Honestly, I’ve never really thought about it. I’ve lived in Toronto my whole life, and by extension, Niagara Falls, and never really considered it. I kind of just took it for granted, relegating it to, “Ohhh, it’s simply a tourist trap.” Low and behold though, it’s pretty interesting. Venturing behind, you learn about the structure, the history, and other unique bits of trivia about the Falls.
I’d recommend going in the Summer or Autumn. Although it’s beautiful to see the frozen falls during Winter, some of it is blocked off due to the icey conditions, which kind of dampens the excitement. Check out the whole vlog below to see exactly what I mean.