At Niagara City Cruises it’s all about making more memories in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada! Sometimes those memories are made from joyful moments in the mist, or perhaps the memory lives on through a souvenir item that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. If you are planning a family vacation to Niagara Falls, and are not sure how much room in your suitcase to leave for those special travel takeaway items, we’re here to help. Below are some of our favourite souvenir items we recommend as the best travel takeaways from your Niagara Falls vacation.

Top 10 Niagara Falls Travel Takeaways You Won’t Want to Forget


Niagara City Cruises Recyclable Mist Poncho

A Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour, either on our daytime boat tour or nighttime cruise, requires our complimentary recyclable poncho to protect you from the mist. With our ponchos being 100% recyclable we, of course, encourage our guests to leave them behind to do their part in helping us respect our planet. However, we do understand that its vibrant red colour, and one size fits all size, make it an ideal piece of weather protection through your travels, or for when you return home to take on a rainy day.

niagaraUnless of course you plan on being on a Niagara City Cruises boat tour during the next solar eclipse! While celebrating the solar eclipse on 8 April 2024, 309 people stood aboard a Niagara City Cruises vessel, and broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people dressed as the sun. Talk about a special souvenir!



niagaraNiagara Falls Souvenir Photo

Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” The best memories are the ones you live for and capture at that moment. It’s all about making more memories in Niagara Falls, Canada. Go ahead, capture the photos and share them using our hashtag #InTheMist. You might even see your photo on a billboard or in a Niagara City Cruises advertisement one day. 

Waterproof Bag

If you’re visiting Niagara Falls for the first time, you will most definitely need a waterproof bag for your travels. If you are choosing to get up close to the Falls, be prepared for the mist – and lots of it. Whether you plan on joining Niagara City Cruises for a boat tour, or plan to explore Journey Behind the Falls, or even plan on walking along the water’s edge at the Niagara Parks White Water Walk, having a waterproof bag is a must! If Niagara City Cruises is your first stop, then you will find a selection of waterproof items at our Roar Store located on our Riverside Patio.


Niagara Icewine

The Niagara Region is not just home to the thundering Falls, but also over 150 wineries. Niagara wine country is growing with new wineries opening every year! Icewine is a Niagara gem due to the region’s unique climate. Although it may be priced higher than a typical bottle of red or white, the taste is completely unique, and different from any wine you have tried. Choose from traditional Vidal or a red Cabernet Franc Icewine.


Wine Barrel Cheeseboards

Why not take a piece of Niagara home with you? Many retail wine boutiques sell handcrafted local items, including wine barrel cheese and cutting boards made from barrels used to age the wines. So when thinking of purchasing a souvenir, you might want to consider a piece unique to Canada’s wine region. 

Maple Syrup… Anything and Everything

If we had to sum up Canada’s number one edible food souvenir, we would say it is Maple Syrup. Maple tree farms are located across the Niagara Region, all offering maple syrup seminars and products to buy. When visiting Niagara Falls, you will be sure to find a wide variety of maple products from candies, to cookies, to chocolate. All create the perfect takeaway memory from your Niagara Falls, Canada experience. 

Hershey Chocolate Bar

Icewine, maple syrup, and the locals aren’t the only things that are sweet in Niagara. When you are visiting Niagara Falls, be sure to check out the Hershey Chocolate World Store located on Falls Avenue. The store features the bake store, and one of a kind Hershey retail items. One item that you won’t want to miss is the 3 foot Hershey’s chocolate bar. Yes, it is real chocolate too! 


Rossi Glass 

If you are looking for a unique takeaway from Niagara, then we recommend heading to Rossi Glass. The specialized pieces are uniquely crafted by master glassblower artisans. They are known best for their Cranberry glass which incorporates crystal and 22-carat gold into their colours. Shop from the items in the store and have it shipped to your home so you don’t have to worry about breakage on your travels.

Butter Tarts

These little sweet pastries make the perfect gift to bring home to family and friends. Similar to pecan pie, these flaky crusts with sweet centres are the perfect Canadian treat to try when visiting the city. You can find them in grocery stores, winery retail boutiques, or farmer markets.

The best thing about memories is making them! However you wish to remember Niagara Falls, whether with a souvenir item or photograph, we hope your fond memories of the world-famous city stay with you forever. And since the Fall are officially open for 2024, it’s time to make more memories – only in Niagara Falls, Canada!


Original post date: February 6, 2020