Niagara Falls was everything i hoped it would be; but then I’m a bit of a waterfall nerd, so that shouldn’t be much of a surprise. I was worried that I would compare it too much to Iguacu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina, but the experience was so different that it was difficult to say which was better.
Niagara Falls lies on the border of the US and Canada, in New York State and Ontario respectively. The Falls are made up of three separate waterfalls; Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil.
If you approach on the Canadian side, you pass through the town of Niagara. It is not quite what I expected, with huge, colourful, attention-seeking statues scattered down the road.
Until you get to this. This is the first view of the Falls. It is amazing! The sound and the smell mix to impress on you that you are standing next to the most famous waterfall in the world.
These are the Horseshoe (or Canadian) Falls. The mist that comes off the Falls often soaks the pavement at the side of the river. 75,750 gallons go over these Falls every second. That is a lot of water!
This picture is taken from the US – a short walk away from Canada. On the left of this photo is the American Falls, with the Bridal Veil Falls unseen behind them. You can see the Horseshoe Falls in the distance, with Canada on the right hand side.
Two companies run boats that go to the Falls. The Hornblower runs on the Canadian side, but the more famous boat, The Maid of The Mist, runs from the US. The view is fantastic, the blue ponchos are incredibly fashion-forward and the sound of the water roaring over the drop is magical.
Have you visited Niagara? What did you think? Can you recommend any other waterfalls we should see? Let us know in the comments below!