NIAGARA FALLS

The World's Most Impressive Waterfalls

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Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most stunning natural formations.  It sits on the border between Canada and the United States and is collectively made up of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Falls.

Although there are hundreds of other waterfalls across the world that are higher than Niagara Falls its popularity is largely accredited to its stunning form and the vast volume of water that flows down it – around 7,500 gallons a second.  The Canadian Falls has an almost perfect crescent formation which has come as the result of thousands of years of erosion.  Because of this it’s also known as the ‘Horseshoe Falls’.

Located just a short walk from Falls is the the Skylon Tower which boasts stunning panoramic views of the falls and the surrounding area from its observation deck.  You can see for miles across Canada and the United States on clear days.  I highly recommend giving it a visit as the views are nothing short of breathtaking.

As its name suggests the American Falls is located on the American side of the land. It receives a significantly smaller fraction of the water flow than the Canadian Falls.

The falls throw a lot of mist up into the air, so don’t be surprised if you get a little wet.

There are a number of activities that you can do at the falls including boat tours, helicopter tours and you can even take a journey behind the falls, if you don’t mind getting a bit wet of course.  I should also mention that Niagara Falls is a great nighttime destination because it gets illuminated with multicoloured lighting when it’s dark.  You can find out more about the falls and the activities available online here. 

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