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Famed for its beauty and spectacular views, Niagara Falls is one of the most visited tourist destinations in North America. Straddling the international border between Ontario, Canada and State of New York, US, Niagara Falls attracts more than 30 million visitors each year. It is a top destination for newlyweds, families and singles alike.


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Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls forming the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil FallsThe Horseshoe Falls are shared by both the United States and Canada, while the American Falls, as the name suggests, lie entirely on the United States’ side, separated by Goat Island. The Bridal Veil Falls, the smallest of all, are also on the United States’ side, separated from the American Falls by Luna Island.

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Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, by flow rate. During peak daytime, more than 168,000 m3 (six million cubic feet) of water flows every minute though the combined Niagara Falls. The roar of the falling water can be heard miles away.

Since the water of the falls is also used for electricity generation purposes by both the US and Canada, a bilateral international treaty regulates the total amount of water that can be diverted to hydropower plants. The controls allow to preserve the natural beauty of the falls, yet allow for ample electricty generation off-season and during the night time.

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Niagara Falls State Park, NY and the Niagara Heritage Trail, Ontario offer remarkable sightseeing and diverse hiking opportunities.

Niagara Falls is flanked by two cities with the same name in Ontario, Canada, and, other side, in the State of New York, the US. Both cities are connected by a Rainbow Bridge, which overlooks the Falls. The Rainbow Bridge is open to pedestrian and passenger traffic. There is another bridge, the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, approximately, 1.5km (0.9 mi) north of the Ranibow Bridge. It serves local traffic and Amtrak´s Maple Leaf service.

On the US side, the state of New York boasts Niagara Falls State Park, recognized as the oldest state park in the country. The park contains the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. It also overlooks the Niagara Gorge and allows access to the Maid of the Mist tour boats, as well as Cave of the Winds and Goat IslandFor nature lovers, there are many hiking trails and picnic tables within the park. 

On the Canadian side, tourists enjoy the Niagara Heritage Trail, which is a historic and scenic route running the entire 35 mile Canadian coastline of the Niagara River from Fort Erie northward to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The trail culminates in Queen Victoria Park near the main tourist area of Niagara Falls, and also encompasses Niagara Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly Conservatory, as well as the Floral clock.

The Niagara Falls boat tours are a must for anyone visiting the Falls.

No visit to Niagara Falls is complete without a boat cruise.

On the US side, the boat tours are served by the Maid of the Mist, which sets sail from Niagara Falls, NY State. Visitors take the elevator from the Prospect Point Observation Tower to the Niagara River shore to dock the boat.

On the Canadian side, the boat tours are served by the Hornblower Niagara Cruises. The dock is located on Niagara Parkway at the foot of Clifton Hill.

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Both boat tours take you very close to the Horseshoe Falls. In order to keep their passengers relatively dry, both Maid of the Mist and Hornblower provide free ponchos with distinct colors. Maid of the Mist provides blue ponchos, whereas Hornblower passengers receive red ponchos. As a result, respective boats approaching the Horseshoe Falls can be identified by the color of their passenger ponchos.

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Due to very long queues and waiting times, it is recommended to book your boat tour tickets in advance. In addition, Hornblower Niagara Cruises offers timed arrivals when booking online.

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The most popular video of the Niagara Falls on YouTube.


Skylon Tower: Witness the Best Views of Niagara Falls.

Enter the famous glass-enclosed Yellow Bug Elevator and ride 775 feet up the Skylon Tower. Depart the elevator to the Indoor and Outdoor Observation Decks. The magnificent Niagara Falls cascades in your view. You will be standing in the same place where thousands have proposed their undying love for each other and where millions of other people have been mesmerized by the beauty of Niagara Falls. This is the highest vantage point in Niagara, you can see the vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake and as far as the City of Toronto skyline! In the evening the Niagara Falls is lit up in spectacular colors and on special evening in the summer months fireworks illuminate the night sky. This is a view that no one should miss!

Nightlife and fun

Niagara Falls State Park, NY and the Niagara Heritage Trail, Ontario offer remarkable sightseeing and diverse hiking opportunities.

On the Canadian side, the main tourist promenade is Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It features a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, arcades, five haunted houses, four wax museums including a Louis Tussauds Wax Works, and themed restaurants including the Hard Rock Cafe and Rainforest Cafe, as well as IMAX Theatre, Guinness World of Records and many more tourist attractions.

For those who love mini golf, there is Dinosaur Adventure Golf, which offers lots of fun for the entire family in the pre-historic setting. Further away, there are also two aquatic theme parks, MarineLand and Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls indoor water park.

Last but not least, there are two casinos, Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, in town.

Ripley´s Believe it or not

Experience three unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, the motion simulator ride Ripley’s Moving Theater, and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks showcasing over 100 life-like wax figures.

On the US side, the Niagara Falls city is home to Niagara Discovery Center and the Aquarium of Niagara. There is also the Hard Rock Cafe and the Rainforest Cafe.

Some notable attractions include the Niagara Wax Museum of History, which explores regional history via life-size wax figures, photos & artifacts, and the Haunted House of Wax, a locally run attraction with wax people and monsters that actually move in scary rooms.

Not to be missed is Niagara Adventure Theatre, where you can witness Niagara’s iconic waterfalls on film in a stadium-style theater with a 45-ft screen.

Attractions in the downtown include the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. The Seneca Niagara Casino opened in 2002, the result of a major transformation of the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center into a full-service casino. It is also the largest hotel in New York State outside of Manhattan. Notably, the entire facility is run by the federally recognized Seneca Nation of New York.

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Niagara Falls for Everybody

Get additional insights into Niagara Falls in this Guide which can be downloaded as an eBook.

Niagara Falls for Everybody

Recommended Evening Tour

Spectacular and unforgettable

Canadian Rainbow Illumination Evening Tour Niagara Falls, Ontario Half Day Trip


The power and beauty of Niagara Falls will stay with you forever.

It was one of my most memorable trips by far. I really enjoyed the hiking trails and beautiful nature of the Niagara Falls State Park.

Sarah A.

It was truly romantic. We came for our honeymoon at the end of September. It was our first trip to Niagara Falls and we loved it!

Eva and John B.

I had a great time with my friends. In the morning, we took a boat ride to the Falls. We got seriously wet. Spent the rest of the day in a sports bar getting warm. I will be definitely coming back.

Marco G.

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