The three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls create the highest flow of any waterfall on the planet.
The Niagara Falls are made up of three separate waterfalls – the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The Horseshoe Falls are the largest and the Bridal Veil Falls the smallest.
The largest vertical drop is over 165 feet (50 metres).
Roughly 90% of the fish that plummet down the falls survive.
Fifty to 75% of the water going down the Niagara River over the falls is diverted. More water flows in summer to give tourists a better show.
The Maid of the Mist (now Hornblower) made its first trip in 1846 and it’s the oldest tourist attraction in North America.
Niagara Falls was created roughly 10,000 years ago by glacial activity.
Niagara Falls rate of erosion is 3 to 4 inches per year. At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that the Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50000 years. Luckily you still have time to see them!
Roughly 30 million people visit Niagara Falls every year.