they are getting soaking wet
a sideview of the American Falls with the Rainbow Bridge in the background
the American Falls, as seen from Canada
the Horseshoe Falls, seen from Goat Island
it's about 55 meters down
a Maid of the Mist enters the wet zone at the Horseshoe
Niagara Falls
On its way from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario the Niagara River has to overcome the Niagara Falls where the water drops more than 50 meters.
The name Niagara seems to stem from an Iroquois town called Ongniaahra.
 
The falls are located right at the border between Canada and the USA, with the biggest, the Horseshoe Falls on Canadian territory. The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls are on the US-side.
The waterfalls are an important source of hydroelectric power.
 
The two sides are connected by the Rainbow Bridge so tourists can see the falls from an American and a Canadian perspective.
The Niagara Falls were first mentioned by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1604.He would later found Quebec City. 
 
We visited the Falls in September 1992.
 
Note: This album is in the Canada section, when you came here via the USA Eastcoast map, click here to go back to that section.
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the location of the Niagara Falls, right at the Canadian-US border
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just follow the noise
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the Horseshoe Falls with in the background the American Falls
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the American Falls and the much smaller Bridal Veil Falls in front
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