Spending the day at the Falls
Being very close to the border of the USA, Niagara Falls and the Niagara River actually are the border between the two countries. this meant, we travelled on foot from Canada to the USA to go see the falls from the USA-side as we heard this was a nice view as well.
And it was!
It is safe to say though that the Canadians have the best view, but the Americans have the most thrills. You can walk in the mist of one of the smaller falls at water level, there are multiple other attractions and there is of course the boatride from the shore to the Horseshoe falls. Which gets your pretty wet.
Passing the border on foot actually is really easy. The border officials and TSA security personnel at the USA/Canada border are really friendly and upbeat. Going through the gates was not as bad an experience as the same people on an airport are. If you must cross into the USA: do it on foot! It is a much more pleasant experience. 🙂
We just went back to the USA as the sun was over on that side in the morning, making for better views of the falls as we were not facing the sun with our camera. Of course, we are dependent of the sun with our cameras and went back to Canada as the sun progressed through the sky.
Horseshoe Falls are the biggest of the two falls which make up the Niagara Falls. The other is also known as American Falls. The border is in Horseshoe Falls.
Due to some reason unknown to us, today (Sunday) there are fireworks planned over the falls! That is just our luck! How awesome is that! While the Falls themselves are illuminated from the Canadian side, an amazing display of fireworks is about to be displayed. And we are there to witness it.
Niagara Falls is a really touristic place. The canadian side is littered with highrise hotels and even a few really tall (revolving!) restaurants and hotels.If you are able to see through it all, there’s even a really gorgeous set of falls on display. They must really be one of the great scenic natural features of the northern part of the American continent.
If you are in the vicinity, go there!