Is There Enough Water in the Great Lakes to Allow Niagara Falls To Continue?

Yes, the Great Lakes is the largest surface fresh-water system in the world with about 20% of the world’s supply. Much of the water is still glacial originated water. Less than 1% of the water in the Great Lakes is “renewed” on an annual basis with precipitation and groundwater, the remaining 99%+ remains a legacy […]

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Port Colborne and the Welland Canal

Although most tourists don’t travel to see the rest of Greater Niagara surrounding Niagara Falls, those that do get to enjoy a really interesting place to visit. How about a walk along side the canal where the massive “lakers” (the ships of the Great Lakes) enter and leave the canal that takes them around Niagara […]

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Why Is There Sludge in The River Below The Falls?

No, it is not polution. It is clay containing suspended particles of decayed vegetative matter. Because of the water plummeting over the Falls, especially the Horseshoe Falls and stirring up the clay below, much of this clay floats to the surface and sinks back down quickly. It’s just that the Falls never stops churning up […]

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Who was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive?

Annie Taylor a 63 year old school teacher who went over the Falls. Annie was seeking her fame and fortune but did not find fortune, just fleeting fame and continued life. She went over the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls on her birthday, October 24, 1901. She became the first person to survive the trip over the Falls […]

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How Deep Is The Niagara River Below Niagara Falls?

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How Much Water Flows Over Niagara Falls?

How does “a lot” sound? To flippant you say, then how about 3,160 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second. Or, to put it another way, 75,750 U.S. gallons of water per second over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 U.S. gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls. Into metric, that’s […]

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Canadian Falls at Niagara Falls

Is Niagara Falls In Canada Or The U.S.A.?

Lots of discussion about the boundaries. Political boundaries and other. Locals don’t seem to care one way or another. But here the reality. The border between Canada and the U.S. runs down the middle of the Niagara River (sort of), but the river twists and turns and the border moves slightly to stay in the […]

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Tourists and locals strolling along the walk above the Niagara Gorge between the American and Canadian Falls

How Many Tourists Visit Niagara Falls Each Year?

30 million visit Niagara Falls Ontario and the number is rising each year. Add to that 6 to 8 million who visit Niagara Falls, New York and don’t wander over to the Canadian side. So I guess it proper to say that about 38 million visit Niagara Falls each year. Standing at the edges of […]

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The American Falls in Winter

Does The Falls Freeze Over?

The simple answer is no. Running water isn’t standing still enough to freeze. But, the Falls in winter a beautiful to behold, and there’s lots of misleading stories about Niagara Falls freezing. Here is the American Falls appearing to be frozen. No the Falls at Niagara do not freeze over. Water running at the speed […]

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Jetboat Tours braving the spray.

For Visitors To Niagara, Is There More To Experience?

Gosh yes. There’s more to see and experience than most are able to enjoy as they don’t have enough time. Let me put on my guide hat and list just some of the things you should take in. There is of course the Falls at Niagara Falls. They are unique in many ways. The are […]

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