5 Best Photo Opportunities At Niagara Falls


One of the greatest natural wonders in North America, Niagara Falls has been captivating audiences for years. With the sheer power of water roaring over the falls each day, it is easy to understand the implicit force behind nature. Many families choose to visit Niagara over the course of the year and will, understandably, take many pictures. But are you missing out on the best ones? Here are the must-have photos you will need to look back on from your Niagara Falls trip.

Moisture-Levels on Clothes

Taking a cruise underneath the falls is one of the favorite experiences of visitors. As you know, you will likely get quite wet on this trip as the boat travels close to the base of the falls. There is a great deal of splash coming onto the boat as well as mist rising from the water. If you choose not to wear a protective rain gear poncho from the boat crew, you will be soaked to the bone. If you do wear a poncho, you will still get fairly wet. Take photos of your friends and family, sans poncho, after your trip and compare who was the most soaked.


At any point on a sunny day, there are numerous rainbows sparkling over Niagara Falls. The amount of water going into the air is constantly catching the light. During your trip, be sure to capture one of those magical rainbows to frame on your wall. It will be completely unique to your specific trip, time of day and lighting and will preserve the memory for years to come.

Drink the Water

Don’t actually drink the water! But definitely take a picture of yourself or a friend in the foreground with the falls in the background seeming to pour into their mouths. This is sure to be a hilarious photo for your mantel and one that will bring back great memories for years to come.

Magical Mist

One of the most striking features of Niagara is the amount of mist rising from the bottom of the falls. It can tower several stories above you, and the falls, and permeates the air. Try capturing photos of the water droplets mid-air, or of friends lost in the foggy mist. It is something truly unique to this area and the amount of water being propelled upwards.


There are plenty of “danger” signs around the top of the fall viewpoints and for good reason! The area by those signs can be a great opportunity for fun photos. If you really want to scare someone you can pose as if you are falling over the falls and photoshop the water around you. It also may be entertaining to do a picture of yourself in the classic barrel, giving tribute to the schoolteacher who rode over the falls in a barrel many years ago.