Fun Facts About Niagara Falls

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  • 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.