The Facts You Should Know About Niagara Falls Before Visiting It

Niagara was once the hottest place for a honeymoon; Niagara is not only one of the major tourist places in the USA, but it is one of the major power providers to the state as well. It has three waterfalls, namely, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls. The water of Niagara Falls stems out of the upper Great Lakes which is 12,000 years old.

Two waterfalls comprise Niagara River, which separates the USA and Canada. On the Canadian side, is the Horseshoe Falls, and on the USA side is the American Falls. Both sides of the river have two major cities, on the Canadian side it is Ontario and on the USA side it is New York City. At the right side of the American falls, there is a small waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls.

The American Side

Visiting the Visitor Center is a good idea because you can visit Observation Tower, and then go to Discovery Center and also can visit the Niagara Aquarium from there easily. You can then walk or take a drive to Goat Island, or you can get a ticket for adventurous tours of the falls.

Cave of the Winds is great if you want to get close to the falls. An elevator ride will take you 175 feet down in the Niagara Gorge. There are some walkways built near the Bridal Veil Falls’ edge and at the Goat Island’s edge. You can experience like tropical storm if you walk up to the Hurricane Deck..

Only from the side of the New York you can access the Maid of the Mist boat tour. Though there isn’t need to show your passport to get up the boat, as the place from the boat ends, it returns to that same place. Near the basin of all the three falls, the boat will travel for 20 minutes. You don’t have to make reservations, though at peak times you might have to wait longer. You can’t help not getting wet on the boat ride.

The Canadian Side

If you need to visit Niagara from Canadian side you have to cross the border which would require showing your ID card or passport to the agencies on the border. Both the countries are connected via the Rainbow Bridge, and at the end of the bridge, the Niagara Falls complex starts.

After the customs is cleared, you can move to the Table Rock Welcome Centre. Horseshoe Falls can be accessed from there and there are no admission fees. It is a great place for kids to enjoy and they can also view via 4D how the falls were formed. For closer view one can get buy tickets for the Journey Behind the Falls.

If you want to visit Niagara Falls from Canada side, top-rated Niagara Falls Bus Tours Service is available to take you from Canada to Niagara Falls. You can book tickets online.

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