Niagara Falls, NY

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Niagara Falls  is a Canadian city on the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of south-central Ontario. It lies across the river from Niagara Falls, New York, and was incorporated on June 12, 1903.

 

The city is dominated by the Niagara Falls waterfalls on the Niagara River and benefits from the fact, that both falls, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, can be best seen from the Canadian side thus presenting the city one of the major tourist attractions of the world.

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The natural spectacle brings in millions of tourists yearly. The city permitted the development of a tourist area along the falls and the gorge. This area which stretches along the Niagara River parkway and tourist promenade is particularly concentrated at the brink of the falls and, apart from the natural attractions along the river, includes huge parking lots, souvenir shops, observation towers, high-rise-hotels, casinos and theatres, mostly with colourful neon billboards and advertisements. Further to the north or south there are golf courses alongside historic sites from the War of 1812.

 

 

Niagara Falls is divided into the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. The Horseshoe Falls drop about 170 feet. The American Falls drop about 70 feet before reaching a jumble of fallen rocks that were deposited by a massive rock slide in 1954.

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The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet wide. The volume of water approaching the falls during peak flow season is 202,000 cubic feet per second. By comparison Africa's spectacular Victoria Falls has over 15 million cubic feet of water falling over its crest line each minute during the peak of the wet season. Since the flow is a direct function of the Lake Erie water elevation, it typically peaks in late spring or early summer. During the summer months, 100,000 cubic feet per second of water actually traverses the Falls, some 90% of which goes over the Horseshoe Falls, while the balance is diverted to hydroelectric facilities. This is accomplished by employing a weir with movable gates upstream from the Horseshoe Falls. The Falls flow is further halved at night, and during the low tourist season in the winter, remains a flat 50,000 cubic feet per second. Water diversion is regulated by the 1950 Niagara Treaty and is administered by the International Niagara Board of Control.

 

Viewpoints on the American shore generally are astride or behind the falls. The falls face directly toward the Canadian shore. Thus, the most complete views of Niagara Falls are available from the Canadian shoreline.

 

Viewpoints on the American shore generally are astride or behind the falls. The falls face directly toward the Canadian shore. Thus, the most complete views of Niagara Falls are available from the Canadian shoreline.

 

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Whirlpool
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Whirlpool
Whirlpool
Whirlpool
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Whirlpool
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Me @ Whirlpool
Cable car
Cable car
Me @ Flower Clock
Me @ Flower Clock
Flower Clock
Flower Clock
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Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
American and Bridal Falls
American and Bridal Falls
Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge
The American Observatory
The American Observatory
American and Bridal Falls
American and Bridal Falls
Me and Martiza(back) @ Maid of the…
Me and Martiza(back) @ Maid of th…
In the Maid of the Mist
In the Maid of the Mist
Rainbow Bridge from Maid of the Mi…
Rainbow Bridge from Maid of the M…
American Falls from Maid of the Mi…
American Falls from Maid of the M…
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American and Bridal Falls
American and Bridal Falls
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Me @ Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Me @ Maid of the Maid
Me @ Maid of the Maid
Maritza @ Maid of the Maid
Maritza @ Maid of the Maid
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
Niagara Falls, Ontario Skyline
Niagara Falls, Ontario Skyline
American and Bridal Falls
American and Bridal Falls
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Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Horseshoe Fall
Horseshoe Fall
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American and Bridal Falls
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Me @ Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario
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American and Bridal Falls
Skylon Tower
Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
Me @  Skylon Tower
Me @ Skylon Tower
Maritza and I @ Skylon Tower
Maritza and I @ Skylon Tower
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US @ Skylon Tower AGAIN!
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
View from Skylon Tower
Me @ Niagara Falls
Me @ Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls @ Night
Niagara Falls @ Night
OLD ELECTRIC POWER FACLILITY
OLD ELECTRIC POWER FACLILITY
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
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Me @ Tablerock
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View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
View from Tablerock
Raimbow from Tablerock
Raimbow from Tablerock
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View from Tablerock
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Me @ Tablerock
Raiobow Bridge from Tablerock
Raiobow Bridge from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Raiobow Bridge from Tablerock
Raiobow Bridge from Tablerock
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Horseshoe Fall with Rainbow from …
Beautiful View from Tablerock
Beautiful View from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
Horseshoe Fall from Tablerock
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