The Maid of the Mist is by far the most famous attraction other than the Falls itself. The Maid of the Mist is a powerful diesel-engined boat will take you from the Canadian docks past the base of the American Falls, then into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The Maid of the Mist operates from late April/early May (weather dependent) to October 24 each year. The Maid of the Mist departs every 15 minutes, two 600-passenger boats, Maids VI and VII, are each 80-feet long and have two 350-horsepower engines that carry the vessels against the powerful current. A recyclable souvenir raincoat is provided free with admission to help keep you dry from the mist and spray. Water rushes all around as you `soak` in the excitement and explore the roar of the Falls. A historical ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist is a half hour thrill of a lifetime!
Maid of the Mist Interesting Fact
Debuting in 1846, the Maid of the Mist is North America’s oldest tourist attraction. Ridden by dignitaries and celebrities such as Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbechev and Brad Pitt, a visit to the base of the falls is a priority for all who visit the region. You can’t consider a trip to Niagara complete, without a ride on the Maid of the Mist.
MAID OF THE MIST SHOPPING
At the end of your boat tour, you will enter the Maid of the Mist Plaza, which includes gift shops, a quick serve food outlet, a Welcome Centre and the ticket offices for the Maid of the Mist. A two-level outdoor Marketplace features live entertainment daily throughout the summer, fun shopping and lots of tasty snack items.
Niagara Falls Canada - Queen Victoria Park at the Maid of the Mist Plaza River Rd. at Clifton Hill
IN THE NEWS
Many of you may have heard that the Maid of the Mist attraction will be replaced in 2014 by an American company called Hornblower from San Francisco. The transition will be seamless, the Maid of the Mist will continue to deliver one of the most iconic Niagara Falls experiences for the next two years ( by 2014) while Hornblower diligently get's its new boats in place for 2015. You haven't seen the Falls until you've been onboard the Maid of the Mist. Follow along on our blog for news on the Maid of the Mist along with all other fascinating things to do in Niagara.
For the best value to experience Niagara Parks’ attractions, purchase the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. You’ll save on admission to Journey Behind the Falls, Maid of the Mist, White Water Walk and Niagara’s Fury: The Creation of the Falls, as well as two-day all-day transportation on the Peoplemover bus system. You’ll also receive over $25 in additional discount coupons for shopping, dining and additional attractions:
- $3 off Butterfly Conservatory
- $2 off Whirlpool Aero Car
- Half Price Sir Adam Beck Power Tour
- $1 off 5 oz. Mini Melts Ice Cream
- $1 off Sugar Sugar at Pop & Lolly’s Candy Store
- Buy 2 get 1 Free Tapas at Elements on the Falls Restaurant
- Free fountain drink refill at Riverview International Buffet
- $5 off minimum purchase of $30 at any Niagara Parks Store
Hours of operation May 18th - May 24th
|Monday||9:45 AM to 5:45 PM|
|Tuesday||9:45 AM to 5:45 PM|
|Wednesday||9:45 AM to 5:45 PM|
|Thursday||9:45 AM to 5:45 PM|
|Friday||9:45 AM to 5:45 PM|
|Saturday||9:45 AM to 7:45 PM|
|Sunday||9:45 AM to 7:45 PM|
Schedule is subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.
|Adults (13+ years)||$19.75|
|Children (6 to 12 years)||$12.65|
|Children 5 and under||FREE|
Prices are subject to change without notice.