Pictures of Niagara Falls

and Tips for Shooting Niagara Falls Photos

Pictures of Niagara Falls including the Horseshoe Falls, Clifton Hill, The Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory, Maid of the Mist and other Niagara Falls pics.

Many Niagara Falls pictures are shot during the summer, at the height of "tourist season" in Southern Ontario, Canada. That's from May 24 (Victoria Day weekend) to Labour Day (the first weekend in September). These are the warmest months of the year and the most popular times for Canadians to vacation, and for visitors from abroad to come to Canada.

But winter can also be a great time to take Niagara Falls photos. I took the picture below during the winter from an area on the Niagara Parkway just south of Table Rock.

Another good spot to take Niagara Falls pictures is on the Rainbow Bridge halfway between the United States and Canada (below). You get a nice perspective on the two American Falls and the (Canadian) Horseshoe Falls. What's funny is that from this angle the American Falls actually look bigger than the Horseshoe Falls, while in the reality it's the opposite.

This same spot on the bridge is a good place to snap a photo of the Maid of the Mist to add to your Niagara Falls Picture Gallery. (Of course, remember the Maid is seasonal!)

After you've admired the Falls, don't forget about all the other great places to take pictures of Niagara Falls. The parks along the Niagara Parkway are famous for their beauty. If you can sneak in between the wedding parties doing their photo shoots, you'll find wonderful hidden surprises in the gardens, like this charming fountain of fish:

You'll also find some interesting architecture in the parks, like this Carillon Tower near the Rainbow Bridge:

You'll find a real mish-mash of architecture to photograph on Clifton Hill. This street is sort of like a carnival, full of weird places! It's the Niagara Falls equivalent of Times Square. Some call it tacky, but I have a soft spot in my heart for it... it's sort of nostalgic, like you've just stepped back into the 1950s! You have to admit at least that it's very colourful. And talk about busy. The crowds don't complain much...

clifton hill niagara falls

... not even when a gold-painted Elvis tries to separate them from their hard-earned pocket change.

elvis on Clifton Hills Niagara Falls

... or when this fellow takes them by surprise.

dinosaur on Clifton Hill

One of my favourites is the monster with the burger. Look at the green face ... er... is that really a good ad for your products, Mr. Burger King?

There are lots of other fascinating places to take pictures of Niagara Falls and region. I like taking shots at the Bird Kingdom, and at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory or the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.

Wherever you take your Niagara Falls pics, though, I hope they'll do the same as mine do for me: bring back lots of wonderful memories of your visit to this magical place!

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