Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Niagara Falls – A Natural Wonder and Beauty

Rainbow Bridge
The Niagara Falls lies between Canadian province of Ontario and State of New York in United States of America. This popular fall is made up of 3 waterfalls namely Horseshoe Falls, which is majorly on the Canadian side, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls are on the American side. You can visit the fall by either flying into Toronto in Canada or Buffalo, New York

There are plenty of things to do and numerous hotels to stay at, but if you are looking for a wow factor from your room, then you should surely stay at the Embassy Suites Fallsview.You will get a wonderful view of the fall from your room as long as you are in the right room. If you are however not willing to spend that much on your hotel room just to see the view, there are still plenty ways to enjoy the magnificent falls.

Though I visited the Niagara Falls in 2005 and took lots of pictures, I could not figure out where I put the pictures, so the pictures I used for this particular post are not mine. However, they still tell the story.

You may cross the border from Buffalo to the Canadian side to get an up-close experience of the rushing sound of the water falls at Horseshoe Falls. The Horseshoe Falls is the biggest of the falls and two-thirds of it is located on the Canadian side and the other one-third on the American side. About 90% of the Niagara River flows over the Horseshoe Falls.

Horseshoe Falls

Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls are located on the American side and they are two of the three falls that make up the Niagara Falls. The remaining 10% of the Niagara River flows over the American Falls.
American Falls

Bridal Veil

A great experience of the fall can be witnessed by taking the maid of the mist boat ride. This boat ride starts from the calmer part of the River from either the U.S. side or the Canadian side and sail gradually to almost the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Be prepared to get wet from the might mist that comes from the falls even though you get raincoats.

Maid of the Mist

You can also view the backside of the Falls by walking down 125feet and through a tunnel to a landing where you can watch the water fall right in front of you.

If you see the falls in the day time, you want to come again at night for an entirely different effect as the water falls get lit up with lights and the lights change frequently. The very best place to get a good view of this fall especially at dinner time is from the Skylon Tower’s revolving dining room. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, so be sure to check it out and enjoy your meal while viewing the Niagara Falls from a different angle.

Skylor Tower  Revolving Restaurant

Niagara Falls

Autum in Niagara

Should you want to do more stuff while on the Canadian side, you can take an hour drive into the city of Toronto and sightsee. You can go to their shopping district for some shopping. Lots of shops to pick from.

This is a wonderful weekend trip that is suitable for a romantic getaway and a family trip.


  1. The Canadian side has many nice views. A must see

  2. I totally agree with you on the spectacular view from the Canadian side.It holds the most of the horseshoe Falls as well. It is worth seeing! Thanks for stopping by, keep coming back


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