Free Printable Vintage Niagara Falls Postcards

Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Falls at Night From Goat Island

Free printable vintage Niagara Falls postcards showcase the most famous waterfall on Earth in all its glory.

Earlier this year, I started releasing sets of free printable vintage postcards, rolling out collections of St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and birthday postcards. Free printable vintage Niagara Falls postcards are among the first of many location-themed vintage postcard collections I’m releasing over the coming months. The Wisconsin Dells and Holy Hill are also currently available.

I am crazy about the aesthetic of vintage postcards from this era and am excited to share so many of them with you. The vintage Niagara Falls postcard collection features 21 postcards highlighting this stunning location.

Niagara Falls is without a doubt the most well-known waterfall on Earth. While far from the largest waterfall on Earth, it has the largest volume of water traveling through it. For over 200 years, Niagara Falls has been a popular tourist destination as well as an important source of hydroelectric power.

Niagara Falls is located on the border of New York and Ontario. Niagara Falls is actually three waterfalls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Canadian or Horseshoe Falls. The area includes Goat and Luna Islands, Cave of the Winds, and the viewing areas Terrapin Point and Prospect Point Park, all of which are featured in this post.

Free Printable Niagara Falls Postcards Collage

About the free printable vintage Niagara Falls postcards

You may download and print the postcards as many times as you wish for personal use. Personal use includes classroom use. You may use the postcards for limited runs (5,000 items or less) of handmade physical items that you sell (i.e., pillows, coasters, mixed media art). You are not authorized to sell the postcard images themselves as prints, only the items you create with them.

Handmade physical items DOES NOT include made to order sites, such as CafePress and Society6. The sale of the download files themselves and of digital items using these images is also not allowed.

Additionally, please don’t distribute the download files. If family, friends, or co-workers would like vintage postcards, please send them a link to this post to download their own files. Thank you!

I have a comprehensive guide explaining the various download sizes I offer for my vintage postcards. It will help you select the best sizes for framing and DIY purposes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

The low-resolution preview images in this post are solely intended for preview purposes. They are fine to share on social media. They are not suitable for printing. Use the download links to ensure you’re getting high-resolution images in the size(s) you would like.

Free printable vintage Niagara Falls postcards

Vintage Postcard Aero Cable Over Whirlpool Rapids

Aero Cable Over Whirlpool Rapids

The Whirlpool Aero Car has been a fixture over the Niagara Gorge since 1916. Designed by the renowned Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the antique cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables. The ride provides stunning views of the Niagara Whirlpool and Class 6 whitewater Niagara River rapids.

The Whirlpool Aero Car travels between two Canadian shore points. However, car riders cross the United States-Canadian international border four times during the trip due to the path of the river. [Source]

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Falls

American Falls

The American Falls stand 167 feet in height and 1,100 wide. Technically, the American Falls are two distinct Falls. The smaller Falls are Luna Falls, which divides Luna Island from Goat Island. The Cave of the Winds is located behind Luna Falls.

The view on this postcard is taken from the east side of the Falls at the base of the precipice. Prospect Park is right above this point.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Falls at Night From Goat Island

American Falls at Night From Goat Island

Goat Island is located halfway between the American and Canadian shores. A picturesque stone bridge joins the island to the American side. Night visitors to Goat Island see the lights on both sides of the falls.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Falls and Falls View Bridge From Luna Island

American Falls and Falls View Bridge From Luna Island

The image shows a stunning vantage point from Falls View Bridge, 192 feet above the water.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Falls From Luna Island

American Falls From Luna Island

Luna Island is a small island between the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, offering a stunning view of both Falls.

The effects of frost, erosion, and undermining of the rocks by falling water cause the contour of Niagara Falls to change constantly. The ragged crest line shown in this image of the American Falls is just one of the many shapes the Falls have taken on over the decades.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara American Falls Illuminated

American Falls Illuminated

The American side of Niagara Falls at night, lit up with a lovely display of rainbow lights.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Falls Illuminated at Night View From Canada

American Falls Illuminated, View From Canada

The American Falls lit up at night, as seen from the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls area.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls American Rapids Above the Falls Looking From Goat Island

American Rapids Above the Falls Looking From Goat Island

A series of shelves and stubborn rocks create numerous miniature falls, resisting the current as they project themselves up toward the surface, creating a chaotic rapids of white spray and foam.

In the background of the image, you can see the Cataract House, the United Building, and the Niagara Hotel.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Brink of American Falls

Brink of American Falls

Another view of the American Falls from the east side at the base of the precipice. Prospect Park is right above this point.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Brink of Horseshoe Falls from Terrapin Point

Brink of Horseshoe Falls from Terrapin Point

The edge of the Canadian or Horseshoe Falls as seen from Terrapin Point.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Canadian Falls by Illumination

Canadian Falls by Illumination

The Canadian Falls lit up at night with rainbow lighting is one of the most beautiful views of Niagara Falls.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds is a natural cave behind Bridal Falls at the Niagara Falls. The cave is approximately 130 feet high, 100 feet wide, and 30 feet deep. Discovered in 1834, it was originally called Aeolus’s Cave for the Greek god of winds. The constant pressure of the atmosphere by the reflex of the falling water gives the cave its constant winds. [Source] In this view of Cave of the Winds, you can see Rock of Ages and the American Falls.

The Cave of the Winds is a paid attraction and well worth the money for the up-close experience with the Falls that it provides. Visit Niagara Falls Live for more information about visiting Cave of the Winds.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls General View of the Falls From Prospect Point in Winter

General View of the Falls From Prospect Point in Winter

While the winter views of Niagara Falls aren’t as iconic as the summer views, they are equally stunning.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls From Goat Island

Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island

Goat Island offers one of the best views of the Canadian or Horseshoe Falls. The colors in the sky in this image are stunning and nicely reflected in the Falls.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls of Niagara from Canadian Side

Horseshoe Falls of Niagara from Canadian Side

The Canadian Falls, which are the larger of the two Falls at Niagara, extend from Goat Island to the Canadian shore. The Falls form the general shape of a horseshoe, hence the nickname.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls from Prospect Park

Niagara Falls from Prospect Park

Prospect Park or Prospect Point Park is the prime viewing area for the American Falls and Rapids. It also houses the Visitors Center, Niagara Adventure Theater, Observation Tower, and Maid of the Mist. [Source]

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls From Prospect Park

Niagara Falls from Prospect Park, close-up of spectators

A wider view of the American Falls and Rapids with a close-up view of the spectators at Prospect Park.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Night View of American Falls From Luna Island

Night View of American Falls From Luna Island

Another stunning view of the Falls illuminated at night, this time of the American Falls from Luna Island.

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Vintage Postcard Terrapin Point and the Canadian Falls

Terrapin Point and the Canadian Falls

A wide view of Terrapin Point stretched out in front of the Canadian Falls to give viewers a spectacular vantage point and optimal photo opportunities.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Terrapin Point from Goat Isle

Terrapin Point from Goat Island

The Terrapin Point viewing area as seen from Goat Island.

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Vintage Postcard Niagara Falls Whirlpool Rapids

Whirlpool Rapids

The narrowness of the Niagara Gorge and the shallowness of the Niagara River at this point form the Whirlpool Rapids. The river transitions abruptly from a calm, broad pool to a roaring avalanche, beating the water into a white foam and spray.

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I have a comprehensive guide explaining the various download sizes I offer for my vintage postcards. It will help you select the best sizes for framing and DIY purposes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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