Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights – 51 Nights Of Twinkling Lights!

An enchanting winter wonderland is about to return to Niagara Falls; the Winter Festival of Lights! The much-loved winter tradition will bring magic to the tourist district from November 18, 2023 through January 7, 2024 and is just steps from our Niagara Falls hotel.

Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival has brought a glow and magic to winter in Niagara Falls for more than 40 years and is an exciting addition to a getaway at Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls.

The LightsWinter Festival of Lights

More than 75 illumination displays and 3 million LED lights will be on brilliant display along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, in Dufferin Islands and across the tourist districts. Visitors can drive or walk through the popular festival route to experience the outdoor, self-guided event. Displays are grouped in themes including Royal Promenade which features Princess and Knight, Lilac tree, lotus flower, fairytale village, Frosted Falls home to Elf, Candy Canes, Gingerbread House and family, and the Great Canadian North with Mama Polar Bear and Cub, stalagmites and the popular Royal Canadian Mounted Police. One of the most popular illuminations areas is Dufferin Islands which offers a wildlife collection including some of the most iconic displays. Flying geese, wooly mammoth, harvest moon, inukshuks, wolves, swans, bears, and Noah’s Ark are on view.

Niagara Falls Fireworks

The festival will also offer spectacular fireworks displays above the Falls. A signature experience and attraction, displays will light the sky on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm during the festival dates and expand to nightly displays during the Christmas holidays. Two displays are scheduled on New Year’s Eve; 8:00pm and 12:00am.

November: 18, 24-25 at 8:00pm
December: 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-31 at 8:00pm
December 31 -New Year’s Eve: Two displays – 8:00pm and 12:00am
January: 1-7 at 8:00pm

Sparkling Illumination Displays

The Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls will come alive each night with a special illumination show that will captivate viewers. The display produced by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board showcases colour palettes and movements inspired by the festival’s spectacular displays and winter in the north. The Northern Lights, fierce blizzard storms and falling snow are mimicked by the show. The display is part of the regular nightly illumination of the Falls, with the five-minute lighting display playing at the top of the hour, at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm each evening during the festival dates.

Hot Chocolate TrailHershey's Hot Chocolate Trail

A sweet addition to the Festival last year is returning; the Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail. Participating Niagara Falls Hotels and restaurants throughout the tourist district will be offering specialty cups of the decadent drink. Visitors can expect classic combinations and exciting flavours like mint, orange, s’mores, and flavoured marshmallows. Some venues are offering spiked versions featuring flavoured liquers or add-in’s making this an exciting addition for guests of all ages. The Hot Chocolate Trail is available each day of the festival and some of the participating venues include Hershey’s Chocolate World, and Niagara Distillery on the Falls Avenue Resort directly across from our hotel.

Book your stay to enjoy Free breakfast, Free Parking, Free Wi-fi and add joy and wonder to your season with the Winter Festival of Lights!

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Make Time For Family Fun This March Break

For family fun, look no further than Niagara Falls and a Niagara Falls Hotel Waterpark Package featuring Fallsview Indoor Waterpark passes. With summer-like 84 degree temperatures year-round, the Waterpark is the perfect mid-winter break.  To celebrate family time, special family events are also planned for March 11-18, 2023!

Reserving a Waterpark package featuring one night hotel accommodations and Waterpark Passes for 4 guests gives you access to the Waterpark for weather-proof fun.  The Waterpark is located directly across from the Hotel and offers 16 of the fastest slides around, a giant indoor wave pool, mammoth Beach House Rain Fortress with 1000 gallon tipping bucket, outdoor pool and more.

While your stay includes FREE breakfast at our hotel, you can start your day with a Character Breakfast and delicious buffet breakfast at the Fallsview Restaurant (at Sheraton Fallsview). Princesses Elsa and Anna will be visiting the Niagara Falls restaurant to interact with guests on March 11-18, 2023. Imagine the delight and smiles when the kids get to start their day by meeting two of their favourite characters!  The Princesses will be available for a Meet & Greet from 7:45 am-8:45 am.  Paid breakfast is required to participate, reservations are not required.  The restaurant features spectacular views of Niagara Falls, and delicious buffet dining that will power your adventures. In addition to a special fallsview breakfast, the Restaurant is offering Kids Eat Free Dinner each night from 5:00pm to close.  Receive one child buffet dinner free with the purchase of an adult dinner buffet (valid for children 12 years and under, dinner only).Mega magic

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets. Award-winning magician and mentalist Mike D’Urzo is bringing Mega Magic Mind Kontrol back to Niagara Falls for shows March 11-18, and Waterpark package guests are invited! The show was extremely popular over the holidays with record audiences taking in the evening of magic and illusion. After the show, you can also take a short walk to see the iconic Niagara Falls Illumination which begins every night at dusk.

With exciting attractions, family-friendly dining options, comfortable and convenient accommodations, and our 3 for Free of Free Breakfast, Free Parking, and Free Wifi, this is the ultimate family destination for your March Break getaway.

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Make The Holiday Season Magical In Niagara Falls!

Celebrate the holidays with a magical Niagara Falls getaway that is fun for the entire family! We are excited that one of our most popular Waterpark Package bonuses is back for the holiday season. Guests who reserve a Hotel Waterpark Package for arrival between December 26 through January 7 will receive tickets to a nightly Mega Magic show with international award-winning magician Mike D’Urzo.  The limited-time engagement does not have a show on December 31st.

A Hotel Waterpark Package includes one night accommodations, and four passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark where you can experience 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, giant indoor wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool, plunge bowl, and more.  The Waterpark is located on Falls Avenue Resort, directly across the street from Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls.

Our Free hot/cold breakfast buffet is included with your stay, so when it’s time for dinner experience some of the city’s best Fallsview dining with Kids Eat Free Dinner at Fallsview Restaurant!  Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner with a sumptuous variety of selections, and experience spectacular views of the Horseshoe and American Falls.  Kids Eat Free Dinner is available each night except December 31. Receive a child’s dinner buffet free with the purchase of an adult buffet dinner at regular price. (valid for children 12yrs & under, only at Fallsview Restaurant, not valid on December 31)

To make your Niagara Falls experience even more special, visit the twinkling lights and illuminated displays of the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights.  More than 3 million lights and 75 displays will shine along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and across the tourist districts. Visitors can drive or walk through the popular festival route to experience the outdoor, self-guided event, which is Canada’s largest and longest-running FREE outdoor light festival.  To warm up a night touring the illuminations be sure to take part in the sweetest new addition to the Festival, the Niagara Falls Hot Chocolate Trail. Enjoy decadent and unique flavours of hot chocolate at participating venues across the tourist district, including Hershey’s Chocolate World and at Niagara Vines in the lobby of Sheraton Fallsview both of which are steps from our hotel.

In celebration of the festival’s anniversary, fireworks displays will light the sky above the Falls at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and then nightly from December 23-January 7 (except December 25).  Two displays will mark New Year’s Eve (8:00pm and midnight).

Experience Holiday magic in Niagara Falls! Reserve Your Waterpark Package Today!

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A Winter Tradition-Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls will once again be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of twinkling lights and displays as the Winter Festival of Lights returns in November.

Winter Festival of Lights

The popular light festival will mark its 40th anniversary when it takes place November 12, 2022-February 20, 2023 and will brighten the night for 101 incredible nights.

Visitors can experience more than 3 million lights and more than 75 displays along an 8km stretch of the Niagara Parkway, in DufferinIslands and across the tourist districts.  As in previous years, visitors can drive or walk through the festival route to experience the outdoor, self-guided event which is Canada’s largest and longest-running FREE outdoor light festival.

To celebrate this year’s milestone, organizers have announced a number of new experiences for visitors. They include new displays and themed illumination areas including the Royal Promenade, Frosted Falls, Enchanted Forest and Great Canadian North, 40 nights of free indoor family entertainment, special illumination of the Falls every night, and free photos with Santa in December.

Enhancing the experience, the festival will feature 40 nights of spectacular fireworks displays above the Falls. Displays will take place on Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm during theFestival dates and on consecutive nights during the Holidays from December 23-January 7 (excluding December 25). Two displays will mark New Year’s Eve, one at 8:00pm and another at midnight.

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is an annual tradition for many visitors, and to mark the anniversary, organizers are holding an Instagram photo contest. Visitors are asked to post their photos from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s with the hashtag #wfol40 for the chance to win an overnight getaway in Niagara Falls to experience the festival.

Experience the enchantment of the Winter Festival of Lights, Reserve Your Niagara Falls Getaway today!

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Five Niagara Falls Attractions To See This Summer

Niagara Falls is home to thrilling attractions and things to do for guests of ages. Whether you’ve booked your trip to Niagara Falls or in the planning stage, this guide to Niagara’s top attractions will help you with what to see and do.

The Tunnel The Tunnel at Niagara Parks Power Station

Niagara Parks’ newest attraction offers a new view of the famous Niagara Falls. New for Summer 2022, the Tunnel at Niagara Parks Power Station is a fascinating attraction taking guests deep below the generating station’s main floor via a glass-paneled elevator to a never seen before underground world.  Guests will learn about the 100-year old station and the 2,200 foot long tunnel which once expelled spent water from hydroelectric process back into the river.  The end of The Tunnel reveals a newly built viewing platform at the edge of the Niagara River where guests will experience an unprecedented panoramic views of the Falls.

Magnificent Tours

Niagara City Cruises

To make the most of your visit to Niagara Falls explore attractions and sights with a guided tour offered by Magnificent Tours.  Niagara’s largest tour company offers two tours at different lengths of time to fit any schedule – and they both include the signature attraction experiences.  The most compact of the two is Niagara’s Best Tour, a 3-hour guided tour that features Niagara City Cruises, Journey Behind the Falls, and Whirlpool Observation Deck. To see even more during your day tour, opt for the Niagara Scenic Tour. A 5.5-hour journey that includes the Best’s attractions along with a Wine Tour at Inniskillin and bonus passes to use at your leisure including White Water Walk, Whirlpool Aero Car, Niagara’s Fury and WEGO passes to help you get around. Both tours feature comfortable transportation and are fully narrated by a local tour expert so you will not only see the best of the Falls, but also learn the history that makes the destination special.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The 3 acre Waterpark is located directly across from our hotel, and is one of the most popular attractions in Niagara Falls. Hours of waterfun for the entire family awaits. The waterpark is home to 16 of the fastest waterslides around, a giant indoor wave pool, the mammoth Beach House Rain Fortress that features a 1000-gallon tipping bucket, the Tiny Tots play area for youngest guests and more.   Your best value is to reserve a Hotel Waterpark Package which combines one night accommodations with 4 Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Passes.  Waterpark access is valid from 4pm on day of arrival until 3pm the following day so you can enjoy two days of fun in the waterpark.

Niagara Falls Fireworks

One of Niagara Falls most iconic attractions lights the sky each night. Niagara Falls Fireworks Displays brighten the night above Niagara Falls at 10:00pm every night until October 10, 2022 for an incredible 144 consecutive nights of fireworks! It is an experience not to be missed during your visit, the awe inspiring display can be viewed from a number of locations including Fallsview Restaurants on our Falls Avenue Resort Complex, or from Table Rock Centre which is a few minutes walk from our hotel. The displays burst in brilliant colour to the delight of guests of all ages.  It is worth adding to the itinerary!


Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

This popular Niagara Falls restaurant is part restaurant, part attraction, and definitely an adventurous experience. Located at Falls Avenue & Clifton Hill, the Niagara Falls location is the only one in Canada. You will enter a whole new world as you step into the deep, exotic jungle of Rainforest Café. Cascading waterfalls, animatronic Gorillas, Snakes, Elephants and a 6,000-gallon live Shark tank serve as a backdrop to the family friendly menu of wraps, burgers, salads, pasta and sandwiches! The dynamic atmosphere changes every 20 minutes when a simulated indoor thunderstorm complete with lightning and thunder brings the animatronic inhabitants to a frenzy.

Reserve your Niagara Falls Getaway today and experience Niagara Falls top attractions!

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Visit Niagara Falls Via GO Train For As Little As $10.00! 

Your travel budget may go a little further this Summer if you visit Niagara Falls via GO Train for as little as $10.00!  Niagara Seasonal GO Train Service

Metrolinx has announced that seasonal weekend and holiday GO Train service between Toronto’s Union Station and Niagara Falls will begin on May 21!   Combined with a weekend pass, which provides for unlimited use across the entire network, guests can travel to Niagara Falls from Toronto, and all stops in between for $10 for one-day unlimited use, or $15 for two-day use.  Adding to savings, children 12 and under ride free, which makes a Go Train trip to your favourite family-friendly Niagara Falls Hotel and visiting exciting Niagara Falls attractions a convenient and economical option.

A popular method of travel, the seasonal schedule will offer three trips on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays from Victoria Day Holiday Weekend through Thanksgiving in October.  Unlimited travel Weekend pass tickets are valid for the same days, and must be purchased online, and activated via smartphone 5 minutes before traveling.

The Niagara seasonal trains will contain 12-cars and will include three bike coaches capable of holding 18 bicycles each, plenty of room if your plans include cycling in Niagara.

As safety remains a priority, masks continue to be mandatory on GO Transit in accordance with provincial guidelines.

Planning a Niagara Falls getaway?  Reserve your room at Clifton Victoria Inn At the Falls today and enjoy FREE Hot BreakfastFREE Parking and FREE Wireless Internet! 

All in the centre of the excitement just steps from Niagara Falls!

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A Guide to Outdoor Destinations In Niagara Falls

One of the most exciting parts of any visit to Niagara Falls is taking in the breathtaking beauty of the world-famous waterfalls.  They are the first outdoor attraction visitors wish to see, and the remarkable experience of viewing them can be enhanced with a visit to these other incredible outdoor destinations and attractions around the Niagara Region.  Many of these fresh-air adventures are a short distance from our hotel, which is just one block from the Falls.

Niagara Parkway

A 56 kilometre trail stretching from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and offers one of the most fascinating views of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls.  The parkway takes you along the brink of the incredible Horseshoe Falls. You can stand behind it to see the massive volume of water flowing over the edge, view Niagara City Cruises boat tours in the water below, and have a unique and special experience taking in one of the world’s remarkable natural wonders.  Proclaimed once as the prettiest Sunday drive in the world,  the parkway also features a multi-use, paved recreation trail making it a destination for cycling and strolling, and features picnic areas along the way.

Niagara Gorge Trails

To connect with some incredible nature and spend an active morning or afternoon in Niagara Falls, hike along one of the Niagara Glen nature trails leading into the Niagara Gorge. You will find stunning views of the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids and there are trails of varying difficulties, so it is easy to find the one that is right for you.

Brock's Monument

Queenston Heights

The sprawling park was the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812 and is now a spectacular park that is home to the Brock’s Monument tower, Laura Secord memorial, Landscape of Nations memorial, a scenic restaurant, pavilions, picnic areas, and more. It is definitely worth a visit if you are looking to have a relaxing day in nature while learning about local history.

Vineyards of Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake is a world-famous wine region and many of the vineyards and wineries produce incredible red and white wines along with the very popular ice wine. A visit to Niagara on the Lake will connect you with breathtaking vineyard landscapes as well as beautiful buildings and gardens in the historic town’s charming downtown area.

Queen Victoria ParkQueen Victoria Park

Located directly across the street from the Falls, just one block from our hotel, Queen Victoria Park is an expansive and beautiful parkland that sits right in the heart of the city’s tourist district. The park offers plenty of great places to sit and picnic and also features amazing seasonal flower and greenery displays, beautiful fountains, and well-groomed lawns for a spectacular experience in an unbeatable location.

These are just a few of the outstanding outdoor experiences that can be explored in Niagara Falls.

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Explore Niagara Falls & Receive A 20% Rebate With The Ontario Staycation Tax Credit!

Stay with us to experience Niagara Falls in 2022 and submit your accommodation expenses to receive a 20% rebate.

The new Ontario Staycation Tax Credit is a temporary credit designed to encourage Ontario residents to explore the province in the year ahead and provides the ability to claim a portion of the eligible accommodation expenses on a personal income tax return for 2022.Clifton Victoria Inn Family Suite

The Staycation tax credit is available to residents of Ontario on December 31, 2022 who have an eligible accommodation expense which includes Niagara Falls hotels such as Clifton Victoria Inn At The Falls.  The credit applies to leisure travel expenses of up to $1,000 as an as an individual or $2,000 if you have a spouse, common-law partner or eligible children, to get back up to $200 as an individual or $400 as a family. Only one individual per family can claim the credit for the year.

The tax credit only applies to leisure stays between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. The tax credit does not apply to business travel.

The accommodation expenses must also:

  • have been paid by you, your spouse or common-law partner, or your eligible child, as set out on a detailed receipt
  • have been subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST)/Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), as set out on a detailed receipt
  • not have been reimbursed to you, your spouse or common-law partner, or your eligible child, by any person, including by a friend or an employer

As long as all other conditions are met, you can claim any of the following expenses:

  • accommodation for a single trip or multiple trips, up to the maximum expense limit of $1,000 as an individual or $2,000 as a familyClifton Victoria Inn At The Falls Traditional Room
  • accommodations booked either directly with the accommodation provider or through an online accommodation platform
  • the portion of the expense that is necessary to have access to the accommodation
  • the accommodation portion of a tour package expense

to claim the expense on your income tax you will require detailed receipts that include:

  • location of accommodation
  • the amount that can reasonably be considered to be for the accommodation portion of a stay
  • the GST/HST paid
  • the date of the stay
  • the name of the payor

Book your stay at Clifton Victoria Inn and experience a location steps from Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill, Casino Niagara and directly across from Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. 

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Celebrate The Holidays With Niagara Falls Fireworks

Brilliant fireworks displays are returning to Niagara Falls to mark the holiday season!

The limited time run was announced by Niagara Parks on Friday.   Each night beginning December 26 through January 1, spectacular fireworks displays will add to the magical holiday atmosphere across the tourist district.

Displays will light the sky at 10:00pm each night, except for New Year’s Eve when two displays will mark the occasion. Shows on December 31 can be viewed at 9:00pm and midnight to ring in the New Year.

One of the most iconic and signature experiences in Niagara Falls, the fireworks displays will complement festive activities already announced which include the annual Winter Festival of Lights, the new Niagara Falls Music Live event and a ticketed New Year’s Eve Concert.

A free event that delights visitors of all ages, the nightly displays are the perfect complement to the Holiday Family Fun package available at the hotel.

Reserve a Holiday Family Waterpark Package and see the displays in person!

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Summer Fun In Niagara Falls – What to See and Do

We are into the thick of Summer in Niagara Falls, and there is plenty to see and do if you are planning to visit. Whether your getaway is a couples adventure or a family vacation, there are exciting attractions to fit your schedule.

Niagara City CruisesNiagara City Cruises

Take a ride on this famous Niagara Falls attraction and get up close and personal with the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Niagara City Cruises will connect you with breathtaking views and offers one-of-a-kind experiences.  It’s a must-do attraction while visiting Niagara and is a thrilling adventure for guests of all ages.

Beautiful Natural Areas

Take advantage of Niagara’s Summer weather by relaxing in one of Niagara’s many natural areas like Queen Victoria Park, located right across the street from Niagara Falls. You also won’t want to miss the beautiful Oakes Garden Theatre, and Botanical Gardens which all offer amazing sights and perfect spots to sit back and relax in nature.  If you are up for a challenge, visit Niagara Gorge for an invigorating hike along the Niagara River, or bring your bicycle and head out on the 56 kilometers of the paved Niagara Recreational Trail.

One-of-a-kind EntertainmentLive Music at Niagara Brewing Company

Niagara Falls is a world-class destination and there is never a shortage of fun to be had around the city. For unique attractions that are perfect for kids stop by the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store, Adventure City Arcade and Iwerks 4D Motion Theatre. And adults are sure to love the excitement of Casino Niagara which is directly across from our hotel or Fallsview Casino Resort  just 1 kilometer away, which re-open on July 23.  If delicious beer and food are more to your liking stop in at Niagara Brewing Company.   The award winning craft brewery is a short walk away at the corner of Clifton Hill/Falls Avenue and offers free live music daily from 12:00pm-12:00am and two of Niagara’s most popular patios.

There is still plenty of Summer to experience in Niagara Falls – Book Your Getaway Today!

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