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January 19, 2009

Niagara Falls in Winter

New York / USA

The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Here are some photos taken from the Niagara Falls at New York side during the white winter in Dec 08 by Kelly.

Firstly, enjoy my slide/video from the Niagara Falls during our summer visit in 2007! Opps! The video has some problem with Youtube now. Let me fix it first…

Kelly and her friend encountered a very heavy snow storm while on the way to the Niagara Falls. They were supposed to cross to Canada to view the falls but the tour was cancelled due to the harsh weather condition.

The startling green colour of the Niagara River is a visible tribute to the erosive power of water. An estimated 60 tons of dissolved minerals are swept over Niagara Falls every minute. The colour comes from the dissolved salts and “rock flour”, very finely ground rock, picked up primarily from the limestone bed but probably also from the shales and sandstones under the limestone cap at the Falls.

Terrapin Point, Horseshoe Falls.

The Toronto side of the view is known to be more spectacular than the American side of the view at the Niagara Falls. During our visit in summer’07, we took The Maid of The Mist to bring us to the base of the American Falls and then to the basin of the Horseshoe Falls. <- Click on the link to view pictures of the boat ride.

Look at the powerful Horseshoe Falls, with mist rising into the air! The waterfall is very strong and rapid.

Nice rainbows could be seen easily at the falls.

The night laser show presented from the opposite side at Toronto. But it wasn’t nice at New York side as seen in the picture.

Do visit my older posts on the Powerful Niagara Falls and Return to the Mighty Niagara Falls in summer 2007!

Next, D.C in winter.

23 Comments Leave your comment

  • Borneo Falcon said on January 19, 2009 3:24 pm

    By comparing this post and your older post, I must say, Niagara Falls is best visited during the summer time

  • henry said on January 19, 2009 4:00 pm

    I never thought that it will be so snowy in Niagara Falls. When was it? The landscape there is so breath taking! But its very risky for me to go there and shoot with my DSLR without any protective measurement…. :D

  • Zara said on January 19, 2009 4:01 pm


    Love it so much!

    Got rainbow too!

    eh..rainbow ya?LOL!

  • eunice said on January 19, 2009 4:05 pm

    @Borneo Falcon: yes you are right! The tour to Canada for 3 days 2 nights was cancelled due to heavy snow storm so my sis and her friend could only join another tour to the Niagara Falls at New York side. The view from Canada side is nicer I feel…

    @henry: It was during Dec 08, I think was after Christmas. Ha! Not only your DSLR, during my visit, I was carrying a normal digital camera (Canon Ixus) and I sealed it up with a zip-lock bag! The place is just too wet.

  • eunice said on January 19, 2009 4:05 pm

    @Zara: Yeah real rainbows haha! Not photoshopped! :P

  • henry said on January 19, 2009 4:19 pm

    i see… actually there’s one water resistant bag for DSLR. But for now im not going to anywhere too cold or too wet. Will only get it once i confirm going to places like Niagara Falls… how i wish. Wahhh…so nice lar u got to travel to so many places and I got to stuck in SG to work… dang~ :S

  • eunice said on January 19, 2009 4:42 pm

    @henry: what! U wanted to come SG to work mah, thought it’s your choice hehe! Stuck good lah, find a wife here you will get stuck forever hahaha!

  • qeelz said on January 19, 2009 8:55 pm

    wow..it looks beautiful

  • Tianhong said on January 20, 2009 12:33 am

    should take the pics from the canadian side.. it will definitely looks much better.

  • eunice said on January 20, 2009 12:46 am

    @qeelz: Indeed!

    @Tianhong: Yeah agreed! But both of us didn’t have the chance to go to Canada side, unfortunately.

  • Friendz said on January 20, 2009 3:01 am

    wow!! amazing …i like go there to see the beautiful nature falls

  • dong ho said on January 20, 2009 11:30 am

    wow! the niagara falls is beautiful at any season. a world wonder! im just waiting for your email if in case you need details of beaches to see here.

  • eunice said on January 20, 2009 2:24 pm

    @Friendz: Go to the Canadian side, it should be nicer.

    @dong ho: Yeah, Niagara in white is so mesmerizing. Thanks for your help, when I am ready to start planning for my next trip, I will consult you!

  • nancy said on January 20, 2009 3:30 pm

    AWESOME! what can i say, lol! what a haven!

  • eunice said on January 20, 2009 5:14 pm

    @nancy: Agree!

  • peteformation said on January 20, 2009 7:10 pm

    Niagara falls is beautiful. Was there many years back but still can remember the place quite well!

  • 1911 said on January 21, 2009 8:06 pm

    Wow, stunning! It is almost surreal.

  • Josh said on January 24, 2009 10:32 am

    Wow! Niagara is truly wonderful even in Winter. But yes, I agree that it would be best to visit the spot during summer.

  • Jon said on February 6, 2009 12:25 am

    I’ve been in Niagara Falls a couple of times during the summer and fall, but never during winter. While many people think it might be touristy, I found it to be an amazingly beautiful sight. The only issue in the wintertime, at least for me, is the the huge amounts of snow they typically get in in Buffalo, NY and Niagara, Canada.

  • Mark H said on February 6, 2009 7:51 am

    The combo of mist and snow makes for some great pictures.

  • NY Lofts said on February 7, 2009 8:17 am

    Things get get pretty bland at the Falls in the winter. There are some wonderful B&B there in the winter time.

  • Lim SY said on August 18, 2010 4:17 pm

    Can i check with you when you were there, could you take the cruise to see the Statue of Liberty in New York and did u go during the Christmas week of starting of december?

  • Laura4NYC said on January 25, 2013 2:21 am

    What a great picture post. I really want to go there – either winter or summer. I might have to check it out soon, though. I want to get those frozen ice shots!

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