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PICTURESQUE NIAGARA REGION
NIAGARA FALLS, GOD'S GIFT TO CANADA
NIAGARA FALLS is God's wondrous gift to Canada for it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We must always be thankful to our almighty Lord God in heaven who chose Canada of all the whole wide world to bestow His bounteous and most beautiful gift.of pure,sparkling, clear water flowing endlessly and cleansing the atmosphere of all pollution.
We should bow our knees in thankfulness for His grace. What Joy! What Admiration! What Adoration! Canadians are truly blessed by this phenomenon! The miracle of cascading ever flowing of volumes of water to wash away the dirt, grime and pollution of the earth. Halleluia! All glory to our mighty and everlasting God of heaven and earth.
Unfortunately, the first few paragraphs were completely erased and I am now rewriting again. I did not really acknowledge God in the fullest sense. I have learnt my lesson and I thank God that I had tthe opportunity to acknowledge my mistake. In everything that we do or say or think in our thoughts, we have to acknowledge the Lord.
Niagara is about 90 minutes drive from Toronto where I live. Two Sundays ago, our family drove down to Niagara Falls when the temperature was about 50 degrees with the sun shining. It was a nice drive. We arrived at Niagara Lake in the afternoon after a stop over for lunch in Mississauga passing through very huge and luxurious looking houses along the way.
Along the rail keeping us from faling into the lake was a huge crowd most taking photos of each other.
length of brink: 2600 feet
height: 167 feet
volume of water: 600,000 U.S. gallons per second
Interesting fact: According to the U.S.G.S. (United States Geological Survey) of Niagara
Falls, it appears that almost 1/3 of the Canadian Falls lies within US Territory
You will be able to see Niagara from 775 feet above Niagara Falls when you ride up the Skylon Observation Deck. It is free when you eat at the revolving restaurant attached to the tower.
The view includes Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge, the cityscape and 8,000 square miles of Canada and the U.S. including the Toronto and Buffalo skylines. At night you may gaze and marvel at the illumination of the Falls. Fireworks lit up the sky during the seasonal Falls fireworks.
MAID OF THE MIST
You can experience a closer encounter by riding in a boat under the Niagara Falls. On entering the boat, you will be provided with a plastic rain coat so as not to get soaked when the boat nears the Falls. You will experience the deafening roar of the waters pounding and splashing against you. The roar is so loud that you feel the thumping of your heart amidst tt. It is an experience you will never forget. You will relive hearing the roar like thunder and feel the splash of water from all directions whenever you visit Niagara Falls again. I live in Toronto and it is not too difficult to visit Niagara Falls.
The Maid of the Mist was launched in 1846 and since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours. The tour lasts a half hour and it is North America's oldest tourist attraction.
The boat departs only from the Canadian docks only at.5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Attraction Facts & Figures
"A powerful diesel-engined boat will take you from the Canadian docks past the base of the American Falls, then into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Operating from late April/early May (weather dependent) to October 24 each year, the Maid departs every 15 minutes. Two 600-passenger boats, Maids VI and VII, are each 80-feet long and have two 350-horsepower engines that carry the vessels against the powerful current. A recyclable souvenir raincoat is provided free with admission to help keep you dry from the mist and spray."
WHIRPOOL AERO CAR
You can take an Aero Car Ride across the Niagara River from the Ontario side across to the American border and back in about 10 minutes. From your vantage point in the air, you will notice how the torrent of water changes direction and creates a whirlpool of water which is quite mesmerizing but a natural phenomenon. The experience is quite unforgettable and exciting. This is another natural occurence in the Niagara region..
If you love butterflies, you will find this place magical as it features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among the beautiful exotic blossoms and lush greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall. There is the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.
The Floral Clock is a unique timepiece photographed as often as Niagara Falls! The beautiful display of special flowers is from April to October each year.
Location: 14004 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, Ontario, Canada, behind the Sir Adam Beck Power Plant and near the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge.
Background on the Floral Clock
The Floral Clock at Queenston was built by Ontario Hydro in 1950.
"The hands of the clock are stainless steel tubing: the hour hand is 14.5 ft, the minute hand 17.5 ft and the second hand 21 ft long. Their combined weight is 1,250 pounds. An ivy-clad, louvered stone tower stands 24 feet tall and contains speakers that every quarter hour broadcast Westminster chimes. Under the clock, accessed by a door at the rear of the tower, the concrete foundation includes three small rooms ? one for the clock mechanism and its driving motor, one contains switches to supply the electrical power, and one stores the tools required for maintaining the floral face. The clock mechanism runs in a bath of oil. The mechanical workings are driven by a 5 HP DC motor supplied from a DC drive. A tachometer is mounted on the motor shaft and provides feedback to the drive to control its accuracy.
The Westminster chimes are controlled by a programmable logic controllThe hands of the clock are stainless steel tubing: the hour hand is 14.5 ft, the minute hand 17.5 ft and the second hand 21 ft long. Their combined weight is 1,250 pounds. An ivy-clad, louvered stone tower stands 24 feet tall and contains speakers that every quarter hour broadcast Westminster chimes. Under the clock, accessed by a door at the rear of the tower, the concrete foundation includes three small rooms ? one for the clock mechanism and its driving motor, one contains switches to supply the electrical power, and one stores the tools required for maintaining the floral face. The clock mechanism runs in a bath of oil. The mechanical workings are driven by a 5 HP DC motor supplied from a DC drive. A tachometer is mounted on the motor shaft and provides feedback to the drive to control its accuracy."
The main aviary at Bird Kingdom overwhelms the visitors with 35 foot tall palm tree's, a 40 foot waterfall, birds of every colour and type which is described as the world's largest free flying aviary!
The Main Aviary is home to over 35 species of exotic birds from around the world. As you descend from the rainforest canopy to the jungle floor, you will discover unique birds of every shape and description, many near enough to reach and touch within just a few feet of you!
NIAGARA 0N THE LAKE
Niagara on the Lake, a beautiful heritage town is surrounded by many historic buildings of significance featuring boutiques, and other exquisite gift shops. You can visit the Shaw Festival, or you can celebrate your wedding dreams in beautiful Niagara Falls or historical Niagara On The Lake. What better way and place to marry in God's wonderful, and beautiful land amid the natural phenomenon, the Niagara Falls. Thank God for one of the seven wonders of the world. An everlasting beauty, a colossal magnificant force and awesome in sight and sound. All glory to the Lord God!
The Shaw Festival produces the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries and is the world's only festival to exclusively host the production.
The Shaw Festival presents plays in three distinctive theatres: the Festival Theatre – The Shaw’s flagship theatre, the historic Court House Theatre where The Shaw first began performing and the Royal George Theatre, modeled after an Edwardian opera house.
All theatres are within a short walking distance from each other.
I heard on the radio (FM 96.3) that a visitor from Lebanon (Middle East) came for the Shaw Festival. Distance is not a factor when you are really interested. About 50% of visitors from United States are regulars at the Festival. That shows how popular the shows are.
THANK GOD FOR NIAGARA FALLS
Thank God for bequeathing Niagara Falls to the people of Canada for a lasting memorial of His love and grace. We, the people of Canada acknowledge the most magnificient gift of love and bow our heads in prayer of thankfulness. We also realize the wonderful symbolism of living water to cleanse us both spiritually and physically. All glory to the Amighty God.
LIVING WATER saves SOULS and cures CANCER, ETC http://hubpages.com/hub/livingwatersavessoulscurescancer
GOD'S MANIFESTATION: HOLY SPIRIT (SYMBOLISM)(1) WATER http://hubpages.com/hub/holyspiritsymbolismwater
Picturesque Niagara Region
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