Niagara Falls - Canada - Closeup

At the bottom of the Niagara Falls

Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attract some 12 million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year.

The Niagara is a fairly young river, only 12,000 year old, which is a microsecond in geological time. The Niagra Escarpment, which was created by erosion is much older. The glaciers pressed down on the land during the last ice age and laid down layers of sediment, the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate the surface of the escarpment.

The mighty river plunges over a cliff of dolostone and shale. Niagara Falls is the second largest falls on the globe next to Victoria Falls in southern Africa.

One fifth of all the fresh water in the world lies in the four Upper Great Lakes - Michigan, Huron, Superior and Erie. All of the outflow empties into the Niagara river and eventually cascades over the falls.

It is truly a remarkable site and is fun for adults and children of all ages.

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