Top tips for visiting Niagara Falls in America

Located on the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls are world famous for their incomparable beauty. This natural border attracts millions of tourists every year who come to admire these more than impressive waterfalls. Would you like to see Niagara Falls with your own eyes? Here are our best tips to ensure a successful visit.


  • Prefer the Canadian side
  • Live the experience in different ways
  • A visit seen from the sky

Prefer the Canadian side

As mentioned earlier, Niagara Falls sits on the border between two countries. Created more than 10,000 years ago by the retreat of glaciers, today we can observe two distinct falls. One is on the US side in New York State , while the other is on the Canadian side in Ontario . The American waterfall is characterized by a height of more than 64 meters over a width of 305 meters with a flow rate of 340 million liters of water per minute . The Canadian waterfall is characterized by a height of 54 meters and a width of 675 meters, all with a flow of 155 million liters of water per minute.. As you can guess, these falls are not known for their height, but for their very high flow!

Many tourists choose to visit the Canadian side of the falls. Indeed, the country is putting more things in place to enhance them. If you too opt for a Canadian visit, you will be able to witness the spectacle of lights that illuminate the waters every evening at dusk. Additionally, visitors often find the Canadian Falls nicknamed “Horseshoe” more impressive than the American Falls nicknamed the “Bride’s Veil,” even though its flow rate is lower. On the other hand, the city of Niagara Falls which is located near the falls is not really unmissable . We advise you to continue your journey to other more authentic cities.

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Niagara Falls
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Live the experience in different ways

Admire Niagara Falls from above

Simple, but effective, this option allows you to enjoy a spectacular view of the waterfalls. A few meters from the falls, this experience can easily make you dizzy, but also feel very small. The impressive sound of the flow of water and this breathtaking view will mark you for life.

Getting to the Niagara Falls Viewing Rooms

Always on the Canadian side, in the heart of the falls, the observation rooms allow you to have the impression of being inside them.

Watch the light show

For an unforgettable Niagara Falls sunset, consider watching the guaranteed light show each evening from the Canadian side.

Take the famous Maid of the Mist boat

Surely you have already seen many images of the famous Maid of the Mi s t boat going as close as possible to Niagara Falls. If you like thrills and aren’t afraid of getting wet, take this boat for a while and enjoy this boat trip with a unique panorama.

niagara falls boat
Credits: Unsplash

A visit seen from the sky

In 2016, videographer Nilesh Leuva made and then released a unique video of Niagara Falls. You can observe this marvel of nature like you’ve never seen it before, as well as its surroundings. So if you don’t have the opportunity to make it to the Canada-US border, this video might give you a glimpse of what’s on the other side of the world. For 8 minutes, marvel and visit the unmissable Niagara Falls in music.

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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