see the true power of Niagara, plan your getaway and reserve your tickets to the Observation Deck now! Looking to elevate your dining experience? Check out our Revolving Dining Room that boast the same magnificent view with a menu to match!