One of the most famous and famous waterfallsOf the world - Niagara - amazes imagination even in photographs. What can we say about what you experience when you look at it live. Every year, admire the Niagara Falls come about 12 million tourists from the US, Canada and other countries around the world.
What is interesting about Niagara Falls
The location of Niagara Falls is also veryIs remarkable. The fact is that it is located on the very border of the United States and Canada. On each side of the border is located on the town - Niagara Falls. Despite the same names, one of the cities is located in the state of New York USA, and the other - in Ontario Canada.
The famous Niagara Falls is part of theThe largest water system, consisting of the Great Lakes, a multitude of canals, rivers through which water moves from one reservoir to another. The Niagara River, which gives life to the waterfall, comes from Lake Erie and flows into Ontario. And Niagara Falls itself is actually made up of three: American, Canadian and the smallest - Fata. The rainbow bridge that crosses the gorge through which Niagara flows flows connects the USA and Canada.
As the name suggests, the American FallsIs located on the US side, next to it is a small island Luna (or Silver), and between it and the Goat Island, dividing the waters of the river, is located the smallest of the waterfalls - Fata. These objects belong to the United States. But at this point the river makes a sharp turn almost by 90 degrees, and the Canadian waterfall because of the unusual shape of the semicircle is also called Podkova.
If you want to see Niagara Falls in the wholeIts beauty, then you need to come here in the summer - then the water level is the highest and strongest. Higher upstream are hydroelectric power stations, which also affect the water level in the waterfall. Because of the Goat Island, the water flow in the American waterfall is weaker than in the Canadian waterfall.
For tourists here all conditions are created - all in all20 minutes drive is the airport, where the bulk of tourists arrive. For the convenience of visitors to admire the waterfall on each side of it are equipped with observation platforms. You can also buy a ticket for a special cruise ship that takes you along the water to a place from where you can even feel the splashes from the waterfall and admire this spectacular sight from below, appreciating the full power of the overthrown water. Do not forget to take a raincoat with you, otherwise you will get wet before the thread.
The beauty of Niagara Falls can be seen withAttractions such as a Ferris wheel or lookout tower, from where you can see all the waterfalls that make up the complex. The most spectacular sight is in the summer until midnight, when streams of water are illuminated by different colors with the help of special searchlights. No less impressions you can get if you climb over a waterfall in a hot air balloon or ride a special elevator to three tunnels, which offers a magnificent view of the waterfall, splashes of water and the rainbow born in these splashes.
The name Niagara Falls is translated as "thunderwater". It is believed that it comes from the word "Onguiaahra" from the old language of the Iroquois. When visiting the waterfall, strict security measures should be strictly followed, as its waters are turbulent and dangerous, they have already caused many people to die many times.