Nature Wonders NIAGARA FALLS U.S.A. / Canada
The legendary Niagara Falls is located on the border of the United States and Canada and the dull rumble of its raging waters gave the Niagara River its Indian name of Thundering Water. Traveling at up to 50 kilometres an hour and with several treacherous rapids, the Niagara is one of the world’s wildest rivers.
A small area of land named Goat Island divides the waters of the Niagara River into two falls, the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
At a width of around 700 metres, Horseshoe Falls is more than twice as wide as the nearby American Falls. The water plunges 55 metres over the cliffs and continuously hollows out the rocks while the misty spray rises overhead and obscures the landscape.
An increasing number of tourists from around the world come to experience the romantic qualities of this exceptional location. Indeed, in 1803, the younger brother of Napoleon, Jerome Bonaparte, and his wife, Elizabeth Patterson, enjoyed a honeymoon in Niagara!