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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

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10,652 Reviews
Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

The Basics

There are several ways to see Bridal Veil Falls: boat tours, helicopter rides, and observation decks all allow up-close perspectives. One of the best places to see Bridal Veil Falls is at Cave of the Winds, in New York, where you descend to the Hurricane Deck, which is within spraying distance of the falls. You can also enjoy Bridal Veil while aboard Hornblower cruises departing from Canada and Maid of the Mist cruises departing from the US, as well as from viewing platforms on Goat Island (in Niagara Falls State Park) and from the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. Helicopter tours offer an aerial perspective on the falls and provide opportunities for impressive photographs.

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Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Adventure
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$159.80 per adult
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A wonderful Niagara Falls memory.
We were honeymooning and wanted to create a special experience to remember for ever. We got that and more. The staff were very helpful, informative and friendly. The ride was smooth, interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a unique experience. We’ve seen Niagara Falls for 70 years but never from the air so this made it awesome!
Jeffery_H, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls

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The tour guide was very...
Yvelisse_S, Sep 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. He also provided water and snacks. We were able to view all the falls within an hour. Please bring comfortable shoes as it is a bit of a walk, but way worth it.
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Beautiful evening!
Gaye_B, Sep 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Kelly did a great job for our walking tour. Gorgeous views and great information as we seen the sights of the park!
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Fabulous!
Kathleen_K, Aug 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Experience was well worth every penny. Our tour guide Kelly was extremely kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating in every way. Such a sweetheart! The falls were absolutely gorgeous at night. It’s a must do! Kelly took our pictures and captured every memory…..because of her our experience was five stars!
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Niagara Falls walking tour
Colleen_P, Aug 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Kelly was an excellent guide end it was very informative to walk with someone around the park. I honestly did not know this was a walking tour when I booked it but I was not disappointed!
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Great night trip to the Falls
Erin_S, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Marc was the best! He had different stories than any other guide I've heard. He kept everyone at a great pace and made sure a good time was had by all!
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Remarkable walking tour
Victoria_F, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
This walking tour led by a remarkable guide,Marc, was one of the highlights of my stay in Niagara Falls! I cannot say enough good things about the tour. Truly. HOWEVER, Viator needs to be much more clear that this is a fairly rigorous WALKING tour. I found this out the evening before the tour, and my elderly mother was not able to participate. Viator did not respond to my inquiries about a refund. I feel like my mother's ticket was wasted money.
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Night time walk
Theodore_G, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
We were on vacation with daughter and grandchildren so wanted them to see the falls at night. The falls were beautiful under the lights. Mark did an excellent job. If have time highly recommend
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Spectacular view!
Margie_M, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Marc was very informative, and the view was absolutely beautiful! I’d definitely go back! I learned so much about the falls it’s definitely a must do!
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Lights of Wonder
Leah_S, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Small group. Informative and lots of views of the falls we would never have found. Mark was personable and knowledgeable of the Falls
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Night life at the Fall
Amy_N, Jun 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
This tour was absolutely stunning!!! There truly is a difference between day and night time viewing of the falls. I am so glad we decided to see the falls lit up!!
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Dynamic & fun Niagara Illumination Tour
Adelei_E, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
The Niagara Illumination Tour was a memorable event for me and my husband because of Marc our tour guide. Marc made this tour so fun and engaging that we almost forgot how drenched we were from the pouring rain. He told the most interesting facts and stories, and we were laughing all the time. He was so sweet to take photos at the most scenic spots and did them beautifully. These photos happen to be among our favorite mementos from our trip. Thank Marc for inspiring us and allowing us to see the beauty of the falls at night. Mere words cannot describe it’s magnificence. We’re truly enlightened and inspired.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you’re doing a cruise or Cave of the Winds, you’re going to get wet. Use the provided ponchos (complementary) and have a waterproof bag for your belongings.

  • Book tours and attractions in advance to save time.

  • If you plan on crossing between the US and Canada, be sure you have a valid passport and the required documentation.

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How to Get There

Bridal Veil Falls is located on the US side of Niagara Falls, just north of Goat Island and south of Luna Island. To get to Goat Island, cross over from Niagara Falls, NY, via the American Rapids (1st Street) Bridge. If you don’t have your own transportation, consider joining a guided tour or taking a taxi from Niagara Falls, NY.

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When to Get There

Weather-wise, the best time to visit Niagara Falls is between mid-May and September, though July and August can be very busy. Come in October to see the autumnal foliage or in winter to see the frozen falls. Note that most cruises and some attractions, including Cave of the Winds, are closed November through April.

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The Three Falls of Niagara

Niagara Falls is not just one waterfall, but rather three separate falls: Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Horseshoe Falls. The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, two-thirds of which are located in Ontario. Around 90 percent of the water from the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls.

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