Visiting Niagara Falls from Ontario, Canada

By Mark Wiens 19 Comments
Visiting Niagara Falls
Visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Views of two main waterfalls, mists spraying in your face, and the rushing of the Niagara River all combine to give one a spectacular experience of visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Walking along the cliff overlooking the river, you can easily spend hours gazing into the falls and marveling at such a masterpiece. Horseshoe Falls affords a more panoramic view of a water curtain, while American Falls is beautifully laden with sprays falling atop large rocks. Gazing at the view is another one of the world’s inspirational travel moments.

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Additionally, the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario offers shopping, dining and entertainment. The falls are often still visible while roaming through the city. Enjoy a cup of coffee while strolling, and be prepared for the cool breezes flowing off the water.

One can even adventure atop the Skylon Tower for a high-up view. Boat-rides on the river towards the falls allow for a close-up experience.

Mists of Niagara Falls
Mists of Niagara Falls

While mists of water flowing off of the intense waterfalls will often make it difficult to escape without getting wet, this simply adds to the dynamic of the experience. You will see not only rushing falls but sprays of water pouring into the air. Visiting Niagara Falls is truly a sight to behold!

Niagara Falls at Night
Niagara Falls at Night

Stay through the evening and experience an array of lights that are shone onto the falls in shades of reds, yellows, greens, purples and blues. These enormous lights bring another level of depth to the water and specifically highlight the waterfalls.

You can see the close-up colors of the lit up city of Niagara Falls, Canada, and then look across the river and see the lights of New York state shining behind American Falls.

Visiting Niagara Falls
Visiting Niagara Falls

Anyone who enjoys the intense beauty of the water will love taking in the sights and visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario!

Have you been to Niagara Falls? Would love to hear what you thought!

About the Author

This is a guest post from Pamela Wiens – Yes, my sister! I hope she will will do some more posts on Migrationology from the other side of the world!

Having been away from the United States for about 3 years now, I sometimes forget about all the wonderful places to see and experience on the continent of North America. There are truly some amazing sights to see all over the world.

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  • Kevin Wagar

    3 years ago

    Niagara Falls is such an awesome place. We are so lucky to live just an hour away from the city. We make sure we visit at least once a year and check out both sides of the falls!

  • Travellyn

    10 years ago

    Spectacular photos. I would love to visit and view it from both countries. It must be so exhilarating to go in the boat near the falls. It must be an absolutely awesome experience. On my bucket list.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Lyn! I’m with you, I’d love to visit sometime and go out in that boat to get up and close to the falls!

  • Lisa

    10 years ago

    I love the photos of the falls. It looks spectacular, but I don’t know if I’d be in that boat near the falls.

  • vira

    10 years ago

    I’ve been to Niagara Falls but only saw it from the US side, and that was a loooong time ago, almost 20 yrs ago. I still remember how majestic it was, though 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Awesome Vira! I’m getting more excited to visit next time when I am in North America!

  • Eileen Ludwig

    10 years ago

    Love the Canadian side of the falls and city – looks less touristy kitsch and more cosmopolitan Now I think I might have enjoyed them more on Canada side of the dirt

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Eileen, it will be interesting to hear what you think next time when you visit the Canadian side!

  • The Travel Chica

    10 years ago

    Great photos! It has been so long since I visited Niagara Falls, I had pretty much forgotten about the trip when I was on a sister-school visit way back in junior high.

  • Michael Figueiredo

    10 years ago

    Great post & beautiful photos! I love that your sister wrote it….tell her to keep it up! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Michael,
      I’m going to try to get a few more posts out of her!

  • eva hamori

    10 years ago

    Alfonz my husband took me to Niagara Falls when we started dating. He rented a brand new Jaguar at the airport and we blasted down the Highway to the falls! Our memories of that trip are vivid and the views were stunning! Everyone should put it on there bucket list!
    That’s Hamori! eva

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Awesome Eva! I’m sure those are some great memories and cruising around in a Jeep sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista

    10 years ago

    I have never been to either side of Niagara but my visit will definitely include the Ontario side! Amazing photographs.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Yah, I’m with you too – I’ve never been, but I’d love to visit someday.

  • Scott – Quirky Travel Guy

    10 years ago

    Oh wow… I thought the views from the U.S. side were good, but these are definitely better!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Sweet – I’ve never been to the US side, but glad you enjoyed the views from Ontario!