The Niagara Falls, arguably the most spectacular natural wonders of Canada are located at the border between the U.S. state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario, about 130 km from Toronto.
Approximately 4,000 cubic meters per second rush 52 in depth. The crescent-shaped Horseshoe Falls are about 792 m, the straight American Falls about 363 m long.
From the Skylon tower you have a fantastic view on the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the casino area.
You can see the Maid of the Mist approaching the danger area. Every second attempt to cruise the falls with tons or boats ended fatally.
October 2003, a probably suicidal man threw himself into the Horseshoe Falls, but contrary to his intention he survived with only minor injuries. It was probably the first time anyone overmasters the falls without aids.
In the extreme cold wave in January 1936 ice barrier, several hundred meter wide blocked the flow of water for several hours.
This was the only known time that the falls were free of water due to natural causes.
Every year millions of people visit the Niagara Falls. Most of them enjoy a boat trip with the Maid of the Mist.
At night one can watch the Niagara Falls illuminated.
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