KLM uses cookies.

KLM’s websites use cookies and similar technologies. KLM uses functional cookies to ensure that the websites operate properly and analytic cookies to make your user experience optimal. Third parties place marketing and other cookies on the websites to display personalised advertisements for you. These third parties may monitor your internet behaviour through these cookies. By clicking ‘agree’ next to this or by continuing to use this website, you thereby give consent for the placement of these cookies. If you would like to know more about cookies or adjusting your cookie settings, please read KLM’s cookie policy.

It looks like your browser is out of date.
To use all features of KLM.com safely, we recommend that you update your browser, or that you choose a different one. Continuing with this version may result in parts of the website not being displayed properly, if at all. Also, the security of your personal information is better safeguarded with an updated browser.

 

Show of nature at Niagara Falls

Thundering water, swirling fog and countless colourful rainbows: Niagara Falls, on the border between the US and Canada, is a breathtaking show of nature. This amazing natural wonder is easily accessible from Toronto, just 1.5 hours by car.

Niagara Falls actually encompasses 3 waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. With an average height of 50 metres, these are not the highest waterfalls in the world but they are certainly the most powerful. More water flows through these falls per second than any other waterfall in the world. The Niagara is not just any old river; it’s a narrow passage from the enormous Lake Erie to the lower-lying Lake Ontario.

An aerial view of Horseshoe Falls
An aerial view of Horseshoe Falls

Toronto

The Maid of the Mist

One of the most beloved attractions for young and old is the Maid of the Mist. Since 1846, this exciting boat ride has been bringing visitors face to face with the force of falling water. The mist of the water creates beautiful images, especially on sunny days when you can see impressive rainbows from the deck. Regardless of the weather, it’s a good idea to wear a poncho: it always ‘rains’ around the falls, except in winter when the water freezes temporarily and boat tours are suspended.

The Skylon Tower

The Skylon Tower

An alternative attraction to the Maid of the Mist is the view from the Skylon Tower in the city of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. The observation deck is the perfect location from which you can view the impressive scale of this force of nature: enjoy the sweeping views 236 metres above the churning water. At the foot of the tower you will find the Skylon Fun Center, which includes a 4D cinema, shops and restaurants.