Two waterfalls divided by an island, magnificently fly upon the foggy curtain of the foamed and dusty water. Niagara means “thundering water” this name was given to this waterfall by the American Indians, also Niagara is natural border that divides Canada and America.
From the Erie the river of Niagara runs calmly for about 56 kilometers, but near the lake Ontario the lake changes its shape and it is transformed in too fast and Wild River that flows towards the cataract in to dusty water and because of that on sunny day hundreds of rainbows can be seen in to the river. After that there is a magnificent waterfall where the water falls in to abyss from about 55 meters and when the water hits the bottom disappears in to wild foam and the sound is like a thunder that never stops.
The island Goat is on the edge of the cascade and splits the river in two parts. The American waterfall on the east side falls in to a straight line and it is about 300 wide. The Canadian waterfall called horseshoe is twice wider than and the same name tells that it has a shape of a horseshoe. The sight is magnificent no matter from which side you see them, but the Canadian side gives you better sight of this waterfalls. Horseshoe can be watched with a small boat that sails in to the water dust.
It is estimated that Niagara falls were formed around 12 500 years or before the end of the last ice age. The water from the Lake Erie leaks on the north side and shapes the lake Ontario, the bottom is of this lake is 100 meters under the water. Before the comb from which the water falls was 11 kilometers on the north side and that is the place were todays Quinton is, but because of the water that goes every second on it, the comb moves for 1.2 meters and for some 25000 years it will get near the Lake Erie.
On my travels I met some really interesting Canadians. One group stood out in particular. They lived about 100kms from the falls. They were the nicest, coolest startup company in Kitchener Waterloo. I had a lot of fun with them as they showed me around the Niagara region, specially Niagara falls side. There area is known for Oktoberfest, the second largest outside of Germany!