Post Cards from Niagara Falls, Ontario

Postcards were a chance for those travelling to send back home a glimpse of what they were seeing. Postcards give us a very accurate snapshot of the cities, buildings and people of that time, they give us a look into what daily life was like.

For those who stayed home, a postcard was there window to the world, treasured and saved.

While our collection is small, we wanted to share with you what those who sent these to their family and friends back home.

If you have been to any of these places, here’s your chance to see what it used to look like.

We are always interested in increasing our collection so that we may share with everyone this glimpse into our past. If you have postcards there are three ways in which you could share them with us:

1) a direct donation to the museum

2) loan them to us, we will scan them and return the originals to you

3) if you have a digital image you can send it to us at our email address:


Rock of Ages and American Falls from below, Niagara Falls


American Falls from Canada, Niagara


Prospect Point, Niagara Falls


Ice Bridge, Niagara Falls


General View of Niagara Falls from Canadian Side


Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls


Whirlpool and Aero Car, Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls from Great Gorge Route, Bird’s Eye View of Suspension Bridge connecting Queenston, Ontario and Lewiston, New York


Cave of the Winds and “Rock of Ages” Niagara Falls


Interior of St. Patrick’s Church, Niagara Falls, Canada


Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls


Cave of the Winds, American Falls, Niagara (postmarked 1919)


Maid of the Mist and American Falls of Niagara


Cantilever and Steel Arch Bridges