Niagara Falls From Every Angle

Birdseye view of Niagara Falls
Birdseye view of Niagara Falls

At 165 vertical feet, they aren’t the world’s tallest, but the three waterfalls which make up Niagara Falls have the highest flow rate in the world.

In the high water season, we’re talking more than 6 million cubic feet of water flowing over the edge, per minute.

After wrapping up this year’s North American TBEX conference in Toronto, I took a day trip to Niagara Falls.

The tour is extremely efficient, and includes:

  • Roundtrip bus transport with guide
  • Wine tasting on the ride out of Toronto
  • Optional helicopter rides ($104 extra, highly recommended)
  • Lunch overlooking the Falls
  • A ride on a Maid of the Mist boat
  • Visit to a scenic outlook point
  • Stop at Niagara-on-the-Lake, a cute town with awesome ice cream

Overall, I felt like I saw Niagara Falls from every possible angle.

One of the safe and comfortable Bell 407 helicopters used for the 10-minute scenic flights over Niagara Falls
One of the safe and comfortable Bell 407 helicopters used for the 10-minute scenic flights over Niagara Falls
Approaching Niagara Falls by helicopter
During the scenic flight, an audio recording cites information about the Falls, but I was too busy taking photos to hear a word that was said
As we flew clockwise over the Falls, a rainbow appeared
As we flew clockwise over the Falls, a rainbow appeared
If you look left of center, under the rainbow, you can see one of the
If you look left of center, under the rainbow, you can see one of the “Maids of the Mist” tourist boats
The American Falls as viewed from a park across the river
The American Falls as viewed from a park across the river
Horseshoe Falls
You haven’t been to Niagara Falls until you’ve taken a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat which travels past all three waterfalls. In this photo, we’re getting wet under the Horseshoe Falls.
At the edge of Horseshoe Falls
By foot, you can get extremely close to the edge of the Horseshoe Falls. It’s hard to believe anyone could survive a drop over the falls, but many people have lived to tell the tale.
Horseshoe Falls as seen from the Canadian side
Horseshoe Falls lookout point on the Canadian side. This scene reminds me of the scene in Superman II where the boy falls over the edge.
Full rainbows make regular appearances at the Falls
Full rainbows make regular appearances at the Falls
A double rainbow
A double rainbow. I like how the bridge in the background arches in the same way as the two rainbows.

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This tour was provided in partnership with Viator (minus the helicopter ride).

Comments

  1. says

    Next, you will have to visit in every season! Great photos btw, but to me, the falls are also spectacular in the winter when the mist freezes!

  2. says

    I found Niagra falls to be slightly disappointing. Sure, the waterfall itself is quite magnificent, but the setting is just awful. The tacky hotels looming over the falls, all vying for the best spot along the shore line. It took the specialness out of it for me.

    • says

      Did you view it from the US or Canadian side? The development is very kitschy, but it didn’t take anything away from my experience in and around the Falls themselves.

      If I was viewing from the US side, and saw the buildings in the background, I might’ve felt the same. From the Canadian side, you have your back to them the whole time.

  3. Tom says

    Amazing photos was at the Iguazu Falls last year which was amazing will defiantly be making of visit here and trip to Canada next year, we got a great package with Tour America something I have been planning for a while now.

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