Monday, November 19, 2018

Niagara Falls - Canada

Niagara Falls is Canada's most famous natural attraction, bringing in millions of visitors each year. Even though this is Canada's most famous natural attraction, I only have these cards from there. The 1st card was sent to my grandma 11 years ago, when my uncles visited our family in USA and the 2nd was sent a few days ago by Ara. 

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.
From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada with the American Falls entirely on the United States' side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the United States' side, separated from the American Falls by Luna Island.

Paul Albert Augustino
Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America that has a vertical drop of more than 50 metres (160 ft).
Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. - in: wikipedia

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