Skyline Inn Niagara Falls

Top Ways to Get Close to the Falls

aerocar_1024x768Niagara Falls is home to one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world so it’s definitely worth the trip to experience the falls for yourself. The city offers a few special ways to experience the falls, and the amazing whirlpool, up close for a truly memorable trip.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises: The cruise allows you to get as close as possible to the Falls with an intimate ride through the Niagara Great Gorge. Sail along the water on the Hornblower catamaran as you pass the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the Horseshoe Falls. Feel the mist from the falls during this mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.

Journey Behind the Falls: Stand in the mist behind the Horseshoe Falls as they hit the water below. The view is tremendous as you look 13 storeys above to experience the fresh water tumbling down. The elevator that takes you down is located in the tourist district which means you won’t have to go too far for an exciting view.

Whirlpool Aero Car: Step inside the antique cable car that soars above the Niagara River and directly above the Niagara Whirlpool. Moving through the air in the cable car gives you a great view of the swirling water below as it rushes from the waterfalls of Niagara Falls into the massive counterclockwise basin finally exiting over the rapids into the Niagara River.

White Water Walk: Take a walk along the boardwalk that is at the edge of the Niagara Great Gorge. The elevator will take you down 70 meters and through a tunnel to the boardwalk. The 305 meter long boardwalk gets you up close to the torrents of whitewater with an opportunity to check out one of the two observation areas at the edge of the river. Perfect for those who love a scenic walk and want to try and stay active during their trip.

Choose one of these attractions to get a unique experience with the falls and the whirlpool, two of Niagara Falls most exciting natural features.

Include the Skyline Inn When Visiting Upcoming Summer Events

Falls Avenue ResortCelebrate summer in Niagara Falls by enjoying one of the many upcoming events that embrace the warm weather and the start of our favourite season!

Kick off to Summer Concert and BBQ

Heartland Forest and Heater’s Heroes are hosting their Kick off to Summer Concert and BBQ on June 21. Admission is free so you won’t have to break the bank for a fun Saturday outdoors. The event will have train rides, food, entertainment, scavenger hunts and a playground to keep your family busy.

Yoga in the Park

For the yogis out there or for those looking to learn, Yoga in the Park is a cool outdoor event to check out! Families and yoga beginners are invited to enjoy this event led by yoga instructors. If you’re visiting Niagara Falls on vacation this summer pop in for a relaxing yoga session at Fireman’s Park on June 22. All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Heart Niagara and SCVFA.

Friendship Festival

This annual festival is perfect for the entire family, featuring artisans, crafts, performers, a special kids zone and of course tons of food options. Kicking off on June 27, the festival is a celebration of the relationship between Canada and the United States going back to 1812. In addition to the games, midway and vendors, the festival will also be hosting live music all day long during the five day festival.

The Niagara Region offers tons of events for the entire family to enjoy and with summer now here, having fun outside is the perfect way to celebrate the season.

Niagara Falls Ribfest

Banner2Ribfest is coming back to Niagara Falls and what better time than a warm weekend in June? If you’re staying with us at the Skyline Inn Hotel on Father’s Day weekend be sure to check it out!

The 10th Annual Niagara Falls Ribfest, hosted by the Niagara Falls Rotary Club, will be featuring mouth-watering ribs and all day entertainment. The Niagara Falls Ribfest will also be featuring live bands playing all weekend starting at 6p.m. on Friday night until 7:30p.m. on Sunday. For the full entertainment schedule, visit and see what Niagara Falls Ribfest has to offer.

During the weekend you’ll also be able to vote for the winner of the 2014 Award for Winning Ribs. The power is in your (messy) hands! Ribfest has chosen only the best rib vendors to participate in the contest, so you get to sample the very best!

Since the festival lands on Father’s Day, Ribfest offers fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy free WIFI access, daily 50/50 draws, Kids’ Midway and a raffle for a state of the art Napoleon BBQ! Treat your father to great food and great entertainment, then kick back and relax in one of the luxurious rooms at the Skyline Inn.

The perfect Father’s Day weekend awaits you in Niagara Falls this summer so don’t miss out!

An Artistic Trip Includes Skyline Inn

Skyline_10With artistically driven events happening every week in Niagara Falls, you’ll have no shortage of ways to experience Niagara’s cultural side.

Events celebrating local music and art take place year round in Niagara but below are a few events that you can only catch this summer.

Willowbank 11th Annual Jazz Festival

Enjoy an easy Sunday afternoon in Niagara with Niagara wine, beer, delicious food and soothing jazz. On June 15th head to the Riverbend Inn on the Niagara Parkway for the Willowbank 11th Annual Jazz Festival. This live jazz festival will welcome The John Sherwood Quartet, Jackie Richardson, Russ Little & His Quartet, as well as a tribute to Peter Appleyard.

Female Self-Representation and the Public Trust

RiverBrink Art Museum will be hosting an exhibit on Mary Evelyn Wrinch’s stunning artwork. Wrinch is known for her colourful paintings and printmaking that she created while working in the Toronto area during the first half of the 20th century. Relive her collection and study her beautiful paintings that examine gender and history.

Niagara Concerts Presents Brass Transit

The Scotiabank Convention Centre will be erupting with music when Brass Transit visits Niagara Falls for the Niagara Concerts series. The 70’s was a time filled with great music and a relaxing way of life and Brass Transit will leave you reminiscing about the era with its hits from 1970s Chicago.

The Shaw Festival

One of the most celebrated theatrical festivals in the world is located just 15 minutes from Niagara Falls. Beginning in 1962, The Shaw Festival has been producing world-class performances of George Bernard Shaw’s plays as well as several selections from other classic playwrights through the ages. This year’s festival runs until October and features classic plays such as Cabaret, The Philadelphia Story, The Philanderer and many more.

Make your way to one of these events in Niagara Falls and enjoy a day filled with beautiful art and music. Whether its paintings, music or live theatre, these events will leave you with an appreciation for Niagara’s art scene.

Dining Options When You Stay With Us

Skyline_8For families who don’t share the same taste buds, the Skyline Inn has made dinner easy by offering restaurant options that will please the whole family. Located close to your hotel suite, these restaurant options will leave you satisfied without having to go far.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

If breakfast is your favourite meal, enjoy it all day at Perkins. With a delicious bakery and family friendly meals this restaurant will make the whole family happy!

Fallsview Buffet

Buffets are perfect for your family if you can’t agree on one option. Enjoy the beautiful view of Niagara Falls while indulging in delicious meals that will please any craving.

Rainforest Cafe

Take an exotic adventure on your next trip to Niagara Falls by visiting the Rainforest Cafe. Surrounded by exotic sights and sounds, a meal at this cafe will not disappoint!

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls

The Hard Rock surrounds you with memorabilia from your favourite rock bands and artists and features awesome Tex-Mex themed cuisine. The music enthusiasts will be fascinated by all the collectibles and artifacts that surround you while you eat.

Choose a restaurant with a scenic view of the Falls or a restaurant that surrounds you with your favourite memorabilia. Here at Skyline Inn we have tons of options available for you and your family!

The Re-Opening of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre is Here!

rapidsimageThe Niagara Glen is opening for the summer so make sure to check out this cool attraction unique to Niagara Falls! Full of educational displays about animals, nature and geology, the Niagara Glen Nature Centre is perfect for a family outing. Learn all about Niagara Falls and the nature surrounding the area and ask on-site Naturalists all the questions you have.

The entire centre is self-funded and volunteer driven, where purchases made by visitors are put directly back into the centre. Here are just a couple of ways the centre has been using its funding to enhance Niagara Falls.

Plant Conservation – Discover the natural history of the Niagara Corridor and all the hard work that has gone into preserving the unique plants found in the area. Over the years, the team has been dedicated to restoring the area and allowing it to grow and reproduce to its full potential for visitors to enjoy.

Environmental Initiatives – The Niagara River, which winds through Niagara Falls, is an environmentally sensitive area that has been taken care of by the team at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre. The funds are taken to manage these lands and to ensure that they are safe from damage.

Species at Risk - You might be surprised to know that Niagara Falls is home to many species that are at risk. The centre has taken the time to help these species stay in their natural habitats and preserve the delicate ecology of the Niagara Region.

If you are interested in visiting the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, you can join a Park Naturalist on a free guided tour to learn more about the natural world of Niagara Falls.

Springlicious Food, Fun, Music Festival

springoliciousWith the warmer months finally here, now is the time to enjoy the many food and music festivals taking place throughout Niagara.

Springlicious, the three-day street festival is taking place in downtown Niagara Falls from May 30 – June 1. The festival is featuring three stages of music, food vendors, specialty goods and pop-up shops fit for all ages.

This year’s festival will have carnival games, interactive entertainment and great music from Juno-award winning band Sloan. For anyone visiting from out of town that wants to get a taste of Niagara, the festival will be welcoming food and beverage vendors such as Pig Out Roasters, The Greek Wagon, Beaver Tails, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Alfie’s Lemonade, Paris Crepes Cafe and much more. The entire family friendly festival will span over six blocks in downtown Niagara Falls.

Special activities will be available for children of all ages as well, including face painting, hands on experiences with reptiles from the Reptile Kingdom and the Rumbler Ride, just to name a few.

The spring-focused festival was created by Celebrate Old Downtown Community Corp., a not-for-profit organization that promotes Niagara Fall’s bustling downtown. In an attempt to make the downtown livelier, Springlicious is working to bring in local residents and visitors from around the world to enjoy a weekend of springtime fun in Niagara Falls.

A family friendly destination

Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara FallsFinding the perfect family friendly hotel can sometimes be tricky. At Skyline Inn we have made it easy by creating a family friendly and kid friendly atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Kids Stay and Eat Free

When you stay at Skyline Inn, kids can stay with us and eat free! With your choice of Planet Hollywood or Perkins Restaurant you have two great, budget friendly options right near by. Both options offer kid-friendly meals that will satisfy any appetite all day long. All you have to do is purchase your entrée during lunch or dinner and we will take care of the rest.

Waterpark Getaway Package

One of Niagara Fall’s most fun attractions is connected directly to our hotel, which makes life much easier especially when travelling with kids. Get to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark through our indoor climate controlled skywalk and be blown away by the largest indoor waterpark in Canada. With tons of slides, pools and fun to be had, this attraction will make it easy to have a fun day in Niagara Falls. With the direct connection to the waterpark we have created a waterpark package that will suit all your needs. Get your accommodations and passes to the waterpark for a great price and a fun day spent splashing around!

Family Movie Night

You can’t find this anywhere else! Every evening we offer our Family Movie Night in the hotel. Come with your pajamas, blankets, munchies and enjoy a movie in comfort. This giant living room happens every night, which means after a fun day at the waterpark you can relax with a family movie.

If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect hotel for the whole family check out Skyline Inn – with its activities and packages, your whole family will enjoy their time spent here!

Splash the Day Away and More with a Great Stay at Skyline Inn Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Waterpark Breakfast PackageThe Skyline Inn is located in the centre of the fun and focus’s on a positive family experiences. With the winter weather settling in, it’s a good thing that this hotel is connected to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – the #1 voted Amusement Park/ Waterpark by Trip Advisor! Check out our Family Waterpark Packages and splash the day away. Looking for more to do? That’s no problem; Falls Avenue Resort offers a wide variety of attractions for you and your family to enjoy! Check out Adventure City, where you can knock out the competition on the bumper cars, or play one of our many fun arcade games! Don’t forget to trade in your tickets for an awesome prize! If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t miss the Hershey Store with its 4 story high Hershey bar and 7000 square feet of chocolate fun. Experience a blast from the past and visit the 1950’s style Soda Shop and enjoy various floats, milkshakes, ice cream and more!

There are various offsite activities for your family to enjoy as well! Check out the cool attractions that Niagara Parks has to offer! Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls and White Water Walk are all good choices that will keep your day action- filled.

The Skyline Inn presents all families with a movie night, where you can bring your pillows, blankets, and snacks to unwind and relax after an fun-filled, eventful day.

Kids love the Skyline Inn and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls

Falls Avenue Resort SkywalkFound within the Falls Avenue Resort and connected to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark through an indoor skywalk is the Skyline Inn, possibly Niagara Fall’s most kid friendly hotel.

Not only does the location make it easy to get to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in any weather conditions, but it also has several amenities to make life easier for the parents and more fun for the kids.

The Skyline Inn is one of the very few hotels that feature bunk bed guestrooms. The bunk bed rooms can accommodate six people and are of course just way more fun. All of the newly renovated rooms also feature in-room refrigerators, new bedding, an over-sized club chair and a work desk.

In addition to the bunk beds, guests of the Skyline Inn can enjoy movie night in comfort, pajama-style! Every night that the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is open families are encouraged to bring their blankets, pillows and munchies to the indoor courtyard to watch a current family blockbuster movie.  The courtyard is turned into a giant “living room” with an extra large movie screen. Children are encouraged to set up camp and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing and splashing in the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

While the kids may love the bunk beds and movie nights, parents will love how kids stay and eat for free. Guests have the choice of dining at Planet Hollywood or Perkins Restaurant. Guests choosing to dine at Planet Hollywood will receive a children’s meal free when purchasing an entree valued at $17.95 or greater during lunch or dinner. Diners at Perkins Restaurant qualify to receive one Kid’s Meal including beverage for each adult entree with beverage purchased for dinner only, available after 4pm.

The next time that you’re looking for a kid friendly hotel option that is close to all of the fun, take a look at the Skyline Inn!