One of the most famous and famous waterfalls in the world – Niagara – is amazing even in photographs. What can I say about what you experience, looking at him live. About 12 million tourists from the USA, Canada and other countries of the world come to admire Niagara Falls every year..
What is interesting Niagara Falls
The location of Niagara Falls is also quite 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 name, one of the cities is located in the state of New York USA, and the other is in Ontario Canada..
The famous Niagara Falls is part of the largest water system, consisting of the Great Lakes, many canals, rivers along which water moves from one reservoir to another. The Niagara River, giving life to a waterfall, emanates from Lake Erie and flows into Ontario. And Niagara Falls itself actually consists of three: American, Canadian and the smallest – Fata. The Rainbow Bridge that spans the gorge through which Niagara flows connects the United States and Canada..
As the name implies, the American waterfall is located on the US side, next to it is the small island of the Moon (or Silver), and between it and the Goat Island, dividing the river’s water, is the smallest of the waterfalls – Fata. These properties are owned by the United States. But at this point the river makes a sharp turn of almost 90 degrees, and the Canadian waterfall, due to the unusual shape of the semicircle, is also called the Horseshoe.
If you want to see Niagara Falls in all its glory, then you need to come here in the summer – then the water level is the highest and strongest. Hydroelectric power stations are located upstream, which also affect the water level in the waterfall. Because of Goat Island, the flow of water in the American Falls is weaker than in Canada.
All conditions are created for tourists here – just 20 minutes away is the airport, where the bulk of tourists arrive. For the convenience of visitors to enjoy the falls on each side, observation platforms are equipped. You can also buy a ticket for a special cruise ship, which takes you across the water to a place from where you can even feel the splashes from the waterfall and admire this impressive spectacle from below, appreciating the full power of the overflowing water. Do not forget to bring a raincoat with you, as otherwise you will get soaked to the skin.
The beauty of Niagara Falls can be seen from the attractions, such as the Ferris wheel or the observation tower, which offers a view of all the waterfalls that make up the complex. The most impressive sight is presented in the summer until midnight, when water jets are highlighted in different colors with the help of special spotlights. You can get no less impressions if you rise above the waterfall in a balloon or take a special elevator to the three tunnels, which offers an amazing view of the waterfall, splashes of water and the rainbow that is born in these splashes.
The name of Niagara Falls is translated as “thunder of water.” It is believed that it comes from the word “Onguiaahra” from the old Iroquois language. When visiting the waterfall, safety measures should be strictly observed, since its waters are turbulent and dangerous, they have already become the cause of the death of many people more than once.