The word ‘Niagara’ comes from the name of an Indian town called ‘Ongniaahra’, meaning ‘point of land cut into two’.Niagaras historic sites, battlefields, museums and military recreations are amemorable journey into the past.Niagara was known as "The Crossing" and the start of the Freedom Trail,part of the Underground Railroad.
Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River. Straddling the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York.
Approximately 12 million tourist come to visit the Niagara falls each year. Along with being a very popular tourist attraction, the plunge of Niagara Falls, Canada, is also used to generate lots of electricity. It generates around 4.4 million KW (kilowatt) of power that’s shared by Canada and the US. Hence, it is also a great source of power generation, which attracted several industries in this area.
It’s not only the fall that attracts so many people, it’s the ability of this place to offer such vast variety. Apart from sight-seers, golfers, campers, sailors, hikers, bikers, nature-lovers, and businessmen, all visit this place. If the world had only one wonder, it would have been the Niagara Falls, Canada.
Niagara Falls is not one waterfall as many believe but actually 3 falls. The American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls.
Goat Island Niagara River Canadian Horseshoe Falls American Falls U.S.ARainbowBridge Canada Bridal Veil Falls
The American Falls is completely within the USA, state of New York.The height of the American Falls is between 70 to 110 feet (21–34 meters).In 1969 all water flow to the American Falls was stopped. The US armyengineers wanted to see if the rocks at the base could be removed to give thefalls a better look. But the cost was too high. It was decided not to make anychanges to the falls.
Bridal Veil FallsThe Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the three waterfalls that makeup Niagara Falls. It is located on the U.S. side.American Falls (left) and Bridal VeilFalls at night Bridal Veil Falls from below
The Horseshoe falls is also known as Canadian Falls. It is the most impressive of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls and also It is the most powerful waterfall in North America. At the center of the Horseshoe Falls the water is about 3 meters deep. At the base of the falls the water is about 56 meters deep.
The water of the Horseshoe Falls passes at a speed of about 32 km/h. The fall is 53 meters high. 90% of the water of the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls, while the other 10% flows over the American Falls.
Views of Niagara GorgeNiagara Gorge is a 11 km (6.8 mi) gorge carved by the Niagara River alongthe US-Canadian border in New York and Ontario.