Edinburgh has that castle, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, NYC has the Statue of Liberty and you wouldn’t go to China without walking along The Wall. So what is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country of Canada? Niagara Falls.
America versus Canada – Niagara Falls
How many waterfalls will you find at the Canadian and American sides of Niagara? If you said two you are wrong! There are actually three falls, two on the American side, The American Falls and The Bridal Veil Falls.
The Horseshoe Falls, sit proudly on the Canadian side. The brink is 2600 feet / 792.4 meters in length and it is the most powerful waterfall in North America. Check out Wandering Wagars review of ‘the other side’ via explore Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Boat Ride
After a smooth transition from land to boat, clothes protected by a fetching pink poncho, the boat spends approximately twenty minutes on the Niagara River.
You don’t get too close to the falls but close enough to feel the fresh spray if you so wish. If getting damp is not your style, stick to the middle of the boat but be prepared to have tourists wearing giant pink condoms in your photos
Niagara Falls Packing Guide
- A raincoat (although the poncho keeps most of the water off)
- Camera plus waterproof cover
- Video action cam with a waterproof cover
Other Activities Near Niagara Falls
There is a tacky, stuck in the past, arcade centre with crazy golf and fast food outlets aplenty. The restaurant closest to The Horseshoe Falls (and with stunning views) added a touch of sophistication, it cost $45 / £22 for two soups, a shared sandwich and two drinks. On the way to Niagara Falls you may choose to visit the town Niagara-on-the-Lake or taste some of Ontario’s wine at the vineyards! Going with the family? Check out Jamie’s, The Daily Adventures of Me advice on Niagara Falls with children.
With Tinggly Experience we did all three – Niagara-on the-Lake, wine tasting in the vineyards and the boat tour at the falls.
The small touristy town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is a quaint little place with plenty of coffee and tasty lunch opportunities. I’m not ashamed to say we ate gelato before midday; we were on holiday mode!
The road from Niagara-on the-Lake to Niagara Falls was classified as one of the prettiest Sunday afternoon drives in the world, none other than Winston Churchill. This route takes you past the beautiful million dollar (plus!) homes on the way to the Niagara vineyards.
What beats eating gelato before midday? Tasting wine in Niagara before 10am! Niagara is famous for its ice wine. The red variety is very sweet if that’s your type of tipple.
Wine before 10am, gelato before midday and waterfalls by 2pm, you can see why Niagara is the honeymoon capital of the world!
Visual learners! You can now watch it on video!
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Thanks to Tinggly Experiences for this experience (£79 per person) – as Tinggly Ambassadors, we give the Tinggly Team two thumbs up!
Wine & Waterfalls – Niagara!
Have you been to Niagara Falls? Would you like to go?