Niagara Falls – Top Things To See & Do
Niagara Falls separates US from Canada or more precisely the State of New York from the province of Ontario. It consists of three separate waterfalls; Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, which all together have the highest water flow rate in the world. Six million cubic feet of water flows over the Waterfalls each minute, thus creating one of the most spectacular sights in North America. However, separately the Falls at Niagara cannot claim to be neither the highest nor the widest in the world, or even to have the greatest flow of water. All of these titles belong to the Iguazu Falls, but you guys probably already knew this if you have watched our videos from Brazil and Argentina.
Niagara Falls are predominantly part of USA with them owning two of the three waterfalls entirely and having part in the third one which is Horseshoe Falls. Horseshoe Falls is located mostly on the Canadian side and it is both the highest and the longest of all three. It is also the one that’s carrying almost 90 percent of the total combined water volume. The name ‘Horseshoe Falls’ comes from it’s horseshoe-bend shape, and was given to it between late 19th and early 20th century when Niagara Falls was a popular honeymoon destination. Before that time, it had a typical arch shape and nowadays it resembles the more like a large inverted “V” due to several erosions that took place in the past few decades.
In fact, the Falls have eroded an average of 3.78 feet/year since 1842 which more recently has been reduced to less than one foot a year with the power requirements and anti-erosion measures. However, the Niagara Falls will disappear into Lake Erie in approximately 23,000 years.
During our visit we also discovered the beautiful community of Niagra on the Lake and went over to Toronto to explore Ripley's Aquarium with our family.
Enjoy the video and let us know where you’re watching from!