There are two large waterfalls at Niagara: the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. Right next to the American Falls is a thin waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls.
A great way to see the falls is to take a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat. You can get on one of these boat rides from either the American or the Canadian side. It is quite popular, and you wear a plastic rain coat and stand for the whole trip.
The Canadian side is the touristy side. There is plenty to do and movies about Niagara to see, but you might want to watch your credit card. If you want the less expensive tour, stay on the U.S. side.
From the top of the Ferris Wheel on the Canadian side, we could see the American Falls, the smaller Bridal Veil Falls to the right, and two Maid of the Mist boats.
And here you can see the whole horseshoe shape of Horseshoe Falls, taken from on top of the Ferris Wheel.
I’ll save my Cave of the Winds photos for another post: that was my favorite attraction at Niagara Falls. It was my daughter’s least favorite; I think she got scared of the powerful waters.