This is a shot of the American Falls at night during the light show. There are plenty of places to get a good view of either falls during the light show. It only takes about 15 minuted to walk from Rainbow Bridge to Horseshoe Falls, all along there are lots of places to stop and gaze. The Canadian side is much more crowded than the American side during this time.
While tours of the scenic area are great to do during the day, a trip to Clifton Hill is a place of wonder to a child at night. The bright, garish lights and multiple entertainments catch your eye. What to do first???
The colorful Canadian Midway houses video games and a few rides. Our grandson was thrilled to use his souvenir money for this stop! Also, Cosmic mini golf was fun as we played the funky course in the dark. Next we toured the Movieland Wax Museum that featured characters fromThe Simpsons, Star Wars and other movies. Some of the figures actually did resemble movie stars.
Before calling it a night, we sampled ice cream from one of the many food places lining the sidewalks. This was a fun night for all of us.
Here is another shot of the falls at night and the diferent colors. This is a must see for anyone visiting Niagara Falls on the Canadian or USA sides. Make sure you bring lots of batteries for this night out. There are plenty of areas to get a good view even a few bars to sit at a grab a drink and enjoy the show.
Check out the Falls at night when they put on a light show. This is done almost all year round, usually from around 9:00pm until about 12:00 midnight. The huge lights they use are on the Canadian side and change colors about every 15 minutes, so bring you camera and tripod for some beautiful photos. This is really rather romantic so grab your partner and enjoy the falls light show for some free entertainment. Depending on the wind you may get a little wet from the mist.
Rumours is a large nightclub on Clifton Hill. Ask anyone where Clifton Hill is and they will point you in the right direction. It's a large theme street. There are haunted mansions, play houses, video arcades, restaurants, nightclubs. Rumours has 3 bars, large tvs on the walls playing videos to the songs being played over the system. Young crowd, 19-25yrs. Fun place. $5.00 cover.
Dress Code: No ball caps.
This fun Asian inspired nightclub is new to The Falls. Opening May 2006, it's a mecca for the dance crowd. The first of it's kind in The Falls, ages range from 20-40. There is a huge VIP area where you can order bottle service. Be prepared to spend mucho dollars if visiting the VIP area. Ive had the pleasure of experiencing it once though a friend, and it was amazing. I belive to just book a table in the VIP room you can expect to pay $300+, and now don't forget the bottle sercive which runs $70 per bottle (for GreyGoose). There is another alternative to not spending to much money, just hang out in the regular area, where the huge dance floor is. There are guest DJ's every weekend, and they are closed most sundays, except if it's a holiday weekend. Tuesdays are dedicated to hospitality staff and cover charge is nothing if you remember to bring your pay stub. Other days cover ranges from $10-$25 depending on the entertainment.
This place is great! They get the likes of Tiesto and Oakenfold spinning! For Niagara Falls, that's awesome!
Dress Code: Casual Dressy
365 Club. It's a great place to relax and people watch. I bumped into The Commitments on saturday night. Joe Walsh got up and belted out "Mustang Sally." I got up and had a dance myself. Carpe Diem right! Good times.
THE ORANGEMAN music group! Such fun.
Dress Code: Casual. Even for the nightclub. Some people dress up, I do when I go. The 365 Club in the casino is a great time. They have regular bands and it comfortable there. 30+. No Cover. ID required.
Casino Niagara is THE place to gamble at Niagara. There's multitudes of slot machines that are always ringing somewhere (just not where I happened to be sitting). Make sure to bring an ID, they are very strict , they thought mine was a fake!
I've read lots of folks complaining about Clifton Hill and how it makes Niagara Falls look so cheap and tawdry. Well, my answer to that is to just NOT go there. Niagara Falls is made up of lots of other aspects - the Falls themselves, the gardens along the parkway, the Casino and the more upscale hotel area, and the shopping further out on Lundy's Lane.
Niagara Falls tourist area was created to be a total holiday experience - and that includes the fun, tourist-y area that appeals to those who want that. I've encountered similar things in Blackpool & Southend, England, there is funland in Luna Park in Sydney, Australia, lets not forget about Atlantic City, or Coney Island. It is there, but you just don't have to spend time there, if that is not your cup of tea.
Dress Code: Bars & Restaurants require shirts & shoes to be worn due to health regulations, but beyond that there is no dress code. Visitor casual.
Each Friday night and Sunday night, beginning at 10pm, the parks puts on a fireworks show lasting approximately 15 minutes. Fireworks shows are also displayed on special holidays also. Show runs between May and September.
Dress Code: Dress comfortably! We chose a rainy weekend, so our raincoat and umbrella came in handy.
Each night of the year, the Falls are Illuminated with pastel lights ... on a clear night this is a truly awesome experience to view! Times throughout the year vary, so check the website for accurate time scheduling. Just shortly after sunset is a pretty good time to show up .. the closer to the falls is not necessarily the best view ... but at least get close enough to feel the mist! While this may not thrill everyone, and many are more interested in the nearby casinos, but allow yourself to be "wow'ed" by this beauty as seen in just another "light" (just a little humor there)
Dress Code: As you are ... nothing special unless you wear glasses, they I suggest bringing a cloth to wipe off any mist.
This casino resort is new and it is huge. Supposedly the single largest provincial investment ever made in the Niagara Region and the largest commercial development in Canada (2.5 mm sq. ft).
The only thing I was not crazy about this casino other than losing money there is the smoke. They do have smoking & non-smoking areas but the smoke was still overpowering.
Cocktails at the bar cost $5 (Canadian).
“Otto's Barely Legal Night Club” is living proof that there are rednecks – and indeed redneck bars – in Canada. Situated right around the corner from Niagara’s Bus Depot, it is the perfect place to while away an hour or so if you’re waiting for a coach. Draft beer is a mere CA$2.00, so what more do you want?
It may be barely legal, but you can still not smoke in there or bring your drink out to have a smoke. Guess that would push the button more towards “Most Definitely Not Legal”.
Night life in Niagara Falls is busy, crowdy, noisy. Well, I like it. My friend and I quite forgot about such life after having own families and responsibilities, so we decided to shake ourselves a little with visiting a local night club.
There are many night clubs, bars and restaurants, which I believe are always busy. Long lines were at the entrances to many of them. Because we wanted to rush into night life without any waiting we walked into the first night club we found that didn't have a line. It was Mardi Gras. At this point I am afraid I will sound as a bluestocking, because although the club had everything the club has to have: good music, a lot of beer, outside patio with bar tables, quick service and strong LARGE security guys, I hated a lot of smoke on the dance floor that prevented from breathing, I was tired of the constant inappropriate touches from drunk guys around who barely reached their 20s and hardly stayed on their feet. Apparently, club's advertisement pronouncing "clubbing has never been so sexually extreme" carries the truth. I guess I am getting old.
I think if you are your early 20s, you are the girl who doesn't mind to have a sexual extreme with unknown person, you drink a lot, can survive smoke and don't care at all where to go and what to do, Mardi Gras will be ok for you.
This is a comfortable place with a propper Pub feel to it.
When we went a live band was playing who I thought were great. The Paul Antonio Band. Very good indeed.
Check out the website with a live webcam.
Dress Code: None I don't think