Niagara Falls does not hold the record for the largest or highest waterfalls. Yet it is one of the best sightseeing attractions of the world. The beautiful waterfall actually forms an international border between Ontario in Canada and New York in United States.
Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls. American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are on the United States side. Horseshoe Falls, the largest one, lies towards Canadian border. Goat Island and Luna Island divide these three waterfalls. Whether you are towards the Canadian side or the US, there are many places from where you can get breathtaking views of the Niagara Falls. Here are five best things to do while visiting these stunning waterfalls:
1. View the falls from beneath
In the year 1846, for the first time a boat named Maid of the Mist ferried the sightseers to the stunning Niagara Falls. Since then the boat service has been one of the desired choices of many to get a thrilling view beneath the water falls.
2. View the falls from behind
Get inside the elevator to go down into the ravine and pass through a small passageway to reach the observation decks. From there you can get a stunning inside-out view of the gushing water flow. During the winter, the mist freezes which coats all the trees and structures with a dazzling layers of ice.
3. Take a ride on the Whirlpool Aero Car
Another wonderful way of seeing the beauty of the amazing Niagara Falls is using the Whirlpool Aero Car to ride between two sections of the Falls on its Canadian Side. The ride momentarily stops at the center of the waterfall to give you a refreshing feel of the cold water falling down into the river.
At a great speed, the water rushes down in reverse direction and triggers the formation of a roaring whirlpool. The drive lasts for only ten minutes but once you go on this ride, you will never forget for the rest of your life.
4. Enjoy the intriguing night view
When you go on a holiday at the Niagara Falls, you should make a careful choice of accommodation. Wherever you stay at the Niagara Falls, make sure you get the best view of the Falls during the night. When the lightings brighten up the flowing water, you will be able to witness a living rainbow.
During the summer and spring and special holidays, you can see fireworks lighting up the dark sky towards the Canadian side of the Falls.
5. Visit the Niagara Adventure Theatre
Besides viewing the actual Niagara Falls, you can visit the Niagara Adventure Theatre to learn more about the Falls by watching a movie named Niagara: Legends of Adventure. Through this movie, you can know about the explorers, thrill-seekers, and daredevils that have become a part of the interesting and living history of the Niagara Falls.