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Niagara Falls Photo Gallery
Scenes from Niagara Falls
No trip to Canada would be complete without visiting Niagara Falls and its surrounding attractions.
Niagara Falls is not only beautiful, but breathtaking as well.
In addition to the Falls, there is also much to see and do in and around Niagara Falls.
First, let’s look at some pictures of the actual falls and the beautifully landscaped flowers which surround the Falls area.
Note: These photos were taken during a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, in August, 2012.
Beautifully Landscaped Flowers Near Niagara Falls
Three Falls Make Up Niagara Falls
Name of Falls
Largest of the three waterfalls and lies on the Canadian side; also known as the Canadian Falls
167 feet/50.9 meters
Lies on the American side; Goat Island is in the middle of the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls.
176 feet/53.6 meters
Bridal Veil Falls
Smallest of the three, located next to the American Falls, and separated by Luna Island
176 feet/53.6 meters
Where is Niagara Falls Located?
Niagara Falls is located between the borders of Ontario, Canada, and the state of New York, America.
Goat Island, Located in the Middle of the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls
Interesting Niagara Falls Facts
- Water is diverted mostly at night via tunnels for attraction purposes.
- Some erosion has been lessened over years via dam and tunnel water diversion.
- There is tremendous power generated by Niagara Falls. The Niagara Plant, which consists of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant and the Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant generates powers most of NY and southeastern Canada.
- Water from the Falls comes Lake Erie, then eventually goes to lake Ontario then to the Atlantic Ocean.
- A barge stuck the Falls in 1918; 3 men were injured but survived.
- In 1901, Annie Taylor, a school teacher, went over falls at age 62 in a barrel, and survived
- In 1960, at the age of 7, Rodger Woodward accidentally plunged into Niagara Falls during a boating accident and survived
The Maid in the Mist Boat Tour
While visiting Niagara Falls, be sure to go on the Maid of the Mist boat tour. You will ride past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, and then ride into the mist spray, inside the curve of of the Horseshoe Falls.
Plastic ponchos are provided for all passengers. This is a breathtaking ride you won’t want to miss. Experience the thrill of the ride, the awesome scenery, and the spraying mist!
Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens
Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens was established in 1936 and is located 10 minutes north of Niagara Falls.
It is comprised of beautifully manicured gardens on 99 acres, and is maintained by the Niagara Parks horticulture staff.
The Flower Clock
Also part of the Botanical Gardens is the Flower Clock, which is created using up to 16,000 bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice a year.
Niagara on the Lake
Niagara on the Lake is a one of the prettiest towns in Ontario. It is very scenic and great to visit, packed with shops, restaurants, and of course, a beautiful lake.
In the town of Niagara On the Lake, there is a status of John Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and co-founder of the London School of Economics. His main talent was in drama, and he wrote over 60 plays. The Niagara-on-the-Lake theater specializes in plays by Bernard Shaw.
Other Things to See in Niagara Falls
While doing some sightseeing, there are some interesting things to see along the way, like this upside-down house:
Oh Canada – Dinner and Show
The Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show is located 10 minutes from Niagara Falls and is held in a 250-seat log cabin theater. It's a fun show for the whole family and something to check out while you are in Canada: