Travel in North America: Explore the majestic Niagara Falls

Articles Jul 26, 2020 04:03

Niagara Falls in America is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Located between the border of the United States and Canada, this place is one of the attractive tourist destinations you should not ignore.

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Things to know about the Niagara Falls

Travel in North America: Explore the majestic Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the most famous waterfall in North America with over 10 million visitors each year. It  is a combination of 3 adjacent beautiful waterfalls, including Horseshoe Fall on the Canadian side, American Falls in the middle of the US-Canada border and a smaller waterfall named Bridal Veil Fall. This majestic waterfall was discovered in the 17th century thanks to Louis Ennepin, who discovered St. Anthony Falls. The name Niagara is derived from "Onguiaahra" in Iroquois meaning "god of thunder" or "roar of water". They said that the roar of the waterfall is the Thunder god talking.

Although not possessing impressive height, Niagara Falls are very wide. Horseshoe Fall is wider than 790m and American Falls is 323m wide. Not only that, Niagara also has the largest water reserve in the world with an average water flow of 6,740m3. Intense water falling from three large waterfalls has formed a huge lake with a depth of 55m. Coming here, you will be able to see firsthand the large lake with torrential water pouring down and creating white foam.

The beauty of Niagara Falls throughout the year

Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful natural waterfalls in the United States. In each season of the year, Niagara brings a different magical charm.


Travel in North America: Explore the majestic Niagara Falls

The temperature here is quite low, so even in spring, the weather is still quite cold. The best time to visit the waterfall in spring is between April and early May, when the temperature gets warmer and the tourism activities here begin to reopen. The Niagara Botanical Garden with a rich variety of vegetation will welcome you to explore and especially, free of charge. Other activities are also quite affordable because this is the beginning of the season when there are not many tourists, you can comfortably play without worrying about crowds like in summer or autumn.


Travel in North America: Explore the majestic Niagara Falls

Summer from around late June to early September is the peak tourist time in Niagara. Here, you can have fun on the two-story cruise ship named Maid of the Mist going around Niagara Falls, enjoying the cool water spray. These tripd usually last 30 minutes and open from April until the end of October. North of the Horseshoe Falls is the White Water Walk. This is a small. You can stand on the riverside bridge and admire the beautiful scenery here. And don't forget to explore the tunnel maze that leads to the observatory right behind the fast-flowing waterfall.

You can also explore a special referral program called Niagara’s Fury. The program consists of 2 main parts. The first part will take you back to the ice age millions of years ago through a short animated film. This film will help you understand the formation of the falls from an early age. Next, you will admire the scenery of a waterfall in a simulated theater, filled with real effects.


Travel in North America: Explore the majestic Niagara Falls

Autumn is the time when the Niagara Falls becomes the most gentle as the trees begin to bloom, creating a romantic picture. In particular, sometimes there appear extremely beautiful and shimmering rainbows making the Niagara Falls more beautiful. At this time, many tourists come to the waterfall to explore, take souvenir photos, especially couples in love.

Activities such as the two-story Maid of the Mist cruise or the White Water Walk are still open at this time. Late autumn is the harvest season of Niagara vineyards. You definitely should not miss the sweet grapes with dozens of wineries located around the Niagara Falls and Twenty valleys.


Travel in North America: Explore the majestic Niagara Falls

In winter, Niagara Falls has heavy snowfall and everything is frozen. So why should we travel to Niagara Falls in the winter? That is because in the winter, the water at the waterfall has completely frozen creating a very majestic and unique scenery. Especially from November to January every year, there is also a very shimmering and magical winter light festival with great lighting performances. In addition, experiencing the feeling of skating or walking on the frozen lake is also extremely interesting, and safe. Because the peak tourist season has ended, you can save quite a bit of room rent.

Watch: Niagara Falls Vacation Travel Guide 

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