Niagara Falls, straddling the border between the United States and Canada, is known worldwide as a must-see destination and natural wonder. Often thought of as a single waterfall, the majesty of Niagara is in fact three unique waterfalls cascading together to create an unforgettable spectacle. Let us introduce you to the individual beauty of Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls.
The Horseshoe Falls, aptly named for its distinctive shape, is located primarily (but not completely) on the Canadian side and is the largest of the trio. With a breathtaking drop of about 188 feet and a curve approximately 2,700 feet wide, it's no wonder it’s also considered the most powerful waterfall in North America. This waterfall carries around 90% of the Niagara River's water, making for a stunning display of natural force and beauty.
Situated on the U.S. side of the border is American Falls, the second-largest waterfall in the trio. Despite being smaller than Horseshoe Falls with a width of around 830 feet and a height of around 180 feet, it's by no means less spectacular. Thanks to a variety of viewing platforms and experiences available, the American Falls is an impressive sight to behold. At night, it is often bathed in colorful lights, adding another dimension to its allure.
Last but not least, the third and smallest member of this trinity is the Bridal Veil Falls. Despite being significantly smaller, with a width of only 50 feet, Bridal Veil Falls offers a distinctive beauty that more than makes up for its smaller scale. Positioned on the U.S. side next to American Falls, it's separated from its companion by Luna Island.
Niagara Falls' diverse composition adds to its reputation as one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Its blend of sheer size, force, and elegance leave visitors in awe and inspired. No matter the time of year, the beauty and majesty of Niagara Falls in its triple form, captivate hearts and imaginations of people from around the globe. Come see for yourself why it is considered an unmissable stop on any North American trip.