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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2008

Niagara Falls Facts and Interesting Information

The Canadian "Horseshoe" Niagara Falls are 180 feet high {60 meters} and they are 2,500 feet {833 meters} wide. The depth of the Niagara River below the "Horseshoe" Niagara Falls is 180 feet {60 meters} and as deep as Niagara Gorge walls are high.
The huge volume of water that rapidly flows over the "Horseshoe" Falls causes
the rushing waters of the Niagara River to appear green in colour.

The water over the Niagara Falls comes from four of the five {fresh water} Great Lakes. From Niagara Falls, water flows down the Niagara River merging with the waters of
Lake Ontario, then into the mighty, St. Lawrence River located in northeast Canada. These fresh waters eventually flow north into the Atlantic Ocean.

Originally, over 5,000,000,000 gallons {about 2 trillion liters} of water PER HOUR
flowed over the edge of Niagara Falls. Put another way, 35,000,000 gallons of
fresh water PER MINUTE roared over the edge of this natural wonder of the world.
Half of this great water volume is now, diverted {at night and during the off season}
for hydro-electric power generation by the governments of Canada and the United States. Niagara Falls is the largest producer of hydro-electric power in the world, at this time.

The Canada "Horseshoe" Falls began flowing over 12,000 years ago, following the end
of the last ice age and resulting glacial retreat. The Canada "Horseshoe" Niagara Falls
was originally located seven miles {eleven km.} downstream from its current location.
Over the thousands of years, the Niagara Falls created the Niagara Gorge by water erosion, moving upstream at over 4 feet per year {1.33 meters} and located today,
at the city of Niagara Falls. Measurements have been taken since the 1790s
and records have been kept since that time of the movement of the Niagara Falls.

The "young" American Niagara Falls {about 600 years old} from over the US side of
the Niagara Gorge, and is 70 feet high {23 meters} and 1,000 feet wide {330 meters}.
With only 10% of the water volume flowing from a small tributary of the Niagara River, massive rock debris 100 feet high, continues to build directly below, the American Niagara Falls.
Please see the image at the left of both, the US Falls {at left} and the mighty
Canada "Horseshoe" Niagara Falls at the end of the Niagara Gorge to the right.

The city of Niagara Falls {Canada} receives over 20 million visitors each year.
Unfortunately, many visitors to Niagara Falls come in the months of July and August.
To avoid the crushing crowds and the chaos in the tourist town of Niagara Falls,
we recommend that you plan a visit in later April to mid June or after mid September.

Niagara Region is famous for attractions such as the "Maid of the Mist" boat cruise,
the Skylon Tower, "Journey Behind The Falls", Niagara Casinos, "Marineland" and
"Aviary" as well as historic Fort Erie or Fort George, "Whitewater Jet Boat" Cruise, and Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens located outside the city of Niagara Falls.

We can plan your Tour Itinerary and arrange for you to see the Falls from Jet Helicopters; if an unforgetable aerial view of the Falls is of interest, and as a part of your Niagara Falls-Region Private Tour. Please, click on the image link in the left column.

A PersonalTours® sightseeing Private Tour can include stops to see vistaviews of
the Gorge, the Rapids, the Whirlpools, "Aerocar", the Floral Clock, British General Brock's Monument, Queenston Heights Battlefield Site, hydro-electric power plants,
and original location of the Niagara Falls as well as the geologically significant,
Niagara Escarpment {ridge} and much, much more.

Also, on your Niagara Private Tour, you will see historic homes, quaint villages,
many other points of interest and also, "hidden gems" as well as personally
visit historic, former, British, colonial town of Niagara-on-the-Lake {Newark}.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is postcard perfect with many of its historic buildings as it was when it was briefly, {Upper} Canada's first British, colonial capital. Also, there are interesting, upscale and quaint shops on the pretty, little town's main street.

PersonalTours® provides private, personally escorted and guided, VIP, private party, sightseeing tours, history-geography tours, and personal wine tasting tours in
Niagara Wine Country as well as Private Tours to Toronto Canada which is just
over one hour away from the small, tourist city of Niagara Falls, Canada.

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