Niagara Falls is one of the most breathtaking places that you could ever visit. At over 160 feet tall and water constantly gushing over the edge it really is a sight for sore eyes. I got the pleasure of visiting here when I was staying in New York last summer. We rented a car and took a day trip (which took so much longer than it was meant to!) across the Canadian border to see the wonder that is the Niagara Falls.


There are a few different tours that you can take when you visit the falls. There is ‘The Maid Of The Mist‘ for around $18 which is a tour on a boat that takes you right to the bottom of the falls. It looks amazing but sadly on our trip we didn’t get the weather for it. We chose to go on ‘The Journey Behind The Falls’ for around $16 where you walk through tunnels underneath the falls and get to peak out right beside the water as it crashes down at the brink of the ‘Canadian Horseshoe’. As you walk along the tunnels each wall contains information about the falls from how it was formed, to various events that occurred there throughout the years. Another attraction is the ‘Whirpool Aero Car‘ for $15 which carries you from one point to another via cable car over the falls, giving you the perfect aerial view. There are also two AMAZING attractions being added – a Zipline across the falls as well as an aerial adventure course, so if you’re planning on visiting it might be worth your while waiting until these are up and running!

When you are done with viewing the falls there are a number of gift shops within the main building where you can buy everything both Niagara and Canadian related. It is great for picking up a few souvenirs to remember your trip.

An important tip is to make sure to come back after the sin has gone down. They put on an amazing display by shining lights along the falls lighting it up in an array of colours.

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Unfortunately because I only visited on a day trip I cannot recommend places to sleep or eat (we ate on the road to try and get out away from tourist-high prices) but it is definitely somewhere you should visit. The weather wasn’t great on the day I was there which made standing out and admiring the falls a little less appealing that if we had gotten a sunny day but it was an amazing experience never the less!


8 thoughts on “Guide To The Niagara Falls

  1. I’ve been to the falls so many times, they’re not far from Toronto where I live, but I’ve never done the really touristy stuff. The Journey behind the Falls seems really cool, I’ll have to do it!

    1. Yeah the Journey behind the Falls was really good. There were one or two openings in the tunnel where you are right behind the falls and it’s cool but literally all you can see is water rushing down! There is a viewing deck with two levels where you are right beside the falls which is really great and the information you pick up along the way is really cool too πŸ™‚

  2. Great post- I had no idea so many new attractions were being added (though I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to try a zip wire across the falls!). The illuminations and firework show are fantastic, definitely one of the highlights. I stayed in a motel when I visited, which is probably the best value accommodation going (about Β£25/night, the room was huge and easily had enough room for a group of four!)

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