Dominated by the thundering power of Niagara Falls, Ontario Province's city of Niagara Falls is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Each year, 14 million visitors arrive to enjoy the best views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls cascades. The 12th-largest city in Canada, Niagara Falls' event venues and amenities help planners harness the power of the Falls to energize their meetings.
Located across the river in New York State, Niagara Falls International Airport is the closest airport and offers four carriers. International attendees can fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which is home to 10 carriers with flights worldwide. For Toronto-based meeting-goers, Niagara Falls is an easy 60-minute drive – in the opposite direction of rush-hour commuter traffic.
A valid passport will be required to enter Canada from the U.S. Queen Elizabeth Way links major highways in the U.S. and Canada to Niagara Falls, and Via Rail provides Canada-wide rail services.
The largest of Niagara Falls event venues is the Scotiabank Convention Centre, which has 200,000 square feet of space. Its 81,000-square-foot exhibit hall can accommodate 7,000, and a ballroom, a theater and 6,000 square feet of pre-function space are also available.
Hotel venues in Niagara Falls account for more than 16,000 guest rooms. Groups of up to 650 can reserve one of the 500-room Hilton Niagara Falls' 13 meeting spaces, which total 12,000 square feet. The Hilton is connected to the Fallsview Casino Resort (which features 35,000 square feet of meeting space and the 374-room Hotel at Fallsview). With stunning falls views and an ample 10,000 square feet of space, the 432-room Marriott Niagara Falls can accommodate 500 guests and has seven event spaces. The 265-room Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls offers four event venues for up to 350 guests that total 5,300 square feet of well-appointed meeting space in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
With private dining and event space for 100, Casa Mia Ristorante is ideal for intimate business dinners or large banquets. Red Chateau offers a special group dining experience and fine cuisine for up to 50 in its 1850s, European-style setting. From the 775-foot Skylon Tower Restaurant, groups of 40 can meet and dine in an elegant revolving dining room overlooking the Falls.
Less than 20 minutes outside Niagara Falls, groups can explore more than 90 vineyards. Located in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region, 25 guests can enjoy scenic vineyard views with floor-to-ceiling windows at Hillebrand Winery's Vineyard Pavilion, with smaller spaces for intimate gatherings available. Elsewhere, the Queenston Heights Park Pavilion, a historic War of 1812 site, offers space for 800 with covered pavilions for gorgeous outdoor gatherings. To access these venues and more, groups will travel along the Niagara Parkway – one of the most scenic highways in Canada.