Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, spanning the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, which straddles the international border of the two countries. The smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls lie within the United States. Bridal Veil Falls is separated from Horseshoe Falls by Goat Island and from American Falls by Luna Island, with both islands situated in New York.
Flowing north as part of the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America that has a vertical drop of more than 160 ft. During peak daytime tourist hours, more than six million cubic feet of water goes over the crest of the falls every minute. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by flow rate. Niagara Falls is famed for its beauty and is a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Balancing recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.
I have had the pleasure of visiting Niagara falls twice, once on the Canadian side and then the second time I went to the American side. Each time was fantastic, I do have to say that the Canadian side definitely has the better views as you are facing the falls instead of to the side of them.
The pictures you will see below are all from the Canadian side. I spent a few hours, moving along the pathway with the tripod trying to get the best possibly angle. Also you will see in some of the photos the rainbows are was able to captures.
Though the pictures do not do justice to the amount of water that is going over the falls. It is just insanely powerful and loud. The mist rising hundreds of feet in the air. There is just nothing that I have seen that compares to it.
If I make it a third time, I am either going to have to walk down to the bottom of the falls or take the boat into the mist.
Hope everyone enjoys the pictures.