Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario
and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year. Niagara Falls is a set of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River, straddling the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are located 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls is a massive cataract located on the Niagara River in Western New York and South Eastern Ontario. It consists of two waterfalls, which are separated by Goat Island. The larger cataract is the Horseshoe Falls, which is located in Canada. The Horseshoe Falls is 2600 feet wide and 173 feet high. The American Falls, which is located in the state of New York, is 1060 feet wide and 182 feet high. The Horseshoe Falls carries 9 times more water than the American Falls, approximately 194940 cubic feet of water flows over the brink each second. The Falls were given its name by the area’s first know inhabitants, the Neutral Indians. They called it “Niagara,” which means “thundering waters.” The Neutrals were the first know inhabitants in the Niagara region.

Niagara Falls is comprised of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, mostly on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the United States side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls also is located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly-formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

  • Address: Niagara Falls
  • Phone: (800) 563-2557; (905) 356-6061
  • Directions: Niagara Falls Tourism 5400 Robinson St Niagara Falls Ontario Canada L2G 2A6




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