- By Kevin
- On Apr 25, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
I've been coming to Niagara Falls since I was quite young and never really get tired of the falls.My only complaint is that parking is really expensive,but,there are hotels fairly close to the falls that have reasonable parking.Be sure to check out the Journey Behind the Falls attraction,as it gets you very close to the Horseshoe falls.Some travel tips would be useful for the Niagara Falls trip,and I'd like to recommend 3 top tourist attractions&things you can do in Niagara Falls,Canada.
1 Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls are some of the largest,most beautiful,and most famous waterfalls in the world.There are three parts to the falls,but the two main sections are the concave Horseshoe Falls,640 meters across running from the Canadian shore to the American shore,and the American Falls,about 330 meters across,in the State of New York.There is also a small third section located between these two,known as Bridal Veil Falls.On the Canadian side of the falls,a walkway stretches from above the falls all the way along the edge of the gorge,providing spectacular views.At night,the falls are lit up in different colors.
Visitors can stand along a railing close to where the water tumbles 57 meters over the edge into the gorge.Just behind the viewing area is the Table Rock Welcome Centre with a restaurant overlooking the falls,shops,and an information and ticket booth where visitors can purchase tickets to the various attractions and tours.
Below the falls,the Niagara River flows through the deep walls of the gorge,between 80 meters and 300 meters across,forming the Whirlpool Rapids as the gorge narrows.The waters eventually flow into Lake Ontario.
2 Journey Behind the Falls
Journey Behind the Falls offers a close up view of the falls from the base of Horseshoe Falls.From the Table Rock Welcome Centre,an elevator takes visitors down 45 meters to tunnels with viewing portals behind the falls and an observation deck near the lower edge of the falls.From here,visitors can look up at the wall of water coming over Horseshoe Falls and feel the rush of mist on their faces.This view offers a unique perspective and a completely different experience than viewing the falls from above.
3 Skylon Tower
At a height of more than 235 meters above the falls,the Skylon Tower offers a spectacular bird's eye view of Niagara Falls,the Niagara Escarpment,and the city.The tower features an indoor/outdoor observation area and two restaurants.The Revolving Dining Room is an upscale revolving restaurant,while the Summit Suite Buffet is a more mid-range family oriented establishment.Access to the observation decks is free for those who are dining at the tower.