Niagara Falls, the wonder of the world is one of the most scenic places in the world. It is the combination of three waterfalls at the international border between Ontario, Canada & New York, United States. The three waterfalls are Horseshoe Falls, American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls. Niagara falls were formed when glacier withdraw at the end of the last ice age and water from the Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment enroute to the Atlantic Ocean.
Niagara Falls is more than 6 million cubic feet of waterfalls over the crest line every minute in high flow, They are 4 million cubic feet on average.
Niagara River flows from Lake Erie in the South to Lake Ontario in the North. It passes around Grand Island before flowing in Niagara falls and then narrows in the Niagara Gorge. River forms a border between the Ontario, Canada & New York, United States. Falls are located on Niagara River, which falls Lake Erie into Lake Ontario the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world. Among the three falls, Horseshoe Falls is most powerful waterfall as measured by vertical height and by flow rate.
Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States and can be viewed from both Canadian & American side. The city is located at the international boundary between United States & Canada. Niagara Falls from US side is obstructed, while one can take a full view of all three falls from Canadian side.
Niagara Falls is not biggest fall, it is very wide, the height & width of falls is rivaled by ½ of Victoria Falls located at the border of Zambia & Zimbabwe and ¾ of Iguazu Falls located at the border of Argentina & Brazil.
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE AT NIAGARA FALLS
Rainbow Bridge is the gateway between the cities of Niagara Falls, and it is also a world’s famous tourist site connecting Niagara Falls, New York, United States and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Rainbow Bridge is immigration check post for travelers traveling to & from United States to Canada.
- Rainbow Bridge was started constructing in May, 1940 and opened in November, 1941.
- The deck of this bridge is 202 feet above the water and 950 feet in length.
- The bridge is 50 feet above the water to avoid damage from ice in the river.
Attractions of Niagara Falls from USA & Canada:
Hornblower Niagara Cruises (Maid Of the Mist):
The Attraction is done from both Canadian & USA side. Boat takes you near to American Falls, Bridal Veil and very famous Horseshoe Falls. View the falls coming over you and experience the thrill with the breathtaking ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat ride.
Attractions from USA Side
Cave of the Winds:
“Cave of the Winds” is the tourist attraction in which people can climb the stairs between the American & Canadian Falls down to the level of the Niagara River at the base of the American Falls.
Niagara Falls Observation Tower:
The most panoramic views of American Falls can be seen from the deck of the Observation Tower. The deck extends out over the Niagara Gorge and the tower allows you to look directly out down into the American Falls.
In 45-minute movie, discover the stories behind the thunderous Niagara Falls at the Niagara Adventure Theater and warm and dry at the Niagara Falls New York State Park Visitor Center as you are immersed in the action taking place on the 45-foot giant screen.
Aquarium of Niagara:
The Aquarium contains more than 1,500 aquatic animals which are on display. Every 90 minutes you can watch sea lions performing and penguin and shark feedings happen regularly. It also includes the favorites piranha, seal and eel exhibits.
Attractions on Canadian Side:
Journey Behind the Falls:
From Table Rock Information Center, you can do Journey Behind the Falls by wearing a plastic poncho by passing rockcut tunnel halfway down the cliff. Your Journey Behind the Falls visit will take 30 to 45 minutes.
The Skylon Tower is located next to the Niagara Falls and also near Niagara Falls hotel, and entertainment district. It is 775 ft. above the falls, the view from the Tower will take your breath away. People can also enjoy many activities from the tower.
Niagara on the Lake:
Niagara-on-the-Lake is called the loveliest town in Ontario. The Old Town is made for walking and the countryside spreads out below the Escarpment and is dotted with vineyards.
There is a wide range of hotels in Niagara Falls. Visitors are rare here for anything else than to see Niagara Falls, thus they have many options to choose hotels from 2 star to 4 star. The closer to falls a hotels is located, higher the tariff is charged per room. Visitors get more options of hotel in Canadian side compared US side.
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