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.
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Beautiful and informative at the same time. Your photos are really awesome.
As a little girl I think I would have been a little scared too.
WOW What a great post for Watery Wednesday! 🙂
Thank you – I took so many pictures of the falls! It’s great fun for a photographer.
Awesome … great shots! Hope I can visit some day too! Happy WW 🙂
These waterfalls are sooo big, it must be a real treat to be there!
I could have spent hours just sitting by the falls, reading a book or blog posts. But my family had other ideas…
my grandparents used to take us up all the time to the falls and it’s been since my daughter was little that I have been there…it is beautiful…
I really, REALLY like your shots of the falls, Leora! You have captured their magnificence and size.
The photos are amazing. I can only imagine that seeing it in person is more breathtaking than the shots.
Stunning. I get a sense of the power of those waters from your photos. Brings back the memories of my visit years ago.