Where is Niagara Falls?
The Niagara Falls consists of 3 separate waterfalls; Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.
The Niagara Falls are located in the United States and Canada with the Niagara River serving as a border between Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York, United States.
Do you have to have a passport to go to Niagara Falls from Canada?
If you are in Canada and traveling to Niagara Falls Canada then you will not need a passport for any attraction that you visit on the Canadian side (this includes the Hornblower Boat).
However, if you are in Canada and want to visit Niagara Falls, New York, then you will need your passport to enter into the United States.
The same holds true for U.S. Citizens. A passport is not needed to travel to Niagara Falls, New York or for any attraction that you visit on the U.S. side (this includes the Maid of the Mist Boat).
However, if you are in the United States and want to visit Niagara Falls, Ontario then you will need your passport to enter into Canada.
How long does it take to travel to Niagara Falls from Toronto?
Travelling by Car
Toronto is approximately 128.2 km (79.7 miles) away from Niagara Falls. Driving to Niagara Falls from Toronto in a car, van or SUV will take between 90 and 120 minutes.
From Toronto you will need to get onto the Gardiner Expressway which turns into the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). If you are travelling from Toronto Pearson International Airport, you must first take the 427 South and then join the QEW.
Keep following the QEW until you reach the 420 exit towards The Falls/Niagara Falls U.S.A. Continue onto Niagara Veterans Memorial Hwy E./ON-420E.
GO Transit operates a train/bus combination to reach Niagara Falls from Toronto. Passengers will take a train from Toronto to Burlington. From Burlington you will depart from the train and continue on bus to Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls/Toronto Train & Bus (be sure to change your departure date)
Guided Tours of Niagara Falls
Chances are you are taking a trip to Niagara Falls to see all the sites and attractions. The easiest way to see Niagara Falls is with a guided bus tour.
ToNiagara offers daily trips to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Hop on the tour bus and let the ToNiagara tour guide take you to many of the historical sites and attraction in Niagara Falls.
You will have the benefit of being picked up and dropped off in Toronto (no waiting for trains/buses or worrying about parking). Plus each day or evening tour ticket includes a ride on the Hornblower Boat which is Niagara Falls most popular attraction.
The Hornblower Boat takes you past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and right upto the base of the Horseshoe Falls for an up-close and personal encounter with Niagara Falls!
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What is the closest International airport to Niagara Falls Canada?
Buffalo Niagara International Airport is the nearest International airport to Niagara Falls Canada from the United States. The airport is approximately 51 km from Niagara Falls Canada.
Pearson International Airport is the nearest International airport to Niagara Falls from Canada. It is 119 km away from Niagara Falls.
For domestic flights, the Niagara Falls International Airport in Niagara Falls, New York is 11 km away from Niagara Falls Canada.
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is the nearest Canadian domestic airport and is 87 km away from Niagara Falls Canada.
Are dogs allowed in Niagara Falls?
No pets are allowed on any Niagara Falls attractions, like the Hornblower Boat Cruise. However, pets are allowed along the walking paths and sidewalks. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. You can also check your dog into a local kennel for the day or weekend. Call the Niagara Falls Humane Society at 905-356-4404 for more information about kennels.
When will Niagara Falls Disappear?
Niagara Falls will disappear…but not anytime soon! Erosion, which is the process of wearing away substances, occurs in different ways with regards to the Niagara Falls.
The flow of water over the underlying rocks strip away the minerals (which is why the Niagara Falls water is a Green colour) which strengthen the underlying rock which cause the rock to break. Yearly freezing and thawing of the Niagara Falls lead to rocks breakage.
The rate of erosion has recently slowed due to a layer of durable limestone which is far more resistant to erosion than other rocks. However, estimates predict that the Falls will take approximately 23,000 years to disappear into Lake Erie.
Why is the water in Niagara Falls so Green?
The characteristic Green colour of the Niagara Falls is the result of erosion. Water picks dissolves the minerals of the underlying rock, these minerals are reflected by the sun in a characteristic green colour.
Has Niagara Falls ever dried up?
The Niagara Falls has never ‘dried up’ but it has stopped flowing in the past. On March 29, 1848 strong winds pushed ice into Lake Erie.
Millions of tonnes of ice gathered and packed tightly at the mouth of the Niagara River and stopped the flow of water to the Niagara River which feeds the Niagara Falls.
For about half an hour no water fell over the falls until the wind shifted and reimbursed the ice.
In June and November of 1969 the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers also stopped the flow of water to Niagara Falls to study the accumulation of rocks at the bottom of the Falls. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers are planning to stop the flow of the Falls again (only the American and Bridal Veil Falls) in 2019 for bridge construction.
Why is the Niagara Falls famous?
Niagara Falls is the largest waterfall by volume in North America and is the most famous waterfall in the World. There are many reasons why Niagara Falls is famous, not only is the Niagara Falls a stunning to look at visually (it is actually one of the most photographed locations in the World).
Niagara Falls also has spectacular attractions like the Hornblower Boat Cruise, which allows tourist to board a boat and get close to the Falls.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is also a tourist attraction which brings millions of people to the Niagara region to taste world famous wines.
The most important reason Niagara Falls is famous is how easy tourists can access all the attractions. ToNiagara offers Day, Evening and Custom tours which allow tourists to visit the Falls easily and safely. This ease of access makes everyone want to visit Niagara Falls!
How high is Niagara Falls in feet?
The Niagara Falls measure approximately 57 metres (188 feet) in height. This height varies due to the amount of rocks at the base of the Falls, thus height is measured from the Niagara river to the top (or crest) of the Falls.
How deep is Niagara Falls?
The deepest section of the Niagara River is approximately 52 metres (170 feet) deep.
How much water flows over the Niagara Falls each second?
The amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls depends on the time of year. The average flow rate is 2.4 million liters per second (or 634,921 gallons per second).
That is equivalent to around 6,400 full bathtubs of water cascading over the Niagara Falls every second! During peak flow season (June, July and August) as much as 6.4 million litres per second (1,693, 122 gallons per second) of water flows over the Niagara Falls.
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