An outstanding viewpoint
Table Rock is at the heart of Niagara Falls.
at the edge of the Horseshoe Falls...
It was a massive rock formation that overhung the Canadian shore of the Niagara Gorge and was one of the early vantage points from which the public could view the Horseshoe Falls. The rock started to collapse in 1818 and for safety reasons was finally demolished in 1935.
What remains today is the Table Rock observation point where you can still get a great bird’s eye view of The Falls, and a large historically significant visitors welcome centre that every visitor wanting to see the Niagara Falls will probably end up visiting.
The center has all the usual amenities:
- Public lavatories
- Food Court
- Information Centre
It also provides the gateway to a couple of really nice Niagara Falls vacation attractions:
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Niagara's Fury
Location of the Table Rock Observation Point
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The building also has an observation level on the second floor that provides panoramic views of the Niagara Falls in an enclosed area free of the ever so prevalent mists. The Welcome Centre is located at 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and some services are open every day of the year except Christmas Day December 25.
Whether you visit the attractions or not you probably will use some of the facilities and it still makes for a great spot to take photos and the view is always available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The mist from the Niagara Falls is usually lightly spraying the area so a great shot is usually captured no matter what time of year. A shot taken from the observation point is almost a necessity for any traveler to Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.
Insider Tip: I have been a few times in the dead of winter, (January, February) and it is usually pretty cold standing beside The Falls at the observation point. You may get in a few quick pictures and stop for a few minutes to enjoy the awesome view then for sure its head back to the car to warm up. In summer, this is usually the busiest spot in Niagara Falls and even well into the wee hours of the night it is still a favorite of visitors.
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