Niagara Falls & Around

Niagara Falls CANADA Helicopter Tour

Niagara Falls, Canada

From USD 136.01

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Niagara Falls like never before, from an entirely new perspective, on this scenic helicopter journey. Enjoy the incredible sight of the American, Bridal Veil, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls from high above, along with a spectacular view of the many landmarks along the way, like the Niagara River and Whirlpool Rapids. Each passenger receives an individual headset that provides interesting and educational commentary about the falls during the flight. The view is unforgettable, but bring a camera to capture the moment.
  • Niagara Falls helicopter tour
  • Soar above the Niagara River, from the Whirlpool Rapids to Skylon Tower
  • Look down on all three waterfalls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls
  • See interesting feats of engineering like the generating plant, Rainbow Bridge and the aero car
  • Listen to commentary through your own headset

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This helicopter flight is ideal for time-crunched or budget-conscious visitors.

What's Included

  • 10 minutes in flight 12 minutes including loading and photos (Approx).
  • Taped commentary via speakers in Airbus H130 aircraft
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Niagara Falls Heliport
    Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4B2, Canada

    Address: 3731 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V5 Canada

Start time

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

You can see Niagara Falls from eye level on the street. You can climb a tower and see it from above. You can even take a boat right to the edge of the falls. But nowhere else can you experience a view of Niagara Falls from the sky like this one, onboard a helicopter flying high above one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Begin this Niagara Falls helicopter tour at the heliport at the end of Victoria Avenue across the street from the Whirlpool Rapids in Niagara Falls. Meet the tour’s expert pilot and climb on board a 7-passenger Airbus H130 helicopter, featuring windows big enough to take great pictures.

Buckle up and get ready for lift off. Then enjoy the view from above all of Niagara’s natural and manmade attractions, flying directly over top of the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then along the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Look for the Whirlpool Rapids, the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Stations, the Rainbow Bridge, Queen Victoria Park, the Skylon Tower and more.

Throughout the tour, listen to taped commentary about the sites through a special headset.

Niagara Helicopters (Pass By)

Bridal Veil Falls (Pass By)

Skylon Tower (Pass By)

Whirlpool Aero Car (Pass By)

Queen Victoria Park (Pass By)

Whirlpool State Park (Pass By)

Sir Ada Beck II Generating Station (Pass By)

Rainbow Bridge (Pass By)

Horseshoe Falls (Pass By)

Downtown Niagara Falls (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All passenger weights MUST be provided at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Federal mandates require all passengers aboard aircraft of any kind (including helicopters) to wear a suitable multi-layered mask onboard.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The whole adventure was a positive experience. The staff were efficient but friendly. The tour provided views that were spectacular.


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Expensive. But a nice experience.
Laura_B, May 2023
Did it for my mom; she enjoyed it. She had never been in a helicopter before. So we thought an aerial view of the falls would be perfect. It was hard to hear the audio. Got some really good photos. Don't like the photo part of it. It was expensive enough for the flight, not to mention having to pay a small fortune for memories of it.
A must experience to have !
Amit_S, May 2023
Amazing experience ! The spectacular view from high above is stunning and the helicopter ride itself was in our to-do list which we checked it off. Pilot are well trained and safety measures are ensured by the entire team as expected.
Too expensive
Mehrdad_R, May 2023
Too expensive for nothing, only took 7 minutes and not very close to the fall. If you are charging 30$/min give people good experience.
Lynda_B, May 2023
Well worth the money for an experience of a lifetime. Fantastic view of the falls and surrounding area. The staff were really friendly. I will definitely do this again on my next visit
An adventure worth doing!
Kimberly_S, May 2023
The whole adventure was a positive experience. The staff were efficient but friendly. The tour provided views that were spectacular.
Eamonn_T, May 2023
Absolutely brilliant. Our pilot was very professional and safety driven. No sudden take off No jerking while in the air. A very smooth enjoyable flight. This was my first ever helicopter flight, but not my last. I intend to call out tomorrow to the air field for a repeat experience The shop has quality merchandise and very friendly and helpful staff
Jennifer_B, Apr 2023
Very professional company! The flight was quick but exciting and the view was spectacular. Can't wait to do it again!
Business first, customers second
Liza_P, Apr 2023
The flight itself was great... the helicopter was perfect, views spectacular. Couple things that could have been better: 1. We got no notice that our flight was canceled do to weather. Luckily we weren't staying far AND we had time to come the next day. Even so, I think it's just poor practice not to notify someone that the service they paid for isn't happening. The only communication I got before the ride was canceled was a link to this survey asking how you had done. Ironic ;) 2. The next day I called the number I was told to call the day before to ask if the weather was flyable. I was told it was so we came in. The people at the site weren't sure that we could fly. In the end it turned out OK and we went up but it felt like the coordination and communication could be better. 3. There are no noise canceling ear phones for adults. So kids have them, pilot has them - I was the only one without. Seems weird that you don't feel the need to protect all passengers' hearing. 4. This was the kids first rides and there was no intro, no explanation about how it would be. We were rushed on (although of course there was time for a commemorative photo) and rushed out. 5. As soon as we got out of the helicopter, the kids didn't even have one second to share their thoughts or express their excitement before we rushed into the photo room. This really took away from the whole experience as it broke the magic of the moment and turned it into yet another commercial transaction.
Martyn_G, Apr 2023
Absolutely a fantastic experience. If your budget allows would definitely recommend. The views are stunning
Helicopter Ride
Nachole_M, Apr 2023
We had a fun and adventurous experience! 🚁 We would recommend to friends! It was our first time and it was so fun and safe! 🚁
Great, perfect I would...
Mehmet_G, Mar 2023
Great, perfect I would like everyone to experience such an experience, it's amazing, officially niagara falls is under our feet, especially the helicopter take-off and maneuvers are super
Jamie_M, Mar 2023
Our flight was incredible! It included so many amazing views. The gift shop items were very well priced considering it was a tourist spot. By far my favorite part of our trip to Niagara Falls.
Amazing birthday ride
Steve_M, Mar 2023
From the ground crew who were very pleasant, polite to the actual flight.... Incredible Thank you Will highly recomend.
Great experience Not fully worth the price
Nik_R, Feb 2023
This was an extremely fun experience. Seeing the falls from above gives you a completely different perspective on things compared to being on the ground. It was my very first helicopter ride. I booked it as a special experience to share with my boyfriend on our anniversary. The only issue I had with this tour, was that it advertised 12 mins up in the air. From the time we walked in until we left I felt rushed. I took a video of the experience from takeoff to landing and it was only 8mins and 40 second. Not that the extra 3mins and 30 seconds would have made a difference, but it wouldn’t have felt rushed. I only booked this experience as they are the oldest and most reputable helicopter ride in the Falls. However, I do not think, for the price per person, it is wort to book; especially if you’re in the air for less then 10 mins.
Winter aerial wonder
Nigel_K, Feb 2023
Stunning views and a slickly run operation. We were the first ride on a clear and frosty morning and the views were amazing.
Quick Trip
LaConnia_S, Jan 2023
Arrived Was greeted Took 2 photos No headphone are earplugs Felt Rush getting on the helicopter . Great view
It never happened and I didnt get a refund
Matthew_D, Jan 2023
We didnt fly due to weather and I still haven't received a refund. We are very disappointed given that the weather here is fine.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
I am sorry you were not able to experience our tour. Unfortunately, the weather minima for flying over Niagara Falls is very highly regulated by both Transport Canada and the FAA. The cloud coverage and visibility must be over set limits to allow us to fly. There is literally nothing we can do if these requirements are not met. Furthermore, we do not charge if you do not fly. Full refunds are guaranteed. Please reach out to VIATOR to have your refund processed. If there is an issue, please contact us directly and we will assist in any way we can.
HowardW34, Jan 2023
Started the day with poor weather conditions and couldn't fly but the constant communication from the staff allowed us to plan our day. They finally got us up in the air and it was absolutely perfect! We highly recommend this place.
Unique experience
Manraj_S, Dec 2022
Taking off was one of the liveliest things I've ever experienced in that helicopter. Not to mention the spectacular view of Niagara falls, giving us the best scenery to take photos of it.
Nice views over Niagara...
Ashley_M, Dec 2022
Nice views over Niagara Falls . Wish it was little longer especially for the price . But it was an experience of an life time

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