‘Niagara Falls is actually a chain of waterfalls alongside each other, and not all the waterfalls get equal attention. Of the three waterfalls that make up the landmark, the Bridal Veil Falls – also known as Luna Falls – is the smallest of the three. With a 181-foot drop and a crest approximately 56 feet wide, it would be an admirable waterfall in its own right anywhere else, and still has plenty of offer visitors alongside its bigger cousins, the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls.
Between Goat and Luna Island
Located on the United States side of the border, Bridal Veil Falls flows between Goat Island and Luna Island, placing it right in the centre of the total Niagara Falls crest. Goat Island is a large tourist attraction in its own right, providing spectacular vantage points of the water cascading over Niagara Falls from the edge. Goat Island also provides access to Bridal Veil Falls from the top of the gorge.
Luna Island is much smaller, and while visiting the top of Bridal Veil Falls it’s definitely worth taking the pedestrian bridge across to the island for its unique photo opportunities and natural foliage – picnic sites don’t get much better than this.
Cave of Winds
Any visitor to Niagara Falls should take the opportunity to visit the Cave of the Winds attraction – even though there’s no longer a cave. (The original Cave of Winds, behind Bridal Veil Falls, no longer exists.) This tour take people down an elevator to the base of the cliff. At the foot of the Bridal Veil Falls, attendants can travel along a specially constructed decking to navigate the rocky ground that snakes alongside the bottom of the cliffside, and travel right up to the base of the Bridal Veil. Going to the end of the decking takes attendants into the veil itself – one reason why the attraction provides free ponchos.
Explore all of Niagara's Gems
It can take days to explore every facet of Niagara Falls and its associated attractions, and the Bridal Veil Falls is a side trip in and of itself. Between the intense conditions at its base and the more relaxed sightseeing at the crest, Bridal Veil Falls delivers on appeal and entertainment just as much as the rest of Niagara Falls.
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