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Wow Factor: What it lacks in plunge (a puny 167 feet), Niagara makes up for in width (more than 3,000 feet) and volume (the Horseshoe Falls averages more than 600,000 gallons per second). Made up of the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls along the U.S./Canada border, it can be admired via walkway, boat tour, or simply from your hotel window. The Canadian side has casinos, cable cars, towers, viewing tunnels behind the falls, and overall superior views.

Keep in Mind: Winter is the low season for both water and tourists, but the site becomes a white wonderland of mist-frosted trees, giant pieces of ice, and slap-happy snow festivals as only the Canadians can muster.

Base Camp: Sheraton on the Falls on the Canadian side is a glass-tower hotel with great views of the falls.

The World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls

The World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls

Niagara Falls, New York/Ontario

Wow Factor: What it lacks in plunge (a puny 167 feet), Niagara makes up for in width (more than 3,000 feet) and volume (the Horseshoe Falls averages more than 600,000 gallons per second). Made up of the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls along the U.S./Canada border, it can be admired via walkway, boat tour, or simply from your hotel window. The Canadian side has casinos, cable cars, towers, viewing tunnels behind the falls, and overall superior views.

Keep in Mind: Winter is the low season for both water and tourists, but the site becomes a white wonderland of mist-frosted trees, giant pieces of ice, and slap-happy snow festivals as only the Canadians can muster.

Base Camp: Sheraton on the Falls on the Canadian side is a glass-tower hotel with great views of the falls.

The World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls

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The World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls

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