Since Niagara is less than an hour drive away from Hamilton, we visited Niagara Falls quite frequently during my college life at McMaster University. If you are a student looking for an amazing night life or a tourist looking for sightseeing, casinos or magic shows, Niagara Falls offers a complete package. We have had the privilege of witnessing this spectacular waterfall from both the Canadian side as well as the US side, and I must admit that the view from Canadian side is better. If you get a chance to visit the falls during a sunny summer day, you might be able to see a perfect semi-circular rainbow over the falls caused by sunlight passing through the mist. One of the most popular activities to do at the falls is “Maid of the Mist” boat ride. These boats take tourists to the base of the falls and give them a rare opportunity to feel the mist and to enjoy a close-up view of the falls.