Niagara Falls, the most famous tourist destination in Canada is the combination of three different waterfalls that all border one another. The Horseshoe falls, Bridal Veil Falls & American Falls create Niagara Falls as a whole. This famous destination is visited by millions every year a large portion of those millions being from Eurasia. The bridge which connects the state of New York & the province of Ontario is located only a few miles from the falls. This is one of the busiest international borders in the world, having the falls right there is the perfect entry point into the country of Canada. It speaks wonders for the beauty that can later be seen deeper into the country.
The abundance of water that is moving through the falls every second is something that can power hundreds of thousands of homes. During 1961, after years of debating as to how people could harness this power a proposition was accepted. The hydroelectric plant went live, providing an abundance of power to Ontario & New York State. The falls is the largest contributor of power to the province and state. As 375,000 Gallons of water pass through the Niagara River, there’s a machine channeling the movement and energy of the water to create electricity. This causes for 50% to 75% of the water in the river to be diverted before reaching the fall. Once the energy is collected from the water, it is diverted back into the river to continue its course to the Great Lakes basin.
The Horseshoe Falls, the most famous of the three is located primarily on the Canadian side. While the American falls & Bridal Veil Falls fall entirely on the American side. The Horseshoe falls & American falls are separated by Goat Island. Bridal Veil Falls, on the other hand, is located slightly further down to the right and is separated by Luna Island.
One of the most interesting aspects to the Niagara Falls is that Horseshoe falls is the most powerful waterfall located in Northern America. It has the highest flow of water rate for any waterfall in the world. The glaciers receded down towards Ontario from the Antarctic, which results in destroying the rocky landscape which stood before at Niagara Falls. Lake Erie drains its water through a 17-mile-long river that eventually goes into Lake Ontario. The amount of water which travels per day is 225,000 cubic feet of water per second. This is enough water to sustain a country for a month.
Niagara Falls is a thing of beauty. Its natural wonder is something that has caused for millions of people to re-evaluate their thoughts on the natural world. During the 1950’s a treaty was signed by the United States of America & Canada to preserve the beauty of the falls no matter what. That is why the turbines that collect the water are located further down the river in order to keep the beauty of the falls alive.
This great wonder of the world will continue to impress millions of people for years to come. The fact that it provides power to millions makes people from all around the world appreciate nature or the fact that the falls have created hundreds of thousands of jobs is something that no other landmark in Canada has been able to accomplish.