Get wet under North America's largest falls

It wouldn't be a big North American adventure without a cruise around Niagara Falls — the collective name for 3 waterfalls; Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the American falls. All together the famous attraction straddles the border between Ontario in Canada and New York State in USA, with Horseshoe Falls (the largest of the 3) literally falling within the Canadian border, while the other 2 sit within the USA.

While we've all heard about the falls, few postcards and TV show specials can really prepare you for the sheer force of the famous attraction. In simple terms, the falls involve a huge amount of water. Almost 170,000 cubic metres to be exact. If you're not quite up on your measurements, imagine your shower turned on full ball and times it by 170, 000 and you're kind of getting close. It also has the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world. Needless to say, it's amazing to see.

The best way to see the falls is on a boat cruise. Nothing can really beat getting up close and watching the water from the foot of the falls! Just be prepared for you and your iPhone to get wet. Daggy raincoats are recommended (and usually supplied on Maid of the Mist tours) and waterproof cameras are a must!

Following the thrilling cruise, Niagara Falls is surrounded by a range of attractions, hotels and restaurants, including the twin towns of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls, on opposite sides of the US-Canada border in case you're confused. If you're already drenched, consider visiting the Waves Indoor Waterpark or Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, or go for a ride on the Niagara Skywheel.

 

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