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  • The Niagara Falls are located on the border of Ontario Province, Canada,

  • and New York State, U.S.A.

  • The water flows from the Great Lakes,

  • the world's largest surface fresh water system,

  • all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • See one of the world's most awe-inspiring displays

  • of the power of nature- from the sky,

  • from the foaming river below,

  • or even from within arm's reach.

  • The Niagara River connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario.

  • But before it gets there,

  • the water plunges down almost 170 feet in a straight drop.

  • The volume of water that comes tumbling over the crest is overwhelming:

  • Almost 170,000 cubic meters of water,

  • that's 6 million cubic feet,

  • thunders over these combined falls each minute during the Falls' peak hours.

  • Most people don't realize this until they get there,

  • but there are actually three waterfalls.

  • East are the American Falls and the narrow Bridal Veil Falls.

  • Then you've got Goat Island

  • and to the west is the impressive Canadian Horseshoe Falls,

  • the widest and most powerful of them all.

  • Glide over the river,

  • or explore the many other vantage points,

  • to see the water plummet into the depths below.

  • The resulting plume of mist is visible from miles away.

  • To feel its spray, board the Maid of the Mist.

  • The first wooden steamboat took people to the falls

  • as early as the mid 1800s and,

  • while the Maids are now made out of steel,

  • the excitement during this half-hour cruise has changed little since.

  • If you want to get as close to the curtain of water as you can,

  • embark on a Journey Behind the Falls and see

  • - and hear -

  • the water rush past right in front of you.

  • Below the Falls,

  • the foaming water mass squeezes its way through a narrow gorge,

  • creating the Whirlpool Rapids, which you can get to, aboard a jet raft.

  • Aside from nature,

  • there is also plenty of family entertainment to be had under neon lights.

  • Take the kids to visit the Niagara SkyWheel

  • and nearby themed attractions and arcades.

  • Cross the Rainbow Bridge to the American side

  • to see the Aquarium of Niagara in a serene environment

  • or stay on the Canadian side and enjoy the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake is only a short drive away.

  • Visit this pretty 19th-century village to browse boutique shops,

  • play golf or have lunch before you set out

  • to explore Ontario's wine country.

  • A shuttle bus or taxi can drop you back at the Falls in no time.

  • Scale the Skylon Tower to admire this glorious landscape once more.

  • Less than a 2-hour drive from Toronto

  • and only a taxi ride away from Buffalo airport,

  • getting to Niagara is easy.

  • Their accessibility and splendor make the Niagara Falls

  • one of the most-photographed natural spectacles in the world.

  • But, of course, no picture can capture the thrill you feel

  • - and the roar you hear -

  • when you witness Niagara's astonishing power.

  • An impression that will last a lifetime...

The Niagara Falls are located on the border of Ontario Province, Canada,

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