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The American Falls

On my recent Road Trip to Canada, one of the places I visited was the Niagara Falls. Let me start by saying that words can’t do justice to the beauty and magnificence of these falls.

These guys drove all the way from Texas. I like their style.

On my visit, I was surprised to find out that the Niagara Falls are made up of three falls; The American Falls, The Bridal Veil Falls, and The Horseshoe Falls. The first two falls are entirely in the United States, while the larger Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada.

Come with me and experience the Niagara Falls as I saw it.

Boat Ticket Kiosks

You can use the self serve kiosks if you are paying with credit or debit card. I paid with a card, but I didn’t feel like dealing with a machine so I went to a ticket booth instead. Even though their were many visitors, the ticket booths were surprisingly empty.

Niagara Cruise Ticket Prices (Canadian Dollars)

As I was on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, the prices are in Canadian.

My Voyage to the Falls ticket and receipt.

Forgive my fingernail. I didn’t deem it necessary to get a manicure before I went camping. (That’s my excuse and I am sticking to it.) 🙂

Visitors queuing to board the Hornblower.

The admission price to the Niagara Falls Cruise does include the much-needed poncho. Also, if you plan to take a lot of photos and videos like i did, be aware that your phone or camera will get wet from the mist.

The Hornblower – Canadian Boat.
The Maid of the Mist – U.S. Boat.

For clarity, let me say that two cruises operate at Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist and The Hornblower. The Maid of the Mist does tours on the American side of Niagara Falls, and The Hornblower makes trips on the Canadian side. Passengers on one boat never interact with passengers on the other, and there is no way of boarding a ship from the other side.

Video of visitors walking to board the Hornblower.
Video of visitors walking to board the Hornblower part 2.
View of The American Falls and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls to the right.

This is a view of The American Falls and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls to the right. You can also see the Hornblower boat.

American Falls - Niagara Falls - Zipliner
The American Falls – Zip-liner

Another view of The American Falls with a zip-liner in the foreground and the Maid of the Mist boat in the background.

American Falls - Niagara Falls - Seagulls
American Falls – Seagulls

The American Falls in the background and seagulls in the foreground.

The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
Closeup of The American Falls.
Closeup of The American Falls
The Bridal Veil Falls.

These next two videos show great views of The American and Bridal Veil Falls.

Video of the American Falls from the Hornblower.
Video of the American Falls from the Hornblower part 2.
A top view of The Horseshoe Falls.

The following video shows a closeup view of the top of The Horseshoe Falls.

A closeup view of the top of The Horseshoe Falls.
A section of The Horseshoe Falls. That person may or may not be me.

A section of The Horseshoe Falls. That person may or may not be me.

Top view of The Horseshoe Falls.

These two videos show great views of the top of The Horseshoe Falls.

Video of the top of The Horseshoe Falls
Video of the top of The Horseshoe Falls part 2
A section of The Horseshoe Falls.
A section of The Horseshoe Falls.

These next videos show the journey to The Horseshoe Falls.

Video of the journey to The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower.
Video of the journey to The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower part 2.
The Horseshoe Falls

The next two videos show The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower.

Video of The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower.
Video of The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower part 2.
The Horseshoe Falls
The Horseshoe Falls
The Horseshoe Falls
The Horseshoe Falls
The Horseshoe Falls
A closeup view of The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower.
A closeup view of The Horseshoe Falls from the Hornblower.
The Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, you should be a little wet from the mist. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog. Until next time. Peace!

21 comments on “Niagara Falls – Ontario

  1. rugby843 says:

    These photos and videos took me back to my visit. It still gives me the creeps when I think of all that powerful water. We stood by the bank with our three little kids in tow and the thought of someone falling in was scary. No matter how far away you seem to be, you feel the mist. Powerful! Your photos are spectacular! And you are a real cutie!☺️❤️Thanks for sharing. I wondered if you ever saw the old movie “Niagara”?

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    1. Thank you. 😀 I have never seen the movie, but I will check it out. I plan to visit again. The next time I will enter from the American side.

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      1. rugby843 says:

        Cool. I think we went around 1973? The heavy ponchos were smelly and I remember my two sons clinging to my legs on the boat while my husband held our two year old daughter.

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      2. I am glad they changed the ponchos to lightweight disposables. I doubt I would have worn one otherwise. Have the falls changed any since 1973?

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      3. rugby843 says:

        One thing I noticed was the bell tower, and wondered if you heard it chiming on your visit. I think it looks cleaner? And the boarding we had was on the US side so different. We walked under the falls on that side. It was a bit frightening.

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      4. I didn’t notice the bell tower. I love how the American side gets closer to one of the falls. Hopefully, I can visit again before the weather changes.

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      5. rugby843 says:

        It is shown in one of your photos, or videos I think. It’s the Carillion tower by the rainbow bridge?

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      6. I will check again😀

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      7. rugby843 says:

        Yes a definite improvement! : ))

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  2. I was in awe at all the photos, great job. All things going well I should be seeing the Niagara Falls in person from the Canadian side next year. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Niagara Falls is breathtaking. I am going to do the American side before the weather changes.

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  3. Shandean R. says:

    Oooh, the pics are amazing! I can almost taste the air looking at them. Awesome. Imma add to my list of things to see.

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    1. Yea, Niagara Falls is a must see.

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  4. Wow, I’m soaked! 😉 Beautiful captures of these amazing, powerful falls. Hubby & I visited them in the early 80’s. You’re more braver than us, we didn’t ride in the boat, but there were no ziplines (are these people today crazy?). We did go through a falls tunnel to come out to an open area behind the falls where you were standing and seeing them before you. Heart-pounding! And for those that attempted to go over the falls in barrels way back in the day were also crazy. I think the museum on all the daredevils is on the Canadian side, but I might be wrong. We did visit both sides. Thanks for bringing up my memories, it was an awesome trip for us. I’d love to go back and should!

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    1. People went over the falls in barrels? 😳 That’s crazier than the zip lining. I want to visit the American side soon.

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  5. msoluwatobi says:

    Your pictures though! I stole about 3 pictures and would be using them as wallpapers for my laptop and my phone. I love anything nature. I should be visiting soon with my brothers. It’s going to be a road trip from Chicago.

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    1. Wow! You made my day. 😀 I currently have one of the photos as my wallpaper on my iPad. Road trips are fun. You guys are going to love Niagara Falls.

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      1. msoluwatobi says:

        I’m glad I did. I hope so. My brothers aren’t a fan of the waters. I can see them chickening out on the sight of that power water. But I’m thinking of showing them your pictures and videos to get their minds prepared. Hopefully they don’t be like “Hell nah, we ain’t going there” because I can hear them say that already! 😂😂😂

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      2. I hope they don’t chicken out. Let your brothers know they don’t have to do the boat ride and can enjoy the falls from a distance.

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      3. msoluwatobi says:

        Okay! I will let them know. Thank you 😊

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