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Niagara Falls

A visit to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. The largest is Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, which straddles the international border between Canada and the United States. The smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls lie entirely within the United States. Bridal Veil Falls are separated from Horseshoe Falls by Goat Island and from American Falls by Luna Island.

Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America that has a vertical drop of more than 50 metres (160 ft). During peak daytime tourist hours, more than 168,000 m3 (six million cubic feet) of water goes over the crest of the falls every minute Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by flow rate.

American and Bridal waterfalls

American Falls and Bridal Falls

Horseshoe water fall
Horseshoe Falls Canadian side

A visit to the falls on the Maid of the Mist– yes the mist is quite dense when the boat gets close to the falls
in tunnel under waterfall
One can walk under Horseshoe Falls through tunnels
Niagara falls with rainbow
A view of both Falls, with a Rainbow over the Falls and the Mist
Horseshoe Falls with sea gull
I’m watching Horseshoe Falls while a Sea Gull watches me!
waterfall with lights
At night there is a light show, here is American Falls and Bridal Falls with lights
Waterfall with lights on it
Panorama of light show Horseshoe Falls

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