Niagara Falls: Featured Videos
Your guide to Niagara Falls travel and tourism
A magnificent view to behold, the Niagara Falls will have visitors humbled by their beauty. These three superb waterfalls (named the 'Horseshoe Falls', the 'American Falls' and the 'Bridal Veil Falls') proudly connect Ontario, Canada and New York, America. With so many attractions that provide perfect ways to see the falls, visitors will have plenty of ways to witness, what is arguably, one of the world's most striking sights.
The Maid of the Mist
Departing every 30 minutes from both U.S and Canada docks, The Maid of the Mist, is an incredible boat tour that will get visitors so close to the falls that they will literally be silenced by the power of the water. Unable to hear each other above the mighty pouring of the falls, tourists will find themselves utterly captivated by the majestic views. The boat begins by taking passengers past the 'America' and 'Bridal Veil' Falls, and then proceeds to take them into the spectacular mist of the 'Horseshoe Falls.' It is certainly a positive that ponchos are available for purchase, because the one thing that cannot be guaranteed is that passengers will stay nice and dry...
An Island between the Canadian and America Falls, this attraction boasts some of the finest views available. From the Terrapin point, an awe-inspiring sight of 'Horseshoe Falls' is provided and near here, the 'American' and 'Bridal Veil' Falls can also be seen in their outstanding glory. Off the west side of the location, visitors can get to the individual, small 'Three Sisters Islands'. These sweet, little Islands which are connected by bridges are the perfect places to go for an afternoon walk, surrounded by nature's marvellous beauty.
Made of strong, unbreakable steel, this bridge is the ultimate view point. Opened in 1941, the bridge is 61.5 meters high and 289.5 meters in length. The arch shape of the bridge enables the best possible views of the falls and allows visitors to stand at a distance and gaze in admiration. For tourists wanting to see the falls from both America and Canada, the Rainbow Bridge is a great way to cross. Charging only a small fee at the toll gate and allowing different transportation modes such as by foot, car or bike, the Rainbow Bridge provides a great attraction in itself and is a must when visiting the falls.
Cave of the Winds
This attraction takes visitors on foot, only 20 feet away from the falls. On this guided tour, tourists will not only be able to breathe in the fresh ocean air, but also be able to smell the moss on the rocks and touch the spray of the falls with their bare hands. Open from May through to October, this tour takes visitors to the 'hurricane deck' where the powerful winds of the falls (which reach up to 68mph) can be felt. Given ponchos to wear and reliable footwear, visitors will be kept from getting absolutely soaked on this once in a lifetime attraction!
The New York State Observation Tower
Tourists can climb up hundreds of stairs or simply take an elevator, to get to the top of this stunning New York State observation tower. Overlooking the incredible falls, the tower is the ideal place for tourists to soak in the magnificence of their surroundings. A place where everything can be viewed at once, this attraction will definitely call for the use of a camera.
These great attractions provide lots of ways to witness these world-famous falls. Whether visitors want to get behind the falls on a guided tour or paddle the waters and stand right before them, there are plenty of ways to suit everybody. One thing is for sure though, however visitors choose to admire these amazing falls they mustn't forget to keep their cameras in their pockets! The Niagara Falls area contains many other great places to travel, to rent a rental car visit this site.
By Maria Hubbard.