Niagara Falls between Canada & The United States

Niagara Falls
Picture of Niagara Falls from the official observation tower in USA

The Niagara Falls along the border of the United States and Canada is made up of three smaller falls – the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls, which is located on the Canadian side, is one often referred to as the most attractive of the three and is named for its unique horseshoe shape. The American Falls is a little less impressive than the Horseshoe Falls as it has almost nine times less water in it and that is way it is not very striking to see. The Bridal Veil Falls is even thinner than the American Falls, but the mist that surrounds it gives it a look of the veil of a newly wedded bride.

Niagara Falls panoramic view of American and Horseshoe Falls from Canada
Niagara Falls panorama view of American and Horseshoe Falls from Canada
Photo by: Sbittante, Creative Commons

The falls cover the international border between Ontario Province of Canada and the State of New York. The Niagara Falls is 27 km (17 miles) long from the north to the northwest of Buffalo, New York, and 120 km (75 miles) long from south to southeast of Ontario. Niagara Falls is known both for its beauty as well as the source of much hydraulic power. As such, balancing out both the commercial and industrial usage of the falls has proven very challenging for engineers.

Some of the main tourist attractions around the Niagara Falls include the Maid of the Mist (boat cruise), Journey Behind the Falls (platform and tunnels below the falls), Illumination of the Falls, Observation Tours and the Imax Theater that gives an educational tour of the falls. Most visitors come to Niagara Falls during the summer due to its daytime and evening attractions.

Official tourist website: http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/

Aerial overview of Niagar Falls
Aerial view of Niagara Falls at 3,500 feet above
Photo by: Duke, Creative Commons
American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls
American Falls on the right and Bridal Veil Falls on the left
Photo by: Paul Mannix, Creative Commons

18 Responses to “Niagara Falls between Canada & The United States”

  1. How I Lost Thirty Pounds in Thirty Days says:

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  2. MACY says:

    THIS IS SO PRETTY!

  3. A Girl says:

    Thanks for the link!I owe u! b-)

  4. Mjgirl says:

    I wish I could go there on day! I would take millions of pictures!

  5. MACY says:

    I love this place!

  6. 2154 says:

    THATS SO COOL!!!!!!!

  7. 2154 says:

    I wish I could go there!!!!

  8. pokj47 says:

    I wish I could go there!!!!

  9. Aruba says:

    one of the places i love to visit!

  10. Lili-Maee says:

    i have been her it was amazing and i tookk LOT’S! AND LOTS1 of pictures too

  11. Suresh Mahajan says:

    Niagara Falls is said to be the biggest waterfall on the river Niagara and Youngest River ( age is around 12,000 Years).

    I have been there in last week, Aug. 2011. it was amazing, wonderful place and I wish I could go there Again !!!!

    Suresh Mahajan

  12. shakira says:

    i have been to canada and i love the beautiful nature spots…..they’re so majestic!!!

  13. pinki says:

    HIIIII…..

    Niagara Falls…. i am speechless. so amazing. i love this place. i am anxiously waiting to see this Water Fall this year or next year.

    The day when i come over there; i would take millions of photographs. :)

  14. Onedirection says:

    Go their mostly every weekend it gets boring after a while but it really pretty

  15. Rereeee says:

    Freakin’ awesome

  16. Mitali says:

    I wish I could go there!! :)

  17. Manash5dutta@gmail.com says:

    awesm one……

  18. awesome kid says:

    its been a amazing site by the photes i9ve seen but ive never been there but my friend have been

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