Niagara Falls

According to Wikipedia, Niagara Falls is the collective name for 3 waterfalls that straddles the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. The 3 waterfalls, from the smallest to the largest, are Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie on the Canadian side, while the American Falls lie on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island.

Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, in terms of vertical height (50m, or more than 165 feet) and flow rate. The 3 waterfalls are located on Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, and they form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world.

With all the above facts and figures, I am sure you must be waiting for me to stop writing and just show pictures I took hah.

Rainbow at the spectacular Horseshoe Falls

Rainbow at the spectacular Horseshoe Falls

View of the Rainbow Bridge, American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls in the background

View of the Rainbow Bridge, American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls in the background

Magnificant view of the boat cruise being "engulfed" by the Horseshoe Falls :p

Magnificent view of the boat cruise being “engulfed” by the Horseshoe Falls :p

We were totally in awe by the spectacular view that greeted us upon arrival at Niagara Falls from the Rainbow Bridge that links the US state of New York with Canadian province of Ontario. Niagara Falls is truly renowned for its natural beauty, plus the fact that we could see the big beautiful rainbow at the falls made us even more pleasantly surprised hehe. Perhaps you need to be there to really feel how we felt, the pictures we took couldn’t capture those feelings we had! 😉

After dinner at a Chinese restaurant at the nearby Clifton Hill district, we checked in to our hotel and took a breather before we were out at the falls again at night to witness the illumination of lights which started around 9.30pm.

The Skylon Tower with an observation deck overlooking both the American Falls & Horseshoe Falls

The Skylon Tower with an observation deck overlooking both the American Falls & Horseshoe Falls

Illuminated view of the American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls

Illuminated view of the American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls

IMG_0281

Illuminated view of all 3 waterfalls

Illuminated view of all 3 waterfalls

Perhaps we had too high expectations for this, when the lights weren’t as colourful as we thought, we were a bit disappointed, but nonetheless, it was still an awesome and memorable experience here!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s