Our next destination was Niagara Falls after long over night driving from Vermont. It is so famous and there is nothing I can write about something new. Who doesn’t know Niagara Falls?
When I was in elementary school, I thought it was the world’s biggest falls, but still it is the biggest in North America.
Niagara Falls are on the Niagara river which flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. It is also at the border of Canada and US, precisely speaking, of Province of Ontario, Canada and State of New York, USA.
Actually Niagara Falls are the collection of three different falls namely, Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
Cave of the Wind at Horseshoe Falls
First we tried the Cave of the Wind at Horseshoe Falls to feel the power of the water fall where it is said that the downfall is most powerful among all falls in North America. The down-falling water was so powerful and thrilled me a lot.
Maid of Mist from Far
And we saw a big boat far away approaching to the falls, and decided to try whose name is Maid of Mist.
On the Maid of Mist boat
As we approaching, I was so thrilled and excited seeing the greatness in such distance, but somewhat I was disappointed because I expected to come closer.
We stayed on the US side of the falls because I was at the other side of the falls which is Canadian side a few years ago. And I found the two sides are quite different even though it is the same falls. On Canadian side, it is very much developed with all kinds of commercial buildings including Casinos, Hotels and everything while it is almost undeveloped on US side just having picnic tables on green grass.
Light Show from Canada
Even Canada shoots the light – colourful lights – for the night light show.
Colourful light from Canada
Even though I was able to see some of the light, I think it was better view from Canada.
Developed Canada, Eh!
It is said that during the daytime also, Canada has better view than from American side.
Leaving Niagara Falls, we knew that our happy trip was getting closer to the end.
Old posting about the trip to Niagara Falls at Canadian Side