Niagara Falls – Canadian vs American Side

Niagara falls light show

Niagara falls are considered to be the world’s biggest waterfalls considering the flow rate at an average of 4 million cubic feet of water falls over these falls. On the American side, the Niagara falls are located 27 km North of Buffalo on the American side. Similarly, the same is located South of Ontario around 121 km on the Canadian side.

Experiencing Niagara Falls from the Canadian Side

Niagara falls Canadian Side

People who visit Niagara falls from the Canadian side get a panoramic view of the falls. They can walk along the sideway right up to the rim of the fall and look beneath into the Niagara River from here. Horseshoe Falls on this side of the Niagara falls offer the facility of going down through an elevator by 45 meters. Thereafter, through a series of caves people can go up to an observation deck which is located just next to the falls.

If you prefer to stay overnight here, the Niagra falls light show is a worthy watch. Fireworks are also held here on Friday, Sunday and other public holidays.

Niagara falls light show

Experiencing Niagara Falls from the American Side

Niagara falls American side

The American side of Niagara Falls does not offer a panoramic view but it lets people come very close to the falls. A big observation deck has been created which lets people come and watch the magic of the waterfall unfold.
An additional 30 minute boat ride is also available on the American side which lets people get soaked in the Horseshoe Falls and walk alongside the wooden walkways. The viewing deck on the American side is 53 meters deep into the George and enables people to get close to water. This is a paid point and visitors have to shell out $17 for availing this experience.
In addition, there are several other viewing points on the Niagra Falls especially on the rim which are located between the three American Falls which Niagra Falls have on the American side of the border.

A hop on and hop off trolley service is also available for people who have experience in walking on American side of Niagra Falls.

Both sides offer a unique perspective of Niagara Falls and thus it can be concluded that both match each other when it comes to offering pristine views of Niagara Falls. But if we have to pick. We will pick the Canadian side.

If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls, don’t forget to pack your raincoat. Plan better to travel better.

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