Where is Niagara Falls located in Canada?
The Niagara Falls
is a collective name for the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, along with the Bridal Veil Falls. The Bridal Veil Falls is found on the US side, and it is the smallest of the three. The Niagara Falls is situated on the Niagara River, between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It forms the international border between New York, U.S. and Ontario, Canada. The falls are found 121 km (75 miles) south-southeast of the city of Toronto
, between Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario, which are twin cities. The falls are 27 km (17 miles) away from Buffalo, New York.
, Ontario is found on the Niagara River in Southern Ontario. Visitors can approach the Niagara Falls by car, or they can travel by train or plane. Those who travel by car and prefer a scenic and more relaxing route can take the Niagara Parkway. The primary route is Queen Elizabeth Way via Highway 420. It starts off in Toronto, Ontario, reaches the Niagara Falls, and finishes at the Peace Bridge. Visitors who come from southwestern Ontario may take Highway 3 or Highway 20 which goes directly to the falls. Persons who travel by plane may choose one of several airports in the area. The Niagara District Airport is found at Niagara Stone Road and handles commercial flights. Buffalo International Airport at Dick and Genesee Streets is the closest airport to the city. Shuttle buses run to Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, Yew York. The Hamilton Airport is only 45 minutes away while the main airport of Ontario is found two hours from the Niagara Falls. Another option is to fly to Buffalo, New York. Buffalo/Niagara International Airport is found 41 km or 25 miles from Niagara Falls.
Visitors who travel by train can use the daily passenger service between Toronto and Niagara Falls. The service is offered by VIA RAIL. AMTRAK also offers a daily passenger service to Toronto via Niagara Falls.
Once visitors arrive onsite, there are different ways to approach the Niagara Falls. Queen Victoria Park is found on the Canadian side and features platforms with views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, along with manicured gardens. There are underground walkways that lead into observation rooms, and the Minolta Tower offers view of the falls.
On the US side, the American Falls can be viewed from Goat Island. The island is found in the Niagara River, between the Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. It is accessible by car and by foot. The Cave of the Winds is accessible from Goat Island by elevator. The Power Portal and the Three Sisters Islands are also found on Goat Island. The Niagara Falls State Park is the home to most of these attractions. Visitors who take the Flight of Angels helium balloon ride enjoy aerial and panoramic views of the Niagara Falls.