Niagara Falls Photos
Niagara Horseshoe Falls twilight Niagara River
Beautiful evening in the misty Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada.
An evening view of the misty falls cascading into the Niagara River. The Horseshoe Falls is the one of three falls along the Niagara River. The name comes from the curve of the crest of the falls. The Horseshoe Falls is mostly on the Canadian sid ...
American Falls Niagara River New York State
The American Falls are located in the State of New York in the USA where they crash into the Niagara River which is beautiful from the Canadian side as the sunlight reflects off the buildings.
The view of the American Falls, located in the State of New York in the USA, is beautiful from the Canadian side of the Niagara River at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. As the American Falls drop from a height of between 70-100 feet, they thunder into the Ni ...
Niagara River Whirlpool Aero Car Ontario Canada
A ride in the Whirlpool Aero Car in Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada is fascinating as you cross over the ferocious rapids along the Niagara River.
Along the Niagara River Parkway, 3.2 miles north of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the Spanish Aero Car, now known as the Whirlpool Aero Car, takes passengers on a ride over the Whirlpool Rapids, 250 feet above the river. With permission from the State of New York ...
Niagara River Horseshoe Falls Mist
Like steam rising from the base of the falls, the mist is a constant companion at the Horseshoe Falls where the Niagara River plunges 53 metres (173 feet) over the Niagara Escarpment.
The ever present mist rises from the base of the Horseshoe Falls where the Niagara River completes its plunge and carries on along its path.
Horseshoe Falls and American Falls (located in the State of New York, USA) seen from the Canadian side of ...
New York State Attraction American Falls
Situated on the US side, the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are together a popular tourist attraction situated in the State of New York. These famous falls are best viewed from the Canadian side of the border.
The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls continue their cascade over the jagged escarpment between while the buildings of the City of Niagara Falls in the State of New York, USA glint under the light of the setting sun.
American Falls (located in ...
Canadian Waterfall Attraction Niagara Falls
A major tourist attraction of the Canadian Province of Ontario are the famous Niagara Falls, also known as Horseshoe Falls. This iconic Canadian waterfall along with the American Falls attracts in excess of 27 million visitors annually.
A must see tourist attraction when visiting Ontario, Canada are the world famous Niagara Falls. The Canadian waterfall is also known as Horseshoe Falls and is not to be missed when travelling in Ontario.
Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara River at ...
Niagara Horseshoe Falls Night Illumination
Evening brings on the nightly illumination of Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.
Along the Niagara River, the Horseshoe Falls is illuminated in the evening. The water glows from the lights as it cascades over the Niagara Falls. The night life of the city can be seen in the distance of the falls. The Horseshoe Falls are the most impressive ...
American Falls New York State View From Canada
Part of Niagara Falls, the American Falls viewed from a platform at Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, Canada.
Niagara Falls is along the Niagara River which boarders Ontario, Canada and New York, USA. The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are on the United States side. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the Canadian side. Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and the Brid ...
Niagara Falls Skyline Sunset
As the sun sets, the lanterns glow along the Niagara Parkway leading to the city of Niagara Falls.
The city's skyline of Niagara Falls towers in the background. The modern buildings vary in heights of the city backdrop. The glowing lanterns line the Niagara Parkway as the sun sets. People walk along the sidewalk under the lamps of the parkway.
Niagara River Spanish Aero Car Whirlpool Rapids Ontario
Passengers aboard the Spanish Aero Car travel above the Whirlpool Rapids found along the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada.
As one travels above the Whirlpool Rapids of the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada in the Spanish Aero Car, the scenery is amazing. Traveling across the Niagara River was impossible back in 1913 and some Spanish businessmen got together and decided that a ...
Niagara Falls Dusk Illumination Scenery Ontario Canada
As dusk settles in around Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the illumination of the Horseshoe Falls is breathtaking as the scenery shows off its variety of colors.
As the hours of dusk move in over Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the scenery of the Horseshoe Falls shows of its beauty as the illumination of these massive waterfalls comes to life. The illumination of the falls changes in yellow, blue, pink, red, blue and green h ...
Red Winged Blackbird Picture Niagara Falls River Ontario
Overlooking the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada, a male species of the Red-winged Blackbird rests on a bare tree.
The black plumage and red shoulder with the yellow bar on the wing of a Red-winged Blackbird, is a distinct sign that this is a male bird, the females have a strange brown hue to their plumage. The yellow markings on its wing are only visible whi ...
Niagara Parks Floral Clock Blossoming Colors Queenston Ontario
The Niagara Parks Floral Clock in Queenston, Ontario in Canada comes to life in an array of colors as the blossoming flowers enjoy the spring time weather.
As the massive hands on the Niagara Parks Floral Clock in Queenston, Ontario keep the precise time, the gardens come to life as the blossoming flowers explode in a variety of colors during the spring. Horticulturists have spent many hours creatin ...
Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant Niagara Falls
An interesting view point of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant along the Niagara River in the State of New York, USA, near the popular tourist attraction - Niagara Falls.
At the Robert Moses generating station, there are 13 generators with an output of 2,275,000 kilowatts with a maximum water diversion of 109,000 cubic feet per second. The power plant changes the course of the Niagara River above the falls and the ...
Horseshoe Falls Colorful Nightly Illumination Show Niagara Falls
The Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario comes to life in an array of colorful hues during the nightly illumination show.
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada is a magical vacation getaway for families and couples especially at night when the Horseshoe Falls display their colorful nightly illumination. On a clear night, the city buildings twinkle in the backdrop as the raging water of the Ho ...
American Falls Nightly Illumination New York State USA
Located in the State of New York in the USA, the American Falls and the Rainbow Bridge show off their beauty during the nightly illumination display.
Standing on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada, visitors can view the colorful display of the American Falls and the Rainbow Bridge in New York State in the USA during their nightly illumination. As the water swirls towards the Rai ...
Horseshoe Falls Dusk Picture Niagara Falls Ontario Canada
At dusk, the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada appear blue in color as the falls become illuminated for the nightly show.
When dusk begins to settle in over Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the illumination of the Horseshoe Falls begins and the color of the water seems to change before your eyes. As the water of the Horseshoe Falls thunders over the rock cliffs, the blue lighting gives ...
Niagara Parkway River Scenery Niagara Falls Ontario
From the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, the scenery of the Niagara River is beautiful as the water swiftly flows before reaching the Horseshoe Falls.
The Niagara River runs for approximately 35 miles and the scenery from the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario is beautiful just upstream from the Horseshoe Falls before the water thunders over the cliffs. There are two power plants along the Niagara Riv ...
Niagara Parkway Sunset Niagara Falls City Ontario
At sunset, people stroll along the Niagara Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada which runs along side the Niagara River.
The Niagara Parkway in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario is a beautiful place to walk during the sunset hours when the light glistens off the tall office buildings. The Niagara River flows alongside the Niagara Parkway which runs from Niagara on the Lake to Fort Erie. ...
Colorful Tulips Niagara On The Lake Ontario Canada
Hundreds of colorful tulips begin to open in early Spring and line the streets in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada.
During the spring season, the streets in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada come to life as the colorful tulips begin to open and show off their vibrant hues. The bright red colors bordered by yellow are beautifully marked on each ...
Niagara On The Lake Spring Flowers Ontario Canada
Outside the Prince of Wales Hotel in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada, beautiful spring flowers and trees show off their vibrant colors.
The exterior of the historic Prince of Wales Hotel in the town of Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, Canada is surrounded by blossoming spring flowers. Pink flowers hang from the the trees while radiant colored tulips decorate the gardens.The archit ...
Colorful Spring Floral Clock Niagara Parks Queenston Ontario
During the spring, a colorful arrangement of flowers bloom on the Niagara Parks Floral Clock in the town of Queenston in Ontario, Canada.
The Niagara Parks Floral Clock in Queenston, Ontario near the famous Niagara Falls, has become an important tourist attraction where people stop and capture pictures. During the spring, horticulturists spend hours to create a colorful array of flowers blossomi ...
Niagara Falls Scenery Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario can be appreciated from the many different observation points where the scenery is stunning.
Niagara Falls, Ontario is one of the most spectacular sights on the face of the Earth, and can be appreciated from many different observation points, including boat cruises from below. The scenery of the Falls and surrounding area is magnificent and thousands ...
Niagara Horseshoe Falls Ontario
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada attracts many tourists annually but not all days are as picturesque as this one with the rainbow over the Horseshoe Falls.
The spray from the raging waters at the base of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada creates a prominent rainbow above the falls. There are various lookouts to view the Horseshoe Falls but from this one you get the complete picture with a ra ...
Niagara Falls Travel
Niagara Falls is a very popular travel destination in Ontario, Canada.
Thousands of tourists travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada annually to see the beauty of the Horseshoe and American Falls. From the viewpoint above you get a stunning view of both falls or travel below and tour Niagara Falls in a boat where you experienc ...
Niagara Falls Rainbow Ontario
A beautiful rainbow encircles Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.
A beautiful sunny day at Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada where the mist from the Horseshoe Falls creates a magical rainbow arcing over the water. The Horseshoe Falls are on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and just down the river are the American Falls. ...
Boat Tours Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada offers boat tours to visitors who like to shower under the waterfalls.
The Maid of the Mist is a boat providing daily tours that ventures close to the American and Canadian falls at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Passengers aboard the boat are provided with rain coats to keep them from becoming sprayed from the powerful water ...
American Falls Ontario
Standing on the Ontario, Canada side of Niagara Falls, you get an excellent view of the American Falls.
The American Falls and the Canadian Falls are a very popular tourist attraction when visiting Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Falls are entirely in Ontario, Canada while the American Falls are situated along the border of Canada and the United States in ...
Niagara Falls Ontario Tourists
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada is a very popular place for tourists.
There are a variety of different ways to view the magnificent Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. These tourists like to look from above as the water rushes over the top of the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada.Niagara ...
Bus Tours Niagara Falls
Bus tours around Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada are available to take in the terrific sights.
Bus tours are a relaxing and carefree way to enjoy the sights of Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada especially on a double decker bus. Sitting on the upper deck of these bus tours gives you a better view of the sights and a greater opportunity for ...
Niagara Falls Ontario
Horseshoe Falls is the name given to the Canadian Niagara Falls in Ontario.
A popular and busy tourist destination, Niagara Falls attracts approximately 12 million visitors annually.
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Maid of the Mist Niagara
Plastic coat clad tourists are taken near the base of Niagara Falls in the vessel Maid of the Mist in Ontario, Canada, North America.
Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, North America
Rainbow Mist Horseshoe Falls Niagara
A misty rainbow disappears into Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara River in Niagara Falls.
A beautiful rainbow disappears into the misty Horseshoe Falls. The colors of the rainbow soften from the mists of the falls. The falls gets its name from the curve of the horseshoe shaped crest. Horseshoe Falls is part of the Niagara River and is ...
... Together the two cascades are 1060 feet across the brink and 176 feet high, although the vertical fall is only about 70 feet due to the many rocks that have broken off over the years.
The spectacular Horseshoe Falls are 2600 feet along the brink and 167 feet in height. Before civilization came to the Niagara region the Falls must have been even more magnificent than they are today, because now there are power plants on either side of the Niagara River. The Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations on the Canadian shore and the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant on the American side generates about 4.4 Gigawatts of power, in fact the Niagara power stations supply a quarter of the electricity used in Ontario and New York State. The usual flow of water over the Horseshoe Falls is around 100,000 cubic feet per second, but at night the water is diverted into the hydro tunnels and the flow is cut to 50,000 cubic feet per second. Although the control by the Ontario Hydro and New York State Power Authority is necessary to provide this energy, the manipulation of the Falls could be compared to taming wild and free horses for domestic use. The twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Canada and Niagara Falls, New York. in the United States cover the land on both sides of the cascading water, and around 12 million people come to the Niagara region each year.
For over 10,000 years the aboriginals were the only people who knew Niagara Falls existed, then in 1604, some sources say, Samuel de Champlain discovered the Falls while exploring the wilds of Canada. Then Father Louis Hennepin, a Catholic priest, missionary and explorer, described the spectacle in 1679 in his journals. 12,500 years ago, after the ice from the Last Ice Age receded to the north and the Great Lakes were formed, the Niagara River began to flow northward from Lake Erie, through the Niagara Escarpment, to Lake Ontario. The river is 35 miles long and the total elevation drop is 326 feet. Originally Niagara Falls were near where Queenston, Ontario is now located and was only about 35 feet high but due to erosion of 5 feet each year, the Falls moved 7 miles upstream. Today, because of the water control the amount of erosion has been reduced to about 12 inches every 10 years. The Niagara Gorge below the Falls was formed when the river broke through a glacial blockage to an ancient gorge (St. David's Gorge) and the resulting convergence formed the famous Whirlpool Rapids, where waves can reach 20 to 30 feet high.
Visitors to the Niagara Region obviously come to see Niagara Falls, but there is so much more to see and do. Take a ride on the Maid of the Mist to get a close-up view of the Falls, or venture behind the Horseshoe Falls to see them from a different angle. There are the Niagara Park Botanical Gardens, great restaurants to savor and excellent live theatre. The Niagara World Wine Tours are the best way to visit the local vineyards and taste the wines of the area. Shopping in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake is a fun experience, the town has an old world charm. The many landmarks and monuments are an easy way to enjoy history - Fort George, McFarland House and the Niagara Historical Society and Museum to name a few. To wind up the day a visit to the Niagara Falls illuminated with continuously changing lights is a delightful, romantic or fun sight depending on your mood. The illuminations were started in 1925 and have been fascinating visitors since then, regardless of age, race or nationality.