One of the Great Wonders of the Natural World, the Niagara Falls, is the number one tourist attraction in Canada. Local and worldwide tourists come throughout the year to see and experience this natural phenomenon. Seeing the falls in person from any angle is impressive but taking the boat ride that takes you almost to the center of the Canadian Falls lets you feel their immense power. Another great way is to see the falls and the region in a helicopter.
The Niagara Falls consist of waterfalls on the American side, called Bridal Veil Falls, and Canadian Falls as “U” or Horseshoe Falls.
The Canadian Niagara Falls are the responsibility of the Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Parks, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Niagara Parks administers and awards grants for boat tours of the Maid of the Mist, and the falls tunnels experience, called Journey Behind the Falls. If you come visit, buy the Niagara Parks Pass.
The American Bride Veil Falls have a drop of 34 meters, while the Canadian Horseshoe Falls fall from a height of 52 meters.
The Niagara River, 56 km long, running from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario is the one that creates the waterfalls as it passes from a lake to the other. More than 170,000 mts³ of water per minute falls during spring and summer.
The falls are illuminated at night with high power lamps and various colors. On weekends in the summer and during the holidays a show of fireworks over the falls with wonderful fireworks is created.
The word Niagara is of indigenous origin and depending on the interpreter it is given the meaning of “narrow” or “thunder of water.”
Travel with Bamba Experience to discover both sides of the Niagara Falls: