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  • Address: Bridal Veil Falls
One common misconception about Niagara Falls is that it is one large waterfall. The truth is, it is made up of three waterfalls: Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side, Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, and American Falls on the U.S. side. Bridal Veil Falls is named for its appearance, as its gushing cascades appear similar to a bride’s white veil. During peak season from June through August, the falls experience the highest volume of water at 150,000 gallons (567,811 liters) per second.

Bridal Veil Falls -- situated between Luna Island and Goat Island -- features a vertical fall of 78 feet (24 meters) and a crest that’s 56 feet (17 m) wide. While this is impressive, it’s actually the smallest of the three waterfalls. That being said, it gets a lot of exposure as visitors can get very close to it due to a number of attractions. First of all, the Maid of the Mist takes you past Bridal Veil Falls for a unique view of its beauty. Then there’s the Cave of the Winds, where visitors get into an elevator to descend 175 feet (53 meters) into Niagara Gorge. This is where you’ll follow the Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck, where you’ll have an experience similar to being caught in a hurricane. Torrents of water from Bridal Veil Falls drench your body, while winds gust at up to 68 mph (109 kph). It’s a great way to truly experience Niagara Falls. You can also enjoy spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls from the viewing platforms on Goat Island and Luna Island, Skylon Tower Observation Deck and Queen Victoria Park.

Practical Info

Bridal Veil Falls is best visited in the summer when Niagara Falls is at its strongest and all the attractions are open (many close down in the winter). That being said, Niagara Falls itself doesn’t close down in the winter, and you can score much cheaper hotels during this time. Just make sure to bundle up.

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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 98 Reviews

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Location: Niagara Falls
Duration: Varies from 4 to 5 hours

From USD $89.95

Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 78 Reviews

Don't let the border stop you from experiencing all of Niagara Falls' glory! On this deluxe 6-hour tour, visit top Niagara Falls attractions on both the ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.95

Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

See and experience the best of Niagara Falls on this 4-hour sightseeing tour of Niagara's American side. In addition to a fully narrated tour by coach, this ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.95

Niagara Falls Canadian Side Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Explore the highlights of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on this comprehensive 4-hour tour. This fully-guided tour will take you to famous sites like ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.95

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See the Canadian side of Niagara Falls inside and out on this 5-hour tour with a knowledgeable local guide who has all kinds of interesting information to ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.47

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