October 2018

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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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Old Angel Inn at Niagara on the Lake, ON

Why Is Niagara On The Lake Important?

There’s a huge amount of history imbedded into the soul of NOTL as many locals refer to the old town. Here I am going to look at just some of that history, and why you should take at least a couple of hours to enjoy Niagara on the Lake while you’re in Niagara. I’ll start […]

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Fort Niagara in New York State

What Was The War Of 1812 and Did Canada and The U.S. Fight?

On October 13, 1812 war came to the Niagara region when American troops crossed the Niagara River from Fort Niagara in the U.S. in the hopes of capturing the town of Newark (now Niagara on the Lake) in then Upper Canada. The picture above is of Fort Niagara at the tip of the Niagara River […]

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Canadian-Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls

Which Falls at Niagara Falls are the Largest?

The Canadian-Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three falls at Niagara. It is 823 metres or 2,700 feet wide at the crest. The American Falls is 286.5 metres or 940 feet wide at the crest and drops drops between 27.5 to 36.5 metres or 90 and 120 feet to the rocks below. The Bridal […]

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