Published: July 3rd 2010July 3rd 2010
We finally make it to the most amazing wonder of the world, Niagara Falls. This is a must see to believe sight. As they all say, the Canada side has a better view. I have to tell you, that the pictures say it all.
We drive along the Niagara River, see in the distance the enormous Brock Monument commemorating the War of 1812, and a huge "Flower Clock" that Niagara Park is famous for.
Stats on Niagara Falls:
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.
Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year.
The Niagara is a fairly young river, only 12,000 years old!, a microsecond in geological time. The Niagara Escarpment, which was created by erosion is much older. The glaciers pressed down on the land during the last ice age
and laid down layers of sediment, then the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate at the surface of the escarpment.
While visiting the Falls you will get wet, as the overspray is unavoidable. We also toured the tunnels carved out underneath the Falls for an excellent view of the rushing water overhead.
There are thousands of people from all over the world lining the streets, where you can see the Niagara Falls easily. Lots of Casinos, and plenty of hotels. It is a little too commercial for our tastes, but not far away you can see some very beautiful, peaceful countryside as well. They have a falls view restaurant with the best views of all, good food, local wines and beers, very friendly service!
There are more photos below