Niagara Falls, Canada sits on the edge of the Niagara Gorge, at the site of Niagara Falls, one of Canada’s biggest attractions. Its strategic location has made it one of the most popular places to visit in Canada.
The city itself is fun and quirky, with a carnival-like atmosphere. It has a strong appeal for families who come to enjoy the falls as well as the various things to do, including rides, tours, and action-packed amusements.
But it also draws couples who come here for romantic getaways, to sit by a fire, relax over a fine meal, and soak in the views of the falls.
Niagara Falls’ proximity to Canada’s largest city makes it easy to access. It’s one of the most popular day trips from Toronto, but it’s better to spend the night and see the falls in the evening, when they’re lit up in different colors.
Three bridges link the city of Niagara Falls with its American counterpart, all of them with fine views into the gorge that divides the two countries.
Niagara Falls are some of the largest, most beautiful, and most famous waterfalls in the world. They are also some of the most easily accessible. You can walk up and stand on the very edge of the falls, separated only by a railing, without even having to pay a fee.
If you want to see them from a little different perspective, you can take a boat trip to the base of the falls, or go behind the falls and see the water pouring over from above.
The falls consist of three parts: The most spectacular section is the concave Horseshoe Falls, running 640 meters across from the Canadian shore to the American shore. The American Falls, about 330 meters across, is on the New York side, but the best views are from the Canadian side. A small third section, known as Bridal Veil Falls, is located between these two.
On the Canadian side of the falls, a walkway stretches from above the falls all the way along the edge of the gorge, providing spectacular views. At night, the falls are lit up in different colors.
The main viewing area is on the edge of Horseshoe Falls, behind which is the Table Rock Welcome Centre. This building has a restaurant overlooking the falls and is also where you’ll find shops and an information and ticket booth where you can purchase tickets to the various attractions and tours.
Below the falls, the Niagara River flows through the deep walls of the gorge, between 80 meters and 300 meters across, forming the Whirlpool Rapids as the gorge narrows. The waters eventually flow into Lake Ontario.