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Exploring Niagara Falls By Boat

Discover The Wonder and Awe Of Niagara Falls

Discover The Stories Behind Niagara Falls

Explore Niagara Falls

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Boat leaving the Canadian Horseshoe Falls
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The American Falls is 181-feet high and has a crest elevation 508-feet wide. The Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest of the trio of thundering Falls.

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Visitors are one step closer to experiencing the Falls up close and personal. Hornblower Niagara Cruises Ticket Plaza is located on the Niagara Parkway where guests can purchase and redeem their boat tour or cruise tickets. The journey continues when visitors arrive at the Hornblower Landing where they can access our boats. 

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Hornblower Niagara Cruises
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Each year, millions of visitors flock to Niagara Falls to see, hear and learn about the famous Canadian destination. Known for its lucky horseshoe shape, the falls generate about 90% of the Niagara River that rushes over the mighty Falls. Standing at 170 ft. high and pushes 168,000 cubic centimetres of water per minute. The Canadian falls stands as the world’s widest and also has the most water sent over the falls in comparison to other waterfalls throughout the world making Niagara Falls, Canada as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Canadian Horseshoe Falls
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The sedimentary rocks that forms along the Niagara Gorge walls and the base of the Falls are made from layers of mud, clay, sand and shells that form the colour and feel of the rocks. The erosion of the rocks also explains to the foam found within the waters in the Niagara Gorge.

Base of the Falls
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The Niagara River plummets to a 173-feet drop over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls to the base of the Niagara Gorge that continues to flow downwards to the Niagara River. The depth of the gorge is equivalent to the height of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls having it 173-feet deep below the Niagara River.

The Base of the Falls
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For 12,500 years, the world famous thundering Falls has merged the fresh waters of Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, millions of international visitors travel to Niagara Falls to witness and experience the powerful Falls and its breath-taking geological landscape. Discover the history that dates back 18-million years ago and the geology and ecosystem surrounding the Niagara Gorge. 

THE EVOLUTION OF THE FALLS

Niagara Falls dates back 12,500 years to the last Ice Age giving the Niagara Region and its famous waterfalls an extensive history. Discover more about the native people to the land, who first discovered Niagara Falls and future of the Falls.

 

NIAGARA FALLS TODAY

Known as the ‘Honeymoon Capital of the World’, Niagara Falls is also known for welcoming many famous actors and entertainers and many film crews.  Not only is it home to the waterfalls but also the beginning of the Niagara Escarpment. Learn more about the people, geological wonder and entertainment that makes up Niagara Falls.

WHERE DOES ALL THIS WATER COME FROM?

What makes Niagara Falls unforgettable is not its height or width of the waterfalls but the amount of water that plummets over the crest line each minute. Discover where the water travels to, how the water is used and how much electricity it produces from it.

FACTS ABOUT NIAGARA FALLS

Since officially opening to the public in 2014 we’ve expanded our attraction offering many new products and experiences. Learn more about what you will find when you visit us.

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