Niagara Falls in a nutshell
Finally, after years of being on my bucket list I got to Niagara Falls. The Falls are the international border between Ontario, Canada and New York State, USA. I visited the Canadian side, which was just under a 2-hour drive from Toronto
Niagara Falls are collectively made up of 3 waterfalls – the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls – check out my pictures below where you can see the horseshoe from the air and the bridal veil is easily distinguishable
Whilst the falls are not super-tall, there is A LOT of water – the equivalent of about a million bathtubs of water go over these falls every minute!
You may wonder what there is to do at a waterfall and I was certainly surprised with the number of activities available here.
Niagara by Air – Niagara Helicopters offer flights over the falls for a great Birdseye view
Niagara by water – Hornblower Niagara Cruises gets you out on the water and close to the mist. Take the plastic poncho offered, as you will get wet. The sights and sounds of being right on the water is incredible.
Niagara on the ground – you can walk along the road for some picture perfect moments and if you are staying overnight I absolutely recommend taking a walk to view the falls at night. They use coloured spotlights to illuminate the falls and it creates an amazing light show that changes colours – well worth the trip and my highlight
The options don’t stop though – there really is something for everyone including botanic gardens, Journey Behind the Falls, zip-lining for the more adventurous along the edge of the Niagara River gorge and there is even a casino in case you’re feeling lucky. The Skywheel and Skylon Tower give you other options to view the falls from a height
Add it to your list, you won’t be disappointed.