Ontario Scenery Photo Tour - Niagara Falls
Photo: View of the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls
© Leanne Guenther, used with permission
The Niagara Falls sit between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. They are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
The Niagara Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in
North America. They are situated on the Niagara
River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario and forms the
international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the
U.S. State of New York.
The Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment on the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow.
If you're lucky enough to visit Niagara Falls, they'll provide you with some very stylish rain suits if you'd like to take a boat ride under the falls.
You'll get nice and wet!