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NIAGARA FALLS GUIDE

niagara falls live camYou’ll rarely find a site as breathtaking and majestic as Niagara Falls! Located in a strait between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and shared by the United States and Canada, the Falls have become a popular vacation spot for families and honeymooners alike. You can view the Falls year round from observation points on both the American and Canadian sides of the Niagara River. But a visit to Niagara Falls Canada on a summer night will reveal a dazzling display of lights and fireworks. The roar of the Falls and the gently cool mist impresses young and old alike. You’ll rarely find a site as breathtaking and majestic as Niagara Falls. Located in a strait between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and shared by the United States and Canada, the Falls have become a popular vacation spot for families and honeymooners alike.

Best Time To Travel: Niagara Falls offers 365 days of year-round excitement; Every season provides unique and specific opportunities for travellers to experience.  The busiest time to visit during the year are from: late June to just past Labor Day, almost all the holiday long weekends and the winter holiday breaks. Though prime time is busier, it also offers the best weather (ie. mid 80 degrees), amazing sunlit views of the Falls and virtually every single tourism venue is open for everyone’s enjoyment. To side step some of the prime time bustle, the Spring, Fall and Winter season offer a relaxed atmosphere to experience Niagara Falls at a comfortable pace without all the bulging lineups. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Niagara Falls in Canada or USA?

The Canadian “Horseshoe” Falls is in Canada and the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls are in the USA. The Niagara River marks the international border between Canada and the USA. There are two distinct cities. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York, USA.

Do you need a passport to go to Niagara Falls Canada?

U.S. Citizens returning to the U.S. after visiting Niagara Falls, Canada are required to provide a valid US passport, passport card or an enhanced drivers license at the inspection booth. Please click here https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/covid/menu-eng.html for current requirements.

 

What is the best time to visit Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls offers 365 days of year-round excitement; Every season provides unique and specific opportunities for travellers to experience.  The busiest time to visit during the year are from: late June to just past Labor Day, almost all the holiday long weekends and the winter holiday breaks. Though prime time is busier, it also offers the best weather (ie. mid 80 degrees), amazing sunlit views of the Falls and virtually every single tourism venue is open for everyone’s enjoyment.

Can you walk behind Niagara Falls?

Yes via Journey Behind the Falls, where you can explore 130-year-old tunnels through the bedrock, where you’ll find viewing portals cut straight through the rock, offering a once-in-a-lifetime view of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down in front of you. You will feel the thunderous vibration of the Horseshoe Falls long before you see them. 

Does Niagara Falls Freeze in the Winter?

With the temperatures falling well below the freezing mark, the Falls and its surroundings become a Winter Wonderland. While the Falls itself will not likely freeze over, everything around it will endure a thick coating of ice. The mist coming off the Falls progressively adds layers of water that freezes onto the surroundings, creating massive icicles and making everything look like its under glass. Also if there is enought consecutive days of freezing temperatures, the river at the base of the Falls can form a temporary ice bridge. 

How deep is the water at Niagara Falls?

52 metres (170 ft.) The deepest porton of Niagara's River is at the foot of the Falls. It actually equals the height of the Falls above: 52 metres (170 ft.) 

What caused Niagara?

Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean.

Is Niagara Falls a man made waterfall?

Niagara Falls is a natural geological wonder and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. 

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