Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower
Skylon Tower with elevator approaching the top.

There are a couple of tall observation towers in Niagara Falls, the tallest being the Skylon Tower, 159m tall. Three "pods" carry tourists up the side of the tower to the observation level 136m above ground level.

Skylon Tower
Outdoor observation level on the Skylon Tower.

To the south-east, you see the Horseshoe or Canadian Falls, the widest of the falls here. To the left of that is Goat Island, and the American Falls. Crossing over the gorge just north of the American Falls is the Rainbow Bridge. Immediately to the left of the bridge is the casino and Clifton Hill, two popular entertainment attractions in the area.

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On a clear day, you can see Toronto on the other side of Lake Ontario.

If the sky is clear, you may be able to see Toronto from the tower. In the above photo, the most prominent feature on the left is the Rogers Centre (previously known as the Skydome). The CN Tower is barely visible to its right. In the downtown, the most prominent features are the black skyscrapers of the Toronto Dominion Centre.

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View towards the casino and Clifton Hill.