The thunderous experience of Niagara Falls

We went to Niagara Falls on the US side about 5 years. Though the views are spectacular (and I posted a few pics on my Instagram account earlier), but the beauty on the Canadian side is overwhelming. So, after moving to Canada, the first trip we took was spending a Sunday afternoon there…it is just about an hour-and-a-half drive from our place!

Niagara Falls is a common name of 3 falls – Horseshoe Falls (the largest), Ameircan Falls, and Bridalveil Falls (the smallest).

We arrived there around 3.30pm and parked our car at the Falls Parking Lot (there are many other options around too, you can check on the internet beforehand). At $22 for the day, it is a great option as it is just opposite the Horseshoe view of niagara fallshorseshoe falls canadaniagara canada.jpgthe mesmerizing waterfallsThe beauty of the place is eye-catching as there are many hotels close by and the landscapes provide for an added charm. There is enough to spend even a day there as one can just stroll around along the falls for a couple of kilometers!hotels near niagara falls.jpgstrolling along the niagaraJust a few steps aways from the Horseshoe are the American Falls (the long ones on the left below) and Bridalveil Falls (the small one on the right) – both lie entirely on the US side.american and bridalveil fallsThe boats you see in the shots run from both the US and Canadian side – they are referred to as Maid of the Mist experience. We took the one from the US side when we visited earlier – it is an amazing experince as you would hear the craching waves by being as close to them as possibe, and soak up drops of powerful spray (be ready to get wet though you would be given a protective sheet for the body). We hope to take it again from this side someday. I also have to shot the night views of the falls since they illumite in different colors through high-intensity beams!

Being a major attraction in both countries, there are other ways to indule too…take the carriage ride for instance!carriage ride at niagaraIf you feel tired or hungry, there is no dearth of outlets to enjoy the meal you prefer, or just shop for some souvenirs.

Btw, Canada is celerating its 150th year and all national parks across the nation have free entry this year…something we hope to leverage soon!canada 150th day celebrationWe started back around 10 in the night, after witnessing the amazing fireworks over the falls. For more details for your trip, I suggest checking their site.

63 thoughts on “The thunderous experience of Niagara Falls

  1. I’ve heard that Niagara falls look the best from Canada side, as it’s more naturally connected (city is built along the NF) to Canada than US. I’m not sure how much it’s true but I’ve seen some great photographs of NF from Canada side. I want to do the carriage ride someday. Also, a stroll along the Niagara Falls is always on the top of the list. 🙂

    Lovely post and pictures! 🙂

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    1. True, that’s what i would say too! Canadian experience of Niagara is a must…you won’t get that from the US side.

      Hope you see it sometime.

      Thanks for adding 🙂


  2. My hometown is 20 minutes away from the Falls so when company came to visit we would always go to Niagara falls so our company could see them. Every time they would visit in intermittent years we found ourselves visiting Niagara falls and we would drive past the falls on our way to my Aunts house. We can see that I am Niagara falls out but if I find myself in my hometown again it would be nice to visit Niagara falls again. It has been 24 years since I last saw them.

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  3. The Niagara falls look terrific and the angles of your shoot are impressive! The free entry sounds really wonderful and I hope u enjoy the advantage of being there at this time 🙂

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  4. Lovely pictures Alok. My favorite is the last one! The Maid Of the Mist is an out of this world experience!

    Words can never express the beauty and charm of Niagara Falls albeit we try to make an attempt to describe this ephemeral experience. Each time you visit the Falls, the experience gets divine and delightful…it is incomparable…probably only close to visiting The Taj Mahal again and again…that is the only feeling I can link to…a strange vibration that tingles each nerve!

    There was a time we stayed at Amherst (Buffalo) and could drive to Niagara Falls in the evening, just within 20 minutes…the experiences are precious!

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    1. Wow, it must have been so amazing to live so close…we are not far too on the other side of it.

      I’ve not been to Taj yet, but the longing to cover much of India is still there. Maybe someday i’ll just take a long break from work and travel to cover such precious sites.

      Thanks for enriching this post 😊


  5. We had the opportunity of seeing this side of the Niagara falls in 2000.And it was breathtakingly beautiful. I love how it showers constantly on the roadside. Well captured. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Awesome clicks and a nice description of the fall. I have seen the falls from the U.S.side in 2009 but never got a chance to see it from the Canadian side. I live far in Calgary, Your post is encouraging me to go there and see from this side also.

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  7. Could you even think?? It looks absolutely stunning, Alok. Making a few plans to visit Canada soon 🙂 This should be on top of the list!

    But you tempted me with Utah/Arizona!

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    1. Each is to be visited for their respective appeal. I wouldn’t choose one over the other 🙂

      If you come to Canada, please meet me – i am just an hour or so from Niagara.


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