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Did you know? Over 11 million people visit Niagara Falls each year.

Meet Niagara

Some quick facts about Niagara Falls

  • Niagara Falls began at the end of the ice age, 12,000 years ago, and has eroded back 1 m (3 ft) per year over a distance of 11 kilometres (7 miles) to its current location.
  • The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was a 63-year-old school teacher from Michigan. Annie Taylor tackled the Falls in 1901 and survived.
  • Jesse Sharpe, a 28 year old from Tennessee, went over Niagara Falls in a kayak on June 5, 1990. Robert Overacker, a 39 year old from California, used a jet ski to go over Niagara Falls on October 1, 1995. Neither of them survived.
  • On October 20, 2003, Kirk Jones, a 40-year-old Michigan man, intentionally went over Niagara Falls without any protection and survived. He swam out at the bottom.
  • Over five million horsepower or four million kW hours of electricity are generated by the Niagara River.
  • During the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain, over 80% of the land battles took place along the Niagara River.
  • On December 24, 1814, the Americans and British signed the Treaty of Ghent, called the Peace of Christmas Eve. With the conclusion of the war, peace was returned to the world's longest undefended border.
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake was home to Ontario's first Parliament. Among other noteworthy legislative achievements, the world's first anti-slavery law was passed here in 1793, with the Canadian Fugitive Slave Act.
  • The world's first railroad suspension bridge was erected over the Niagara River in 1848, at the site of the current Whirlpool Bridge.
Maid of the mist niagara tours.
Do you want to get even closer to the Niagara Falls? You can choose our Hornblower Niagara Cruise option to give you that closer look.
Niagara helicopter tours.
Do you want to get an aerial view of the most beautiful Niagara Falls. We can get you the Helicopter Tour at a discounted price when you book the Niagara Falls tour with us.
Niagara wine tours.
Do you want to taste some of the best tasting wines? Did you know that Niagara is also known for it's Ice wines? Our tour also includes some of the most exciting wine tours.