Niagara Falls does not hold the record for the largest or highest waterfalls, yet it is one of the best sightseeing attractions of the world. The beautiful waterfall actually forms an international border between Ontario in Canada and New York in United States.
There are two parts of the waterfalls called the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls that lies at the United States border of the Niagara Falls whereas the Horseshoe Falls that lies towards Canadian border of the Niagara Falls. Whether you are towards the Canadian side or US side, there are many places out there from where you can get breathtaking views of the water falls.
Viewing the falls from beneath
In the year 1846, for the first time a boat named Maid of the Mist ferried the sightseers to the stunning Niagara Falls. Since then the boat service has been one of the desired choices of many to get a thrilling view beneath the water falls.
Viewing the falls from behind
Get inside the elevator to go down into the ravine and pass through a small passageway to reach the observation decks. From there you can get a stunning inside-out view of the gushing water flow. During the winter, the mist freezes which coats all the trees and structures with a dazzling layers of ice.
Riding on the Whirlpool Aero Car
Another wonderful way of seeing the beauty of the amazing Niagara Falls is using the Whirlpool Aero Car to ride between two sections of the Falls on its Canadian Side. The ride momentarily stops at the center of the waterfall to give you a refreshing feel of the cold water falling down into the river.
At a great speed, the water rushes down in reverse direction and triggers the formation of a roaring whirlpool. The drive lasts for only ten minutes but once you go on this ride, you will never forget for the rest of your life.
When you go on a holiday at the Niagara Falls, you should make a careful choice of accommodation. Wherever you stay at the Niagara Falls, make sure you get the best view of the Falls during the night. When the lightings brighten up the flowing water, you will be able to witness a living rainbow.
During the summer and spring and special holidays, you can see fireworks lighting up the dark sky towards the Canadian side of the Falls.
Besides viewing the actual Niagara Falls, you can visit the Niagara Adventure Theatre to learn more about the Falls by watching a movie named Niagara: Legends of Adventure. Through this movie, you can know about the explorers, thrill-seekers, and daredevils that have become a part of the interesting and living history of the Niagara Falls.