- By Kevin
- On Mar 29, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on the North American continent.The falls are on the Niagara River,which flows between the United States and Canada from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.The falls are about 17 miles(27 kilometers)northwest of Buffalo,New York.The industrial city and tourist center of Niagara Falls,New York,is adjacent to the American side of the falls.Niagara Falls,Ontario,Canada,is across the river.Niagara Falls is the largest transnational waterfall in the world,and known as the three major transnational waterfall along with Iguazu Falls and Vitoria Falls.
The 2 main falls of Niagara Falls are respectively Horseshoe Falls and American falls,and many people are used to calling a fine waterfall besides the American Falls as the Bridal Veil Falls.The American Falls,the Bridal Veil Falls and 1/3 of Horseshoe Falls close to US are located in the territory of the United States range.
You can take the Maid of Mist to come closer to the Niagara Falls,and enjoy the exciting feeling of whirling in the water stream.In addition,you can also have a helicopter flight to look down at the magnificent falls.
On the way to or from Niagara Falls,you can not only visit the wine factory of ICE WINE in Canada,but also stay for a while at the traditional and plain Niagara village where travelers love the fruits and jam most.
Most of the Niagara Falls are facing Canada,so you can catch a full view of the falls in Canada Side.In the night,the light show will make the falls more colorful and beautiful!
Transportation to Niagara Falls:
1)Bus:From Toronto Bus Terminal to Niagara Falls Terminal;last for about 2 hours;20 shifts every day.
Niagara Airbus to Toronto International Airport and Niagara Falls.If you want to arrive at the Niagara Falls,you can be dropped off at the station of Niagara for convenience.
Information about the bus stations:
Niagara Falls Bus Terminal
Address:4555 Erie Ave.
Start from the Union Station in Toronto by VIA rail to Amtrak Station-NFS for one hour and 50 minutes approximately.
Address:4267 Bridge St.
Public Transportation in Niagara Falls Area:
Four different routes:Red Line,Blue Line,Green Line and Purple Line.The Red Line,Blue Line and Purple Line mainly run in the city tourist attractions,but the Green Line runs though the Niagara State Park,and it's the main transportation?hub in the park.
To buy a People Mover,you can transfer in the public bus system with air conditioner in the whole day.It is economical and practical.
Ticket price:CAD$7 per day for the travelers at 13+years old;CAD$4 per day for the children at 6-12 years old;Free for the children under 5 years old.CAD$11.5 two days for the travelers at 13+years old;CAD$8 two days for the children at 6-12 years old.
The time schedule can be found on the website:
Free.You can buy the adventure packages of Niagara park.
Maid of Mist:$17 for Adult,$9.9 for the Children at the age of 13+years old.Free for the children under 5 years old,but with adults accompanied.
All Day.For different activities,please refer to the website:http://www.niagaraparks.com/hours/niagaras-fury.html.
Maid of Mist opens from May to October(according to the situation of water).
Spending time for reference
Half a day.
Niagara Falls,Ontario,L2E 6T2,Canada
Distance from the must-see attractions
Skylon Tower:approx.0.5 km
Distance from nearby attractions
Table Rock Welcome Center:approx.0.6km
The Elements on the Falls(Formerly Table Rock Restaurant)is very near the Horseshoe Falls and here you can witness the vast Horse Falls through the curved wall of glass.The restaurant is one of the most famous landscape restaurants in the area of the Niagara Falls.
If you want to buy something cheap but worthy,you might as well go shop ing in the one-stop Canada One Factory Outlets in Canada.There are more than 50 brand stores and you can save your money up to 75%.Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is the most charming shopping center in Niagara area which is only few minutes away from the Niagara Falls and the U.S.-Canada border!
Niagara is a typical tourism city,so there are many hotels and restaurants in the whole city.The traveler grace mentioned:We live in the comfort inn on the Fallsview Blvd.Besides the Niagara Falls.Free wifi,breakfast and the location are satisfactory for us.Only 10 minutes-walk can reach the Niagara Falls.Besides our hotel,there are some luxury hotels,such as Marriott Hotel,Hilton Hotel and so on.