Hello! In this post, I will be writing about my experience visiting Niagara Falls. I lived in the Canadian province of Ontario for three years, and so I have visited Niagara Falls a few times before. I’ve never really written a post more about nature/adventure travel before, so I thought I would start with one now. I hope you enjoy!
Before anything else, it is very important to know about some facts about the Falls. First off, Niagara Falls is in both Canada and the United States, straddling the border between the two countries. Niagara Falls is in fact comprised of 3 separate falls: Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the American Falls (shown above).
Horseshoe Falls is the Canadian waterfall, whereas Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls are (of course) the American waterfalls.
Horseshoe Falls (Canadian)
-biggest waterfall in Niagara Falls
-named after its horseshoe-like shape
-location of all of the daredevil stunts done at Niagara Falls
-my personal favourite
American Falls (American)
-named after the country it’s in
-second biggest waterfall in Niagara Falls
-75,000 gallons of water fall per second
Bridal Veil Falls (American, last waterfall to the right)
-named after its appearance, a bride’s veil
-smallest waterfall in Niagara Falls
Which Side Should I Visit?:
So, what you’ve all been waiting for… which side do I recommend you visit?
Well, the simplest answer to this question is both!
Both falls are very close to each other and can be visited on the same day. If you would like to get the full experience of Niagara Falls, it is important to visit both sides.
How To Experience The Falls:
The best way to get close to the falls is to take a ride on the Maid Of The Mist. The Maid of the Mist is a boat that brings you through the Niagara River, and then straight into the falls! For obvious reasons, visitors to the Falls are kept safely behind barriers and far away from the actual waterfalls. Nevertheless, you can still hear the roar of the rushing waters, feel the spray of its waters and get stunning photos and selfies.
If you don’t believe me when I say that they bring you straight into the falls, here’s proof. I highly recommend that you bring (or buy) a poncho if you’re planning on going on the Maid Of The Mist. There is no way to avoid it, you are going to get soaked!
That’s it for my post this week. I hope that this was helpful to anyone planning a trip to Niagara Falls, or just interesting to some of you reading.
Hope you enjoyed! Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.