See the Falls from High Above!
The Skylon Tower, one of the must visit attractions in Niagara Falls offers a never before experience. At 520 feet, the tallest building in Niagara Falls, the Skylon Tower creates a grand feast for its visitors. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Niagara Falls and surrounding areas over 80 miles.
The 'Yellow Bug' Skylon elevators take you atop the Observation Tower and the Revolving Restaurant and Dining Room within a few seconds. Skylon Tower Restaurant buffet will sure tempt you. While enjoying the Falls and the Great Gorge, eat yummy roasted beef or fresh seafood or continental food in the elegant setting of Skylon Tower Restaurant. Come to Skylon Tower Restaurant at night when the cataract lit up spectacular and fireworks explode high above the sky.
Other than Skylon Tower Dining, there are other entertainment options and infinite discount shopping available. Don't forget to get into the Family Fun Center located in the lower concourse of the Tower. With over hundreds of interactive games and rides, the Family Fun Center becomes the largest indoor entertainment center in Niagara Falls. The new 3D/4D theatre takes the Skylon Tower entertainment to the next level. Now playing 3D/4D movie "Legends of Niagara Falls"
- Revolving Restaurant
- Observation Decks
- Skylon Shopping
- 3D/4D Falls Movies
The Skylon Tower was opened during the autumn season in 1964. There are three observation decks in the Skylon Tower and its special circular design makes it possible for all guests to enjoy without any obstruction. The Skylon Tower has three elevators which need 52 seconds to reach the top of the tower.
Sit and marvel at one of the world's greatest wonders! The Skylon Tower is an affordable family spot where you can find food, shopping and entertainment in one place. Open year round.
Skylon Tower Dining
Revolving Dining Room
For those with a taste for the extraordinary Skylon's Revolving Dining Room simply must be experienced. Skylon award winning continental cuisine is presented in an elegant setting 775 ft. above the Falls. Lunch or dinner, the menu is rivalled only by the view, which you can appreciate at leisure (one rotation per hour). Dine by night and you'll discover the unique atmosphere created by the illumination of the Falls. Open year round.
|HOURS OF OPERATION||RSVN Times|
|Lunch||11:30am to 3:00pm|
|Dinner||5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm and 10:00pm|
|Early Dinner Special||4:30pm, 5:00pm seatings only|
|Children's Menu Available|
Summit Suite Dining Room
Completely new, The Summit Suite Dining Room of Skylon Tower has been transformed into a setting as tasteful as its famous buffet. The new decor is warm and inviting with rich wood panelling and elegant accents of brass and granite - all complementing the sumptuous new double-sided buffet.
Come enjoy this superb dining experience matched only by the majestic Falls below.
Whether your tastes thrill to roast beef, fresh seafood or French pastries, our buffet is sure to tempt you. And to top it all off, even the price is a treat. Skylon makes superb dining affordable for the whole family!
At 775 ft. high overlooking the thundering Falls, the Summit Suite offers a spectacular view of the ever-changing mist and the rainbow of evening illumination. Nothing could make a special event more special. This internationally recognized facility is a full 2500 sq. ft. of immediate atmosphere and inspiration with a total seating capacity of 200 (165 with dance floor) the Summit Suite can act as the ultimate host for virtually any type of function or activity.
The Summit Suite is available for your private function from mid-October to
mid-May. Our professional and qualified staff look forward to working with you to make your special event a great success.
Even if you've been to Skylon Summit Suite Dining Room you'll want to come back to see our brand new look.
The Skylon Tower Observation Deck provides a 360 degree view of the entire city including the mighty Niagara Falls, River, Rapids, and Gorge. Visit Skylon Tower at night to view the illuminated falls and the fireworks display.
Skylon Tower Shopping & Entertainment
MAIN CONCOURSEThe Tower's main entrance and reception area for guests is located on this floor. Here tickets to the Observation Deck and elevation to the Dining Rooms are reserved through our Front Desk and Reservation Desk respectively. The Main Concourse also includes international boutiques, Canadian handcrafts, Starbucks for quick snacks.
The plaza level has 30,000 square feet of exhibition space that is available for special events and trade shows. For information contact our Sales and Marketing office.
LOWER LEVEL & SKYQUEST
Go For The Games!
After you've checked out the breath-taking Observation Deck, come enjoy all the fun and excitement of SkyQuest - Niagara's largest indoor amusement park!
SkyQuest is located in the lower court of the tower. Just follow the "Starway" path on the Main Floor and the escalators will take you into an awesome high-tech game world!
SkyQuest has dozens of electrifying rides and attractions for the whole family - including the spectacular eight-lane Car Race! SkyQuest's giant arcade features an incredible variety of sights and sounds for the 'gamer' in you - everything from Pod Racing, Title Fight and Wacky Gator to video golf, fooze ball and air hockey. And with over fifty prize-winning games, everyone goes home a winner!
Don't forget - there's always plenty of great food to go around. SkyQuest's refreshment stands will offer all of your favourite fast food treats whether it's pizza and burgers you're after or popcorn, pretzels and cotton candy.
Filled with dazzling lights and unbelievable fun, SkyQuest is a cool place to bring the kids, hit the games or just take in the stunning wall-size murals of Niagara Falls and "Festival Of Lights".
If you're looking for a whole lotta cool under one roof, there's only one stop in Niagara for you. Check out SkyQuest for the best in "out of this world" fun!
Don't forget SkyQuest is also available for a wide variety of occasions including children's birthdays, staff functions, Christmas parties or any other type of group outing. To find out more about rental rates and SkyQuest availability, please call 1-905-356-2651.
The Lower Level contains Niagara's largest indoor amusement area, fun for the whole family. Administration offices, engineering departments, rest room facilities, and 18,000 square feet of convention / exhibition space. Contact our Sales and Marketing office for more information.
Skylon Tower History & Contruction
History & Construction
Skylon Tower History
Construction began in May of 1964 and the Tower's doors opened to the general public on October 6, 1965. At the time of construction, the Skylon Tower was a privately owned Canadian Company, the Niagara International Centre. The centre housed international exhibitions with all restaurants in it operated by Canadian Pacific Hotels. In 1975, CP Hotels purchased the complex and operated it until 1986 when it was sold to two local hotel owners. In 1988 the final ownership change took place when George Yerich, one of the hotel owners purchased the entire complex.
Soaring 775 feet (236 meters) above the Niagara Gorge and overlooking both the Canadian and American Falls, the Skylon offers the most breathtaking view of Niagara. The Tower's construction represented a major first in the building industry the world over with its adoption of the "slip-form" technique.
Because of the Tower's extreme height and location, extensive wind tests had to be conducted at the University of Toronto. Plans for the construction were completed only after engineers were satisfied with all the results of the tests. It was then decided to employ slip-forming as the most efficient method of construction despite the fact that this had not been attempted before on a tapered structure. Employing the slip-form technique, concrete was poured continuously on a round-the-clock basis for 38 days. The slip-form, 40 inches in height, was inched upward by hydraulic jacks which pulled the entire form one inch every 10 minutes of the 38 days with almost 6,000 cubic yards of concrete being placed in the continuous pour. The tapered shape of the Tower required reducing the size of the slip-form as it was inched upward, a precise operation that had not been previously attempted.
One of the most challenging engineering feats was the construction and placement of the Dome at the top of the shaft. The circular form for the base of the Dome, 108 feet in diameter, was assembled at ground level around the Tower. Then, this form, weighing 200 tons, was raised 380 feet in the air. An ingenious system of hydraulic jacks and jacking rods operated from the top of the shaft was devised to accomplish this construction feat in only eight days.
Skylon Tower Groups
GROUP DINING: TERMS & CONDITIONS
Group must check in 15 minutes prior to reservation time.
Upon arrival, group will check in at the Tour Desk (when open) or at the Front Desk where group will be directed to the appropriate elevator and taken to the dining room reserved.
Groups will be given a 15 minute grace period. We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals at next available seating.
50% advance deposit required 30 days before arrival - balance payable before departure, with cash, major credit card, certified cheque or credit approved Company cheque. A credit application must be received and accepted prior to having billing privileges.
Credit card deposits must be authorized by fax.
Guaranteed number of guests required 7 days before arrival.
Two week cancellation notice required or deposit not refunded. Cancellation number must be obtained when reservation is cancelled or Agency will be billed for any no show groups.
Complimentary meal policy - Applies only to Travel Agencies & Tour Companies. One (1) escort and one (1) driver complimentary with a minimum of 20 paying guests. Escort and driver meals are not transferable.
Driver policy: Drivers entitled to a complimentary meal must check in at Tour Desk (when open) or at the Front Desk and pick up a Meal Voucher, which will indicate where driver will eat. Should you or your client wish the driver to eat with the group in the same dining room, special discounted rates are available Click here for Driver Policy
Meals of local tour guide(s) or trainee(s) are not complimentary and will be on a cash basis only, unless the Agency is willing to assume this cost.
All group rates apply to groups with a minimum of 20 paying guests and are subject to change without notice.
A Currency Exchange Desk is available on the Main Concourse during the summer months.
For Group Reservations Call: 1-905-356-2651 or 1-800-814-9577
Dining extension: 226/227 or 224
Observation extension: :211 or 224
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm (Closed Sat, Sun & Holidays)
Skylon Tower Directions
5200 Robinson Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada, L2G 2A3
Phone (905) 356-2651
Fax (905) 356-8699
Toll Free 1-877-4SKYLON